Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NEW! Tarte For True Blood Collection

Don't even try to tell me that vampires sparkleI won't hear of it!  No, vampires live in the Deep South and own bars and rule kingdoms and cry blood instead of tears. Of course I'm talking about True Blood, and I couldn't be more excited that season 4 starts this weekend!

To celebrate the premiere, natural makeup giant Tarte has teamed up with the show's head makeup artist Brigette Myre-Ellis to produce a limited edition collection of beauty products.  In addition to iridescent red shades in Tarte's cult favorite Natural Cheek Stain and Lip Surgence Lip Tint, there's an enormous palette of eyeshadows with True Blood themed names like Fairy, Waitress, and Bayou.  The palette also comes with eyeliner, mascara, and eye primer.  For only $52 this is a pretty amazing deal!
 Tarte for True Blood
The most unique thing about this collection is that each product is similar to those that Brigette Myre-Ellis uses for the characters on set.  She's revealed in interviews that she used Tarte eyeshadow palettes for character Maryann Forrester's exotic eyes and always applies a very dramatic red lip for Vampire Queen Sophie Anne.  Cheek stains also perfect for the dewy look of the human characters on True Blood; the humans are always "bronzed and sweaty (we spray them with water) to serve as contrast to the vampires, who are always cool and collected." 

Even if you aren't a fan of the show, these products are difficult to pass up!  The variety of matte, shimmer, and smoky shades in the palette will create so many gorgeous looks.  If you love red lips as much as I do, this Lip Tint is a must have!  And cheek stains are an essential item for summer because they'll last all day with no regard to sweltering temperatures.   The Tarte for True Blood collection is beautiful, wearable, and a genius collaboration!   


  1. I watched the first episode or two and couldn't get into True Blood. should I keep trying?

  2. YES! The first few episodes mostly revolve around Sookie, who I think is one of the most annoying characters ever created. The supporting cast and crazy subplots make the show, they're all so wonderful. It gets better!