Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Temptalia Asks You

If you could create a make up collection based on any film, which one would it be? Why?

Temptalia's AnswerFinding Nemo! The bright, clear colors make it a total yes for me.

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155 thoughts on “If you could create a make up collection based on any film, which one would it be?

  1. Probably Tim Burtion’s Alice in Wonderland. Because I thought the makeup was colourful and very artistic.

  2. Love the idea of Finding Nemo!

    I’d go for something with a really classic dark smokey eyes / red lips / perfect skin type look – I feel like I just saw a film that epitomized that, but nothing is coming to mind.

  3. Miriam

    I love so many movies but if I had to pick one it’d probably be The Goonies. It’s exciting, adventurous, and fun. I imagine the packaging to have a Baby Ruth, One Eye’d Willy, a pirate ship, the map, and characters from the movie on it. As for the eye shadows, they’d all be jewel toned since they’re in search of One Eye’d Willy’s treasure.

  4. I’d go with xxxHolic The Movie ~A Midsummer Night’s Dream~. The muted palette with pops of color combined with intricate designs of the elements make it a clear choice for me.

  5. Makaegan

    Probably Pride & Prejudice. Earth tones, simple elegant and natural looking. Or Memoirs of a Geisha because everything in that film is so rich and luxurious and stunning. But these might just be my cultural/historical fascinations speaking. Lol.

  6. Rachel

    Avatar! The color range is gorgeous, and if I could, I would totally sport glowing green on my face!

  7. Pawsha

    Gone With The Wind………….

  8. Jasmine

    Alice In Wonderland For Sure’!

  9. GrisellB

    Harry potter! Imagine a palette for each house?! That would be amazing.

  10. Maggie

    Marie Antoinette! It would be able to have all the gorgeous pastels but also incorporate dark colors for the masquerade ball scenes. And it would have over the top (and sturdy!) ornate packaging. Sophia Coppola made that movie so inspiring for me at least =)

  11. Maria

    Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride and the palette for shadows will definitely be for smokey eye looks. I can also imagine some unique blend of colors for the lipsticks. 😀

  12. Rachael

    Hunger Games. There’s so much you can do btwn the capital and the provinces. Glitz, glam, war. The options are endless

  13. shontay

    The Hunger Games! There are no rules. You can go for smokey eyes and nude lips to play up the grittiness of battle or go for full out glam to reflect the characters that live in the capital. I can’t wait for that movie.

  14. Veronica

    Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City

    Bold, sharp neutrals with the occasional burst of conspicuously contrasting color.

    • Jasmine Valistreri

      Yes! I loved the contrast and artistry involved in the color choices of the movie. That is the sort of palette that would be both wearable and bold. I would not only buy this palette (it would have to have some Frank Miller art on the front), but I would wear it all the time too.

  15. Catherine

    Beatles movies I mean with every era comes such a variety of colors. Mop top era can be neutrals, while the psychedelic era would be bright.

    • sunny

      this is such a great idea!

      haha, i just pictured a makeup look based on the song “lucy in the sky with diamonds”….insanely fun!

      • Catherine

        Oh yeah, a night sky shade would be called “A Hard Days Night,” A neutral money like grassy green shade called, “Can’t Buy Me Love.”a bright yellow shadow called “Yellow Submarine,” a pallet with yellow and green and orange shades could be called “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” There are just so many possibilities.

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    • Danielle

      I agree! There are so many colors you could go with and in so many types of finishes! I would totes by a Labyrinth collection! The names would be killer too =)

    • The VERY first movie I thought of was Labyrinth! Worst part is that I actually can’t stand that movie – But it’s burned into my brain from the too many times that I watched it as a kid… now it seems to be the first thing I think whenever anyone asks me anything. LOL

    • Amy

      I absolutely agree! Sweet pretty colors for Sarah, frosty cool tones for Jareth, earth tones and neutrals for the labyrinth and it’s denizens, and a bright pop of color for the fieries.

