Today we get to sit back and enjoy lovely inspiration from Tara Starling, a “creative chick” who truly has the Midas touch when it comes to beauty: everything she touches is left more beautiful than when she found it.

Tara Starling is a full-blown beauty addict with no plans for recovery! Ever. Whether doing makeup on set of her newest film, speaking to women about the intrinsic beauty within them, or arranging the treasures in her shoppe, Tara revels in the echos of the divine she constantly finds all around her. As a celebrity makeup artist, Tara has worked with some of the most famous faces in the world, but her passion is to Inspire women to discover their own unique beauty, Educate them with skills and knowledge to express that beauty authentically, and Empower them to make a beautiful difference in the world! When not on set or teaching, you can find Tara sprinkling magic fairy dust all over her customers at Anastasia’s Attic, an emporium for the romantic lifestyle, and showing them novel ways to bring the power of beauty into every corner of their life. She loves her friends and family to the point of tears, lives with a swarovski-encrusted baby tortoise named Goliath, and firmly believes that chocolate is the base of the food pyramid!

Tara Starling

1. Why is creativity important to you?

Our ability and drive to create is an echo of the divine origin of our souls…when we create, we connect to a source far more vast than our own individual self. What ultimately defines who we are is A)how we love, and B)what we create!

2. What do you enjoy creating the most?

I enjoy creating beauty that can lift, inspire, comfort, and entertain those who I love, whether it be my immediate family and dear friends, or the other 6 and a half billion people with whom I share this beauty planet. When someone is somehow touched by something I have created, I feel a beautiful surge of fundamental validation.

3. Do you have any fears when creating? Are your family & friends supportive of the things you create?

I used to fear that I wouldn’t get the opportunity to create something “important” enough! (Ah, the narcissism of youth!) Then I had a rivetingly beautiful experience which taught me that to lift and inspire just one soul qualifies as a smashing success! I am insanely blessed with the most supportive family and friends a creation-junkie could dream of! They are especially supportive when my creations involve chocolate…

4. How do you find time to create?

This can be one of my most daunting challenges, and yet it is crutial! When I surrender into the creative process, I experience a delicious connection with my Source, and this in turn assists me in other areas of my life…even the mundane minutia. So I am learning to take the time to honor inspiration when it is present, and trust that I can get to the rest!

5. Words of inspiration to creative chicks:

Trust your gifts, treasure your soul, give your everything, and love like crazy! You are already changing the world around you with the beauty within you!

Tara Starling celebrity makeup artist

Should you get the opportunity to spend time with Tara Starling, do everything in your power to make it happen.  Tara has lit up my life.  And I don’t just love her because she told me that I’m a “goddess” after doing my makeup (still on a high from that).  I love her for how she engages me in finding beauty in my life.  I love her for her tender kindness.  And I love her for recognizing the importance of chocolate in our daily diets.  Wherever Tara is, there will be chocolate.  And just like chocolate, you can’t help but leave Tara with a sweet taste for life and a happiness-high.

Check out Tara’s most recent project where she inspires adolescent girls to find their true beauty: Starling Beauty Academy

Also, here’s the link for her store, Anastasia’s Attic, blog:

And, yes, the last time I visited Tara at Anastasia’s Attic she sprinkled “fairy dust” on me and my two daughters… and we loved it!