This past weekend the first ever IMATS New York was held at 82 Mercer in Soho. The TEMPTU PRO team was there to experience this momentous occasion first hand. We were happy to welcome the makeup and special effects expertise of Jonah Levy both at the TEMPTU PRO booth, and on the Open Forum Stage. After his amazing Zombieland demo, we took a few moments to sit Jonah down and ask him a few questions about his inspirations, favorite projects, and what he thought about IMATS’s New York debut.
This Sunday from 12:15 – 1:15 PM at IMATS New York, TEMPTU PRO will be hosting a Special F/X Class taught by zombie master Jonah Levy.
Jonah will be using airbrush and traditional techniques to create various special make-up effects. Using TEMPTU PRO’s Dura Palettes, Inks, and S/B line, he will demonstrate techniques to Read the rest of this entry »
We had a great turnout this past weekend at The Makeup Show LA. TEMPTU PRO launched a new selection of 12 S/B Multicolors for cheeks, lips, AND eyes. Teal was the hands down show favorite, with Lavender, Wine, and Platinum close behind.
For her Fall 2011 collection, Stacey Clark designer of the California-based Odilon held a multi-media presentation for her Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week Debut. Clark’s collection was inspired by the myth of the Greek Goddess Persephone and her transformation from a young, naïve girl into the womanly, unwilling queen of the underworld. The multi-media presentation included a short film by filmmaker Alia Raza featuring Hailey Gates, accompanied by a live music set by DJ Rachel Chandler. Artist / makeup artist William Lemon III will keyed the makeup for TEMPTU PRO.
Non-stop crowds, and a packed Sunday class of 56 people (standing room only!) easily made this year’s show our best yet at ISSE. TEMPTU PRO makeup artists Levi Vieira, Eloisa Barreto, and Jackie Fan worked their airbrush magic on many trade show attendees. The star of the show, however, was our TEMPTU PRO S/B Airbrush Makeup!
Pantone, the end-all be-all of color, has announced 2011 to be the year of pink, or Honeysuckle to be more specific. Says the Pantone’s press release, “Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you, and carry you. [...] Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage, and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.” Who knew pink was so powerful? You can steal the hottest color of 2011 easily just by going to shop.temptupro.com!
Did you miss out on signing up for our February 14th class? Due to popular demand, our New York location is adding another Advanced Beauty class date to our calendar! Call 212-675-4000 today to reserve your place in our new March 21st class! Don’t miss your chance to learn to airbrush like the pros! Wonder if this class is for you? Keep reading!
Yesterday TEMPTU PRO held another successful set of Basic Airbrush Training Workshops at both our New York and Los Angeles locations. Don’t miss out on your chance to take your airbrushing, SFX, and temporary tattooing skills to the next level in 2011! Class dates from January to June are now on our website.
To sign up for a class, simply check the dates for any of our Basic, Advanced, Special F/X, or Tattoo Workshops. Next call either our New York (212-675-4000) or Los Angeles (213-739-1800) location and reserve a spot in the class you want. It’s that easy!
Our February Advanced class is already full. Don’t miss out on the class you want, sign up today!
Don’t miss out on your chance at exclusive TEMPTU PRO trade show deals and promotions! We are kicking off our trade show season this month at both IMATS London and ISSE Long Beach. Can’t make these shows? Don’t fret, you still have many more chances to learn from TEMPTU PRO artists, and get the very best deals on TEMPTU PRO product! Check out our list of upcoming trade shows by clicking HERE.
ATTENTION ALL ASPIRING AIRBRUSH MAKEUP ARTISTS: Don’t miss out on the the perfect opportunity to get your makeup kit airbrush ready!
TEMPTU PRO has made it a breeze for you to add Airbrush Makeup to your business. From our Introductory to our Professional kit, we have a variety of different set ups which combine our makeup, essentials, equipment, and training. You’ll get everything you need to get started in the professional world of airbrush makeup. Simply enter HOLIDAYBROW10 at checkout and get a free S/B airbrow kit with the purchase of any Intro or Pro kit. That’s an $85 savings on one of our most popular beauty products! Let 2011 be the year you bring your beauty business to the next level, by offering TEMPTU PRO airbrush beauty services!
Check out this fun pic of Elle Johnson that I took earlier this year!
