Tarte Cosmetics

If I am being completely honest, I really didn’t care about what makeup and skincare products I used on my face until my last year or two of college.  You see, I didn’t realize that makeup completely change the appearance of your skin when you use brands other than those readily available at the drugstore.  Then one day, I walked into Sephora and it has owned a piece of my soul ever since.

One of my very first purchases at Sephora was from a brand called, Tarte.  I purchased a tinted moisturizer that literally made my face glow, in all the right ways.  This product felt like butter on my face and I could’t believe how different my skin looked.  Since that day I have stayed loyal to the brand and purchased SO many products over the years.

In addition to providing a high-quality makeup finish, this brand stands behind their products and believes that the ingredients that we use in our makeup should be just as good as the products we consume.  This company prides itself on its ability to use naturally occurring ingredients that are hypoallergenic and vegan-friendly.  Say what?!?! Yes, you read that correctly.  Tarte uses ingredients that are good for your skin- meaning no paragons or additional additives.  Your skin is the largest organ and is reported to absorb up to 70% of ingredients it is exposed to.  (Mind you this is not a one size fits all statement, because some things are absorbed instantly into the bloodstream.)  Moral of this cute little story is: WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN MATTERS.

When shopping for makeup, I am constantly looking for products that work.  More importantly, I am looking for products that won’t have a negative impact on my skin.  This brand fits the bill.  The products are AMAZING and I don’t feel guilty about what I am using because they are actually good for me.  Below I have  described a few of my favorites, I think they will quickly become your favorites as well!

Amazonian Clay Bronzer

Literally a MUST-HAVE in my opinion.  This bronzer is everything.  I even have a travel-size one in my purse, just in case I need touchups during the day.  The park avenue princess shade is one that will compliment almost every skin tone.  Another perk is this bronzer is actually waterproof!

Tarteist PRO Glow To-Go Highlighter

Contouring made easy.  Contouring has been everywhere for quite a while and this palette will help you master the hottest trend.  With two shades of highlighter and the perfect broke palette, become a pro with contouring.

Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint

This matte lip paint is my absolute favorite.  I received a sample size from Sephora for my birthday last year, then I had to have a larger version.  You can wear it for hours, but you don’t remember you actually have it on because it feels so light on your lips. I am obsessed with the birthday suit shade.

Rainforest of the Sea Highlighting Eye Palette Vol III

Eyeshadow is my weakness. I quite possibly own 10 at any given moment. This palette comes in neutral shades that provide light-reflecting colors.  To be honest, ALL of Tarte’s eyeshadow palettes are amazing.  They are vegan and come in a variety of shades.  From my personal experience, they last all day.

Goal Getters Contour Brush Set

My Aunt gave me these beauties for Christmas, and I looove them.  To be honest, I love that they glitter so that in itself would have made me love them. Then I used them and realized they are perfect to use when contouring or applying different types of makeup on your face. Each brush has the perfect angle for its purpose and the bristles are vegan as well.


If you’re looking to invest in some quality makeup, check this brand out.  Tarte also provides DIY tutorials on their website to assist you in using your products.  Additionally, they have a YouTube Channel to support your makeup experience as well.  All in all, Tarte cares about their customers, their brand, and the world.  What’s not to love?

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