Tarte Maracuja-Based Cosmetics

Thursday, August 29, 2013


 The following is a sponsored post written by Tarte
and designed by A Very Sweet Blog.

When it comes to elaborate stories and flowery language regarding makeup ingredients, it's reasonable for the consumer to be skeptical. The discerning consumer should take stories about herbal elixirs prepared by the virgin descendants of Aphrodite herself, or other hyperbolic claims, with a grain of salt. 

It's reasonable to expect reassurance that what you're putting on your skin is safe, closer to something harvested from a plant than mixed in a mad scientist's lab, and most importantly that it will leave your skin looking and feeling better for having used it. 

If you have sensitive skin to start with, you've probably tossed plenty of expensive cosmetics for causing havoc with your skin. If you're going to put it on your face, it should make you look good and feel good. And it certainly shouldn't cause breakouts days later.

Keeping an eye out for products that will meet these criteria, you might come across Tarte's "high performance, natural" maracuja oil. Maracuja oil is harvested from a South American member of the passion fruit family, and its seedy pulp is cold pressed to make the pure Maracuja extract, which is rich in fatty acids and vitamin C. 

For those of you who have previously tried Argan oil for overnight skin hydration, you know it can sometimes make your skin angry (it's oil, right, that seems logical). However, you can expect pure maracuja to be gentler and more effective (and you shouldn't end up with an oil-slicky feeling on your face or pillow). Maracuja should help you wake up with softer, fresher-feeling skin, without any irritation, breakouts, or other examples of rebellious skin from using it. You can expect a positive experience with Maracuja oil, itself.


Tarte has begun making a variety of maracuja-based cosmetics which are worth exploring, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. With maracuja's exceptional hydrating properties, and it's gentle, non-irritating effect on your skin, you can expect a good experience from Maracuja. Give it a chance, it will win you over.

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curly purplepig said...

wow this sounds like an interesting line. I really love tarte!

Emma Henderson said...

Wish we could get Tartre in Ireland - I need to try their blushers and this line sounds amazing!!

Laura said...

They sound great! Agree with Emma, would love if we had Tarte in Ireland!

Mica T said...

Sounds like a lovely product - and that's such a nice purple bottle! :)


Away From Blue

IYL said...

Looks good. We don't have Tarte products here in the Netherlands but I did spot it when I was in the US this summer.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I really like the sound of these, wish they had them here in Scotland, don't think they do. If I'm ever in the states, will have to stock up, haha. Super post doll, have a gorgeous Thursday xx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Cool! I've never heard of this oil, but it seems pretty awesome. I'd test out the foundation and lip tint some time!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Melissa Van Roosbroeck said...

Oh my, these products all look great! I have never tried anything from Tarte though. I am not even sure if it's available here.

Carole Poirot said...

I like the look of these - somewhere between a paradise island and a flower girl - even if I've never heard of them. :-)

Sam said...

I love the look of this product range, so pretty, it sounds really great too! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by hun :)

Tina Bradley said...

Love the fact that the line includes cosmetic products, too! Also, digging the "non-oily" idea! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Dale Janee said...

Great review Kim and I love how you always show pics of the products. I'm a huge fan of Tarte and need to try these new ones. I've only used some of their blushes and lipgloss in the past and they are always good quality and last throughout the day. Thanks for sharing

xoDale
http://www.savvyspice.com

Imogen said...

Ah! These are so pretty.

Blond Duck said...

I must check these out!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I've heard of the brand before, not sure where, though. The packaging is so beautiful. x

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! You know, this post is just perfect for me. I suffer of sensitive skin that sometimes is also dry. I've used some oils in the past but I didnt find well with them, especially cause in the morning my skin were so oily and the result was even worst! I know the brand, never used it though but it looks great, the Maracuja oil inspires me, I really want to try it. All the based cosmetics must be really good, the cheek tint and the blush/gold are now onto my wishlist!:) Kisses dear, have a good day! xo

Emmylou said...

I've never heard of this oil before. I see Tarte a lot here so I'll sample it when I get the chance.
Have a good Thursday, Kim:)

TheTinyHeart said...

I'm a little weary of their skincare products since my skin is sensitive but the cosmetic line I'd definitely try!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Vett Vandiver said...

Kim, this looks so fabulous!!you get to try great stuff!

Anya Jensen said...

LOVE this stuff - we don't sell Tarte in Denmark (again we don't;-) so we have no way of trying this lush stuff. Good I have you to try it for me ;-)
HAve a great day love,
Ax

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

I've never seen tarte before, I wonder if it is available here~

always, koru kate

Jo said...

Am I the only one who sees "dracula" when I stare at the word "maracuja" long enough? I love the purple bottles and I lobe flower motif so I guess I would already feel the itch to buy this just for the packaging.

I liked your first paragraph a lot. It's hilarious.

Sara Gerard said...

Oh how awesome! I love the idea behind these products!

Always Maylee said...

Sounds like a great line, I'll have to check them out!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Linda B said...

I'll have to tell my friend about this line, she has super sensitive skin!

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Alicia Mackin said...

I would really like to try their concealer. I use to use Fresh's concealer but they stopped making it.

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Sam said...

Happy Friday Kim!

kim bim said...

Sure, need this in my life. Must say, Brilliant products.
Have a nice evening!!!

