Friday, January 10th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever converted a friend or family member into a beauty buff? Share!
Temptalia's AnswerI don’t think I’ve truly converted anyone I know in “real life” into a full fledged beauty buff.

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43 thoughts on “Have you ever converted a friend or family member into a beauty buff?

  1. No!! I’ve tried so very hard! My sisters, and best friend are tomboys, and my mom likes wearing makeup, but she doesn’t like shopping for it. I wish I could though!

  2. C

    No, my friends love my skill and ask me to do their makeup, but that’s the extent of it. My sister treats my hobbies and me as a person like a novelty, so although she’s into makeup she thinks how seriously I take it is a big joke. It’s kind of hard to convert someone because it’s a lot easy to just look at a picture and think ”I wish I could do that” then close the tab and forget about it, LOL.

    • Avatar of Jessica Jessica

      I get this a lot. I’m not a makeup artist, but I have a whole lot of makeup for my personal use. More than any one person really NEEDS, and i have a ton of drugstore but also a ton of high end products. I get grief about it from so many people just because it’s a hobby that I enjoy.

  3. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    No, but I’ve never tried. The closest I’ve come is convincing a few friends that having more than 3 lip products & a few eyeshadow trios/quads *is* necessary, LOL!

    What I find a bit amusing, though, is within my circle, I own the most makeup, and do the most elaborate looks, yet I’m the only one who can leave home completely bare-faced!

  4. My sister has gotten into makeup A LOT more than she has previously, but I don’t think she really is a buff quite yet. But seeing her get excited about a Sephora is good progress for me!

  5. Perhaps not full-fledged beauty buff, per se, but I think I’ve converted some of my friends into beauty enthusiasts, at least.

  6. Avatar of Whitney Whitney

    No. They all think I’m nuts and pat me cautiously on the head like I could start frothing at the mouth at any given moment. My friends and family compliment me on how put together I am and how nicely I “do” my face, but most of them prefer to admire from a safe distance. For fear it might be catching, you know ;-).

  7. I’m getting my step mom into it… I gave her a big box of nail polish and beauty stuff for her birthday this year, and she has fun playing with it when my dad’s out (he’s one of those ‘women shouldn’t use makeup/you’re beautiful just the way you are’ types, which is lovely, but it tends to harsh your squee when you want to play dress-up)

  8. Avatar of Jessica Jessica

    Funny that this came up as a question….I have recently converted my aunt (only 10 years older than me) into a broader view of beauty products. I feel like a proud mama bear. She never wore foundation, and would ONLY use L’oreal products (nothing wrong with L’oreal, I love some of their products) and would only apply her shadows with her finger. I have opened her up to higher end (as well as good quality drug-store), the use of brushes, blending, the use of multiple colors on the eye, and lots more. She’s still much more picky than me, but there’s been a lot of awesome progress in the last couple months. I haven’t gotten her to wear blush yet, but slowly but surely. :)

  9. not really! i have tried with my lil sis but nope not yet! :-)
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  10. Avatar of Catherine CatherineM

    No, not really. They do ask me to do their makeup and hair when we’re going out, and I have managed to convert my sister into using brushes for her eye makeup instead of those dreadful applicators that come with palettes, but that’s about it. Most of my friends still shake their heads when I’m spending hours at Sephora comparing lipglosses or the ingredients of moisturizer.

  11. I don’t think I’ve seriously converted anyone – mostly because I don’t really talk to many people in real life about makeup!

    About the most I could claim to have done was introduced someone to a shade they weren’t used to wearing…maybe? :-P
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  12. Zainab

    My mother, maybe, I’ve introduced her to brands other than Clinique at least.

  13. rosé

    Yes!
    A very good friend of mine was a simple beautygirl, without hunting down LEs. Now she´s totally into beauty stuff, just like me.

  14. grlnxdor

    I’m not sure if I “converted” someone, but I have “contributed” to someone’s beauty hobby. My daughter and I have been giving my son’s girlfriend makeup and beauty gift cards for holidays and birthdays. She seems to appreciate these gifts and recently gushed that she had picked up Naked 3 after seeing me open it up on Christmas. She’s lovely and at 23 really doesn’t need makeup, but it’s a good way for the three of us to bond. My son, of course worries about the $$ spent. Oh, well!

