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Lovely MUA

Posts: 23

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US

Hello, I have been unhappy with the coverage from the temptu concealer wheel. After mixing it with a drop of s/b foundation it just doesn't cover dark circles. Does anyone have a suggestion or technique to increase the coverage or another concealer that they love with temptu s/b??

Thank you!!

Mar 30 13 12:46 pm Link

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ArtistryImage

Posts: 2838

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Lovely MUA wrote:
...unhappy with the coverage from the temptu concealer wheel. After mixing it with a drop of s/b foundation

Have you considered not thinning it i.e. applying straight (after transferring from wheel to a mixing palette) this works well for me...

That said, my primary issue with the TEMPTU concealer wheel is it lacks enough deeper tones to accommodate the beautiful rich hue/chroma of women of color... to accomplish effective concealer coverage in this scenario I use RCMA thinned with a tad of TEMPTU's Mixing Medium (as per guidance from TEMPTU Support) problem solved smile

Your other option is to simply layer a lighter tint/shade/tone of S/B foundation in the area you wish to mask out the darkness... you'll need a lower psi and use a small nozzle diameter to do this effectively... Note: I've had clients mention that the product/airstream is a little uncomfortable on their sensitive eye area... it's wise to practice on the soft underside of your wrist until you achieve a feature light touch when working close in (at 1 or 2 inches)...  hope this helps...

Gota love TEMPTU S/B for bridal... the only coverage I've found to go the distance without any issues... your brides can't cry it off... and it won't rub off on the grooms attire...  love using a 24hour lip stain for bridal also, they can't kiss it off... enough said...

Mar 31 13 08:28 am Link

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Lovely MUA

Posts: 23

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US

Thanks for the advice. I heard the concealer must be mixed with foundation/ mixing medium or it won't set and will look crepy, which I have experienced. Good to know that you have made it work. do u set it with invisible difference? I have heard good things about this product (other than color range issues) but also that there is a 'learning curve' so I though maybe there was some special technique. I would like to master it if i can! i am considering purchasing cinema secrets for color range.

May I ask what your favorite 24 hour lip stain is? I also do bridal work. I usually have them purchase the lipstick from their consultation because I have found the long lasting lipsticks to either feel too dry or wear off unevenly. Thanks again! Your work is inspiring!

Mar 31 13 09:26 am Link

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ArtistryImage

Posts: 2838

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Lovely MUA wrote:
...May I ask what your favorite 24 hour lip stain is?

Either Revlon ColorStay (Overtime) or Mayelline SuperStay 24 2-Step
I give the client the applicator tube along with a mini compact in a complimentary ornate lit' bag... they love it smile

note: workflow is of merit for the lip decor... I always prep the lips first (moisturize and prime) and use a wax pencil to provide an even base...

not a fan of setting TEMPTU S/B with powder since this will diminish it's dewy glow... there's lit' need to since once set it isn't going anywhere... lol

yep, love bridal... it's absolutely my fav... especially enjoy working with all ethnicities...

Mar 31 13 05:34 pm Link

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Jessica deBen

Posts: 44

Los Angeles, California, US

Temptu has another wheel with adjusters and I use the peach for dark under eye circles and then go over that with s/b concealer wheel shades. OR even better is back bubbling the adjuster s/b liquid with their s/b foundation shade and airbrushing the under eye. Flawless! And s/b needs a silica-based (NOT talc) loose powder to set it without breaking up the integrity of the finish. Most cheaper powders are talc based and not good for s/b. Temptu sells their setting powder and its texture is silky and silica-based.

Apr 01 13 10:50 am Link

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jmorrismua

Posts: 56

Chicago, Illinois, US

I would love to watch someone use the temptu adjusters mixed with sb foundation under the eye area so that i can incorporate this technique.

Which silica foundation do you recommend? I think I've been using the wrong type of powder to set my silicone foundations. i've been using ben nye. thanks for any input.

May 26 13 02:40 am Link

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ArtistryImage

Posts: 2838

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Jocelyn Marie Morris wrote:
I would love to watch someone use the temptu adjusters mixed with sb foundation...

