No Tarts With tarte!


Pipa Gordon tarte maracuja oil trialHere we are once again in June, celebrating Beauty Month and the sun is ACTUALLY shining a fair amount too! Marvellous!

So, as you may have noticed across all the presenter blogs, lots of us have been given products by the buying team to road test and blog about.

I was given the brand tarte and have been trying out their overnight facial oil and a make-up palette … yes I know, it's a hard life indeed!!

FPipa Gordon tarte Eyeshadow trialirstly, I checked out the brand; brand ethos is always very important to me so to discover that tarte are eco-friendly and cruelty-free is always a good start! If you go to their website they state, "always formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate and gluten".

Knowing they are ingredient savvy and open to making promises such as this, tarte stands in good stead in my opinion. You'll also see the logos that give the official stamp stating they are cruelty free, vegan friendly and dermatologically tested.

So, first the pure Maracuja Oil; as their packaging says "not all oil is created equal" and I would agree wholeheartedly. Lots of oils can be bulked-out with goodness knows what, so unless you know exactly what you are putting on your face, you could be wasting your money.

I am thrilled to say that this is 100% maracuja which is derived from a Brazilian passion fruit, rich in vitamin C and essential fatty acids… amazing for tired, uneven, parched and lacklustre skin!

I truly believe that make-up can only look as good as the skin under it so I would always prioritise investing in great skincare over and above make-up. I would also always say that beauty comes from within… that aside, we do love our make-up and the tarte Amazonian Palette I have been using is really rather gorgeous!!

I've always loved doing dramatic eyes but since changing my hair, I've needed to tweak my make-up slightly. Being my own colour again also means I don't need to compensate so much, however I still love a smoky-eye and the plum tones in the palette are perfect for a not too heavy but slightly dramatic eye.

You'll find a lot more available during Beauty Month and going forward, so keep your eyes peeled for tarte "high performance naturals" to add to your collection.

Enjoy Beauty Month on QVC and all the other wonderful things that come your way…

Much love

Pipa x


  1. jilly m June 14, 2014 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    Great Brand, so eco friendly. So many brands contain nasty’s these days so refreshing to see this brand on QVC!!

  2. sandra Howard June 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa
    Great to see you back, and looking very well I must say. You look so different with your hair dark and some length to it. Suits you. I have only seen you a few times though. hope you and the children are settled and happy in your new home. l will write you again soon. have just got our third Chihuahua and to day she is playing up. So not much time. just wanted you to know you were missed when you took a break to move and settle. Well buy for now, you and your children have a great time in the sun, but be care full, if you are getting any.

  3. Mo June 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm -  Reply

    Noticed that you were wearing a BEAUTIFUL ring when you were on air today……… checked out your blog and …….hey presto….found that you were ENGAGED !! Here’s wishing you a lifetime of happiness together. Dreams do come true !

  4. loraine plumb June 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    Really pleased to hear your wedding news it was obviously meant to be hope you have a really happy future together I have been happily married for 36 years and wouldn’t change my husband for the world good luck to you both love Loraine

  5. Eileen Archibald June 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Pippa, such lovely news and thanks for sharing. I bet the children are so excited xx

  6. Christine Galloway June 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm -  Reply

    Great news Pippa hope you have lovely wedding.

  7. beverley young June 23, 2014 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    With all the love and happiness on your engagement xxx
    Lovely news xxxxx

  8. Morag Winchester June 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa. Just wanted to say congratulations on your happy news. I found the One when I was only 13. Married at 19 and celebrated our Ruby Wedding anniversary last year. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together love from Morag xx

  9. susan June 26, 2014 at 11:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi pipa, gosh I totally missed that you’re engaged! Congratulations! I didn’t even realize you had a man again! So behind!x

  10. Una July 2, 2014 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Great news Pipa , congratulations to you both.
    Wishing you lots of happiness.
    Una and Meli xx

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