Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you copy looks you see on others? Do you find yourself inspired or eager to copy a look you’ve seen on someone (in person, YouTube, tutorial, etc.)? Why/why not?

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46 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – Do you copy looks you see on others?

  1. Briodmun

    Recently i’ve been a complete sucker for copying other people’s looks/parts of their look. Infact, I have even made a small notebook to carry around so that if i do see something awesome on anyone i make sure to note it down for another time! It’s great when I’m lacking imagination one monday morning lol.

  2. Jules

    Absolutely! There are many talented women out there and sometimes you run out of ideas.

  3. Jam

    i copy you! thats for sure!

  4. lisa

    Yup all the time even some that u do!

  5. s.

    Well, not exactly. I use others’ as guidelines especially for the colors matching because I’m not good at the matching. The look might look nice on other but mingt not on everyone.

  6. Tekoa

    Guilty as charged. In fact, that’s how I found this site. Twas cruising the web looking for inspiration.

  7. Tracey

    I dont like to copy other styles but I like to look at them for inspiration. Looking at the way others do makeup helps me think out the box from my usual routine… its fun. ^_^

  8. I definitely do. In fact, I just copied the aquavert, stars n rockets, and parrot eye you have on the site :)

  9. Sharonda

    I like to look at other looks for inspiration.Not copying the whole thing but I also look for new ways to get the look.

  10. hanfiro

    YES, without a doubt. LIKE YOU! LOL

  11. Lydia

    Yes, I always do… I copy lots of the ones off this blog!

  12. Ruby

    I actually have a lil “portfolio” of magazine clippings of makeup looks that I like to use when I’m in a “rut”
    And of course…a whole folder in computer devoted to makeup looks xD.

  13. victoria

    me too. i like to learn about the color combination and it gives me inspiration, too.

  14. Skyler

    Well, you already know my answer to this: hell yeah! πŸ˜› Usually I substitute if I don’t have the product or don’t like a certain colour combination. But I get inspired by other looks all the time. I have done sooo many of yours, lots of Leesha’s, lots of others from YouTube tutorials, tons of MAC face charts. Inspiration is awesome! πŸ˜€

  15. Janis

    I definitely look at other people’s looks (like yours) for inspiration! Some I copy down to the last detail but some I alter a bit coz of the differences in eye shape, skintone, etc. But it’s also fun for me to come up with my own looks as well and hopefully, I’ll be able to share them with you guys soon!

  16. Dawn

    I wouldn’t say “copy” persay, because I like my own style. I do look through magazines and online tutorials to get an idea of what colors are out there and what makes a good blend, then I take it from there. You give great ideas and I thank you for that.

  17. Pearl

    I try to be a spitting image of you Christine! You should be a model. Oh, I could just picture you as a fafi doll too! I try to do all the looks you do Christine, but I’m not nearly as talented in the eye area. I can’t ever seem to get my eyelashes to stick up like spikes like you do. I don’t know if I’ll ever master the looks like you do, but I will definitely try. I adore and idolize you in every way. I think that you have changed the lives of many women, old and young, including mine and are an angel sent from above. Everything you do is absolutely wonderous!!! If I could copy everything about you I would! I print out copies of your looks and it takes me about 3 hours to achieve your look. How do you make it look so effortless and perfectly statue esque?

  18. tatiana

    i did once, but it looked like i got punched in the eye and had to do my whole makeup again!!!!

    so i do my own thing instead of some one else’s work lol!

  19. tatiana

    oh yeah, the whole pin up neutral eye bold lip is my thing cuz im not sooo great at bold eye shadow looks…

    hair is more of my calling!

  20. Myra

    I’m late, but I just found out youtube has a make-up tutorial, so I somewhat try to mirror the look, most of the youtube artist that I’ve come across aren’t black/African descent (which I am) so I definitely have to substitution some of the colors but I mainly look and watch to see where they place certain colors and how they blend the colors, for some ides. And like most of the people who comment, I too have created a makeup book, with some of your works and the handwritten work from youtube, for days I have no idea on what to do.

  21. Erin

    Yes, I totally do. I also take note of perhaps what *doesn’t* work, if you know what I mean.


  23. Julie

    Yes, I do :)
    I’m ALWAYS on youtube, and I ALWAYS look at tutorials while I’m on it.