Brown and Blushin': Tarte’s 12 hr Amazonian blushes

Ah yesss, it’s been quite some time since we’ve had a post from our favorite blush series. Don’t think the disappearance of this series means that I haven’t been wearing blush. I still wear it almost every day. Tarte’s Amazonian blushes  have been my new favorites.

I don’t say this about many products (or do I?) but you’re going to need at least one of these blushes. And here’s why…

Giveaway! Tarte Jewelry Box palette!

One lucky lady will have the chance to win this gorgeousssss and limited edition palette from one of my favorite green brands, Tarte. It comes with 32 shadows, 8 lip glosses, a shimmering powder, 5 eyeliners and a detachable necklace. It’s a Sephora exclusive that retails for $52 and will disappear soon. You want it, uh? Hit the jump to get the deets.

Here’s how you can win…

1) Leave a comment on THIS blog post telling me something totally awesome about yourself.

OR

2) Follow Clumps of Mascara on Twitter and leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.

Zee Rules:

-Open to U.S. residents only.
-Contest ends Wednesday, December  22, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance.
-Winner will be selected at random.
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible.
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected.
-Click here for additional rules and regulations for giveaways hosted on Clumps of Mascara.

If you have any questions, email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

For other giveaways from ladies in the blogosphere, check out the Light It Up Blogger event.

Tarte Cosmetics and Urban Decay’s mega discounts!

I love that these sales are coming out right around the holidays. And this is why I will always love and support tarte. 40% off? Now that’s what I call a sale!

If you’re a brown girl looking for a new face powder, check out tarte’s Hotel Heiress. I wear it daily on my cheeks and it is absolutely gorgeous. And with the discount, it’s only $18. I’m afraid that it will be discontinued soon so I’ll take two, please!! I reviewed the waterproof bronzer here. Looking to incorporate more natural products in your beauty regimen? head to tarte and get your shop on.

I spy eyeliner pencils with my name on it!

Y’all already know how much I love Urban Decay’s liners. And now I can scoop up a few more with a discount. Yessss! Oh, and don’t forget about the Primer Potion, remix.  Now you can snag it for the low. Or maybe you’d like to try their Ink for Eyes gel liner. So many choices and so little time. Hurry hurry!

Got your eyes on anything from tarte and Urban Decay?

Brown & Blushin': Tarte matte waterproof bronzer

Time for another edition of Brown and Blushin’. This time we’re going to be showcasing a bronzer from Tarte. Tarte is one of my favorite green beauty brands. They are consistently giving us products free of mineral oil and petrolatum, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes/fragrances.

Summer isn’t quite over yet in Florida (not that it ever really goes away) so I am absolutely loving the idea of waterproof bronzer.

That means it can hold up during work-outs and quick laps in the pool. Hollers!

Trust me when I say I am not one of those females that work-out with a full face of make-up. In fact, I am the opposite of attractive when I’m working out. And I could care-less. But 9 times out of 10, when I do get my fitness on, it is usually after work. I love how I can keep my glow throughout a sweaty work-out. And since it’s oil and talc free, I don’t have to worry about my acne prone skin flaring up on me. Which it loves to do every other day. Ugh.

And for my ladies who are skeptical and wondering it really IS waterproof…

Yes ma’am, it is! And it goes on silky smooth with just one swipe on the cheekies.

 While the shade I have featured here is Park Avenue Princess, I think I’m going to retire my MAC Sweet As Cocoa for the Hotel Heiress shade.

I haven’t seen it in person yet but I am hoping they are dupes. What do y’all think? You can grab this bronzer for $29 at Sephora. I’ll be back to let you know how Hotel Heiress worked for me!

Ciao mamas!

ETA: I ended up buying Hotel Heiress. Absolutely love!

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

Brown & Blushin': Tarte matte waterproof bronzer

Time for another edition of Brown and Blushin’. This time we’re going to be showcasing a bronzer from Tarte. Tarte is one of my favorite green beauty brands. They are consistently giving us products free of mineral oil and petrolatum, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes/fragrances.

Summer isn’t quite over yet in Florida (not that it ever really goes away) so I am absolutely loving the idea of waterproof bronzer.

That means it can hold up during work-outs and quick laps in the pool. Hollers!

Trust me when I say I am not one of those females that work-out with a full face of make-up. In fact, I am the opposite of attractive when I’m working out. And I could care-less. But 9 times out of 10, when I do get my fitness on, it is usually after work. I love how I can keep my glow throughout a sweaty work-out. And since it’s oil and talc free, I don’t have to worry about my acne prone skin flaring up on me. Which it loves to do every other day. Ugh.

And for my ladies who are skeptical and wondering it really IS waterproof…

Yes ma’am, it is! And it goes on silky smooth with just one swipe on the cheekies.

 While the shade I have featured here is Park Avenue Princess, I think I’m going to retire my MAC Sweet As Cocoa for the Hotel Heiress shade.

I haven’t seen it in person yet but I am hoping they are dupes. What do y’all think? You can grab this bronzer for $29 at Sephora. I’ll be back to let you know how Hotel Heiress worked for me!

Ciao mamas!

ETA: I ended up buying Hotel Heiress. Absolutely love!

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

Mascara Monday: tarte multiplEYE natural lash waterproof mascara



Lately I’ve been getting a TON of requests for green mascaras. And by green, I mean mascaras that don’t contain those yucky parabens and the like. I’ve got a nice little list of natural mascaras and here’s another kid to add to the bunch. If anyone knows how to make eco-friendly, green cosmetics, it’s tarte!


tarte multiplEYE natural lash 
enhancing waterproof mascara

Price: 2 out of 5 ($24)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 3.5 out of 5


What it claims:
“Our new multiplEYE™ natural lash enhancing waterproof mascara is perfect for those wanting to fortify lashes while increasing the appearance of lash length and growth. “ (source)

The truth: It does pretty good in the volumizing department.

What I loved about it: Totally love the following:

formulated without mineral oil & petrolatum
formulated without paraben
cruelty free
formulated without synthetic dye
formulated without synthetic fragrance
dermatologist tested
clinically tested
What I didn’t like: The wand isn’t the best thing kicking.

The mascara tends to gather at the tip of the wand and gets all gunky. And the bristles aren’t as stiff as I’d like them to be. That makes root to tip application challenging. And if you apply more than one coat, go ahead and prepare for the clumps.

Overall: This mascara is the first and final step of 3 products that promise stronger and longer lashes. Step 1 is the Natural Lash Enhancer ($65) and Step 2 is the MultiplEYE primer ($22). If you wanted the trio, you’re looking at paying over $100. I’ve seen lash growth serums that cost that alone so as far as pricing, I don’t think tarte is too far off. Keep in mind that a mascara like this is intended to be used with the other two products over time for maximum results. Due to my inability to review mascaras for months at a time, I’ve only been reviewing for under two weeks and did not notice a difference in my lashes’ length or condition. My review is based off of the mascara’s application, everyday wear and performance.

I’ll give it up to multiplEYE! It does darn good in the waterproofing department. Which, of course, makes it a perfect summer mascara. Especially for ladies who sweat on a dime; such as myself. Volumizing was good, but not incredible. I tried to push it to the limit and get two coats but this mascara seems to work best with only one coat. It doesn’t flake or smudge. If I wasn’t a regular mascara user, I’d be inclined to use use it overtime to see the results. But man…I’d love some extra length.


Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Would I recommend it?: Sure ’nuff!

Have you tried this mascara yet? Whatcha think?

A crazed mascara reviewer,



This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

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