Tarte Cosmetics

Cross Over to the Darkside with Tarte for True Blood

June 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm , by

True Blood fans have less than a week to go before the June 26th premiere of season four, and in honor of the event, Tarte Cosmetics will be launching a limited-edition collection that was (very obviously) inspired by the show.

Brigette Myre-Ellis, head of makeup for the show and Anna Paquin’s personal makeup artist, teamed up with Tarte to help create a series of vampy, character-evoking looks. The packaging alone is, um, to die for—there’s a lace-up corset-adorned palette, for starters—as are the contents:

Tarte for True Blood Collector’s Palette, $52
This eye palette packs 17 delicious shades, a primer, a mascara, and an eyeliner. Myre-Ellis also helped create four signature looks to try, each of which comes with instructions. For Sookie Stackhouse’s sparkling doe eye, try the Not Your Average Waitress colors. Or throw caution to the wind and try the Vamp Glam colors.

Natural Cheek Stain, $30
You know that flush you get from watching Sookie and Bill (or Eric? Or Alcide?) Recreate it with this natural, blood flow-mimicking stain.

LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint, $24
Though it can’t quite grant you a thousand-year lifespan, this reddish tint is spiked with anti-agers. Lip-plumpers, too.  That—plus the mint infusion—leaves you ready for your Bill Compton close-up, which is no doubt coming any minute.

Available June 22, 2011 at Sephora.