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I definitely look up to Dustin, he’s really creative and innovative. I think what sets him apart is that he’s an artist and seems to come at makeup from an art perspective, which results in his stuff being seriously cool!

I look up to Christine as well – I really respect her opinion and reviews!

Haha you’re welcome! I had to mention you! I value your opinion really highly, almost NO other bloggers are as thorough in reviewing and testing products. I also love that you do a blog as opposed to videos, it just suits me, I’m a reader, not a video watcher!

There are too many to list, but off the top of my head:
Kevin James Bennet – because he has a good attitude and is really funny, but also very skilled at what he does
Kabuki – the man is a makeup god, let’s just leave it at that
Kristofer Buckle (I hope I spelled that right :/ meh) – flawless with the skill… just flawless
xsparkage/Leesha and queenofblending/Lauren – because both are super colorful and awesome and have great personalities
Julie (of Julieg713) – because she’s gorgeous and the nicest person ever
and of course, you Christine because well… I would be nothing without Temptalia. The amount of work and love you put into this blog is awe-inspiring. Stay awesome <3

Lisa Eldridge is a great inspiration to me, please also have a look at Linda Hallberg from Sweden!
And of course – you are a great inspiration Temptalia!

Pat McGrath has done some great things for the runway (the brands she works with are hit-and-miss though, but I suppose that’s not really her fault). I consider Kabuki to be legendary.

I absolutely respect and adore Lisa Eldridge. She is such a nice person and I am grateful that she shares her makeup secrets with us….

My godmother, as her makeup is always very natural while enhancing her features in a most elegant way. It contributes to her not looking a day over 40 though she’s in her early fifties.

Lisa Eldridge also, for her simple yet effective ways of doing all sorts of makeup…and sharing them in lovely videos ♥

Dusty and Angie! (: I look up to them for the same reasons as you. I’ d add you to my list as well. Your knowledge, skill and work ethic are inspiring.

Lisa Eldrige, I have to say her Marilyn Monroe tutorial was superb. It has to be one of the BEST YouTube makeup tutorials I’ve ever seen. The way she explained the techniques was so thorough and engaging. I was wowed! I also really admire Nicola Haste from Pixiwoo, she really tranforms herself during her tutorials and she has the sweetest personality, can’t help but love her. The Pixiwoo sisters are the reason I have really gotten into makeup, their techniques are very good and I love the range of makeup they use. I love that they use different models also because it shows us techniques for different skin colors, and face shapes. Not everyone has their gorgeous faces. Let’s not forget Christine, who provides us daily with so much information about what’s new, giving us in my opinion honest reviews. I actually pull up your blog when I’m out shopping for products. There are any more I admire, but these are my favs.

My mom didn’t wear makeup when I was growing up — just lipstick. Now she wears a little more in terms of face products, but she’s still not an expert by any means.

As an Asian American, it was really difficult to understand how to apply makeup based on my skintone, bone structure, and, of course, eyes. To make it even tougher, I don’t have monolids; I have a double lid, so I guess you’d call it a hooded eye. So when I was growing up, if a magazine felt like throwing a bone to the Asian community, the tutorial would always be for a monolid.

So basically, my long story short…YouTube makeup “gurus” have 100% helped me in learning about makeup and being able to apply it to my own face. Even though I’m 25, I’m good but not great at makeup, and I’m still learning how to use it, thanks to folks on YouTube.

I love the girls from pixiwoo! I just really appreciate their videos and they time they put into them and finding new products to show.

Lisa Eldridge has been a huge influence on me. I love her philosophy of makeup and the “less is more” approach. Her red carpet looks and editorial work are just as amazing as her Youtube videos. And I love that she doesn’t used TONS of products for one look…..which isn’t really trendy at the moment but I think that idea works better on the red carpet and in every day life.

Lisa Eldridge. Our skin tones are on opposite ends of the spectrum (I’m darker skinned) but she always explains what colour works best for darker skin tones – and she’s always right. She’s taught me so much about makeup, and my makeup game is so much more refined and focused thanks to her. And now I come here for reviews and wordup on new products.

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