  17. Reese

    The Nightmare Before Christmas! Lots of smokey greys, purples and blue eyeshadows. Plus really deep, dramatic lip colors :)

  18. Gillian

    Although i would love to see an Alice in Wonderland palette, I am not a fan of the disney version as I am an avid Lewis Carroll fan. However, I love the idea of Finding Nemo, but I also thought that Winnie the Pooh and Monsters Inc. would make fantastic palettes.

  19. I would have to say the Lion King. Neutrals with Bold black eyeliners. Or lots of rich colors. Depending on which scenes lol

  20. Moulin Rouge! Phantom of the Opera! I also agree with the person who said Memoirs of a Geisha… that’d be lovely. ^_^

    • Catherine

      I think makeup forever already has moulin rouge covered. Although it’s more based on the actual cabaret instead but it still counts.

  21. Dinitchka

    Metropolis. Even though it is black and white, I LOVE the extra pale skin, dark lips and dark eyes.

  22. Christy

    A Harry Potter collection could be amazing! Good Vs evil. Soft and natural pallette’s as well as dark and intense.

  23. mumtaza

    Devdas(Shah Rukh Khan version), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Casablanca, Wings of a Dove, Fahrenheit 9/11, Purple Rain, West Side Story, Stolen Kisses

  24. mumtaza

    oh and why?

    Devdas(Shah Rukh Khan version): the lush green of Madhuri Dixit’s Lhengha choli the first night she dances for Devdas, the deep rouge of his sherwanis, the patterned floors, the rich marigold of the hindu temple, really everything… Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: The blue of Kajol’s sari, the yellow of the fields in India…, Casablanca: Imagine what everything would have been like if it hadn’t been in black and white! The meditteranean sky over Tangiers, her dresses,jewels, Rick’s tie, the creamy white and royal blue of the buildings, the women’s haiks and the men’s burnouses.. Wings of a Dove: All the velvety jewel tones of those Fortuny gown reproductions, the muted tones of London and the canals of Venice… Fahrenheit 9/11: smoke, ash, red, white and blue, silk ties, black hearts… Purple Rain: hello?! West Side Story: The dresses at the dance where Maria and Tony meet and up on the rooftop dancing… Stolen Kisses: the greys and blues of Paris, the soft pink cheeks of Jean-Pierre Leaud…

  25. winni

    It would have to be Kill Bill 1&2 for sure!!!

  26. Amanda

    The Wizard of Oz for sure! Emerald green and shimmering silver eyeshadows? Ruby red lips? Count me in!

    • Mariella

      Oh my stars…WHAT a fabulous idea. As I was reading through the replies, I just stopped DEAD at yours! “A Horse of a Different Colour” – I wonder what could be made of that (maybe a duochrome or tri-chrome shadow or a lip glaze with multi-coloured glitter)? What an idea!

    • Holly

      Yes please!!

    • Jane

      Oh I’ve already previously thought up an Oz collection called, “There’s no place like MAC”
      This is what I’d envision them to have…

      they should sell a few pro pigments/ glitters such as red glitter (how ruby slippers) and emerald green pigment.

      2 double edge pencils (like heatherette) one with a black and green to symbolise the wicked witch of the west and one with pink and silver to symbolise Glinda, the good witch of the north.

      a silver metalic nail polish called “tinman’ and a gold one called “lion”. or a silver paint pot called “tinman”

      several lipsticks with fun names like ‘no place like home’ and ‘poppy fields’ or possible repromotes of appropiate colours and a red dazzleglass called “ruby slippers”!

      posible quads or trios depicting the characters from the movie eg. a courage pallet, heart pallet, brains pallet etc. or like a ’emeral city’ pallete that could be metalic green! (think heatherette trio casing… but green instead of pink) or a red ruby slippers packaging, or a pallette with loads of bright colours… like that horse that changes colour all the time.

      sorry for getting so excited but it’s my favourite film ever and i think it would simply make, the best mac collection ever.