  15. I tried, but failed miserably. My mum for example, showed her lots of great stuff, got her eyeshadow base, and nothing, she hardly uses anything much more than she did usually.
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  16. I haven’t other than my ten year old who is a beauty bluff in training she is quite familiar with MAC and urban decay and lots of other brands we play with makeup together and she is quite into nails which I never do on myself ( I work in metal fab so there’s no sense for me to do nails) but I allow her to wear a bit of makeup she truely enjoys it; it gives her confidence which she has issues with nothing over the top of course but it makes her happy and she really enjoys the act of putting on a bit of sparkly eyeshadow or a pink gloss on her lips it makes me happy to see her have that :) she will be a pro by the time she is a teen and I think that it’s something we will be able to bond over :) my sister turned me to a beauty buff when I was 25 I was late in the game but now I’m a collector and I love my palettes and such and enjoy playing with them with my little one :)

  17. Unfortunately, I don’t think so. My friends always ask me about makeup and all, and there were probably multiple instances of friends purchasing makeup because I recommended them to, but I have yet to make someone as obsessed over makeup as I am. :lol:
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    • Oh, and I’ve gotten my mom to add a bunch of new things to her daily makeup routine, but I don’t think that’s considered as “converting” because she has loved makeup from the beginning. I got it from her, actually, but I’m pretty sure her situation isn’t as grave as mine… :roll:

  18. Yup! My friends/acquaintences tend to ask me beauty/makeup advice, and I turned my cousin into a makeup monster! She never used to wear any makeup, and she has never truly needed it, but it’s FUN! She went from chapstick to a collection of lipstick that (almost) rivals mine, from mineral powder foundation to REAL foundation (hehe), from “I-don’t-understand-the-point-of blush” to owning a few and she’s slowly but surely catching up to my almost 350 bottles of nail polish!

  19. One of my best friends lol. I was such a late bloomer to the makeup game because literally no one around me wore makeup. It wasn’t until I was going on 22 (and sick of looking 12) that I decided to teach myself how to apply makeup. You know that saying, “you never know who may be watching”? It’s so true lol. My bff and I were roommates at the time and she would silently watch me practice. Then she started watching YouTube vids and buying makeup with me lol. She’s still not as crazed as I am but she’s a cake face now and I LOVE it lol! Now if I can only convert my longtime bff to wear more than gloss lol
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  20. Vee

    Yes….kind of. I’ve made my mom and sister more interested in makeup, but they’re not obsessed with it like I am. My mom didn’t know about BB/CC Creams until I told her about them, and now she’s been trying out different ones. My sister’s a little harder to convince. She’ll wear blush and lipstick now, but very minimally. Baby steps, but I’ll keep working on it! But they both think I’m nuts, for being so obsessed with makeup.

  21. Nikki

    I think I converted my sister into a beauty buff without even realizing it. Growing up, I was always the girly girl and she was the tom-boy who never even wore dresses and skirts. Once I went to college, my love for beauty products and makeup took off, and I’d always ask for makeup as gifts for my birthday and Christmas which she’d always buy. Over time, buying stuff for me and seeing me wear it peaked her curiosity, and she started seeking out my opinion of beauty products, asking me to shop for makeup with her, and asking me to do her makeup for special occasions. Slowly but surely, she’s following in my footsteps of being a girly girl. She even owns a couple dresses and skirts now. Although it was never my intention, I’m so glad I rubbed off on her! ;-) Lol

  22. Avatar of Ellen Ellen

    Ooh, yes, my one of best friends. Now we’re in it together, spending too much money and having tons of fun playing around with colors :)

  23. Christine Joy Luikuo

    I don’t think I did but then there were so rare times when my sisters would use my makeup for fun, mostly the eye products. There was once when they tried applying eyeshadows and eyeliners themselves and my youngest sister so boldly tried applying eyeshadows on me. It was horrible but funny at the same time. I never asked them to learn makeup so it amuses me when they suddenly want to do it, even if they’re not doing it seriously.

  24. I definitely have gotten a couple of people a bit more into makeup (I’ve had a few people paint their nails more often because I was into it, etc). But I can’t say that I have truly converted someone when it comes to all aspects of beauty.

