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.
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...