Past, Present, and Future
TEMPTU was founded in 1981, with a temporary tattoo and body art process, developed especially for the movies. We achieved almost immediate success and acclaim for our realistic designs. Hollywood embraced us, especially after we made it possible for the star of Martin Scorcese’s Cape Fear to fake being covered in prison tattoos.
Along the way, we listened to professional makeup artists. We heard their desire for products that covered more completely and naturally. And we responded by expanding our pro makeup offerings to cover a much broader base of makeup artistry. Then, in 1996, we became one of the first to introduce airbrush makeup application. We did very well the next few years, but we weren’t satisfied.
So, in 2002, we introduced our groundbreaking S/B formula to the professional market. Its uniquely flawless finish made it an instant classic with makeup artists and beauty professionals. Years later, with AIR pod™, we’re bringing a similar, but even more refined,formula to consumers.
TEMPTU is grateful for its intimate relationships with the industry’s top makeup artists. It puts our products on the faces and bodies of top stars and models throughout the fashion and entertainment industries.
Today, we’re proud to provide world-class makeup artists with the tools and techniques necessary to achieve perfect coverage in an unforgiving digital world.
TEMPTU is looking ahead, toward a future where beauty meets technology. It’s a future marked by a multicultural market, high-definition media, and a desire shared by consumers and professionals alike to create flawless complexions -- without compromise.
That in mind, our brand-new consumer division is currently launching 3 new lines -- AIR pod™, Retouch, and Adorn -- that are set to revolutionize the relationship between women and their skin. Raising the bar in so many areas (speed, hygiene, coverage, efficiency, versatility, convenience, and application, to name just a few) we’re going to revolutionize consumer cosmetics, just like we revolutionized professional cosmetics.