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Win These Must-Haves From Tarte’s Summer 2010 Collection


It’s summer, summer, summertime (cue the DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince song) and start up those BBQ grills. If you plan on spending the summer enjoying the gorgeous weather via beach trips, picnics at the park, festive cookouts, outdoor festivals, and poolside parties, you want to look your best but also keep your beauty routine practical. After all, you don’t want to pile on the makeup if you’re planning on being surrounded with flip-flop-wearing beach bunnies in flimsy cotton sundresses, all chomping on chicken wings while perched on the wooden deck of your friend’s beach house. And you definitely don’t want to put yourself in a precarious situation by packing on layer after layer of foundation and powder — all of which are bound to melt in the heat and leave your face looking like a finger-painting project gone awry. For summer, then, you want to keep your beauty routine simple and focus on the essentials: a fresh complexion, sun-kissed cheeks, luscious lashes, and just a hint of color on the eyes and lips.

Tarte’s Summer 2010 collection incorporates everything you need to get you through these steamy months: from the ReCreate Silicone-Free Primer with Wrinkle-Rewind Technology to the Park Avenue Princess bronzer and multiplEYE mascara. And now, one lucky STA reader can win all three of these new products — plus, the best-selling Picture Perfect eyelash curler. That’s four Tarte goodies with a total value of $100!!

Below, you’ll find more details on each of the products, as well as instructions on how to enter the giveaway.


1. Tarte Cosmetics “ReCreate” Silicone-Free Primer with Wrinkle-Rewind Technology



This primer has a fantastically lightweight texture — at first, the rice grain-sized drops feel like a very fluid lotion but as you smooth them on top of the skin, the product seems even lighter, bordering on a serum-like consistency. You’ll likely experience a cooling sensation after application, which is particularly pleasant in the summer months. Ingredients like sunflower seed oil, algae extract, and peat extract, hydrate the skin, while jojoba seed oil and vitamin E soften the epidermis (and the latter also protects from free radical damage). Most importantly, Tarte’s patented “Wrinkle Rewomd” technology restore elasticity to the skin and help to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles so that you have a smooth, even surface on which to apply your powder or tinted moisturizer. I personally love using this product with the Smooth Operator, a tinted moisturizer with SPF 20.

2. Tarte “Park Avenue Princess” Matte Waterproof Bronzer


What I love most about this mineral bronzer (in addition to the vitamin A, C and E in it formula) is that it has a matte finish, with only a touch of sparkle. I tend to find that most bronzers on the market are saturated with glittering microparticles — and, when you apply them on your skin, you wind up sparkling more than a James St. James ensemble. If you’re going for a natural-looking sunkissed glow, minimizing the amount of shimmer is a wise idea. The Park Avenue Priness fits the bill: it boasts a baked, golden terracotta hue, with only the slightest golden rose shimmer. I like applying it all over the face and decolletage for a fresh-off-the-beach effect. Another perk: it’s waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about sweating and having the bronzer wind up all over your clothing.

Check out the pic below to get an idea of the bronzer’s effect:


3. Tarte “multiplEYE” Natural Lash Enhancing Waterproof Mascara



Why should you settle for short, stumpy lashes just because you’re planning on doing a little sunbathing? With the multiplEYE Natural Lash Enhancing Waterproof Mascara, you don’t have to make any such sacrifice. The mascara features a soy-amino super protein that fortifies and thickens lashes, as well as the plant-derived thickening agent cellulose, carnauba wax to extend and separate lashes; beeswax to create a protective barrier; and a plant wax blend that works as a waterproofing agent. With this mascara, you can sweat, spray your face with a hydrating mist, and run through some sprinklers — all with perfect lashes.

4. Tarte “Picture Perfect” Eyelash Curler

A favorite among beauty gurus, this ergonomically designed eyelash curler is easy to grip and doesn’t require an excessive amount of pressure to clamp on lashes and curl as desired, plus the curved angle makes it easy to maneuver and to curl lashes in one fell swoop.


This giveaway is only open to US residents. Contestants have until June 16th at 11:59 EST to enter. One lucky winner will be selected at random.

In order to enter, leave a comment below answering the following question: What is your summer beauty must-have?

Next, e-mail celia@sickathanaverage.com with your answer (you can copy and paste the comment left below, if you wish) and make sure to list “TARTE GIVEAWAY” as the subject of the e-mail.

To be eligible, you must complete both of these steps!

The winner will be announced on
June 18th in the comments section below. An e-mail will also be sent to the winner on this date, congratulating him/her on the win and outlining the next steps.

Easy enough, right? Best of luck!!


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