  27. Vicky

    Sweeney Todd.
    Smokey eyes, pale skin, dark lips or natural lips, cheek stains in mauve and in grey pink, so atmospherical!!

  28. Julia

    I’d go for something science fiction, like Moon or Bladerunner. Sleek packaging and some darker neutrals…..with the most perfect slate grey.

    Hell, just a collection releasing the most perfect slate grey would be enough for me.

  29. Carolann

    Clockwork Orange! For sure. There are endless possibilities with a psychedelic movie like that. And the main character’s signature one eyed makeup would make the promotional artwork so amazing!

  30. Sandra

    A Hunger Games Collection could be cool. It could be based on the Districts.
    For Example District 12 is known for the Coal Mines, so smokey eyeshadow shades would fit.
    And District 4 is known for its Sea and fishing. There shimmering greens and blues would be great.
    And maybe for the Capitol a crazy color mix like pinks, reds, violet and gold.

    (sorry for my bad english 😉

  31. It would have to be ‘Grease’ something for everyone, the natural ‘girl next door’ look to the ‘sexy rock chick’ look, special 50’s/60’s packaging would be a must too :) Jude xx @jadlgw

  32. Shelby

    The Breakfast Club! Something for everyone…a Criminal, a Princess, a Brain, Athlete, or Basketcase!

  33. In The Mood For Love by Wong Kar Wai. I loved the imagery in that film – so dreamy, soft, dim, sexy and elegant. And those dresses!

  34. Frances

    Not a favourite film of mine, but I would love to see a collection based on Devdas. It’s an Indian film, starring Aishwarya Rai. SO opulent. Lots of golds, bronzes, reds and greens. Lots of red lipstick, with a few great nudes thrown in. Bronzer. Eye liner up the proverbial wazoo! It’d be glorious.

    And now I’m sad.

  35. Yazmin

    Yay!! You Chose my question! Thankyou :)

    I have so many!

    A bollywood movie called Devdas, It’s full of gold and bold colours, or the chinese movie The Curse of the Golden Lotus Flower.

    Memoirs of a geisha! Can You imagine a Hatsumomo part of the collection, it would be bold and daring like Hatsumomo, or a fresh look like Chiyo, and then everything in that fresh look goes a bit more deeper like she did when she transformed into Sayuri! And then have a neutral look like Mameha!

    Mac really needs to makea Geisha-esque or Bollywood-esque collection, i know Mickey contractor’s collection was the closest thing to bollywood, but There is so much more inspiration Mac could take from Asia!

  36. Maureen

    Edward Scissorhands. Remember the neighborhood? Throw in some blacks and you’re set.

  37. DevilishDoll

    The Tinkerbell movie, lots of glitter and a combo of bright and pastel colors.

  38. Boogie Nights :) That would have been awesome! Names like “Amber Waves” and “Rollergirl” were just MEANT for makeup products! Admit it… you’d love a blush called “do you have any coke at this party?” LOL!

    Blue and copper eyeshadows, gel blushes, ultra-glossy red jelly lipglosses and a free Ring Pop with every purchase! SWOON!

  39. Nadia

    Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind.

    • Jeanie

      Oh, the colors would be so rich and dreamy! They’d definitely need a orangey lipstick called Clementine.

  40. Tina

    Definitely THE MASK! Soo many possibilities of colors and textures based on this fab movie..

  41. Emily K.

    Marie Antoinette for sure! Something soft and delicate for spring.

  42. Lana A

    The Virgin Suicides!

  43. Saturday Night Fever… the disco era…..if it included TV show, I would include “Mad Men” of the 60’s

  44. Safyre

    The Little Mermaid – I love anything mermaid and water-themed :)

  45. Oona

    Lord of the Rings (the complete trilogy)! That way there would be neutrals / earth tones (hobbits and ents), cool-toned colors (elves), smoky eye kits (Mordor)… Suitable for everyone! 😀

    • Mixed Berries

      That would be great!
      cool toned -mixed with silver and gold- colors (elves), metallic color (dwarves), earthy colores (men), bright colors (hobbits) and special packaging!

