Sunday, July 18, 2010

Blade-Runner Beauty

Yesterday I dashed over to South Coast Plaza to pick up some mascara. Surprisingly, I discovered my local Sephora had been transformed into a high-tech stage for Blade-Runner beauty. Anybody besides me remember how Darryl Hannah put her eye make-up on in that movie? Well, here a team of experts were using an air-brush to apply make-up on volunteers. During one portion of the demonstration, a spokesman even said it was like having your own personal Photoshop.

For a long time, I've wished that I had my own personal sci-fi Photoshop geek to follow me around in real time, adjusting my clothes to make me look thinner. Just like they do for models on magazine covers. As if those girls really need to be thinner.

Anyway, the company that makes this super cool, space-age, high tech, sci-fi make-up is Temptu.

Since they also had some killer temporary body tattoos, I did some online research and found the following photo. According to the text that accompanied the image, Temptu developed a "resin-based temporary tattoo paint," a product used by actors in films. I love it! But then I've loved tattoos for a long time, so no surprise here.

I guess the real question here is: how long before I buy all this stuff?


  1. That tattoo make up would be cool! All the fun, none of the pain or permanency.

  2. Sharon,
    I agree! They had a whole assortment of tattoos. The one in the photo was something special. Too bad though. I'd love to have a temporary tattoo like that! =)

  3. Tori, Hi! Yeah, it's pretty awesome, huh! Girl power!!

  4. You had me at "Blade Runner," and yes, never having had any desire to apply cosmetics of any sort, I knew _exactly_ what you were talking about when Pris spraypaints her eyes at Sebastian's apartment. I wonder if that touch was Ridley Scott's idea, the art director's, or what. In any case, a "stroke" of genius, and I'm glad you reminded me of it!

  5. Daniel,
    I totally agree! And as a girl who likes make-up, when I saw that awesome spray paint device that Pris used, I thought, I want one!