Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What do you think of celebrity makeup? Do you often get inspired by or imitate your favorite celebrities? Do you even pay attention?

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42 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What do you think of celebrity makeup?

  1. Up until recently I didn’t usually pay attention, unless it was something different that caught my eye. Now I find myself looking with a more critical eye to try and dissect the look. I haven’t tried to imitate anything, at least.. not yet.

  2. Briodmun

    To be quite honest, if i see makeup on anyone (not just celebs) i do what Nepenthe does, to learn both the good and the bad, as well as any trends that might be decent. However if it’s terrible then i don’t hold back the lol’s.. i don’t think that’s so terrible :P.

  3. Silk

    As an MUA, I have a bad habit of noticing all makeup on anyone. I have noticed that most of the celebrity makeup lately is beauty shoots or neutral looks. I am a fan of singer Keyshia Coles’ makeup looks because her MUA seems to do a lot of bold and daring which looks, which I just adore.

    • Hi Silk,

      It’s always great to see a celeb who pulls out all the stops when it comes to makeup. I get bored of seeing the same look all the time!

  4. Sexy Sadie

    i notice, but do not copy.

  5. claudine

    i look i dont really copy …most of them are into neutral looks and i prefer bold looks with bold colors haha

    porn star make up looks great sometimes lol

  6. meg

    I love looking at celebrity makeup for Inspiration

  7. It depends. Most celebrities play it safe with their makeup and doing looks that we’ve all seen a million times. And I don’t usually want to play it safe.

    But there are some out there that give me inspiration. For instance, Kat Von D. While her brows are a bit much, her look is still inspiring. I guess that’s why she can charge so much for her new makeup line.

    • Hi Trisha,

      I’m with you – lots of the celebs wear the same look (not to say it doesn’t look good, though). Takes a lot for me to care about celebrity makeup, because it has to be different!

  8. Zoila

    I notice make-up on everyone.. but as for celebrities, I think a lot of the times their make-up looks a bit boring, at least for me. There’s only a very few celebrities that I take the time to notice because their make-up looks give me inspiration. Kim Kardashian and Kat Von D are some.

  9. Kaye

    I do look that and try to copy if I like it. Recently I copied Rhianna look in InStyle Mag. but it was neutral/taupe eye and light pink lip which made me realize that I have no light pink/baby pink lipstick and they made me buy, buy, buy. So that was exciting.

  10. Tekoa

    Utterly indifferent. Most of the time their looks are too boring.

  11. Tina

    I usually don’t because most celebrities play it safe and do neutral looks with the occassional smokey eyes. Although I appreciate a good smokey eye, I don’t really find celebrities “motivation” enough. I think now i’m starting to dissect high fashion models’ makeup because its just so professional and so… out there!

  12. Arika BH

    I absolutely love Rhianna’s style. She’s so bad ass. I love the looks she pulls off. I also watch M.I.A.’s makeup. She pulls off the boldest, most out there looks sometimes. Also Kim Kardashian has got the sexy, soft, smokey eye thing down, and I love her brows. In terms of makeup that’s who I watch.

  13. Zsofi

    yes,i have many celebrities who i “follow” in their looks,i mean i watch many pics of them. my fave actresses,models,singers:
    Jessica Simpson,J.Lo,Rihanna,Aaliyah,BeyoncĂ©,Mya,Fergie,Nicole Scherzinger,Victoria Becham,Eva Longoria,Devon Aoki…..
    it could continue on and on,there are many entertainers who have such nice stylist and makeup artist by thier side :-)
    sometimes they are nothing without the staff behind them.
    this shows that average people should have more confidence,anyone can be beautiful :-)

  14. von

    beyonce’s makeup always inspires me. i usually try to copy more from ads than I do celebrities. Like, i saw a gorgeous Louis vuitton ad with purple and red eyeshadow and I copied that.

  15. Liz

    If I happen to see a photo I like, I may be inspired to try something similar, but I don’t follow celebrities closely enough and, like others have said, most of them play it pretty safe. I’m more inspired by the folks who post their looks online – I’ve seen more creativity and inspiration in amateur FOTDs than in all the pro & celebrity shots I’ve seen combined! Even MAC’s promo images tend to fall short – and have you seen the new stuff on Sephora’s page? Really disappointing. Y’all have spoiled me :-D

  16. Beda

    Yeah, I like to see how ladies like Eva Longoria, Eva Mendez and other latinas and certain brunettes do their makeup for photoshoots and special apps. since I am latina. But most of them do a natural look with red lips on the red carpet or a smokey eye. I guess they don’t want to overdo it because they are wearing all those great dresses and jewels…

  17. Bianca

    I pay attention to celebrity and non celebrity makeup. I love to see different looks and perhaps if something different catches my eye I’ll try it out to see how it fits. But celebrity makeup is in my opinion way too safe, all neutrals, they don’t take too many risks. So I don’t really copy celebrity makeup.

  18. Avatar of Pippa Calico

    I LOVE love LOVE watching Music videos for inspiration. I just sit on MTV for the makeup!

  19. Teresa

    love looking at celebrity makeup for inspiration and upcoming trends since the MA are usually off the hook. I also love trying to replicate the look on magazines covers, videos etc.

  20. I love to look at them for ideas. I like it when they are distinctive in their looks and appear to have fun playing around with makeup and try different things. The thing I don’t like is when people make comments about stars having “crazy” makeup (recent article on a gossip page). Sure some of them go above and beyond what others wear, but hey, makeup is supposed to be fun. It’s artistic. Not everyone likes the “natural” look.