Topic: Tarte

Makeup Inspired By: The Legend Of Jack Frost (And The Freezing Reality Of Winter)

Makeup Inspired By: The Legend Of Jack Frost (And The Freezing Reality Of Winter)

This was originally supposed to be Makeup Inspired By: Frosty The Snowman, but upon realizing I looked like the evil snowman in Jack Frost, I decided to switch gears and do a look inspired by the legend of Jack Frost.

I would never head out and about on the town with this look unless I was attending a holiday costume party (note to friends: please start hosting these ASAP), regardless, I might as well have blue eyebrows every once-in-a-while. More »

10 Under $20: We Tried The Best Bright Eyeliners On A Budget!

10 Under $20: We Tried The Best Bright Eyeliners On A Budget!

Love bright, bold eyeliner? Me, too. The only thing that bums me out is when you spend money on something you think will be one gorgeous color, but it turns out to be a completely different shade despite the packaging and (possibly very obscure) name.

So, I decided to swatch a bunch of them on my eyes in order to see which offered the best colors! From deep magentas to iridescent purples to aquamarines, this guide has got you covered — all under $20! More »

Makeup Tutorial: Heatproof Hair And Makeup So Your Face Doesn’t Melt Off

Makeup Tutorial: Heatproof Hair And Makeup So Your Face Doesn't Melt Off

Each week, I do a tutorial based on a movie coming out, a weird thought I’ve had or a book I’ve begun rereading. They’re typically not super practical for day-to-day wear, so today, I thought I would do something a little more helpful for all of our everyday lives: heatproof hair and makeup. Why? Because the part of the country I live in has been kind of melting my face off.

Well, that, and I sweat a lot more than normal people. More »

Makeup Inspired By: Slimy, Slippery, Splashy Snails

Makeup Inspired By: Slimy, Slippery, Splashy Snails

When I was a kid, I used to love beetles and snails and all things colorful that crawled. Nowadays, I’m one of those people who becomes hilariously frantic when arthropods are anywhere near me, but I still love snails.

This week, I wanted to pay tribute to our lovely little friends who leave pretty trails behind with their slime. This was kind of a weird tutorial to do since it uses so many different shades, but I wanted to play up the blended, multi-hued nature of these guys, as well as the aforementioned slime trails.

Perhaps not Gail the Snail so much, though… More »

The 12 Best Beauty Buys For 4th Of July Weekend (And The Rest Of Summer!)

The 12 Best Beauty Buys For 4th Of July Weekend (And The Rest Of Summer!)

4th of July weekend is nigh and hopefully you’re sitting in your office right now, accomplishing absolutely nothing, imagining being on a beach or at a lovely BBQ this weekend–your plans sound great, by the way. But in case you were considering a stop at Sephora before heading out to that beach or garden party or what have you, we’re sharing our current favorite beauty buys for Summer.

Not included: false teeth made of human teeth. More »