  25. Surprisingly, I have! I think my YouTube channel helped with that since she would always watch my videos, haha.
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  26. My sister has a lot more makeup than she used to because of me. She never really wore makeup at all unless it was a special occasion and I did it for her. I’ve taught her some tips and now she rarely leaves a drugstore without picking up something new. I don’t foresee her having drawers of makeup like I do but it’s definitely a big change for her. Now my mom has become a full blown makeup lover! She didn’t wear much when I was little but now she reads Temptalia and her collection is huge! So I’d say it was a joint effort. I turned her over to you and you were the one that converted her! :)
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  27. Not entirely but between my already beauty obsessed friend and I we’ve made one of our friends change her mentality about makeup! She used to say that makeup was fake and just disapproved of it, the only thing she would use was lipstick and black liner on the waterline. Now she’s open to eyeshadow, and winged liner for events. She accepts the idea of makeup and we got her to step into MAC and try out lipsticks! I’d think that’s progress. I also am slowly transitioning my mom into using brushes instead of applicators.
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  28. No, and I haven’t tried, but my Mum managed to convert me three years ago after I resisted cosmetics successfully through my teenage years!
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  29. Avatar of Samantha Samantha

    Not really-I have been a “bad influence” on a few people with my love of product, but it is usually a fleeting fancy for them. Most of the time, people just walk up to me (whether I know them or not), and say, “I wish I could do that everyday.”

  30. Avatar of Susan Susan Dowman Nevling

    My daughter and her friends used to sit on my bed and watch me apply make up all the time. My daughter who is now 39 is a make up lover and so is my granddaughter.

  31. My mom already wore a bit of makeup, but my growing interest in it drew her in. I love it! I’ve been trying to get her to wear some more noticeable lip colors, but it’s slow going. We’ll get there some day. My best friend also fell deeper down the cosmetic rabbit hole when I started getting super into it, and now we commiserate over the new products, it’s so much fun. I also have another friend that I got into ipsy bags, and so now she’s trying out new kinds of stuff. I love sharing my interest in makeup with others, because it’s kind of something that a ton of women are somewhat into, so you have that in common and can go from there.

  32. My mom! She never wore makeup. Though I don’t know if it’s because of me or not, she started using foundation and blush and ask me about these things (makeup and skincare) because I read all the reviews. :)

  33. Yeahhh , absolutely …
    my neighbor :D and more then my friend her hubby is soooo happy to see her :D
    i feel so proud :d
    made her buy MAC and ILLAMASQUA Lipstick , bourjois foundation and MAC Concealer and now she also understood that ” less is more” .. dont hoard and pick things wisely :D
    i truly feel blessed when i see her happy and confident face :D
    while she was learning how to apply eye liner , she would come to me with question mark on her face – is the application correct ? ( that expression )
    .. I use to feel sooo happy :D
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  34. and for me … its one and only TEMPTALIA , who converted me into a beauty buff
    i still rem , I do use to wear makeup before and after marriage but not muchhhh …. and I almost stopped wearing makeup after my son was born and on his 1st b’day I was looking so simple ( dumb in actual ) and my cousins were saying .. “please apply some lipstick or eye liner ” , as his b’day celebration was hugeee … and I was looking like ” lady next door”

    and then after few months , I started browsing “SEPHORA” and “MAC” and always use to land here , I was huge fan of good housekeeping mag , so always google the products they mentioned

    trust me .. i was clueless what is blog and you know what I use to do ?
    read the post and close the window ..
    had no idea it is like a newspaper with daily news …
    i still remember it was much much muchhh later I started clicking on “HOME PAGE” and then i realized ohhhh we get daily feeds here :( :( :( and came to know “TEMPTALIA” is a “BLOG” , electronic newspaper through comments …

    and then some “ask temptalia” sessions and now there is no looking back ..

    Christine , you were and you always will be the most important part of my life when it comes to beauty …
    you made me so confident and when am here – I AM what I AM
    i know you trust me on this dear :D
    I feel like 16 yr old girl .. who is excited to see colors and dream about them and wants to own them some day :D
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    • Thank you so much, Rashmi! I am very lucky and blessed to have such a loyal reader in you! :)

      • pls add MADDDD and CRAZZYYYY along with Loyal :)
        when i type here I have allll smiles on my face and my cheeks hurts when i read your replies and I always connect your replies with your voice which I hear in videos ( imaginations you know )
        as if you are talking to me …

        you should again start doing video reviews … top 5 red / pinks / eyeshadows / liners and then we all could see the excitement on your face and hear it ….
        i know you are busy dear :D but we all would love to see that series
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  35. Avatar of Kulpreet KK

    I tried with my sis but it went no where….I recently sent her 2 blushes – the Balm Frat Boy and Cabana boy. One is a coral and the other a pink with a hint of purple. She calls me and to ask why i sent to blushes of the same colour to her – “They are both pinkish”! I think i choked!!!

  36. No, not to that extent. However, I have converted both of my grandmothers to wearing modern and interesting colors of nail polish instead of only red and pink. Also, I have gotten my friends into particular products like Seche Vite and Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners. Friends and family are always getting samples and recommendations from me. (It’s not my job, just my passion.)