New beauty trend: the bleached brow look

November 2, 2010

Highly defined brows may have been a big trend at the S/S 2011 GANT show but another rising trend in fashion is almost it’s complete opposite; the bleached brow look.  For 2010, natural shapes may still the predominant eyebrow style; however, one thing has definitely taken a big turn is color.  Bleached brows are popping up all over the place on the runway, in photo shoots, and even on America’s Next Top Model.

Whether you are working on a photo shoot, or just looking to try this look out yourself, knowing how to get the bleached brow look without the commitment of actually bleaching your brows is a valuable bit of knowledge that every makeup artist should know.

Getting the bleached brow look with TEMPTU PRO:

1.  Start by applying S/B Primer on and around the brow area.  This will help prime and perfect the skin, allowing for an even smoother makeup application.

2.  Next use S/B Adjuster in 030 White to cover up the brow and set a natural base for the lighter brow color.  You may have to apply more then one layer for darker brows.

3.  Finally to get that bleached brow look, airbrush S/B Airbrow Color 064 Natural Blonde onto the brow area until desired color is achieved.  If you want to lighten the color for a whiter, more dramatic effect, add a drop or two of our lighter S/B Foundation shades like, 001 Porcelain or 002 Blush Ivory to your gun’s cup.

Voila!  You now have a bleached brow that’s runway-ready or picture perfect without the commitment of actually having to bleach your brows

TEMPTU PRO and American Idiot on ABC’s Broadway Backstage Fall Preview

October 26, 2010

TEMPTU was featured Saturday on WABC New York Backstage Broadway Preview previewing the top shows to hit the stage this Fall Season. WABC’s reporters and Bernadette Peters go backstage for Green Day’s American Idiot stage show to speak with the makeup designers and TEMPTU PRO’s own Jenai Chin to talk tattoos, TEMPTU temporary tattoos. The segment includes an interview with Stark Sands the star of the show and why he loves wearing TEMPTU PRO temporary tattoos. Click on the video image to watch the segment.

Anthony Merante brings a little color back into our face

October 20, 2010

Just because the bright days of Summer have come and gone doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the vibrant summer colors we all love.  TEMPTU PRO Anthony Merante demonstrates how you can bring a little more color into your face this fall with TEMPTU PRO S/B Foundations in this hot beauty shoot for BE magazine.

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A Poetic Winter with TEMPTU PRO

October 18, 2010

After two editorial collaborations this month, it seems photographer Paolo Roversi has found a muse in Ford Models’ Valerija Kelava.  In Vogue Italia’s October issue, Roversi captures the haunting quality of Valerija’s look perfectly with his ethereal photos and makeup artist, Max DeLorme, adds a touch of wintry beauty via healthy, glowing skin created by using TEMPTU PRO Airbrush Makeup.

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Create realistic cuts and gashes with TEMPTU PRO

October 13, 2010

When creating Special F/X, whether it be for a Halloween costume or for film, knowing how to create realistic cuts and gashes can really come in handy.  In the spirit of the most gory holiday of the year, we would like to share with you how to create cuts and gashes so real looking you’ll be able to fool everyone.

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TEMPTU On the Runway

September 16, 2010

New York Fashion week hit the runaways this past week with Spring 2011 collections. Check out what the TEMPTU PRO team did for Lorick using the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System.

For Spring, the LORICK Collection was inspired by the late painter Agnes Martin with cool, light, minimal forms prevailing. As the designer Abigail Lorick explains, “The Lorick Lady should feel a strong and calming force from this collection.” Deanna Melluso, key makeup artist for TEMPTU PRO created a look that was clean, minimal with subtle and simple color, a “sunkissed city girl” for the Spring.

* TEMPTU AIRpod Foundation for the skin for overall even tone – dewy and flawless
* TEMPTU AIRpod Highlighter in Bronze on the outer edges of the apples of the cheeks for contour
and warm shimmer
* TEMPTU AIRpod Blush in Peony (out in Spring 2011) on the apple of the cheeks as a pop of rosy color
* TEMPTU RETOUCH in Translucent in the t-zone

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Never Say Goodbye to Summer

September 10, 2010

Summer is coming to an end so quickly! What to do about keeping that sunkissed look year round without the sun filled days?

Here is a great way to add a bronzed glow to any client! 

