One of my favorite things about covering backstage beauty at New York Fashion Week is hands down, meeting the heavy hitters of beauty: the people behind the makeup. One of those heavy hitters was TINte Cosmetics Creator Stacy Reid. I was first introduced to her makeup line backstage at the W118 by Walter Baker presentation and I’ve been in love with her brand ever since. Here, the TINTe founder reminisces about her favorite beauty memories, the inspiration for the sweet cosmetics line and what she’ll never leave home without. Plus, read on to find out how you can win some TINte beauty products!
For those who aren’t familiar with TINte, tell us about the line.
TINte Cosmetics is a vintage inspired color cosmetics line based on simpler times and sweet memories. The inspiration behind the line was my very first lip gloss I had when I was about 7 years old. This amazing flavored lip gloss came in a little slider tin, just like what we offer now. I collected all these fun, delicious flavors like bubble gum, root beer, peach, and Dr. Pepper. It was these sweet memories that gave me the inspiration to create a nostalgic line that’s fun yet sophisticated for the woman of today.
You’ve worked in the fashion and beauty industry for over 20 years, what inspired you to create this cosmetics line?
I use to suffer from extremely chapped lips. I could never find a lip gloss that could moisturize and heal my lips, and taste good. I would find an amazing color that looked great but had a waxy or perfumed taste. From this need TINte’s Flavored lip glosses enriched with Shea Butter were created. They heal, soothe and nourish dry chapped lips, restoring them to back to soft kissable lips.
What are some other favorite beauty products of yours?
One item you’ll always find in my handbag is L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. (I am obsessed with Shea Butter, as you may have noticed). Another product I can’t live without is YSL’s Faux Cils Mascara. This mascara gives your lashes a huge boost and yet still looks very natural.
Any makeup tips and tricks you can share with us?
1. I love to play up my top and bottom lashes. When applying mascara, I not only coat the front of my lashes but the back as well. This helps to make them look longer, thicker and really stand out!
2. I love to highlight the top of my cheekbones to add a soft glow to the skin. You can use a shimmer powder like one of our Shimmering Face Pearls to achieve this look. Start at the end of your brow bone and create a little “V” shape to the top of your cheekbone.
Thanks to TINte Cosmetics, we’re giving away TINte’s Natural Beauty Match Book Kit, Shimmering Face Pearl and Mynt flavored lip gloss (all used backstage at New York Fashion Week) to three lucky readers. Contest ends next Wednesday at 12:01 EST.
Interested in being a Beauty Insider for TINte Cosmetics? TINte’s Beauty Insider opportunity allows women to become independent beauty consultants by starting their own TINte beauty business! Insiders simply share and sell our products to friends and family through in-home parties and events. TINte’s $99 starter kit includes everything you need to get your business up and running. Once you become an exclusive Beauty Insider you will receive special discounts, sneak peaks and even have input on new product launches. For more information and videos you can go to www.tintecosmetics.com/beautyinsider.