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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

December's Blogger of the Month - Dawnielle

Welcome to the December installment of my blogger of the month series. Each month I will be recognizing and featuring someone who I believe to be a true talent in the beauty blogging world by displaying their work for you guys to see. I have included a interview as well as a gallery of their best work for the feature. And as a special treat, I commissioned an exclusive look for the monthly 'Pigments & Palettes Challenge'. The next blogger I've decided to feature is:

Dawnielle aka Dawn aka Siryn is a lady of many names and many more talents. She first contacted me a few months ago and expressed interest in being a part of my blogger of the month series. I'm happy to say that I've had a few chances to collaborate with her since and she's really pushed me and inspired me creatively. That's why I'm so pleased to be collaborating again and featuring her this month. It was a long wait to December but in the past few months I've seen her makeup skills flourish alongside her popularity. Pulling most of her inspiration from comic books, Dawn produces some of the most vibrant, colorful and exciting looks that I've seen. Her technique and blending is flawless and I really hope that you guys enjoy her gallery of work as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

 Getting to Know You: The Beauty Behind the Blog

Why did you start blogging?
A lot of my girlfriends kind of pressured me into it. LOL. Seriously though, they were always telling me how pretty my makeup was and it was mentioned that I should do something tutorial wise since a lot of them don't really know how to do makeup. I thought about it for a while and finally decided to start doing it. Not only for me as a creative outlet, but for all my girlfriends and other geek girls and boys out there who would enjoy my work and to represent us comic/scifi/fantasy geeks who love makeup!

What does your blog name mean, and how did you come up with it? 
Well the Siryn in Make Up by Siryn is my nickname I've had since I got on the internet at the age of 16 or 17. Siryn has been my favorite super hero since I was 12 or 13 (She's an X-Men character and the daughter of Banshee of the X-Men). Something about her just really stuck to me. The red hair, the green eyes, the Irish accent, the sonic scream, she was everything I wanted to be lol. I have a special place in my heart for characters who don't get a lot of love.

What are the three most important things for people to know about you? 
1. I'm a super geek. LOL. My specialty is comics, X-Men in particular. Not many can match me in that category haha. I've been collecting comics since I was 12 years old and have a few hundred thousand. Yep. I'm hardcore! I also have a nice original art collection as well as comic book statues and collectibles.
2. I'm a costumer. I make and create my own costumes (sew, etc). It's my other hobby that I'm pretty passionate about. I don't make things for others though. Sorry!
3. I'm also a part time filmmaker in an independent film company called Division 83 Studios. We don't have anything to show yet, but are working on some amazing things!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? 
I'm an excellent singer. It's actually something that I was pressured into going into as a career by a ton of people (I had a friend try to drag me to American Idol auditions, but I wasn't having it! lol), but I don't care for how that industry does things sometimes. I still love to sing though! Maybe one day I'll go for it!

Describe your beauty philosophy in a six word sentence
Always do what makes you happy.

What would you say you're most known for in the beauty blogging world?
My comic book inspired looks.

If you could design a makeup look for anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Lady Gaga. She's an amazing person and performer and is definitely not afraid to go all out and be different. I thinks she'd totally be down to rock some comic book stuff!

What's your biggest personal achievement to date (blogging or otherwise)?
Probably my blog. I've never had so many people support what I do before in my life and it's made me feel really special. Thank you everyone!

What was the first look you did and what do you think of it now? 
My first look was a Dark Beast inspired look and honestly I dont' really care for it. lol.

What's one question you want to ask to next month's beauty blogger? 
Do you follow these so called beauty trends or do you march to the beat of your own drum?

What is one particular beauty era that you think reflects you the most? - Marla, November
I don't think there is one, but if I had to choose one, maybe the 80s. They definitely were not afraid of color! (and I'm a child of the 80s so it's all relative :P)


1. Favorite beauty blog/website?

2. What's your favorite source of inspiration? 
Comic Books!

3. Favorite thing in your kit (if you could only choose one!):
My MAC Brush #217 blending brush.

4. Favorite look that you've ever done? 
MPhoenix. That is the one look that I've done that I'm super proud of because of how beautiful it came out.

5. Favorite song to dance to when nobody's watching?
I don't really dance to songs since I'm a singer. BUT if I had to choose, it would probably be Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode. (They're my all time favorite band!)


And finally, here's the Monthly Pigments & Palettes Challenge - "Snow Leopard", a look created exclusively for Pigments & Palettes, inspired by the following picture and color scheme below.


If you would like to be blogger of the month, or would like to nominate someone contact me at


  1. Siryn is beyond amazing - thank you so much for interviewing her!

  2. She has such amazingly gorgeous looks! and I met her at the beautylish event, she was very nice :)

  3. kayla sutherland7 December 2011 at 17:12

    Wow such gorgeous looks!

  4. I love Dawn! A girl who does comic inspired looks - soul mate! haha all her looks are to die for! And I really love that last look, reminds me of a winter wonderland! It was so much fun working with her on the Frankie Stein Collab and look forward to working with her in the future! :D ♥

  5. amazing makeup!

  6. Thank you so much Meredith!! I'm so honored to be your blogger of the month!!

    And thank you ladies for the kind compliments! It means so much to me :)

    (Sofia: Awww ty!! I remember you too! Ditto kiddo! :D)

  7. amazing :)

    her makeup looks really nice, i love how she cuts her crease <3

  8. <3 I loves you too girl!! And thank you!

  9. wow her looks are gorgeous & I enjoyed reading the interview- I will be checking her blog out for sure :)

  10. Hi u have a really nice blog and it would mean a lot if u could check mine out and if ur interested in following each other let me know :)

  11. I just love Dawn!! <3

  12. MaryamMaquillage9 December 2011 at 08:46

    oooOOOooo ferocious!!! loving her signature gold liner!!! gotta go follow :)))

  13. MaryamMaquillage9 December 2011 at 08:48

    wait... what is her page?? The link above doesn't work for some reason :((

  14. Should be working now!

  15. Oweeee Thanks for sharing shes amazing :)) Goin to Follow NOW!! Xoxo

  16. <3 Thanks so much for sharing yet another talented lady. Gosh where do you all find each other? Is there some convention I can stare at through a window on a cold winter day?

  17. DEAR GOD!! her blending skills are.... beyond amazing!! <3

  18. Silvianavarromurcia8712 December 2011 at 12:34

    wonderful post!
    I´ve just met you...and I love it!!!!

  19. Brilliant post! Goodluck and God Bless.women models

  20. Wow, she really does some awesome looks!

  21. Her eye make-up is amazing!