tarte’s putting on the glitz

By January 12, 2012 No Comments

tarte’s putting on the glitz

When I first decided to go green with my beauty products about seven years ago, I was faced with the reality of waste (a ton of haircare, skincare and makeup) and cost (swapping out the old with the new). If your New Year’s Resolutions include going green, one tip I always recommend is grabbing those incredible sets put out around the holidays by eco-beauty brands, like tarte, KORRES and Josie Maran.

In the midst of the Christmukkah 2011, tarte shared a wonderful new set they’d created (and is still available) the putting on the glitz color collection and clutch.

As opposed to one giant palette or boxed set that requires a ton of counter space, this contains three magnetic palettes, which contain a total of 18 eyeshadows and three of their Amazonian clay powders – a blush, a shimmer powder. Each snaps into a small coordinating clutch that has a space to hold the included maracuja lipgloss, as well as pullout mirror, slots for your ID and credit cards. I love the idea of throwing the clutch inside my bag, with palette de jour inside, and in the card slots placing blotting papers, fashion tape, Band-Aids – sort of creating a beauty emergency kit on the go.

Tarte’s own Maureen Kelly created an eye makeup cheat sheet to help create looks using all the colors. From matte neutrals to shimmery jewel tones, you get long wearing color without a paraben, petro chemical, synthetic fragrance or dye to be found. I find this especially important with eye makeup – red, itchy eyes are often a reaction to the synthetics and harsh chemicals.

Retailing for $48, the set is a $406 value. (You read that right.) And it includes some of their most popular products, like park ave princess Amazonian clay bronzer (their brozers are a staplein my makeup routine), and a 12-hour Amazonian clay blush in darling (a bit like their classic tipsy with just a bit of shimmer).

Because the three palettes are themed: the neutral a walk in the park, everyday basics in nine-to-five and all you need for a smoky eyes in girls’ night out –you can pretty much cross 2/3 of greening your makeup drawer off the list (while keeping everything organized, too). xo alex

*This limited edition set is available online at tarte’s website and QVC.com.

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