Throwback to Halloweens Past

October 30, 2013  |  Inspiration  |  No Comments
L: Half Corpse Half Zombie Halloween Special FX by Lina Hang; R: Melissa, Halloween 2012

Boo! Happy Halloween!

We love Halloweens at TEMPTU. It’s that time of year when our makeup artists get to be really creative with monsters, zombies, werewolves, vampires, fairies, iconic starlets, etc..

There’s simply no limit to the imagination here at the office when you have bottles and palettes of Dura in all…

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Intern Diaries: My Amazing Experience in Our Special F/X Class

October 28, 2013  |  Workshops & Events  |  No Comments

I (Christian Jensen) was extremely excited to find out that I was to be the model for our class this past Friday, here at TEMPTU, in which Makeup Artist Anastasia Durasova was showing the Patricia Field team how to create some fantastic Halloween looks. This was the finished look that…

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Best of TEMPTU on the Runway

August 26, 2013  |  Backstage with TEMPTU  |  No Comments
TEMPTU's NYFW Favorites

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,…

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TEMPTU PRO As Seen On Ink Master

August 20, 2013  |  NEW AT TEMPTU, Press  |  No Comments
TEMPTU as seen in Ink Master

Things got WILD on Spike TV’s Ink Master Episode 306: Animal Instinct! The contestants used TEMPTU PRO’s Dura inks to turn bikini babes into nature’s fiercest animals…and a porcupine. To watch highlights of the episode, click here.


May Featured Artist: Vincent Ford

April 26, 2013  |  Featured Artists  |  No Comments
TEMPTU Vincent



Everyone knows Hollywood can make you or break you, so don’t be fooled by his warm smile- Makeup Artist Vincent Ford is no pushover. He’s taken his talents from the drama room to major red carpets. He’s also quite the celeb in the wedding world. Just ask his agent! Read More

Color Correction 101

January 9, 2013  |  Tips & Technique  |  No Comments

January is our Color Correction Month! For any makeup artist, especially for professionals, knowledge of color correction is a requirement. It’s the first step in covering visible flaws, from acne to brown spots to that nasty scar you got from a sample sale fight. For those who see green and yellow concealer in the drugstore and cringe in confusion, here’s a breakdown of what’s what: Read More

IYENGAR Gala with Martha Stewart

November 16, 2012  |  Events  |  No Comments

If there’s one thing New Yorkers know how to do, it’s throw a party. At Wednesday’s 25th Anniversary of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (IYAGNY), Makeup Artist/Costume Designer Darrell Thorne, used a steady hand and A LOT of TEMPTU Pro Dura (16 shades to be exact) to set the stage for the gala’s honoree and longtime supporter, Martha Stewart.

Thorne captured the spirit of the night with incredible animated features and extravagant costumes. The gods were definitely out to play! Read More

A brief history of DURA

April 26, 2011  |  NEW AT TEMPTU  |  No Comments

Do you know what was the original TEMPTU makeup formula?  Believe it or not it was our DURA Airbrush Makeup.  With 94 shades, 2 formulas, and  both liquid and palette forms, DURA is by far the most expansive of our makeup lines.  In honor of the makeup that helped give birth to TEMPTU, we give you a brief history of DURA airbrush makeup.

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Eye Candy: playing in paint

April 25, 2011  |  Eye Candy  |  No Comments

As children, many of us have experienced the joy that a pile of paint can bring.  Squishing it in between your fingers, toes, or brushes and letting your imagination run wild while you bring new world into fruition can be an amazing feeling.  Sadly, this is one activity that as adults many of us let go along with stuffed animals and believing in the tooth fairy.  The TEMPTU team thinks it’s time we all tap into our creative inner child and get back to playing in paint!
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A few moments with MUA Jonah Levy PT 3

April 19, 2011  |  Featured Artists  |  No Comments

It’s our last installment of A few moments with Jonah Levy! It’s been so amazing getting to pick the brain of a makeup and special effects artist of Jonah Levy’s caliber. you better believe we saved the best for last! The question we had be dying to ask Jonah throughout IMATS New York was …..

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