Have any makeup artists, stylists, models, and/or designers influenced your purchases?

I bought Make Up For Ever’s Liquid Lift foundation based on Nick Lujan (artist for MUFE at the time) using it on me.

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I have definitely been less afraid and more inspired to buy bolder colours Thanks to Pat McGrath, altho I havent got anything from her line yet! Otherwise not really. There’s a couple influencers with a very similar skin type whose tips for conplexion have led to many successful purchases, and I’m lucky to be able to use you, Christine, as a shade reference for e.g. foundation 🙂 beyond that i’m just a sucker for marketing lol

Back in the early 80’s there was a famous makeup artist on one of those morning shows like GMA. I cannot remember his name? But he used an interesting combo of black eyeshadow, very different at the time, with a white-gold duochrome type shade, and made one very killer smokey eye out of it. I immediately went and bought a pressed powder shadow in pitch black, and actively sought that white-gold shade. Found it, and a new job, at Jean-Pierre Cosmetique!

Alexis Vogel (rip) and 90’s supermodel makeup – still my go-to, if a bit varied so as not to look dated. I don’t really do a dark waterline, though – maybe a shimmered bronze or taupe instead. Rihanna’s 2014 CFDA look by Keri lotion was very inspiring.

Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces book (and additionally, Face Forward) convinced me to try more natural looks. I always kind of liked the idea of being someone different (visually) from day to day, and his archetypes inspired me to try more natural looks which were still really not me (and got me out of the “metal” … (I won’t say “rut,” because I still enjoy the look and haven’t left it behind) … mode.

Drac Makens has inspired me, though more as an artist than as a makeup afficionado. As to makeup, I can’t go anywhere near her her level of outrageousness in my day-to-day life, but I do get ideas that I can translate into a more toned-down versions. Having said that, she once did a butterfly eye look that I’d wear every day of my life if I could (or at least on days where I felt like it was worth putting that much effort into my makeup).

Also a fan of Lisa Eldridge, who has inspired me to concentrate on individual areas of skin flaws and addressing those rather than slathering my whole face with high-hide foundation (and going down the LE path is what I think eventually allowed me to take the step of getting IPL, which I’m happy about).

Back in the 60’s and early 70’s my makeup inspiration came from two supermodels, namely Twiggy and Cheryl Tiegs. Two more diverse looks you couldn’t have picked. Cheryl Tiegs was the quintessential southern California, windswept beach girl and Twiggy was this iconic trend setter with her big false lashes and dark drawn on lower lashed with a nude lip. The first nude lip I can remember seeing. While I tried both of their looks, I really couldn’t pull off Twiggy’s look. I am just thankful that there aren’t any pictures. Since I was living on the beach in southern CA I went mostly with the simple looks inspired by Cheryl.
More recently I have been mostly inspired by Lisa Eldridge and Karimma McKimmie. Lisa is just the best teacher and has demonstrated so many different looks and techniques and her very straight forward approach to makeup application is really timeless. In the case of Karimma, I feel like she is very similar to Lisa but Karimma holds the distinction, in my personal experience, of being the only MUA to have inspired my daughter and I to go out and buy every single product from base to eyes to recreate a particular look. A couple of years ago she did a purple eye and it involved MAC Stars and Rockets and to this day, using this e/s makes me feel happy. I also credit Karimma with my purchase of MAC Nightmoth lip pencil and Sheer Lipstick in Perfume of His Gaze.
The area of biggest inspiration recently has been Temptalia and almost any video I watch with a lipstick I love. I have purchased more lipsticks based off of this blog or YT videos than any other type of makeup. I am a lipstick w***e! YOLO
My lips are not my favorite feature and I think unconsciously I am hoping that one of these lipsticks will give me bigger lips, LOL.

I bought some ABH liquid lipsticks back in the day because of Amrezy recommendations, and never used them. I purchased a Stila blush because I saw a makeup artist recommend it – didn’t have lasting power. I’ve bought skincare products, like plant-based squalene because of influencers with amazing skin (made me break out, haha!).
Then there’s your site, Pat McGrath, and Rihanna, but I’m not sure if those count.