An option might be training with Makeup Artist: Vincent Ford, who has teamed up with TEMPTU for many years as an instructor to teach his airbrush expertise... albeit Chicago is a tad bit away form LA...

Here's his take on the S/B Adjustors... Circa 04-17-09

Vincent Ford wrote:
Ok here is what I do: 

So, for the s/b adjusters I love them.  They all can be used with s/b or any silicone foundation.  You'll notice some of the shades are more pink or olive based and some are really warm like #7 and #8.  Sometimes though if you mix 2 shades to get the right color the undertone might not work.  Like between #5 and #6 one is pink and one is olive.

I use the yellow adjuster all the time.  I add one drop in to get a yellow undertone or working with Asian skintones.  The adjusters will need to be added in slowly.  Sometimes I will put just a tad (not a full drop) on the end of a brush or disposable mascara wand stem and mix it into the airbrush bowl.  I use this color to not only make yellow undertones but just to fight any red and pink within the other shades.

Red I add to light shades to make them more pink.  If you add a tiny tiny amount (its strong) to some of the lighter yellow shades you'll get a beautiful peach tone that works with pink light skin.  You can also make a beautiful coral blush this way that is natural.  If you have an East Indian model for example you can adjust any of the darker shades to match perfectly.  For reddish African American tones use the violet, tip below.

Green I've used but not often.  I've mixed it into #5 or #6 for a more olive complexion if they have a strong olive undertone.  But its strong like the red so make sure you put just a slight bit on the end of a brush.  You can also mix it into a lighter shade and spot treat redness or blemishes.  If someone has really bad rosecea you can use this and airbrush a light layer over to combat it mixed with the foundation shade.  You can also use this to make a more neutral shade from the warmer colors.

Violet is awesome.  If you have any of the blushes you can mix violet in to make a great contour shade.  The color called "blush" mixed with a drop of violet does this best.  Also you can mix it in any darker shade to make a contour seeing most contour colors have that violet undertone.  Sometimes if you are working on black skin and you find the right s/b shade but they have a warm red undertone you can mix violet in to darken a lighter shade while adding the redish undertone you need so their skin doesn't appear ashy.  For really dark warm skin tones I prefer to use a lighter shade like #10 instead of #12 and slowly add in violet to achieve the undertone and the right shade.  It looks better and lifts the skin.

Blue I've used for fun effects like in #1 to do ghost or dead looking skin you can add a bit.  I think they did this for Johnny Dep to get that ghastly skin in Sweeney Todd.  You can also add the tiniest bit to orange based tones like #7 or #8 to cool and even them out.  Or if you get a model with that fake orange self tanner and want to even out their skin you can mix some into the foundation.  It will also cool off any of the warmer shades but has to be barely any added.  I've also added it to the coral blush to tone it down.  The coral shade is quite vibrant by itself.

Black and white are used to adjust shades lightness or darkness.  I use the white mostly with blushes.  The foundations would look off if you lightened them this way.  The only exception is #1 & #2 can be adjusted this way safely.  For the blushes the plum color mixed with white makes a gorgeous rosy cheek.  You can also make a light mauve lip color this way.  I've also airbrushed the white or black for fashion or avante guard looks.

The highlighters can be added to foundations for a nice glow.  The bronze highlighter added to #7 or #8 makes a beautiful bronzer with a glow.  I prefer to highlight though by hand as the airbrush method is tricky to blend correctly.  I mostly add it to moisturizers that are really creamy and thick.

As for...

Jocelyn Marie Morris wrote:
I think I've been using the wrong type of powder to set my silicone foundations...

Have you considered TEMPTU's product? Invisible Difference Finishing Powder

It comes in three shades which I find essential since I regularly work with talent of all ethnicities...

all the best on your journey...

May 27 13 06:02 am Link

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jmorrismua

Posts: 56

Chicago, Illinois, US

Thanks! I'll check it out :-)

May 28 13 11:27 am Link