Holiday Gift Guide: Mindy Lahiri Edition

By Julia Casella Mindy Lahiri is a rom-com/reality TV obsessed OBGYN who loves sparkles. As the ideal best friend, she is always down for fro-yo and gossip. The Mindy in your life is single (sometimes), confident (most the time) and fun (always). She rocks a full face of makeup, even in scrubs or sweats, not because she thinks she has to but because she wants to. She's reason that songs like Independent Woman ( and kick-ass girl groups like Destiny's Child) exist. Here's what to gift Continue Reading [...]

Emmys 2013 Makeup & Hairstyle: Emilia Clarke

One of the most beautiful red carpet looks of the evening was Emilia Clarke's ethereally simple makeup and hair effect for the Emmys. Here, the beauty breakdown courtesy of her makeup artist Dawn Broussard and hairstylist Jenny Cho.MAKEUPSays Dawn Broussard, “With the soft, ethereal tones of Emilia’s dress, I chose a color palette that reminded me of a romantic, mysterious gypsy and kept the skin fresh and glowing with a neutral lip.”ComplexionDawn prepped Emilia's skin with maracuja oil She Continue Reading [...]

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara Review

This week, Official Mascara Correspondent Ashleigh Ciucci takes on Tarte's Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara. How does she fare? Read on...Lights, Camera, Cute Packaging! This mazzie stands out, wrapped in gold faux-snakeskin.The brush is fat with rubber spikes and holds a lot of product. One coat gives lots of volume at the root but doesn't offer a lot in the length department. The uber-wet formula clumps at the roots which is nice, but you have to be quick with your second coat. Continue Reading [...]

VIDEO: June Beauty Product Favorites

This is my DEFINITIVE list of things I'm loving for June. Check out the video and list below for where to buy each item.Here's where you can buy all of my June favorites.Aveda Stress Fix Body Lotion ($11)Tarte Maracuja Waterproof Rain Forest Glow Body Perfector ($34)Cargo Lip Gloss in Bourbon Street ($14)Comfort Zone Skin Regimen Night Renewer Gel ($86)32 Breath Treatment Crystals ($36)Veet Easy Wax Electrical Roll-on Kit ($30) What are your June favorites? Tell me all about 'em below.Like this Continue Reading [...]

Selena Gomez’ Makeup At The Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Celebrity makeup artist Jenn Streicher for tarte created a fresh, pretty makeup look for Selena Gomez' appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars party this year. Here's how she got the look. ComplexionJenn started by prepping Selena's skin with a few drops of tarte's pure maracuja oil  Then she applied tarte's clean slate flawless 12-hour brightening primer and BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer in medium to even out her complexionJenn used maracuja creaseless concealer to brighten under Selena's Continue Reading [...]

tarte Does The Harlem Shake

For the uninitiated, the Harlem Shake is officially A Thing.Legions have been doing the dance, including Kyle MacLachlan's epic "Twin Peaks" rendition. Basically, it requires a single person rocking a ridiculous mask in an office or other such setting (the original took place in an apartment) and everyone else looking on as if nothing's happening. Then, in the next scene, EVERYONE's donning Mardi-Gras level costumes and rocking out. Don't ask, just get involved.I had a 30-minute conversation on the Continue Reading [...]

Tarte Journey To Natural Beauty 6-Piece Collection: QVC Exclusive

I mean. A brush that matches your makeup bag? It's all so modern Megan Draper, I can barely deal with the cuteness. For Tarte's Journey To Natural Beauty 6-piece Collection, the makeup bag can double as a clutch in a pinch on your resort vacation and the set includes: Amazonian butter lipstick plummy rose (deep rose )Amazonian clay 12hr full coverage foundation (Choose Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, Deep)Lights, Camera, Flashes! statement mascara in BlackBrow Architecht brow shaper,linerAmazonian clay Continue Reading [...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Tarte Treat Yourself To Gorgeous 28-Piece Collection

Sparkle, Neely, sparkle: This is the 2012 BBJ Holiday Gift Guide. For more gift ideas, click here. Tarte is routinely one of the most generous of spirit when it comes to holiday gift set value. And this year is no exception. The natural beauty brand's giving you a whopping $500 value for the extra-low price of $50. YES, friends. This year, gift your gals (and also yourself) with the Tarte Treat Yourself To Gorgeous 28-Piece Collection, which includes 3 sets, packaged in a beautiful eco-chic ikat Continue Reading [...]

Julianne Hough’s Makeup: 2012 Emmys

Celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern for tarte created Julianne Hough's beautiful makeup look for the 2012 Emmys. Inspiration? Says Molly, “I wanted her makeup to look as if she were a black and white photograph come to life.”  Here, the makeup situation, courtesy of Molly Stern.FaceMolly prepped Julianne’s skin with tarte’s pure maracuja oil to give the skin a deep infusion of moisture and glow.CheeksMolly applied tarte’s cheek stain in loving in the hollows of her cheek and then topped Continue Reading [...]