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Runway Beauty: Modern Tribalism at Dannijo Spring/Summer 2015

September 6th, 2014

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NYFW might have just kicked off yesterday but blue eyeshadow has already popped up at quite a number of shows. And at Dannijo Spring/Summer 2015, Maybelline makeup artist Yadim created modern tribalism with 2 different looks featuring shades of blue and bronze on the eyes. “Though the shades varied, each models’ makeup was similar so they looked a part of the same tribe – gorgeous and radiant.” explained Yadim.

Dannijo Spring/Summer 2015
Yadim applied Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation and blended Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral and Hot Tamale. He used Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream-Gel Shadow in Barely Branded to highlight from the cheekbones up to the temples and on the chin and Cupid’s bow. He then layered Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light in Warm Nude on top. A taupe shade from Maybelline The NUDES Palette was used to contour the cheek.

The eye makeup was the defining factor of the look. Yadim swept Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo
Pure Pigments in Brash Blue across the eyelids to make the blue and silver jewelry pop. To create a warm, coppery effect emphasizing the brass jewelry, he applied Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Leathers 24HR Cream-Gel Shadow in Creamy Beige, Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream-Gel Shadow in Bad to the Bronze and Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Cocoa layered on
top. He brushed up the brows with Maybelline Great Last Mascara in Clear.

To create a soft, muted lip, Yadim applied Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm i n Quenched before lightly
dabbing Maybelline FIT me! Concealer atop the lips.

Finally, one coat of Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in In the Nude gave nails a simple, classic finish.

Bronze eyeshadow at Dannijo Spring/Summer 2015

Tribal beauty at Dannijo Spring/Summer 2015

Blue eyeshadow at Dannijo Spring/Summer 2015

Dannijo Spring/Summer 2015 backstage with Maybelline

Images: Courtesy of Maybelline.

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Runway Beauty: Modern 30s Look at Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2013

February 21st, 2013

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Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created a modern take on the 30s look that is totally gorgeous at Bibhu Mohapatra A/W 2013 with the help of Maybelline New York products.

Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2013 runway beauty
Dream Fresh BB Cream and Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer were used for the base, while Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake and Rose Petal were blended and smoothed high up on the cheekbones for fair, doll-like skin.

Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Bad to the Bronze was applied all over the eyes: on the upper lid up to the brow, under the lower lid and in the inner corner while Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Barely Branded was used on the outer eye, very lightly on the top of the eyelid and on cheekbones as a highlighter. Brows were neatly brushed with Great Lash Clear Mascara.

Color Sensational in Deepest Cherry was applied to the lips and softened with a cotton swab to create a modern deco lip.

Manicurist Honey created a gothic design on nails with Color Show Nail Lacquer in Onyx Rush over two coats of Born With It.

Gothic nails at Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2013
Modern 30s Look at Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2013

Images: Courtesy of Maybelline and Imaxtree.

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NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

November 13th, 2010

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NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

Color That Doesn’t Break the Bank

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette ($8.75 for 0.28 oz.) contains five eyeshadows and is part of NYX’s Caribbean Collection of eyeshadow palettes. (I reviewed St. Lucia previously.) NYX is one of my favorite brands for more affordable makeup, because the quality is consistently high and the range is huge.

St. Thomas includes: a dark charcoal gray with soft silver shimmer (similar to MAC’s Knight Divine); brightened cotton candy pink with a satin sheen; bright silver with a near metallic shimmer-sheen (similar to MAC’s Electra); pale golden peach with a high sheen; and a medium-dark, mint green with a pearly shine.

The pigmentation was excellent on the pink, peach, and green shades; it was still quite good on the charcoal and silver shades, too, but a touch sheerer than the other three. My favorite shade is the minty green, because you don’t see that kind of color–or with such vibrancy–by every brand. These shades have a soft, smooth texture, though there is some residual powder kick up during use. NYX eyeshadows have worked well for me and only fade minimally, but not noticeably so until six or more hours of wear.

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! 🙂

  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you’re on a budget, NYX’s palettes are worth considering. They maintain quality and pigmentation while still keeping the price down.


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NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

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Happy 4th Anniversary, Temptalia!

