One night stand or long-term committment? Tarte has great options!

Park Avenue

Park Ave Princess bronze & glow

So, are you an immediate gratification kind of gal? Or do you prefer a slow to develop, long-term committment? Either way, tarte has a product for you that will give you a gorgeous summer glow.  Take a look at the various ‘relationship options’ they sent to the BIZ.

Glow side

the glow

For a ‘one night stand’ – or should I say ‘one day stand’ – check out the Park Ave Princess bronze & glow™ matte bronzer & cheek tint ($32). The top is a gorgeous, shimmery peachy pink cheek tint that you apply directly to cheeks then blend in with your fingers.

bronze side

the bronze

Tarte has taken the ever popular Park Ave Princess bronze shade and turned it into a mousse bronzer. The bronze is right under the glow, just twist the top off.  Smooth this over bare skin or over foundation to contour. It’s a beautiful matte bronzer that can be layered for even deeper color.


Park Ave Princess bronze and glow swatched

What if you are looking for a little no-committment, immediate gratification for the body? Check out the Maracuja Rainforest Glow ($34). This is available only at Ulta and


Maracuja Rainforest Glow

Maracuja Rainforest Glow provides an instant golden tan that is waterproof (so it stays on while you swim) but not soap-proof (so it says goodbye when you shower).

arm without

arm without

arm with

arm with

This applies so easily. It has a color guide so you can tell where you have put it and where there might be streaks. It hydrates the skin with maracuja oil, making it beautifully soft. And you get an instant tan that helps hide stretch marks, blemishes, uneven skin tone and veins. All this in only 30 seconds, and it won’t transfer to your clothes. The Maracuja Rainforest Glow is a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am experience you are going to truly appreciate.


Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner and Blending Mitt

But of course, there are those of you who want that committment, those of you who sing Beyonce’s ‘Single Girls’ at the top of  your  lungs. If you want to ‘put a ring on it’ you need tarte’s Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner and Blending Mitt ($37).

Brazilliance top

Brazilliance top

How do I love this self tanner?  Let me count the ways!  First, it doesn’t have that awful self tanner smell. In fact, it has tarte’s proprietary PUREshield™ scent-control technology to ensure a good smelling experience.


the Blending Mitt

Second, this self tanner is extremely easy to apply. It has a color guide so you can see potential streaks, plus the Blending Mitt is fantastic.

Mitt up close

Blending Mitt up close

The Blending Mitt has small spongy holes that create a perfect self tanner application, so a ‘bad self tanner experience’ is pretty much impossible. Third, the self tanner is full of maracuja, which means your skin gets totally hydrated and super soft. And fourth, the color is fabulous. It looks completely natural. Regardless of how many times I apply this or how much I slather on, I never turn orangutan orange. Yup, this self tanner is total marriage material.

If you love committment but are feeling a little fickle, check out the Golden Opportunity tarte to go kit ($10, a $19 value!) for a great combination.

Golden Opportunity

Golden Opportunity

Golden Opportunity is a travel set with a small size (0.5 oz compared to a full size 5.5 oz) Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner and a small size (0.11 oz, compared to the full size 0.32 oz) Amazonian Clay Bronzer powder in Park Ave Princess.

Park Ave Princess Bronzer

Park Ave Princess Bronzer

Park Ave Princess swatch

Park Ave Princess swatch

The powder mineral bronzer is a great compliment to the self tanner, and it certainly is the right size for your purse or for traveling.

Whether you crave immediate gratification or desire something for the long haul, tarte has an option for everyone.  Find your perfect relationship at,, or  – Lisa

*pr samples


  1. The applicator on the cheek tint looks like it would make it very easy to apply. I am definitely going to try it.

  2. Sally Lesley says:

    I like the wash off idea!

  3. A fantastic overview of similar products…I like how one product naturally led to the next ; ) Will be checking out the Tarte at Sephora today!


    –The Beauty Professor

  4. beautyin says:

    Beauty Professor, yes, just like one thing often leads to another, doesn’t it??? LOL! Let us know what you think after your Sephora trip!

  5. I think I would go with the wash off idea. At least at first to play it safe. I love the look of a sun kissed glow but I guess I’m just too chicken to go through with it. Great collection of products. Thanks

  6. I am very taken by your beautiful nail polish! Would you mind to tell us what it is? It looks streak free and a bit different from many of the metallic’s I have found. Love the tone. Thanks for any help!


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