Tarte's gorgeous new makeup line is inspired by the sea

Tarte's gorgeous new makeup line is inspired by the sea

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Tarte has outdone itself with its latest collection, a range of complexion products, eye and lip colours infused with skin-loving ingredients

It used to be that makeup was literally just face paint. All you worried about was whether the colour looked good and if it stayed on, and at the end of the day, you would wipe it off with makeup remover. But as technology improves and people are more willing to spend on quality products, environmentally conscious brands like Tarte are developing makeup that is luxurious, skin- and eco-friendly. The latest, limited edition range, the Rainforest of the Sea collection was unsurprisingly inspired by the sea, specifically including marine algae (as well as flower extracts) among its ingredients and ensuring that all products are hydrating on the skin and lips. The inspiration extends to the packaging as well — lipsticks swathed in aqua blue colours and eyeshadow palettes that bear designs like shimmering scales on a fish are among some of the novelties. 

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Highlighter Palette, Water Foundation SPF15 and Radiance Drops

The limited-edition range includes the Colour Splash Hydrating Lipstick Collection, that features 24 vegan, moisture-rich lipsticks in a unique, sea-blue, marble-patterned case. Feeling tropical? The lippie shades — that include rich bordeaux and '60s nudes —  from 'Beach Waves' to 'Boardwalk' will make you feel vacation-ready, even on a Monday. Another piece that caught our eye was the Highlighter Palette that features a range of skin-flattering shades. And if you want a foundation that feels like almost nothing, the Water Foundation SPF 15, will be your new go-to. This is made for the Singapore climate with buildable coverage that offers ample cover without looking too mask-like. And make no mistake, this baby lasts, staying put through a hectic pre-Christmas gathering flawlessly. Want to add some radiance to your look without going too disco ball-esque? Add some Radiance Drops into your foundation or blend it in like a liquid highlighter for a light-handed touch of shimmer.

Available now at Sephora stores and online