At Home Airbrushing :TEMPTU



Have you ever picked up a consumer magazine like Cosmopolitan or GQ and sneered at the celebrity on the cover and said, "That's so airbrushed!"? Your suspicions were probably accurate as many magazines use digital photo enhancing software like Adobe Photoshop to make cover girls (and guys) look flawless. Airbrushing isn't simply a click and drag of the mouse; what most forget is that airbrushing is a makeup artist technique. Many pro MAs are trained to operate airbrush machines that spray a micro-mist of foundation onto the skin to achieve an impeccable complexion. A major producer of this pro tool, TEMPTU is bringing that technology from backstage to your bathroom.

TEMPTU advertises itself a mini airbrush machine that gives you the same finish as professional-grade airbrushes. Besides the soft-focus immaculate finish, TEMPTU has its cons. This perfection painter comes with a hefty price tag. Beauty authority, SEPHORA.com, retails this product for $225 (US) which only includes the AIRbrush Makeup System. Makeup is not included and the AIRbrush only works with TEMPTU AIRpod™ foundation ($55). TEMPTU says its pod foundations last 2-3 months but a novice will most likely use more product than they should in the initial trial and error phase before they get the hang of it. So if you have $300 to spare and your roommates won't mind waking up to the sound of a noisy air compressor in the morning then the TEMPTU Makeup System is for you.
(Photo: Sephora.com)

3 thoughts:

Carson Shold said...

That's pretty cool, but I'm not sure it will be as effective as Photoshop can be. Take a look at this link to see a time lapse video of a model ending up on a billboard. They change her jawline along with her skin, among other things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3YvvFbsj94

(if copy and pasting that doesn't work, google 'Time Lapse Billboard Photoshop')

K said...

Wow! First of all - I want this product! I wonder if everyday people actually purchase the TEMPTU. It would also be interesting to know if television stations are using it now (especially because everyone is converting to HD) to makeup news anchors and personalities. If my face was in High Def. I would hope so! Your post got me thinking about other "professional" full-coverage makeup brands. One in particular I came across at Sephora called Make Up For Ever. The sales girl said it's used in film and television. I would be interested to find out more if you ever decided to post about it!

Layton said...

and now I know...

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