Monday, September 17, 2007

Smart Idea: Tarte

BeansTalk’s beauty beat has had us running all over LA this week in preparation for Emmy. When on the run, we often have to keep our make-up routine short – essentials only: mascara, lip gloss. Our friends at Tarte have sent us a new purse favorite: the Inside Out Lip Gloss powered by Borba neutraceuticals. We think it is a winner for a number of reasons, but to get you started you need to know that:

This is the first lipgloss that’s actually good for your skin. So while Tarte’s shimmery gloss beautifies you on the outside, BORBA’s nutraceutical blend beautifies you on the inside. Dermatologist tested Inside Out includes natural ingredients from BORBA’s Age Defying, Replenishing and Clarifying lines:

Skinvigorating Benefits:
Lipgloss with antioxidants and other vitamins & minerals can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to protect against environmental attack

Acai and green tea extract help strengthen capillary walls, reduce epidermal irritation and enhance skin’s clarity and radiance

Grape seed extract & Vitamin C help accelerate production of natural elastin, protecting skin against environmental attacks and free radical damage

Vitamins A, E & K act as antioxidants to give you that healthy glow

Lychee extract promotes long-term skin hydration and chamomile extract soothes skin and helps to counteract redness.

These lip glosses are so pretty, that BeansTalk is going to withohold the usual suggestion to wear them over lipstick. We say: wear it alone. The three shades: apple-a-day (sheer shimmery hot pink), om (sheer shimmery pale pink), and liquid sunshine (sheer shimmery nude) are perfect on their own. We also love the super smelling pomegranate scent. It reminds us of holiday and boosts our spirit.

Inside Out ($21 US, $30 CDN) is available at:,,,, Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, select Sephora stores,