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Meet the Team

vision + innovation

Michael Benjamin, President & CEO

What do you get when you combine unabashed gadget-geekery with brilliant business vision? If you're lucky (like we are!) you get somebody like Michael Benjamin. A seasoned entrepreneur, Michael recognized early on that technology would be the key to setting TEMPTU® apart in the market place and set about building a ground-breaking team of makeup artists, designers, engineers and chemists to bring his vision to life.

After successfully positioning TEMPTU as the leader in the professional airbrush makeup industry, he saw the incredible potential for success in consumer beauty. Today, with multiple patents for TEMPTU's advanced Airpod™ and Airbrush Makeup System, Michael has been instrumental in making our signature "flawless radiance" a reality for every woman.

One-on-One With Michael

Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A: My family.
Q: What is your greatest extravagance?
A: Technology.
Q: Which talent would you most like to have?
A: The ability of languages - foreign, computer coding, and musical notes.
Q: Who are your favorite makeup artists, and why?
A: Randi Mercer, Ralph Siciliano and Sylvia Pichler; they were a big part of the old TEMPTU and their work is amazing!
heart + soul

Samantha Mandor, Co-Creator & COO

The working mom has always been a special breed - that's TEMPTU Co-Creator & COO Samantha Mandor. A leader in her household and on the business front, she's just the kind of unstoppable, nurturing multi-tasker everyone wants on their team.

Already busy with a demanding publishing career and busy family life, Samantha watched as TEMPTU changed the face of the professional makeup industry forever. Determined to make Airbrush technology more accessible, she partnered with husband Michael Benjamin to create a business plan and raise the capital to truly transform the cosmetics company, bringing the flawless finish of TEMPTU technology to every woman. Today, her vision is realized on a daily basis-on fashion runways, in suburban driveways and everywhere in between.

One-on-One With Samantha

Q: What is your greatest extravagance?
A: The time I take to work out in the morning. Being a working mom, to take that time just for myself feels incredibly indulgent.
Q: What or who is the greatest love of your life?
A: The men in my life: my husband, Michael, and our two sons, Lucas and Matthew.
Q: Which talent would you most like to have?
A: The ability to play an instrument really well, like the guitar or piano - if only to contribute more to family sing-alongs.
Q: Who are your favorite makeup artists, and why?
A: The amazing pro artists I see daily at TEMPTU - They wow me with their ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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