Yes. I’ve bought Anastasia and Pat McGrath products. I used to love J*’s stuff till I found out things about him I didn’t like. I got the Jackie Aina palette in part because I like her. Ditto for the Kristen Leanne collab with Urban Decay (actually, I’m not sure if she’s officially an MUA). I bought lipsticks Drac Makens did with Tater Rounds Beauty. I’ve bought a few products I’ve seen alternative MUAs use on YouTube, such as Drac Makens, Jessica Haze, and ReeRee Phillips. They’re not the sole reasons I bought the items, but they were an influence.

I can’t think of any stylists, models, or designers, although I do try to keep up with current styles and kind of follow fashion, so they probably have with makeup styles from the runway. I can’t think of specific examples or people, though.

I know it’s popular to hate on influencers but I actually find a lot of them really helpful when they know how to review a product well. If they’re good at their job, even if a product doesn’t work for them or they hate it, if they’ve reviewed it properly I get a good feel for the product itself and I know if it’ll work out well for me. Sam Ravndahl, Tati Westbrook, Michelle Wang, RawBeautyKristy, Heather Moorhouse, HotandFlashy, Mel Thompson, Shelby Wilson, Nyma Tang, Saaammage, ThatGirlShaeXo, Mariah Leonard, and Melissa Alatorre are probably the people whose reviews I find the most helpful and informative. The list used to be longer but tbh a lot of influencers, even ones I still enjoy for entertainment value, have become just a bit too…bought.

I’ve tried many different looks from different places and MUAs. The ones I think had the most influence were MUAs in makeup stores or counters whose looks I liked. There were plenty I didn’t like too.I suppose those were influencers in the opposite way.
I remember buying a Bobbie Brown book that helped me in a different way. It helped me teach a young girl whose mother wore no makeup, how to apply a good soft look for different occasions. I’ve also helped my daughter some and my granddaughter more with techniques for multiple situations. The little girl, only little to me, inherited the books. I did learn quite a bit about skin tones from it. Although I became an RN, I’ve always loved color, painted, sculpted and coveted color palettes and makeup my entire life.

I’ve tried many different looks from different places and MUAs. The ones I think had the most influence were MUAs in makeup stores or counters whose looks I liked. There were plenty I didn’t like too.I suppose those were influencers in the opposite way.
I remember buying a Bobbie Brown book that helped me in a different way. It helped me teach a young girl whose mother wore no makeup, how to apply a good soft look for different occasions. I’ve also helped my daughter some and my granddaughter more with techniques for multiple situations. The little girl, only little to me, inherited the books. I did learn quite a bit about skin tones from it. Although I became an RN, I’ve always loved color, painted, sculpted and coveted color palettes and makeup my entire life.

Yes!
After trying to copy looks from films and ads in magazines it was a huge thing when I could get hols of Allure magazine and buy Kevyn Aucoins books. I bought eyeshadows in colours, or as close as I could find and copied loads of the looks he had made in the books. I still love his books, and his looks. It is such a pity he died so young. I still miss him a lot.
Before that I had been on a short makeup class held by YSL, loads of fun actually and I still use some of the knowledge I got that evening, though I no longer use the eyeshadow I bought though I still have it.
I have bought things recommended by some, then you-tubers and/or bloggers, some items were good, other not so much. T
These days I don’t buy anything expensive unless it’s reviewed by Christine. I might buy somethings based on swatches here at Temptalia, as I trust the swatshes you do, Christine a lot more than I trust swatches from influensers on you tube.

I bought my Suqqu brushes based on Lisa Eldrige’s videos. Also, other multiple items. Likewise with Tati’s recommendations such as Tarte Shape Tape concealer (still prefer Nars), Jeffree Star eye palettes, etc.

Nah.

Maybe influenced me NOT to buy something maybe, but while I can appreciate good aesthetics and clever marketing, it’s not something I really put much stock in.

Your blog, however, enables me quite a bit 😉 🙂

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