Friday, August 28, 2009

we heart tarte

Not long ago I wrote about greening your lipgloss routine. With the staggering reality that we’ll ingest about four pounds of lipstick and gloss in our lifetime, it would make sense to start the eco-beauty movement there. And while eco-consciousness is important, the reality is trashing hundreds of dollars of product only to turn around and spend more isn’t a luxury we all can afford. But I found a happy medium in one of tarte’s cleverly packaged sets. The Limited Edition Super Fruit Lipgloss Clutch set comes with nine (yes, nine) glosses that range from everyday sheer pink to a fabulous evening red. They’re packaged in a gorgeous little clutch bag that’s perfect as an evening bag or an eye/sunglasses case.

The set includes: shimmering near nude, shimmering nude-peach, gold-tinged plum, shimmering brown sugar, shimmering deep mauve, shimmering deep cranberry, sheer crimson, sheer pink-nectar and shimmering bubblegum pink. I’m always a bit wary of the word shimmer but the glittery glosses are far subtler on than in the tube. My sister Megan, the ultimate gloss girl loves the line and was willing to test the shades for Beauty Banter.

The glosses are made with tarte’s t5 super fruit complex™ which blends superfruits goji, acai, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate. As they explain it, “the t5 super fruit complex™ is loaded with naturally occurring, antioxidant rich nutrients and vitamins that have been known to deliver refining, anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits with each application.” In addition, I’m thrilled that they’re free of parabens, petro-chemicals, phalates and sulfates.

While these lip colors are exclusive to the set, tarte has several lines including vitamin infused lipglosses and 24/7 lip sheers. And be sure to check out the value sets on their site. It’s the perfect way to add more green beauty to your vanity without breaking the bank. xo alex.


The818 said...

What a beautiful model!

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