Best of TEMPTU on the Runway

August 26, 2013  |  Backstage with TEMPTU

TEMPTU: Favorite Moments in Fashion

TEMPTU has been the “behind the scenes brand of choice” that professional makeup artists use backstage to create looks for the runway. Since the launch of its first airbrush foundation in 1996, TEMPTU has been featured on the runways of Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Anna Sui, John Galliano, BCBG MAX AZRIA, Hervé Léger, Reem Acra, Victoria’s Secret, and many others.

Here are our favorite moments on the runway through the years:

2008: celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman used TEMPTU to get the perfect bright yellow eye shadow for Behnaz Sarafpour’s Fall 2008 Collection.

Gucci Westman uses TEMPTU for  Behnaz Sarafpour

TEMPTU at Reem Acra in 2009 NYFW
In 2009, TEMPTU was backstage at Reem Acra’s Spring/Summer 2010. For the designer, spring was all about beautiful flowing dresses and soft colors. The Temptu Pro team took this inspiration and created a feminine, beautiful look to compliment the designer’s vision on the runway, using only enough foundation to cover any blemishes and let healthy skin show through.

S/B Blush in Peach (#42) was used on the apples of the cheeks.
S/B Highlighter Pink Pearl (#50) was used on top of the cheeks and around the brow bone.
The eyes were a mixture of the Rich Brown Airbrow Color (#61) and the S/B Adjuster in Violet (#35).


In 2010, makeup artist Lisa Butler created a super casual, soft and fresh makeup look for Max Azria’s Spring 2011 Runway show that was a perfect look for Spring using TEMPTU AIRpod Blush in Blushing Coral on cupid’s bow and bottom of the lip.  At the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, super talented makeup and body artist William Lemon III created tribal body art on model Emanuela de Paula and her entourage of dancers using TEMPTU PRO Dura Paint in Black.

TEMPTU at Max Azria S/S 2011 and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2010

2011 was all about the glow.

The TEMPTU PRO team created a radiant, ethereal look for the Jenny Packham show that’s simply gorgeous. Highlighters were the stars of the dewy looks at Max Azria’s Hervé Léger Fall 2011S/B Highlighter in Champagne Shimmer was used from the cheek to the brow bone. S/B Adjuster in Red was airbrushed on the eyelids for an edgy look while the upper and lower lash lines were lined using the same Red Adjuster and a brush to make the eyes pop. For Max Azria’s Hervé Léger Spring 2012 show, key makeup artist Lisa Butler transformed the models into glowing, golden goddesses.

TEMPTU at Jenny Packham and Herve Leger shows in 2011

In 2012, Lisa Butler used the same neutral color, TEMPTU AIRpod Blush in Nude Pink, on the lips, cheeks and on the top of the lid, to add dimension and a warm flush to the face. The result: soft and minimalistic but gorgeous, flawless faces that highlight the equestrian-inspired Hervé Léger by Max Azria’s Fall 2012 Collection.

Makeup legend Val Garland created one of TEMPTU’s most iconic looks for BCBG SS13 in NYFW Fall 2012 using AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne and AIRpod Bronzer in Warm Glow to highlight and contour, and Washed Rose Blush on the lips. Inspired by Kate Moss, it’s the cool girl, sexy look without too much makeup. Get this timeless look here.

A highlight of 2012 is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Tattoo artist Stephanie Tamez used TEMPTU PRO tattoo transfers to create one of the show’s most talked-about looks,  “The Painted Lady” on supermodel Liu Wen.

TEMPTU at Hervé Léger F/W 12, BCBG SS13, and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

TEMPTU at NYFW Fall 2013In 2013, TEMPTU gets edgy and transcendental with the threeASFOUR Pret-a-Couture show, inspired by Ophiuchus, the 13th zodiac sign.  Key makeup artist Andrea Helgadottir created an out-of-this world look using a mix of TEMPTU AIRpod Foundation and TEMPTU PRO S/B Multicolors.

Beautiful creatures who looked part Sailor Moon and part Viking princess walked the runway with oceanic blue lips and flawless faces. For the show-stopping teal blue lips, mix one drop of S/B Foundation in Porcelain with two drops of S/B Multicolor in Navy and two drops of S/B Multicolor in Teal. Use a lip brush or bare fingers to pat onto lips.

Most recently, TEMPTU made a splash as the official makeup sponsor of 6 Shore Road in Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Miami with a bold and fresh look. Key Makeup Artist Michelle Cameau kept eyes natural yet defined with a pop of color, using TEMPTU PRO S/B Highlighter in Silver Shimmer under the eyes

TEMPTU at 6 Shore Road at Miami Fashion Week 2013




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