For months before my wedding, my mother was panicking about what make-up she would wear for my big day. While once being able to wear any and all eyeshadows, overtime she developed a significant amount of sensitivity anytime she put shadows or liners near her eye. While attempting other hypo-allergenic and more natural cosmetics, only one topped them all! Tarte!!!
Tarte began in a small apartment in 1999 by a woman fed up about not being able to find organic cosmetics. Now, Tarte has one of the largest selection of natural cosmetics, containing vitamins, minerals and natural fruits. Besides having one of the most GORGEOUS color selections I have ever seen, Tarte has the most beautiful packaging design, constructed with all recycled material.
While never having purchased a Tarte product, I wanted to try it based on my mother's recommendation. I bought the Femme Naturale Palette and I couldn't be happier with it. I checked out some of the other palettes (which were stunning of course) but I decided to buy this one due to the fact that it has darker colors, which is more my taste.
I decided I wanted to play around, so I tried it out on my mother and gave her a very natural look and dramatic look, just to show how versatile the palette really is. The colors are very pigmented, went on extremely smooth and with very limited fall out. Needless to say, my mother looked AMAZING!!!
Doing her make up the other night was so much fun, and I cannot wait to buy more products to try out on her. In the meantime, her and I went to Ulta last Sunday, and she went on a little Tarte Shopping Spree. She ended up buying the same palette that I have as well as the Cheek Stain (which she just LOVES and claims is her new favorite), the ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation and the Amazonian Clay Pressed Mineral Powder. "My new foundation and powder gives me full coverage! It covers my sun spots, freckles yet the products are comfortable and not heavy."
My mother's FAVORITE, MOST WONDERFUL, INCREDIBLE item of all....the Tarte Eyelash Curler! "I will never use another curler again. Best I've ever had and worth every penny!"
I cannot wait to buy more Tarte products (especially since one of my favorite make-up gurus, Marlena with Make-Up Geek, uses this line in a lot of her videos). There are a few products that I really would love to have, but I believe are discontinued because I CANNOT for the life of me find them anywhere! One of them is the Tarte Treasure Chest Palette. I saw this used in one of Make-Up Geek's tutorials and I have been searching for it ever since. **IF SOMEONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN FIND IT ONLINE...PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!** I see that it is part of the 2009 Holiday Collection, so I am sure its almost impossible to get my hands on. Another product that I really want to try and just found on Amazon (God I love that website) is the Amazonian 12-Hour Clay Blush in Tipsy.
I am so thrilled that there is a cosmetic line that is natural and won't make my mother have a reaction. My mother says, "Tarte truly saved the day and made all the difference in the world. It put my mind at ease for my daughters wedding."