Tarte Cosmetics Finally Launches in the UK

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Everyone has been raving about tarte cosmetics making its debut over here in the UK. A few weeks ago we were invited to attend the launch at Sushi Samba in the City of London. It was Club Tropicana all the way and boy did we have fun sampling cocktails and canapes and we also found time to check out the makeup. The products by tarte cosmetics consist of an Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation, Amazonian Butter Lipsticks, a 4 in 1 Mascara, Maracuja Oil which is a treatment oil, Perfecting Liquid Foundation, an Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush, Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner, Sultry Sunset Amazonian 8 Shadow Collection Palette, Maracuja C -Brighter Eye Treatment, Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation and an Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mouse. As most of the products are clay based they glide onto your skin effortlessly. A lot of the shades for the eye shadows and lipsticks are very natural but enhancing. Complete that with the slightly retro packaging we can see why tarte has such a great rep. We are particularly taken by the lipsticks, the waterproof liner and the mascara. Hmm now we see what the fuss is all about.

tarte cosmetics is a hip eco-chic beauty brand founded by Maureen Kelly who came up with the idea after a trip to the Rainforest. After seeing powerful ingredients such as amazonian clay and maracuja oil being applied on the faces of amazing women she realised that looking beautiful did not have to be ethically costly or worse damaging to our skin. Hence tarte cosmetics where every product in the range uses unique, high performance natural ingredients that produce fantastic results. Prices wise you are looking at the MAC and Bobbi Brown end - the foundation is £27.36 and the mascara is £14.40.

Now about the collection that is exclusively available to buy on QVC, Foundation wise QVC will stock five shades (Fair Sand, Light Sand, Medium Honey, Tan Honey, Deep Sand) as opposed to 16 which tarte create. However one of the shades that is stocked is Deep Sand which is the darkest shade that is made. This shade is perfect if you have deep tan skin with yellow undertones, if you don't then I guess it's see ya later alligator. Foundation aside there are a lot of gems here for you to play with.

tarte cosmetics is available to buy from QVC.