  46. Mango the mango

    Not really a movie, but I’d like to see a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic collection. Like maybe a palette for each of the 6 main pony characters, with special packaging for each that reflects their personality.

  47. Leah

    Donnie Darko….the brooding smoky greys and blacks would translate well for his inner turmoil. I would love to see a company like Illamasqua create a collection for that film.

  48. Ryan

    Edward Scissorhands! The first movie that came to mind… I love that movie!

  49. Jill

    Pulp Fiction.

  50. Patricia

    The Wizard of Oz: lots of different characters, a nice colour range and glitter!!!Think of a Dorothy’s shoes nail polish inspired…Gorgeous!!!

  51. Madison

    the hunger games….or harry potter

  52. Ter G/bobbysgeel

    Marie Antoinette. I loved all the pastel colors in that movie!

  53. Romina Elorrieta

    “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” PERIOD.

    Based on Audrey Hepburn’s beautiful outfits, recreating her absolutely amazing and impeccable style, s effortlessly chic and naturally elegant. That would be a collection for which I’d buy the whole lot.

    • Jeanie

      Instead of just Breakfast at Tiffany’s, they should just have an Audrey Hepburn collection. Then they could draw not only from BaT but also Roman Holiday, Funny Face etc.

      Assuming the quality was decent I would buy damn near everything.

    • Kenleigh

      Oh yes! And the packaging be Tiffany blue<3

  54. Ana

    The girl with the dragon tattoo or millenium trilogy… They will be such dark and beautiful colors!
    Or Harry Potter… They will be quite bright

  55. Anything from Tim Burton (people have mentioned Nightmare before Christmas, Corpse Bride, etc.). I can picture the smokey eyes and dramatic lip shades. LOVE!

    • Exactly my cup of tea! (I feel like a spammer today but since I released a collection based on Nightmare Before Xmas I’m so happy to see so many people like the idea!)

  56. Deb

    As far as recent films, Hugo would be an interesting choice for a steam-punk inspired collection!

  57. Hannah

    Due to my current obsession, Spirited away. Colours in anime are so vivid and you could have both smokey colours and bright crisp colours.

  58. Cynthia

    Sucker Punch, the lashes and glitter and smokey eyes are to die! And the come ions so dewy and young.

  59. Cynthia

    YES! to all my Tim Burton girls and guys!

  60. Definitely the Other Boleyn Girl. SO many sumptuous jewel-tones. Such sex-appeal 😉

  61. Tempest Paige

    Sucker Punch, The Falll, Matrix, Marie Antoinette…

  62. Cyntha

    Avatar, think of the blues!!!

  63. Miss J

    I can’t think of a particular film, but just anything that I could go absolutely crazy with creating! I would want a collection I could create with ultra-saturated, fun, unique colors. Glitter, duochrome, holographic… Different textures of glitter, jelly, and glossy finishes come to mind. And something I could put in awesome packaging. I still love MAC’s Heatherette packaging. I just want to go all out and create something bright, colorful, and fun!

  64. Hayley

    Party Monster.
    Glitter and neons EVERYWHERE. Plus, the packaging would be super cute.

  65. AVATAR!!

    With all the colors from all the colorful things in the movie :)

  66. Megan

    Miyazaki films, Hitchcock films, Amelie, or Black Swan.

  67. Clementine

    “Kill Bill” came to mind…

  68. femmelady

    Gosh! So many come to mind.

    Enchanted April – with blue for the ocean, green for the trees, ivory from the dresses and something in a brown for the rocks and mountains.

    Under the Tuscan Sun – Peach for Diane Lane, Pink for bougainvillea, a rich multi flecked golden umber for Bramasole, and a deep olive for the trees and vines.

    Moonstruck – Ah Cher! She’s really already wearing the palette in that movie. Rich burgundy, sparkling black, shimmerimg ivory, and a pale pink for lots of contrast on the eyes.

    Chocolate – Mayan Blue & Chocolate (of course) in white, milk and dark!