October 1st, 2010

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Happy 4th Anniversary, Temptalia!

Four years ago, back in October 2006, Temptalia began. We posted a whopping 230 looks on October 3rd, 2006–nearly a year’s worth of looks, prior to the day, because Temptalia began as an archive for my makeup looks, which I posted on the MAC Cosmetics Livejournal Community. It’s been quite the journey, an ever-exciting ride, and I know there’s so much more ahead of us. I look forward to the next year, and the next, and hopefully many more!

To date, Temptalia has…

  • … received 416,470 comments
  • … published 7,818 posts
  • … written 1,780 review posts (keep in mind many cover more than one product or shade!)
  • … created 840 looks.
  • … asked 1,086 questions through Temptalia Asks You.
  • … received 18.8 million visits, 58.9 million pageviews
  • … held over 300 contests.

I can’t believe I was an undergraduate when I started this blog and now I’m seven months away from graduating my JD/MBA program. I never thought this is where I would be, but this is exactly where I want to be. I live and breathe this blog, and I love every minute of it. It has given me purpose when I had none, and it has shown me where my passion truly lies. There is just something about the beauty of the Temptalia community that brings joy into my life. This was not my dream when I was five years old, but it has become the dream I never dared to dream. It is everything and more–even better than the dream.

Fun Facts

  • Temptalia really started to pick up in September 2007 (114 posts vs. 20-40 posts per month previously).
  • First review: MAC Holiday 2006 (10/21/06)
  • First non-MAC review: Prescriptives Here to Stay 24 Hour Mascara (9/13/07)
  • First super-awesome-cool thing I got to do because of the blog: Interview with Dita Von Teese (9/20/07)
  • My MAC Collection in 2007 (present day).

At present, Temptalia reaches approximately 500,000 unique people every month, with 1.4 million visits and 4.3 million pageviews per month.

I’d like to take this moment to thank all of the amazing people who have helped to make Temptalia what it is today.

To readers: The biggest thank you of all is to all of you. To all of the lovely people who have believed in me, believed in the spirit of Temptalia, and continued to visit, to support us, and to watch us grow–to participate and contribute to that growth. It is your feedback that helps us know what we do right, what we do wrong; your participation and contributions that give the site diversity and variety; your passion that inspires and motivates me to continually improve Temptalia. You have all watched me grow up (and are still watching me); you have seen me through my struggles, and you are all helping me reach my dreams. You have and will always be my focus and greatest motivator, and I can’t thank you enough for giving me the opportunity.

To my family: I will be eternally greatful for my family; my parents, sister, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Their enduring support that never wavers, not even once, gives me the strength to make it through moments of doom and pride in myself at each marker of success. Their love and support help me to achieve things I never thought I would, but they always knew I could. To my Mom: she is my mentor, as I work towards making my dreams come true; the most inspiring woman I know–my role model. To my Dad: he keeps me grounded and reminds me to have fun, who checks Temptalia regularly and even watches my YouTube videos after a long day at work. To my sister: for keeping makeup fun and learning about even more so. To my grandmothers, aunts, and uncles: for all of your word-of-mouth recommendations to anyone who listens, for knowing everything I’m capable of and never letting me forget it. You have helped me become the person I am today and shaped the person I will be in the future. You all drive me to reach for bigger, better things; to dream bigger dreams; and to know I will always have you to lean on.

To the boy: The level of emotional support you have given me over the years has been insurmountable. There is nothing that can repay you for that. For every time a comment has made me cry, you have been my shoulder; you have listened to me babble on and on about the same thing for hours on end, and you never tell me to shut up. For every success I have found, you have been there to share it with me. I look at you and know that I’m right where I’m supposed to be. Shaun does much of the behind-the-scenes work here at Temptalia, many things that are virtually invisible but absolutely essential. He is much more than just my emotional support–he’s technical support for all things Temptalia!

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit the blog, leave a comment, ask a question, or simply lurk! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your unending support over these past four years! There are never enough words to express to you what this blog has become to me, what you have all become to me. Every morning I wake up feeling lucky because I’m fortunate enough to be able to bring you Temptalia each day. Thank you!

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