Is the make up you use cruelty free?
I am happy to say, yes it is. I will NOT be using any make up that is not cruelty free, nor will I review any make up that is not cruelty free. (A.K.A. I will not use ANY make up that has been tested on animals.) Some companies have recently, as of 2012, moved their facilities to China to be sold in the market there. China requires animal testing to be done on products sold there. So companies like MAC and
Urban Decay are no longer cruelty free. Products that were purchased by me before the announcement will be used but not repurchased (I don’t want to waste my money by not using still full products I bought before MAC and Urban Decay’s move to the Chinese sales market). You can see my stance on this issue here: http://makeupbysiryn.com/2012/05/14/just-a-note-regarding-mac-cosmetics/
Note: Urban Decay has decided to NOT sell their products in China! http://www.urbandecay.com/Animal-Testing-Policy/animal-testing-policy,default,pg.html
What hair dye to you use?
I typically use Pravana Vivids to dye my hair. The current hair color I have right now is Wild Orchid. The hair color in my profile pic on this site is Magenta.
Are you a professional make up artist?
As of 2012, yes! I am self taught and I’ve had no formal training, but I’ve started doing makeup professionally and freelance for photo shoots, film, and web series.
I am the head makeup artist on the web series Batgirl: Spoiled.
Do you do paid make up work?
As of 2012, I do paid work and work on photo shoots and film projects professionally.
What Camera do I use to film/take photos?
I use my Canon T2I digital SLR when I’m not lazy. When I’m lazy, I cheat and use my camera phone! Promise I’ll try to do as little as the latter as possible!
What do I use to design my blog?
WordPress, Theme is Mystique (how appropriate! )
I tried to use the RSS Feed, but I’m getting weird xml errors. How can I fix this?
So it appears there’s a problem with Google Chrome not displaying RSS Feeds properly when some of you are trying to subscribe to my blog.
There is a fix!
Install this add on from Google to correct that issue!
Firefox users aren’t having this issue at all (I tested it and it’s working perfect). So if you don’t want to install the add on (which literally is a one click step) then know that it works just fine in Firefox.
On some posts or videos, you may see a disclaimer, stating that a product was sent for consideration. While Make Up by Siryn does accept free product samples, I do not accept paid compensation to review a specific product, nor do I guarantee positive reviews, or reviews at all. When a company contacts me, I let them know right away that sending me a product to try in no way is a guarantee that I will end up reviewing it or showing it on Make Up by Siryn at all.
My priority is 100% to my viewers/readers, and I do all I can to keep my reviews and videos true to how I feel with little or no involvement or opinions from the company supplying the product.
This policy is valid from 04 June 2011
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