Monday, July 05, 2010


It goes without saying that I’m a big fan of tarte cosmetics. They were at the forefront of the eco-beauty movement, bringing green to the mainstream. So, I was thrilled when tarte contacted me to see if I’d like to give some of their eco-chic to our readers.

Summer has arrived in L.A. pretty late this year (we have sunshine 364 days of the year, I’m not complaining) and while I’d love to have the freckles and golden skin that I had as a kid, these days I get my tan from a bottle and slather on the SPF. Come summer, I put away the pale pink polishes in favor of corals, but I also make changes in my makeup as well. When tarte sent me their new park ave princess matte bronzer ($29), it was the perfect replacement for my usual cheek color . My sister, whose porcelain skin only knows how to burn, was curious to see if it could give her a bit of color. And it did (thanks for modeling, Mae). Applied gently with a kabuki brush across her entire face she got the flush of color she wanted. And it works with both of our skin tones (mine is more yellow, hers pink). Unlike the original park ave princess mineral bronzer, this powder is matte and it’s waterproof. Perfect in the approaching triple-digit weather.

While using SPF can prevent future suyn damage, tarte's ReCreate anti-aging line helps to repair damage that's already been done.  And they've added a silicone-free face primer ($32) to the collection. Ideal for acne-prone and sensitive skin, this primer is clinically proven to increase moisture (but is still safe for oily skin), decrease wrinkles, and increase skin firmness. And, when applied under the park ave princess bronzer, it helps to keep makeup from fading.

As always, tarte has formulated these products to soothe and nourish your skin without a paraben, petrochemical, synthetic dye or fragrance to be found.

You can find these tarte products online at, and, and both online and at Sephora stores nationwide.

Leave a comment in the comment section below with your name and email address (so that we can get in touch with you if you win). YOU MUST ALSO BE A SUBSCRIBER OF THE DAILY BEAUTY BANTER E-BLAST! To do so, enter your email address under the subscribe button to the left of the site and follow the instructions sent to your email.
Contest open to US participants only, please.
Contest closes Monday, July 12th at 6pm Pacific time.

Good luck! xo a.

P.S. You know what’s better than a giveaway? Two giveaways. Check back tomorrow for a little more love from our friends at tarte!


marissyb29 said...

Hi! I hope this is how I enter the drawing!
Marissa Gross

(I think I'm a US participant, I have an american address?)

jean said...

jean k
je1ke1 (at)

Sabah said...

Love Love LOVE Tarte!

my email is (I am an email subscriber)

Lucy said...

Please include me in the giveaway. I love Tarte cosmetics. I'm an email subscriber. Thank you.

Natasha said...

I LOVE Tarte!!! The Tarte Emphaseyes liner has changed my life! I swear it is th only inner rim liner that doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. I really love their products.

mrslevans (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

cazzicd (at) aol (dot) com

LilyBiscuit said...

I love Tarte products! Your sister looks great with the bronzer! I'm very fair too, and oily. The bronzer looks like it would work well and last on my skin. I have been wanting to try the primer too. Makeup always looks better with a good primer :) Thanks.
vac924 at gmail dot com

MarciaF said...

Tarte makes so many wonderful products. This contest sounds great.
(jakesmom109 at yahoo)

Maggie said...

I love tarte~ :)

Margaret Motto

Holstrom4 said...

Dawn H.
I am a subscriber!

barbiedolltori said...

Gosh I could really use a win right now... Im in a real down and out place in life.. Im having a hard time bringing myself out of.. not to mention i LOVE tarte. Good luck to everyone. And i absolutely love your blog!

Luca said...

Please enter me! I really do like tarte's spf lip balms - i use nothign but lip products w/spf in the summer.

Laura (starsets[at]gmail[dot]com)

wendy said...

I subscibe to the blast as madamerkf at aol dot com and I would love to try tarte.

madamerkf at aol dot com

martan said...



Anonymous said...

I LOVE Tarte! They are my "go to" makeup brand for a reason. Everything of theirs I've tried, I've loved. So far I haven't had the opportunity to try their bronzer yet, but am so wanting to! I also haven't had the opportunity to try the Rewind primer, but I've heard wonderful things about it. I love the Tarte regular primer, and that's the only one I use now. They've converted me to their eye primer and mascara also. What can I say, I'm a! Tarte is such a wonderful brand that I wish I owned at least one of everything they made! Really, really, really want to try this out and would SO love to win it!!! Trying to buy a house right now, so all extra money is going to pay bills and into savings. My makeup budget is about gone. :( Need to win to get any new makeup at all!! Please, pretty please??!!

Deb Scott

Amy said...

Amy -
I love tarte!! They make the best eyeliner ever.

Eve said...

Hello! I would love to win this! I just discovered Tarte and I am in LOVE!!!! I would love to win this!! please enter me!

Im a subscriber

My name is Eve
My email is shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Tarte is great!

akaleistar (at) gmail (dot) com

taylo292 said...

I am also an email subscriber.


taylo292 said...

Great giveaway!


Beauty, Events, and Free Stuff said...

Shirley Talabert

Megan said...

I love bronzer! I currently use benefit hoola, but would love to use this one. It has a cuter name :)

Kimberly said...

I am a current subscriber!
It looks like a great bronzer.
kimberly.reuter (at) yahoo (dot) com

Angie said...

I love Tarte stuff, and I love giveaways! I also have very pale skin, so decent bronzers are awesome but really hard to find.

Anonymous said...

I love tarte!


pmernick said...

Tarte has great products!

amy rosen said...

I am dying to try this primer, all other ones make me break out from the silicone.

Anonymous said...

Love Tarte products. Dnt use primer coz it congests my skin but looks like tartes silicone free primer is the Bomb! Would love to win it. I am a beauty banter sunscriber. Natasha Mehta


emic138 said...

Emi Kane

emic138 (at) yahoo (dot) com


K said...

Love Tarte bronzers!

Kyamamot819 @


Angeline said...

I love Tarte!

theperfectrhyme (at) gmail (dot) com

kakihara said...

follower, please enter me in the drawing--thanks!!
Darcy B

Bb Jeh said...

I always read the Beauty Banter in my emails and I love all the tips. I'm a fan of Tarte as well but have yet to try their PAP Bronzer and their new Silicone-Free Face Primer....even if I don't win I'm very glad I read this issue of Beauty Banter (I've been so busy I haven't been able to check my email everyday lately) so thank you for letting me know its recommended for my sensitive and acne prone face :)

And thanks to your sister Mae as well for demonstrating the before and after with the bronzer! I must get it now! :D

Jessica said...

Would love to win!

sundaygirl at gmail dot com

Tracy said...

Tracy Hoveln

Tracey said...

I subscribe. I've been wanting to try this product for a while now.

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