Tarte Cosmetics Gems You Need From The Friends & Family Sale

April 5, 2017

It’s been awhile since my last beauty post, so I figured today was the perfect time to share some products with you while the Tarte Friends & Family Sale was still going on. You may not have even realized, but Tarte’s products are healthy, as in good for your skin, formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, gluten, and more! Also, they are eco-friendly, offer cruelty-free cosmetics, AND give back to the environment by supporting cooperatives in the rainforest.

Often, makeup lines that remove all the junk underperform when it comes to pigmentation and lasting power. This is NOT the case with Tarte Cosmetics! As much as I do care about a company’s story, what they stand for, and what they put into their products, at the end of the day if I’m spending my money on a product, I want it to work! In fact, I want it to work well! With Tarte it’s a Win Win. Great company, great products.

Why is it that the one thing I love most is excluded from the sale?! Does this happen to anyone else?!! I was SO excited when I got the Friends & Family email in my inbox and IMMEDIATELY went to the site to add the Shape Tape Concealer into my shopping cart. And there it was, in purple writing, “*Please note this item is not eligible for select discounts or promotions.” Whyyyyy Tarte,WHY?!! Just rip my heart out why don’t ya! I know I sound dramatic, but this is THE BEST UNDER-EYE CONCEALER OUT THERE!!! I was so mad that I refused to buy anything. And then two days later, I sort of got over it and restocked on some of my favorites. Typical Jaime.

So let’s get into it, shall we?

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, Best in Beauty, Tarte Cosmetics Review by Beauty Blogger Jaime Cittadino

This blush comes in 11 beautiful shades. Dollface is a long time favorite and Bushing Bride is a newbie for me, but I love it already! [I actually received it in Sephora’s Birthday Gift last month]. No joke, I want to try every color. It goes on so softly, yet offers great pigmentation. It blends well and truly lasts 12 hours!

Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer

Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer review by Beauty Blogger, Jaime Cittadino of Sunflowers and Stilettos

Park Ave Princess [left] is Tarte’s #1 best selling bronzer-powder. It also comes in a matte version [right], which has been one of my favorite bronzers ever. In general, I personally prefer a matte finish over a shimmery one, but after years of hearing and reading raving reviews, I finally just purchased the one you see to the left and can not wait to try it! Supposedly it gives off a very natural sheen. One of the reviewers said it gave her that J-Lo glow which I am all about!

Tarteist™ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint, Tarte's best products by beauty blogger, Jaime Cittadino of Sunflowers and Stilettos

Okay, so I am a bit obsessed with finding the ultimate matte liquid lipstick. I don’t even want to openly admit to you guys how many I have tried and purchased! I do feel like I’ve found a few great ones from several brands, but none of them are unflawed. Perhaps my expectations are too high and I will never find that perfect one, but I’m praying to the Liquid Lipstick Gods that this one from Tarte is it. I’m impatiently waiting for my package to be delivered. I ordered the colors Get It!, Homeslice, and Rosé.

Limited-Edition Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara

Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 mascara, Best in Tarte Cosmetics

How fun is the packaging for this limited edition mascara?! This is a vegan lengthening, curling, volumizing & conditioning mascara that contains provitamin B5 which helps hydrates and improves the appearance of lashes. I own this mascara in the regular packaging and it’s great for lengthening and separating lashes. It has never clumped on me and it lasts all day! I don’t know that I will ever be loyal to just one mascara, but this is certainly in my rotation.

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation SPF 15

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Foundation, Tarte Cosmetics

So many people have claimed this foundation to be their holy grail of foundations. I tend to buy foundations without SPF because I don’t like the white-ish filter it often creates in pictures. I know, I know…I am probably sounding like a moron to a good majority of you right now for admitting that, but hey, gotta keep it real! Anyway, I figured the Friends & Family Sale was the perfect opportunity to finally try it. Now that my YouTube channel is live, I can talk more beauty with you and share my thoughts on all of these products I’m trying. I’m really looking forward to giving you feedback on this so I can let you know if it lives up to its hype!

Tarte allows free returns within a 30 day period, and is currently offering free shipping for orders over $40. Don’t forget to use the code: FESTIVAL at checkout!! Here are some more goodies I think you should look into that are part of the sale:

If you have any Tarte favorites that haven’t been mentioned, please let me know in the comment section below!

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  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels April 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I’m so excited you posted about this because I’ve been wanting to try some more of Tarte’s products!

  • Megan April 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Love tarte! That blush looks so pretty!

    xo Megan

  • Lee Anne April 5, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Oh I need to check all of these out!

    Lee Anne

  • monic April 5, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    That bronzer looks fabulous I need it


  • Annette April 5, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I’m obsessed with Tarte products. I think I have almost all of their products. They are just so good. xx Annette

    • jaime_cittadino April 6, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Completely agree!! I went a little crazy on this sale. Oops! LOL!!

  • Sarah Tripp April 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Looks like I need to stalk up! So many good items! xx

  • Lindsay April 7, 2017 at 12:46 am

    I have tried a few Tarte products and love them! I’ll have to give a few of these a try too

  • Hillary April 7, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I love Tarte! I’ve been using their self tanner and tanning face wipes for awhile. They work so well!


  • Kelly April 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Their bronzer and primer are amazing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • emily April 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Tarte has SO many good items- their mascara and blushes are so so good!

  • Kristin Leahy April 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Tarte is one of my fave makeup brands! I especially love their amazonian clay blushes!!

  • maria April 12, 2017 at 9:25 am

    some of my favorite products