Corinne said...

Wow, this line looks great!

Corinne x
www.skinnedcartree.com

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

It seems interesting based cosmetics passion fruit, and I that I have sensitive skin, I would try :)

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CaninesCouture said...

Had never heard of Tarte. Thanks for the thorough breakdown. Their concealer sounds worth trying, for sure.

Jules of Canines & Couture
www.caninesandcouture.com

bridechic said...

I think certain ingredients really work for some folks. I swear by Nerium but I understand it doesn't work for everyone.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Maracuja oil certainly sounds like an intriguing skincare ingredient. I've been learning to appreciate the benefits of skin oils. I'm a big fan of Tarte's amazonian clay blushes so I would be curious to try out this line as well. Thanks for the intro!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

I wish I could get these brands in India, I have heard so much about Tarte but never got chance to try it out but I'll keep my eyes on them <3

Susannah said...

Great to be able to use a product like this without breakouts! All of these products are so very tempting!! I love the idea of skin care in cosmetics. The cheek tint looks really easy to apply and handy to put in your bag. Thanks for sharing Kim.
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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Didnt' know about this brand, but seems a good one!
ciao

Keki Doll said...

Oh wow, never heard of them but this range sounds perfect for me and my sensitive/oily skin. I'm having a lot of breakouts recently and want my skin to heal >_<

Thanksfor your kind words, I'll keep blogging about my activities buy I'm unsure if I should branch off into reviews too. It does seem like a hard job to do and would need sponsors. You're doing a great job :)

Amy @ kekidoll.com

Meghan Silva said...

I totally need their eye brightener, I got such crazy dark circles. Hope you have a gorgeous weekend Kim xo

Fabulous Petite said...

Hey Kim this sounds like an interesting line. Never heard of maracuja oil. But def worth trying i think. I used argan oil for hair but never on the face. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing this.

xo
Sam
http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

Blond Duck said...

Have a good weekend!

Pop Champagne said...

I've never tried tarte before but I've heard great reviews of it! I'm curious about the brand!

Coco said...

I'm fascinated by this collection and by natural skin care products in general, though I wouldn't use maracuja oil because I have semi-oily skin. Love the packaging too!
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birdie to be said...

Great review. Their branding is so pretty too!

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Kim, I love that your wrote about the difference in oils This one looks promising, I will be looking for it.. So many of the new oils got hyped, especially for hair it seems. I ruined my hair earlier this summer using an Argon oil product on my hair to smooth it--it just dried it out and my hair guy banned me from using it anymore, lol.

Hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

xo Mary Jo

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Hey Kim! Just wanted to stop by and say hey, girl, hey! Hope you're looking forward to a great 3-day weekend. :)

Oh to Be a Muse
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NYCStylelittleCannoli said...

I love this line. Very very good quality of products.
Pleez don't worry about that invite and thanx for the heads up. I will probably not bother either as I really don't have the time these days. Just keeping up with my blog is a job and a half plus a parent who has been ill all year. Have a GREAT weekend!!
Rosemary

Anne said...

Sounds great Kim....have a good weekend!
~Anne

LoveT. said...

Wow ,love the Packaging <3 ,looks all so nice!

Happy Weekend :)

FASHION TALES said...

Very cool post Kim. I want to try these products, they sound and look to really great! Wishing you a wonderful weekend my dear. xx/Madison

Lorena said...

Beautiful packaging...
PS. I like your writing better :)

Sam said...

Thanks for your kind thoughts, have a wonderful weekend!

april said...

Sound interesting....I love tarte products

LyddieGal said...

I've never tried tarte, but it sounds like a great brand.
Chic on the Cheap

Nails My Dreams said...

Purple! lol. I didn't even know there's such a thing as maracuja oil. And it's effect on sensitive skin. So cool!
(^^,)

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Pamela RG said...

Interesting line. I have to check if it is available here in Canada.

Oliva Ins said...

Interesting procducts ! Never heard of them so thank you for sharing :)))
Come and see me too on:

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Sacramento Amate said...

Hello, my dear Kim reading your post I feel hungry, ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Everything is so delicious. Just like you.
have a fabulous weekend, dear friend
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Rosy said...

Oh, Yay! I I have sensitive skin and many cosmetics make havoc on my skin! This would be great for me ...

Maria at inredningsvis said...

AMAZING post as always:) and your blog makes me smile everytime I visit.

Check out my new post..Autumn fashion from Other Stories:)

Have a great weekend dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

Fashionista622 said...

A very interesting line. Thanks for sharing Kim. I have tried the Tarte products its been a while. Have a super fun weekend. Here comes September doll!

XO
Maria
http://www.onestyleatatime.com/

Dawn Gibson-Thigpen said...

Hey Kim...

wow! I love the packaging and line sounds awesome! Very nice!

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Dawn

trishie said...

Sounds like a wonderful product line and the packaging looks pretty!

Ashley Aspinwall said...

love tarte! their products are always so pretty :)

xo SideSmile,
Ashley
SideSmile Style

Margarita Bloom said...

Ah, fabulous packaging!! I need to try some of their stuff.

Regina
Margarita Bloom -Beauty & Fashion
http://margaritabloom-glamourville.blogspot.com/

Vett Vandiver said...

this seems like a really fun and pretty brand!!