  1. Airbrush correct S/B Foundation shade to the face
  2. Mix S/B Foundation #009 and a tiny drop of S/B Adjuster in Violet
  3. Lightly spray onto your client’s skin, focusing on the outer edges of the cheeks, forehead and a little across the nose, where sunlight naturally highlights the face

*This color is especially great for warming up the edges on your males clients, creating a little depth without the look of makeup or too much powder.

Enjoy the last bit of summer 2010!

Kristina Duff – Guest Blogger and Hollywood Makeup Artist

TEMPTU PRO on The New Buckcherry Album Cover

September 1, 2010


LA based MUA, Amber Griffin recently did the makeup for Buckcherry’s new album cover using TEMPTU PRO products!

Amber used our S/B foundation and colors, with a combination of airbrushing and hand painting, to create the flower child inspired look for the cover.

Buckcherry is an awesome Grammy-nominated hard rock band, and their new album, All Night Long, was released this August and is their best one yet!

Amber is also an incredible MUA that has worked on some of coolest rock star, such as Katy Perry, Carmen Electra, Motley Crew, Smashing Pumpkins, and even Paris Hilton! The list goes on!

Check out this amazing full body shot of the model for the cover. Her body is covered in airbrushed and hand painted designs using TEMPTU PRO S/B Hi-Def, and Adjuster Colors.

We love it! Don’t you?

Celebrity MUA favors Temptu!

August 25, 2010


Kimberley Bosso is a fabulous makeup artist based in Los Angeles. She has worked with top celebrties such as Zac Effron, Matt Damon, Neil Patrick Harris, and even the Jonas Brothers! Her work is absolutely amazing. Just take a look at her portfolio to see for yourself.

Kimberley loves using Temptu on her clients as she says “I will just leave you with this…. My ultimate favorite brand of airbrush makeup is Temptu. There isn’t any other makeup product that is comparable in my opinion.”

Thanks Kim! We love being part of your wonderful creations!

Here’s a treat for all you aspiring makeup artists out there – Kimberley teaches incredible classes in Los Angeles. It’s a great opportunity so jump on it now! Click here for more info on her courses.

Pro Tip of the Week

August 20, 2010

Kristina Duff touching up Courtney Hansen

Wow, it’s been a busy week! A 2 day photo shoot in Death Valley was intense with 120 degree heat, but working in the hot CA sun was a no-sweat job, thanks to my TEMPTU PRO S/B makeup!

 This week’s tip:

 How to pull off multiple looks with limited time without starting fresh.

1.  Remove the makeup from the eye area with a makeup remover wipe (followed by a cotton pad with water to rid the skin of any remover residue)

 2.  Airbrush the base back on and blend back into the 1st layer of foundation.

 3.  It’s been my experience with other foundations that they don’t blend and the line is apparent similar to that if you chip you nail polish and try to fill it back in. TEMPTU PRO S/B Foundation is easier to blend, even if it is already set!!

 4.  Tap a little S/B Mixing Medium into the base that has already set if you want some extra blending room. Viola-the base is set and you’re ready to do your next look!

Enjoy these Summer days and don’t forget your SPF! Oh, if you weren’t sure, sun block should be applied between the moisturizer and the primer. Wait a few minutes for the SPF to set in and then apply your TEMPTU PRO S/B Primer, followed by TEMPTU PRO S/B Foundation of course.

 -Kristina Duff ,  Celebrity Makeup Artist & Guest Blogger

How to Spend It with Alek Wek in TEMPTU PRO

August 20, 2010

How to Spend It, FT’s multi-award-winning magazine, has been celebrating beauty and style with sumptuous images and insightful features. This month’s cache includes super model favorite, Alek Wek, modeling textures and prints for the fashion forward piece Global Gathering. 

MUA Nives Riddles complimented the bold prints by airbrushing TEMPTU PRO S/B colors in Hi Def Pink, Blush color Raspberry, Adjuster colors Blue & VioletShimmer colors Gold & White Shimmer, and hints of Hi Def color Yellow.  See below for a closer look! 

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Tips from the Pros

August 14, 2010



We are thrilled to announce our new Friday from the Field Guest Blogger, Kristina Duff. Kristina is a celebrity makeup artist working in Los Angeles behind the scenes on television, film, photoshoots and red carpet events. Her credits include So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Mad Men, CNN among many many others. Look for her pro tips on Friday’s TEMPTU PRO blog for the next couple of months.

