How to Use Cheekbone Contouring Products…

Angelina Jolie Maleficent

How to Use Cheekbone Contouring Products.  Highlighting and contouring is very de rigueur these days.  There are countless YouTube videos and how to posts all about mimicking the look of sculpted cheekbones a la Kim Kardashian.  Now we have Angelina and her magnificence…creating a beauty frenzy surrounding her intensely sculpted face in the new film “Maleficent”.  […]

TMG Faves: Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer SPF 30

Tarte BB Cream

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer SPF 30 [$34] Indulge your skin with tarte’s innovative BB tinted treatment.  A powerful multi-tasker that works as a primer, moisturizer, light foundation, anti-aging treatment and sunscreen to give you a youthful-looking glow.  I wore this practically from November through the new year and I LOVED the coverage.  […]

Tarte Bow and Go 3-in-1 QVC Holiday Set

Tarte Bow & Go QVC

The Tarte Bow and Go QVC 3-in-1 Gift Set [$49] is a QVC Today’s Special Value exclusive and will be available for $49 on Monday, November 18th only (hint in a few minutes at MIDNIGHT!).  A 24-piece, three-box holiday collection valued at $248!  It contains a 16-shade Amazonian clay eye shadow palette, 4 lipsurgence lipcremes, […]

Must Have: Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries for QVC…

Tarte QVC TSV Fall 2013

I love kits and value packages!  The latest from Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries for QVC is a today’s special value and is available on (with certain products in the set being exclusive to QVC until 11/30!).  It’s an 8-piece collection with everything you need to defy the boundaries of conventional makeup and create a […]

Must Have: Tarte/QVC EXCLUSIVE Journey to Natural Beauty Set…

QVC Journey to Natural Beauty

This is an EXCLUSIVE set from Tarte – only available on QVC and for one day February 5th as the Today’s Special Value.  It is a $165 value and is retailing for only $59.94! I LOVE the brush, mascara and blush.  Let’s not talk about the pretty bag it comes in!!  Echoes of Missoni […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Marion Cotillard at the 70th Annual Golden Globes…


Marion Cotillard acheieved relaxed and sexy (which seemed to be the theme tonight) at the 70th annual Golden Globes.  Celebrity makeup artist Christophe Danchaud for tarte helped her create a look that was comfortable yet sexy. Her strapless red custom Dior gown was also a showstopper (red was the color of the evening…) Inspiration: “Her […]

TMG Faves: Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss for Spring 2012…


This past February, Tarte was a sponsor at my Fashion Week networking event Cocktails & Couture….they brought all of their new goodies to show off and I fell in LOVE with their new lipgloss!  Tarte’s Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss [$21] is a glossy, tingly, sparkly gem that is great for your lips and helps […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Get The Look – Kristen Wiig at the 84th Academy Awards…


UPDATE:  Makeup by Tarte scroll down for info… During tonight’s 84th annual Academy Awards, Kristen Wiig, a first-time nominee for “Original Screenplay” for Bridesmaids, stole the style spotlight. Below, Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend shares his tips for women looking to achieve her red carpet look at home. Mark used products from the NEW Dove Style+Care […]

Get The Look: Singer Marsha Ambrosius at the Lexus Verses & Flow Event…

Verses and Flow Taping Season 1 Day 3

One of my FAVORITE singers is Marsha Ambrosius from the defunct group Floetry (Why lord why?  That group was so special!).  Marsha keeps it casually sexy at the Verses & Flow Event engineered by Lexus. The series which airs on the TVOne network is a collaboration between some of the hottest singers and poets which […]

Summer 2011: “Glow Your Way To Gorgeous” with Tarte from QVC…


UPDATE:  Use item #A218483 from now until 11:59pm on 7/1 and you will be able to receive the Tarte Special Value price of $49.92 for this kit. Looking for a waterproof beach bag essential for the long holiday weekend??  QVC has you covered with this exclusive from Tarte Cosmetics called Glow Your Way to Gorgeous. Everything you […]

Fall 2010: Tarte Celebrates Ten Years With a Limited Edition Collection Aptly Called TEN…


One of my all time FAVE brands, Tarte is celebrating TEN YEARS in the beauty biz!! Tarte is known for it’s skin friendly ingredients without the harmful addition of parabens, petroleum, and pthalates. They have launched several new products including a limited-edition TEN natural cheek stain and TEN collector’s shadow palette (which is exclusive to […]

Contest: And The Winners of the Tarte Summer Essentials Are…

Thanks to all that entered the contest!  This was a new and fun way to do the contest that was more interactive than the regular just enter your name in the old widget name crap.  I love being able to do these for you guys!  Tarte is one of my all time favorite brands and […]

Contest: Win Tarte Summer Essentials…


Summer is right around the corner, and to help you look and feel your best… I have a contest for you! A $100 value from one of my FAVE brands of all time – Tarte.  These are some of Tarte’s greatest products that will have you looking fresh all day long!  I have TWO sets […]

Contest: Enter To Win a NYFW Media Mixer Gift Bag…


Hello All!!  I know I haven’t had a contest in a minute and I wanted to try and give you something GOOD!  So here it is….a gift bag with some of the hottest items from the party that Paul Baranda & I threw….the NYFW Media Mixer! Here is your chance to win a gift bag […]

Get The Look: Anna Kendrick in Tarte at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards…

Anna Kendrik Academy Awards 2010

Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick looked amazing in a blush colored Elie Saab couture gown.  Her makeup was gawgus, pretty and natural (love that!) and that was exactly what celebrity makeup artist Sara Glick was going for.  Her inspriation was Youthful, ethereal beauty–think soft, natural glowing skin. Celebrity makeup artist Sara Glick created Best Supporting Actress […]

TMG Project: A Look Inside the 2nd Bi-Annual NYFW Media Mixer…

Crave Catering NYFW Media Mixer

In case you didn’t know, Paul Baranda of Beyond Beauty Basics and I have been throwing some parties [checkout the inaugural NYFW Media Mixer here].  Last fall, Paul and I joined forces to bring together our online media friends and a few beauty brands for a big “tweetup”.  Little did we know that it would […]

NYFW Get The Look: Tarte for Susan Woo 2010…

Susan Woo - Fall 2010

Eco conscious fashion doesn’t come any better than Susan Woo.  Woo, who has worked at Derek Lam and Louis Vuitton, designs clothes that look like high fashion BUT all the garments are made with one-of-a-kind, organic fabrics.  The look for her Fall 2010 shows were created by Tina Turnbow for Tarte. Overall Look: Effortless beauty- […]

NYFW Get The Look: Tarte for Lela Rose Fall 2010…

Lela Rose - NYFW Fall 2010

One of my favorite shows to see at New York Fashion Week is Lela Rose.  The looks are always on point and this season was no exception.  We were treated to the triple threat of Tarte, Ted Gibson and Deborah Lippmann.  The looks was sultry and soft at the same time. Lela Rose Fall 2010 […]