Have you ever turned someone into a beauty enthusiast?

I have to imagine that at least once in the last decade that someone came to Temptalia and then became more enamored with beauty/makeup… but in terms of people I interact with in person, I don’t think so. My sister really likes doing her nails, but I don’t think I’m responsible for that!

— Christine
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You definitely got me more into makeup!
I came here originally for nail polish reviews in like 2013, but got sucked in by pretty swatches.
I think the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense were the first thing I tried (seemed beginner friendly while not lacking proper pigment), but I was soon collecting Mac lipsticks lol.

Not really. The closest I’ve come are the couple of times I got people excited about a holiday lipstick set when I organized a group buy in my office.

My 19yo daughter! She told me once that as a kid she thought her mom was so glamorous since she put on makeup every day (5 minute mom face, honestly) and how she wanted to be fancy too. Now she is as much of a makeup lover as I am.

I wish! My mom has started asking my opinion on certain eyeshadows that would work for her and always appreciates the palettes I buy her for holidays. She has started watching Lisa Eldridge and asks me about things like beauty blenders and it is pretty cute. She doesn’t really branch out and sticks with the same brands she has been using for 30-40 years so in that sense I can’t say she is an enthusiast.

My best friend reaps the benefits of my decluttering and appreciates that, but doesn’t go out to buy her own makeup and doesn’t understand why I want to buy fun bright colors. I showed her my latest haul from CP which had some bright teals, a red, cranberries, and a few more subdued colors with lots of shifting glitters plus a couple highlighters. She said I’m crazy and shook her head and asked why I needed all this “stuff”. She’ll just never understand!

My proudest beauty-related moment was getting a dear friend to start using pore strips to take care of the very dark, heavy sebaceous filaments had had all over his forehead and nose. They really looked like fur or dirt, and I knew they bothered him but he didn’t know how to take care of them. So now he uses pore strips and a moisturizer.

It’s taken a couple of years, but my mom is finally a beauty enthusiast! I’ve never talked with her at length about makeup, but she has always known how much I love it and over the last few months has been talking with me about it more and asking questions, so I’d like to think that I’ve had some influence!

I’m pretty sure I did, at least a little bit, LOL! Two people that I am very certain I did, although not on purpose. 😏

When i was a teenager, before the beauty craze really burst forth online, i was obsessed with beauty, nails, all the nines. I would read all the blogs about new products, like yours and others and just be super obsessed. My friends didnt wear makeup but I would force them to go with me to MAC and Sephora and eventually they got hooked too.

I used to have a friend that wanted to get into makeup, and I taught her a lot about application, products, brands, etc. I gave her some makeup to add to her collection. I directed her to this and other blogs, vlogs, and an excellent FB makeup group. She did beautiful makeup looks and was an enthusiast for a little over a year. I don’t know if she kept up with makeup past that, as we stopped being friends.

I think to a degree, my oldest son, too. He doesn’t wear makeup, but he’s very artistic. He’s the one who will notice my makeup the most, and appreciate the bright colors and more creative looks, appreciates my blending (he used to paint), admires cool packaging, etc. He’ll sometimes watch Halloween and SFX makeup tutorials with me.

I have two older sisters and two younger sisters and only one of my younger sisters has taken after my make up obsession, now I have created a monster, she has gone way beyond me, but she loves it and it makes her happy! She does lash extensions on all my sisters that live near her. My oldest sister will come to me for make up advice.

Yes but there’s no way to know how many people. I used to be a professional makeup artist in a time before Instagram. Still makeup obsessed but I became more intrigued by skin care.

I think the only person I have ever ‘coverted’ to being a makeup lover is my daughter in law. My twin sister likes makeup, but only uses a limited range and brand (Clinique) – which suits her well.
My makeup abilities really changed after I started reading this blog and it opened my eyes to a world of beautiful makeup shades and brands beyond what was available here in Aus. So thank you Christine.

Ironically, I used to hate makeup as a rebellious teenager. My uncle (who is an artist) told me makeup is a form of art, it is another way of expressing yourself, your personality and your feelings. He changed my whole perspective. When I first met my flatmate, she thought wearing lipstick was tacky and vulgar. I told her the same thing my uncle had shared with me…. 2 years later, her lipstick collection is much bigger than mine! πŸ™‚

My co-worker only ever wore mascara, along with a dab or two of concealer as needed when she started working with me. I now have her wearing lipstick and she’s just started trying highlighter. (I may or may not have initiated this by giving her a sample I had gotten LOL). Also, she is starting to use moisturizer on a regular basis (she’s in her early 30s so I recommended she start some kind of skincare) I get my Ipsy bags shipped to the office, and she’s always excited to see what I get each month. Soon enough I’ll get her started on eyeshadow. She didn’t ever really learn how to use makeup properly as a teen, so didn’t ever really get into as she got older. I love being able to help her and give her advice. (and just chat about makeup and skincare lol)

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