Ellen Johnson is an amazing TV writer who is currently working on The Glades and other cool upcoming shows. I had the pleasure of meeting her while I was working on the TV show, Saving Grace. Elle decided that it was time for her to update her publicity pictures…so that’s exactly what we did!
- Temporary tattoos were all over the runways this year! TEMPTU did tattoos for some awesome shows during fashion week….Check out the pics below
Temporary tattoos are such a hot trend right now! They are the easiest way to add some edge to your look without the permanent commitment. You could apply new tattoos to go with each outfit, and simply wipe it off at the end of the day!
They are great for photo shoots when you want to create a different character for each shot.
Temporary tattoos are the new accessory! Use your body as a canvas and express yourself in a new, hip way!
Get your hands on these temporary tattoos asap! Or should I say, get these temporary tattoos on you!
Time to channel your inner 80′s Material Girl!
Bold brows are back for the season!
Thin and over plucked brows are out totally out! Say hello to thick, Brooke Shields-esque brows, that were seen all over the runways for Fall & Spring!
Brows are extremely important when creating a makeup look. Bold brows define the character of the face.
Tip: An attempt for bold brows can easily go wrong – First you want to make sure your eyebrows are groomed – Thick brows = yes, Uni-brow = NO!
The most important thing to remember is to always use an eyebrow color that is one shade lighter than your natural color. This will create a natural, more modern look that does not look out-dated.
Check out the TEMPTU PRO S/B Airbrow Set to help you achieve flawless, natural looking, fierce brows!
Match those brows with sexy, bold red lips and you’re ready for your close-up!
Max Azria’s Spring 2011 Runway show highlighted a super casual, soft, and fresh makeup look, sure to be a hit for the Spring. Designed by makeup artist Lisa Butler and carried out by the TEMPTU PRO team, see below for the details!
The desired look for the show was to produce angelic-looking, youthful girls. The makeup was soft to compliment the collection which was made up of soft and muted peaches and creams.
“On the skin, we’re using a silicone and water hybrid, brush-on foundation called TEMPTU RETOUCH FOUNDATION to cancel out any redness and give a fresh, dewy look,” explained Lisa Butler.
To achieve a heavenly glow, makeup artists brushed the TEMPTU RETOUCH HIGHLIGHTER in Pink Pearl a little bit higher than the model’s natural cheekbones. They also used the same color on the model’s arms, legs, and décolletage to add a nice sheen.
To finish off the look, they added a peach blush just below the apples of the cheeks and left the lips and eyes bare.
Nothing to it! A beautiful soft and simple look that is totally wearable and easy to recreate!
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
Great news for all you Special FX MUA’s out there who are looking for your next big break!
Syfy Network is searching for the next great Special FX Make-up Artist for their new competitve reality show called FACE OFF.
The grand prize is $100,000!
Open call auditions will be held in Florida, Saturday September 11th – Check out the flyer for more details
If you think you are what they are looking for, make sure you get out to the open call audition and show them your skills! It’s a great opportunity to launch your career, not to mention all that cash!
For details and a contestant application email: FaceOFFLosAngeles@gmail.com
The Emmy Awards were this past Sunday, and Angela Kinsey looked gorgeous!
I swear every year gets better and better!
The man that’s in the picture with me below, is Theodore Leaf. Theodore does Angela’s hair and we really make a great team. Teamwork is key to me in the business, and on days like the Emmy’s, I actually prefer to work with the hair stylist at the same time so the look comes to life all at once!
Tip of the week: Concealer: Blend, Blend, Blend!
I am a total blender! Blending is the key to perfect color match! You never want it to be obvious that someone has concealer on.
Here are my steps to flawless skin:
- First I fill my airbrush with TEMPTU PRO S/B Foundation #004 and #006.
- Then I spray some of the foundation onto my palette, to mix it with my concealer – this gets me the closest color match possible
- Next, I apply the concealer where it’s needed and I blend it out to make sure there are no brush strokes (everything shows up on HD!)
- Once I’m done concealing, I airbrush the foundation
- To complete the look, I dusted TEMPTU PRO Invisible Difference Powder ONE and perfecto!
Amazing, flawless skin!
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend! Till next week! Kristina Duff – Guest Blogger and Hollywood Makeup Artist
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.
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
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?
TEMPTU: Matte or Dewy?
TEMPTU: Bronzer or Blush?
TEMPTU: Short or Long?
TEMPTU: Pool or Beach?
TEMPTU: Diamonds or Pearls?
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.