I have been a big fan of Tarte’s Cheek Stains throughout the years. These gel-based complexion enhancers add just the right wash of color to cheeks, without going overboard. Now, the product has gone “green” and offers a new, glowing shade called “Green Siren” for Fall 2009. It’s a natural wax cheek stain in a sheer, golden apricot color with pigments derived from fruit and pure minerals. You won’t get dramatic color, but it’s great for the nude look so popular this season. The sheer apricot adds a bit of shimmer, but not so much that you’ll feel like you’ve got a ton of perle on your face. It’s a lovely compromise between glowing, and natural color. Just smile so that you see the apples of your cheeks, apply the product with our fingers, a sponge, or the way I do it, just directly from the push-up tube, and blend, dab, smudge, smear as you wish!
*there is also a Natural Beauty: Sheer Berry Rose
Tarte is big into natural products (the packaging is even recyclable), so you’ll want to note that this product doesn’t have bad stuff like: Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petro-Chemicals, or Phthalates. What it does have is Tarte’s good for your skin, “Skinvigorating” ™ ingredients such as acai extract, goji berry extract, pomegranate extract vitamin C, acerola extract, plus shead butter, carnuba & candelilla wax, and safflower seed oil, to soothe, soften, moisturize and protect.
TIP: In keeping with Tarte’s eco-friendly efforts, they’ve partnered with Sambazon, creators of the Sustainable Açaí Project —an initiative to promote positive change in the Amazon Rainforest through forest conservation, improved living conditions and educational opportunities through the sustainable management of the Açaí Palm tree. Açaí is an antioxidant-rich super fruit that helps fight free radicals, promotes cell regeneration, has known anti-inflammatory and skin softening properties and combats premature signs of aging.
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