 Read on for her inaugural blog… 

Kristina Duff & Lauren G

Working on So You Think You Can Dance, Season 7, was both an honor and a pleasure!!!

Under the department head Amy Strozzi, I was able to put my talents to use on some pretty amazing faces!

TEMPTU PRO S/B is the only foundation I have in my kit. I generally airbrush on all my gigs, but sometimes I play around with other techniques. 

Have you ever just brushed on the S/B foundation??? Well that’s what I did here, for Lauren G of the All Star Team. I applied her makeup 6 hours prior to when this photo was taken…

If you ever find yourself in a pinch without a compressor or perhaps working a gig where they prefer you to use traditional makeup application techniques (or if the director specifically asks you to use something really sheer….brushing on the S/B formula will give you a BEAUTIFUL result! You can lightly apply for sheer or add layers for a full, yet skin like coverage.

I started with prepping her skin….toner, eye cream, moisturizer…and PRIMER (don’t forget your TEMPTU PRO S/B Primer)!! Then I went to town with S/B foundation #6 on a palette and a brush in my hand.

VIOLA!!!! Enjoy this new tip and have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!!!

-Kristina Duff

TEMPTU: The Real Fountain of Youth

August 13, 2010


What’s your secret to a youthful glow?

We’ll tell you ours… TEMPTU’s Silicone based formulas!

  • TEMPTU’s consumer and professional lines fill in fine lines and pores, taking years off of your appearance in mere minutes, even seconds!
  • Spray away unwanted signs of aging and reveal the true you!
  • And now, you can not only get youthful radiance in a flash but also try TEMPTU’s bronzing highlighters for a summer glow without the harmful aging affects of the sun!

YouTube Beauty Guru Spotlight: JulieG

August 6, 2010

When it comes to beauty product reviews and tutorials nothing beats a good beauty blog or YouTube channel. With 19,562 followers on Twitter and 230,343 YouTube subscribers it’s safe to say JulieG713 is one of the most popular makeup mavens on the web and one of our favorites at TEMPTU. Wanting to know more about the woman behind the makeup, we asked Julie G a few questions.

 TEMPTU: What does beauty mean to you?

 JulieG: Beauty comes from within. Being kind and gracious is beautiful.

 TEMPTU: What 3 things would you take with you to a deserted island?

 JulieG: Sunscreen, Ipod, and my best friends!

 TEMPTU: What’s your favorite TEMPTU product – of what you’ve tried so far?

 JulieG: I love the TEMPTU PRO Concealer Wheel.  I have dark under eye circles and skin discoloration, so it helps to even things out with the different color choices!

 TEMPTU: What one thing is ALWAYS in your makeup bag?

 JulieG: Eye lash curler

 TEMPTU: Night or Day?

 JulieG: Night

 TEMPTU: Matte or Dewy?

 JulieG: Dewy

 TEMPTU: Bronzer or Blush?

 JulieG: Both!

 TEMPTU: Short or Long?

 JulieG: Long

 TEMPTU: Pool or Beach?

 JulieG: Beach

 TEMPTU: Diamonds or Pearls?

 JulieG: Diamonds

 Thanks JulieG! We can’t wait to see what’s on your YT channel next!

Click Here! to see JulieG’s tutorial on summer makeup, Coral-Glow Summer Skin featuring our Limited edition AIR pod™ Enhance Kit Blush & Highlighter in Summer Glam.


August 4, 2010

Yesterday was a rocking Monday at Naimie’s Beauty Center in North Hollywood as patrons gathered to eat, dance, get haircuts AND tattoos…all for a good cause!   Naimie’s paired up TIGI’s Rockaholic Tour to help sponsor local charity, Atta Girl, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services and support to women in transition, including victims of domestic violence, and young girls emancipated from the foster care system.

The event included $25 haircuts, a silent auction, and food provided by the infamous Grilled Cheese Truck. 

Check out the highlights below!

Waiting for a haircut

Kristina Duff, Founder & President of Atta Girl, Inc

Levi rounding up the troops

Rock out!

Team Atta Girl!

