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For over thirty years. TEMPTU has created show stopping looks for some of the most iconic faces in fashion, music and film. It was behind the scenes in the hands of professional makeup artists that the TEMPTU brand was created, refined and perfected and today we bring that knowledge and expertise to everyone through our line of airbrush makeup and beauty products.
It all began with 1981's cult classic film Tattoo, where we introduce our original breakthrough paint formula and tattoo ink transfer. It became an overnight success with Hollywood makeup professionals and an exceptional line of body paints and cosmetics was created, giving birth to the TEMPTU brand. In 1996, we revolutionized the professional makeup industry with the introduction of our airbrush foundation. The unparalleled flawless finish of TEMPTU's formulas has made our brand an industry go-to for decades.
While continuing to innovative in the professional market, in 2005 we had vision to make TEMPTU's groundbreaking technology and advanced makeup formulations available to everyone. We changed the game when we invented a system to take makeup application to the next level.

TEMPTU's AIRbrush™ Makeup System and patented AIRpod™ makeup debuted in 2009 as the first easy-to-use, professional-quality, home airbrush makeup system. Finally, every woman could easily achieve flawless makeup application with professional results every time.
Today, TEMPTU is proud to be the face of modern makeup, setting the standard for professional and everyday beauty with our pioneering and innovative cosmetics. Our Pro heritage informs everything we do, inspiring us to innovate, educate, create and share with everyone - and to keep making the world more beautiful.
Bright beginnings, flawless finish. A look back at 30 years of TEMPTU.
  • 1981

    TEMPTU steps into the Hollywood spotlight with a line of exceptional body paints and cosmetics.
  • 1981

    Dr. Samuel Zuckerman invents the TEMPTU DURA formula and tattoo ink transfer system for the cult classic film, Tattoo.
  • 1990

    TEMPTU’s ink transfer system becomes the gold standard in Temporary Body Art, appearing on Johnny Depp in the John Waters classic Cry-Baby.
  • 1992

    Vogue features tattoo-inspired TEMPTU body art in a 10-page editorial spread for Jean-Paul Gaultier.
  • 1993

    TEMPTU Classic Beauty Mark gives top model Christy Turlington a dose of golden age glamour.
  • 1996

    TEMPTU launches professional airbrush formulas Aqua™ and DURA™.
  • 1997

    TEMPTU is featured on the runways of Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Anna Sui and John Galliano.
  • 2000

    TEMPTU PRO DURA™, makeup transforms Rebecca Romijin into X-Men’s bodaciously blue-bodied Mystique.
  • 2001

    Sparkling pop tarts Kelis and Britney Spears rock TEMPTU’s new Body Jewels with Swarovski crystals.
  • 2002

    TEMPTU goes hi-def with their ground-breaking silicone S/B™ formula and its unparalleled flawless finish.
  • 2003

    Key Makeup Artist Bernadette Mazur uses TEMPTU to create Nicole Kidman’s porcelain look in The Stepford Wives.
  • 2006

    TEMPTU launches Invisible Difference Powder - a truly flawless finishing touch to its signature soft-focus look.
  • 2007

    Ralph Siciliano uses TEMPTU to create custom body art for an 18-page Steven Meisel story for Italian Vogue.
  • 2009

    TEMPTU introduces the AIRbrush Makeup System with AIRpod Technology, created for easy, at-home use and quickly becomes the beauty breakthrough of the 21st century.
  • 2010

    TEMPTU and House of Dereon create Special Edition Adorn Tattoo Kit inspired by Beyonce’s fall ad campaign.
  • 2011

    The makeup department at The Voice led by Darcy Gilmore makes sure the faces of the hit show are as beautiful as the voices with TEMPTU.
  • 2011

    Makeup artist, Will Lemon III and the TEMPTU artistry team turn Lady Gaga into the "living dead" for her Born This Way video.
  • 2011

    TEMPTU custom tattoos transform actress Rooney Mara into Lisbeth Salander for the cover of W Magazine.
  • 2012

    Emily Maynard of the Bachlorette uses TEMPTU everyday on the show.

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