Celebrate Tour de Turtles with Tarte Cosmetics, by shopping their Rainforest of the Sea collection

If you’re in love with the idea of spending a day at the beach watching an adorable and steadfast turtle tread towards the water, you’re not alone. The annual Tour de Turtles event is dedicated to raising awareness about the increasing plight of sea turtles while releasing our healed-up buddies back into the ocean.

In conjunction with their ocean-inspired Rainforest of the Sea collection, the beloved makeup brand Tarte Cosmetics is one of the sponsors for the event this year.


In a series of Instagram stories, Tarte Cosmetics shared their experience of the event, which involved the release of an adorable green sea turtle named Argus.


When Argus was first discovered, she was covered in tumors and fishing nets, but now she’s been healed at The Turtle Hospital and is returning to the ocean. For Tour de Turtle, satellites are placed on the turtles so they can be tracked in the ocean. That way followers can keep up with their turtle buddies.


We’re so glad Tarte Cosmetics is one of the sponsors helping our turtle friends.

The best part? Proceeds benefit a good cause.

Since we love turtles AND makeup, we rounded up 13 of our favorite Rainforest of the Sea picks.

1Rainforest of the Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette vol III, $36


These eight eyeshadow shades will make you look like a glittering ocean siren.

2Rainforest of the Sea Radiance Drops, $32

These drops contain glistening pearls so you can look like a freshly washed mermaid.

3Twinkle Stick Highlighter, $30

With ingredients like coconut oil, Vitamin E, and apple extracts, this highlighter will baby your skin while it shimmers.

4Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick, $21

This long-wear lipstick comes in 24 different shades, so you can collect a bevy of beach looks.

5Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette vol II, $42


The four shades in this highlighting and strobing palette will make you look like a water fairy that’s emerged from the ocean to grant wishes. Who doesn’t want that?!

6Rainforest of the Sea Highlighting Fan Brush, $30

Who DOESN’T want a fan brush that looks like a mermaid fin?

7Make A Splash Hydrating Skin Savers, $10


This vegan and sulfate-free skin care kit includes a cleansing gel, refreshing facial setting mist, and a moisturizer.

8Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette vol II, $36


These eight creamy shades will make you look ready for an underwater nightclub if that’s what you’re into.

9Aquacealer Concealer, $26

This is the ideal lightweight concealer for those rainforest-level hot days where we need a little coverage.

10Kiss & Blush Cream Cheek & Lip Palette, $42


This creamy lip and cheek palette looks like a bouquet of freshly plucked roses.

11So Fine Micro Liner, $22

We love liquid liner already. But a liquid liner that helps saves turtles is another level of love.

12Frxxxtion Stick 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, $22


A 3-in-1 cleansing stick is perfect for your beachside vacations.

13Lip Facial Lip Scrub, $16


It’s important to keep our lips hydrated while we blow kisses to our turtle friends.

For more information about Tour de Turtles, or tracking information for Argus, you can visit the website here.