Comic-Con 2010

July 30, 2010

Comic-Con, held annually in San Diego for over 40 years, started off about comic books but for the past few years it has evolved into a new source for movies, television, video games, toys, and of course, the costumes.

The range of characters and attention to detail is mind blowing. Characters from movies often have better costumes than the ones seen on screen. It all depends on how much time, money, and creativity can be put into it. There was no shortage of Stormtroopers, with varying levels of quality. My favorite was a fellow who had done his armor with paper plates and a white bucket! Genius. Why not have fun and be silly with it?

Comic-Con also has become a mecca for all things ZOMBIE.  This year included a zombie walk, but the real buzz at the convention was about Frank Darabont’s new series on AMC, The Walking Dead.  

Based on the series of graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, Walking Dead chronicles the survival of Sherif Rick Grimes and his family in a world of zombies. Conventioneers were treated to a preview and panel, showcasing the fantastic F/X makeup work of Greg Nicotero and crew.

Much to the chagrin of local industry, the series shoots in Georgia, and features zombies made up in 100+ degree heat! Nicotero elaborated on this, emphasizing the need for numerous touch ups. Various zombies were even hired to promote the show on the streets around San Diego. Look for the premier this October.

-Brian Kinney, Guest Blogger & Makeup FX Artist Working in Hollywood

Charlotte Salt gets a TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeover!

July 30, 2010


TEMPTU LA hosted Charlotte Salt, up-and-coming british actress, from The Tudors and Beowolf!  Not only does Charlotte hail on the big screen, but she has turned her passion for beauty and health into an amazing blog, In the Eye of the Beholder, as a forum for reviews on brands, tips from professional makeup artists, and tips on general health and well being.  

We were thrilled she stopped by to check out the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System for herself, and after a quick one on one lesson, you can see how gorgeous she looks!

Check out her blog HERE!

TEMPTU Triple Premier Weekend

July 27, 2010

It was a highly anticipated Premier weekend both for the big screen and for home viewers with back to back drama AMC style, all showcasing TEMPTU and TEMPTU PRO products!  Check out below for the big hits and what product was used.

SALT, the highly anticipated Angelia Jolie espionage film, CIA agent accused of being a Russian Spy.

-Makeup Artist Vincent Schicchi used the TEMPTU PRO Dura Palette Grease & Grime on various actors to depict dirt, road rash, and grass stains.


Mad Men, back for Season 4 of the sexy and styled Madison Ava advertising world of the ‘60s, drew a record breaking of 2.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere.   Airs every Sunday at 10/9c on AMC.

- The Mad Men Makeup Department  airbrushed various characters with the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System & Pods


Rubicon, starring James Badge Dale, from 24 and HBO’s The Pacific, stars as an intelligence analyst who uncovers a global conspiracy.  Airs after Mad Men every Sunday at 11/10c on AMC.

-Makeup Artist, Vincent Schicchi, works his magic once again with TEMPTU PRO DURA products.

V66: The Sexy Body Issue

July 23, 2010

Oh summertime! July, the hottest month of the summer, is appropriately fitting for V Magazine’s The Sexy Body Issue. Among the 50 featured hot bodies, New York based MUA, Ralph Siliciano, had a hand in crafting two of the sexist looks. 

You might have to look closely to see, but the female model’s soccer jersey is 100%  painted on! The design, as well as the tattoo, were a combination of hand applied and airbrush techniques using TEMPTU PRO DURA inks. That’s hot!

On newstands now or visit for the online issue now!

Carrie Underwood Wears TEMPTU on her Wedding Day

July 22, 2010



In the fairytale wedding that trumps all, Carrie Underwood wed Canadian hockey player, Mike Fisher, last weekend at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, GA. To beat the heat and humidity, Carrie’s makeup artist, Melissa Schleicher chose to use the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System. Here’s what Melissa has to say about TEMPTU:

TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup helped Carrie survive the 100 degree Atlanta heat and humidity during her wedding, her makeup was flawless from beginning to end.  I love TEMPTU airbrush makeup because not only does it look beautiful in person but also in pictures, and no need for touch-ups on the photos. And now, airbrushing is not just for the pros like myself, but now anyone can go to Sephora and start airbrushing.”

So what are you waiting for?  Go to or and start airbrushing today!

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