Tarte Limited Edition Vegan Pearly Girl

Wait…what?  I’d never have expected a teeth whitener from cosmetic company Tarte, let alone (necessarily) a vegan one.  But I guess it’s, er, an extension of lip gloss…?  A smile IS the best accessory. . .

Whatever the reason, they are offering a limited edition “Pearly Girl” pen whitener  for those of you who might be interested.  The ingredients are particularly novel, though of course they have subtracted some of those lesser desirable ones:

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, glycerin, PEG-400, hydrogen peroxide, sodium hydroxide, disodium EDTA, potassium nitrate, mentha pulegium, sodium saccharin.

formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten

Still, I feel like if I wanted a whitener myself, I’d hit up Crest or Colgate.  Not for nothing, but they’ve been in that game a lot longer – even if the ingredients are the same (or close), Tarte doesn’t strike me (personally) as my go to for pearly whites.

That said, if it works, and it’s convenient to snag at the time…more power to you.

Summer 2016 – Tarte

There’s something to be said for flushed cheeks – the kind you get from figure skating training during the winter…OUTdoors, from a great Martial Arts class…, or from a romp with your hunnie.  For Tarte, inspiration for the newest Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush shades comes from the latter – how saucy, Tarte!

  • Sensual
  • Seduce
  • Risque

All three hues manage the kind of just flushed color you want to wake up with, but sometimes have to exert yourself to get (or, conversely, that you have to buy and brush on.  Whatever works!)  They maintain a natural, your-color-but-better, “nude” kind of enhancement – nothing overly done, garish, or contrived with these.  Hallelujah.  I want to buy all three for that reason alone (though the sassy names add a level of fun to them by default.)

Taste does have a slew of other products as well but since I’m all for a healthy flush of color – which typically I tote around as a byproduct of my Martial Arts training and exercise – the Amazonian Clay shades caught my attention first. 🙂

The rest of the lineup, per Temptalia (who always has thorough lists – thank you!) includes:

AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR HIGHLIGHTER 

A vegan friendly, 12-hour highlighter for an effortless, incandescent glow.

AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR BLUSH 

  • Sensual
  • Seduce
  • Risque

SHAPE TAPE CONTOUR CONCEALER 

A vegan friendly, creamy concealer for radiant coverage and contouring.

  • Fair
  • Light
  • Light-Medium
  • Medium
  • Tan
  • Deep

CREAMY MATTE LIP PAINT

  • Choker Warm brown
  • Rave Greige
  • Grunge Dark brown
  • Crop Top Mauve brown
  • Brownie Brown

METALLICS SHADOW

A collection of creamy PRO eyeshadow singles in a range of high-impact metallics.

  • Pin-up Prismatic pearl
  • Shake Down Taupe
  • Grind Taupey silver
  • Dame Dusty rose
  • Scandal Bright copper
  • Scarlet Metallic plum
  • Whiskey Bronze
  • Speakeasy Brown copper
  • Poker Face Silvery lilac
  • Hussy Yellow gold
  • Sinful Plummy slate

KISS & BLUSH CREAM CHEEK & LIP PALETTE 

A universal cream cheek & lip palette powered by the propriety Rainforest of the Sea™ complex.

  • Smooch Pink
  • Peck Nude
  • Butterflies Mauve
  • Saucy Berry
  • Tickled Peach
  • Cloud 9 Pearl highlight

YOUNG, WILD & FREE AMAZONIIAN CLAY PALETTE

  • Simple Life Beige
  • Happy Place Light brown
  • Virtue Antique gold
  • Weekend Rose gold
  • Lucky Charm Bronze
  • Dream Team Copper
  • Party Champagne highlighter
  • Wow Dark charcoal liner

Check out more of Temptalia’s post for additional photos!

I feel like the colors of the rest of the Collection read more heading-into-Autumn, but regardless I think they’re pretty divine.

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Aquacealer

It goes without saying that we all want clear, even, smooth skin…and some days, our epidermis (apparently on strike) isn’t…AT ALL…in accord.  The market is over-saturated with products, many of which are indeed “HG’s (holy grails.)  You may remember Tarte’s Rainforest Of The Sea water-based fluid foundation from August, 2015…well…

This new Rainforest Of The Sea Aquacealer is a super hydrating, full coverage, anti-aging concealing serum formulated with pigments suspended in a water / conditioning serum hybrid base.  It is “4 times lighter” than like products out there, another lovely benefit for those of us who want clear radiance without heavy weight. I usually opt for a tinted moisturizer designed with athletes in mind, as I want sheer, skin tone evening, and water resistant…but this looks pretty amazing (and it comes with a brush, which is always nice!)

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At $29.50, it doesn’t seem “too much” given that it does rather a lot with just a tiny drop.  There’s a great video to go along with the description here, and worth watching for the before and afters.  

Tarte’s Greatest Glitz

Many thanks to Temptalia for sharing images of Tarte’s Greatest Glitz Collector’s set(s) (do look at her page – TONS of swatches!)  

The package contains three palettes which collectively hold:

  • 24 Eyeshadows
  • 1 Travel mascara
  • 1 Twist-up jumbo lip crayon
  • 3 Blushes

All three come in a rose gold box, bedecked with gold, silver, pewter and bronze sequins.  Incredibly festive, I daresay!

All three palettes can be separated, and all are well-paired and wearable – it’s more up to your personal tastes and skin tones as far as which will get used up most quickly!

For $49, this is a pretty wonderful deal.  If you didn’t want all, perhaps you could split it up for fabulous stocking stuffers?  Holidays are right around the corner!

Tarte BB Full Coverage Concealer

A new full coverage concealer from Tarte, and a BB to boot! (I personally love BBs as they target several things at once – they aren’t for everyone, but if you do like the idea, check it out!)

You can find this smooth, good-for-you (and your skin!) newbie on QVC for $29.00 – it includes a concealer brush, which I love about other Tarte concealers in the past.

According to Tarte:

Why is it different:

This multitasking BB concealer offers full, buildable coverage to address the appearance of imperfections. The custom delivery system dispenses the ideal amount of velvety concealer that can be applied directly to problem areas on the face, such as under the eyes or areas in need of spot treatment for targeted coverage… 

Ingredients for all shades:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, 
Glycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone/Vinyl 
Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium 
Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Sodium 
Dehydroacetate, Mica, Benzoic Acid, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Aluminum 
Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Palmitoyl 
Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 
Diaminohydroxybutyrate, Diamond Powder, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 
77492, CI 77491, CI 77499).