  69. Sexy Sadie


  70. Sarah C.

    Velvet Goldmine. 70s Glam Rock.

  71. Pamela

    I’ve always loved The Great Gatsby and there’s a new version out this year. I think much can be done with the inspiration of The Jazz Age. Dark plum lips and eyes that shimmer like the drop waist, fringe dresses would be a wonderful way to transform myself into Daisy Buchanan.

  72. Lynnie

    Is it cheating if I said “Downton Abbey?”

  73. An Education
    Memoirs of A Geisha
    The Artist

  74. Iris

    “In the mood for love”. It’s a Chinese film noir. The setting is Hongkong in 1960 where the beauty is portrayed by gorgeous complexion, intense black cat-eye and lavishly red lips. Romantic and beautiful but sad and ethereal.

  75. Hannah

    I was going to say “Belle du Jour” but NARS already did it… barring that, I would have to say “La Notte”

  76. Didi

    I would love for collection to come out based on the balloons in the movie Up! They were so vibrant and colorful I think there would be lots of potential. Basically any Disney/Pixar movie based collection would be pretty awesome. =)

  77. OMG LOVE THIS QUESTION!! I am obsessssseeeeed with old movies so these would be the movies I’d choose:

    Breakfast At Tiffanys, Some Like it Hot, Gone with the Wind, a Hitchcock film

    Not as old movie: Black Swan, Titanic, Chicago

  78. Kimmy V

    breakfast at tiffany’s! woot woot! :)

  79. Ana

    Batman!!! With special packaging =)

  80. Alison

    Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day!

  81. Ok my fave movie makeup is Moulin Rouge! and Titanic. Those are the movies that I sit and stare at the makeup more so than listen to what’s going on (granted I have watched both hundreds of times) but to be a little fun Austin Powers since they have the fun mod inspired swinging 60’s vibe.

  82. Yara

    (Moulin Rouge also)
    interesting question

  83. Hunter

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show for sure! MAC would do an INCREDIBLE job with that collection I’m sure.

  84. iliana

    If it were a full blown collection, I’d go with: Harry Potter, Alice In Wonderland (or any Tim Burton movie), Almost Famous, Across the Universe, Moulin Rouge (where they MUST resurrect the redhead MSF!), The Hunger Games and maybe Pocahontas. :)

    If it were a small collection, I’d pick something like Black Swan for its semi-neutral/gray+pink combo or 500 Days of Summer (blue fluidline with aqua-teal shimmer, a medium brown shadow, cream paintpot, black mascara, and maybe a wine lustre lipstick).

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  86. daylami

    Pleasantville: greys and brights. I love the suggestions of My Little Pony and Kill Bill, though.

  87. jess

    sex and the city!

  88. Little Miss Sunshine. That orangey toned yellow and the overall warm tones in the film would make for a really great summer or fall collection :)

  89. Ami

    The Prestige
    alternate era glamour
    dimly lit gas lamp glow
    glitter and sex-what’s not to love here?

  90. Maranda

    Breakfast at Tiffanys! Id make colors inspired by Audrey Hepburns makeup in the movie. The collection would also include a Tiffany blue nailpolish! <3

  91. Sarah

    1) Tommy
    2) any of the Wes Anderson movies, I love the coloring and tints of his films
    3) The Wizard of Oz…does any movie scream “Technicolor” more than this?

  92. Val

    How about Cleopatra? Can you imagine some of the eye makeup looks epecially with the eyelines?!

  93. Val

    Jessica Rabbit??

  94. Amanda

    I was thinking perhaps Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Although a Marylin Monroe collection would be beautiful.

  95. Carrie

    Titanic for sure : )

    classic, timeless, and glamourous!

  96. Celeste

    Full Metal Jacket. Can’t have enough olives, bronze, greys, and black ^.^ Such a great film too!

    Off topic: It would be awesome just to see a cosmetics company give the military a little salute once in a while. I’m so bored of all the cutesy frivolous collections.