Introduction

What will always intrigue me about makeup is its ability to change a stranger’s perception of you at first glance.  In a society that revolves largely around appearances,  presentation can open doors (and close them as well!).  Makeup gives the power to reveal clues about yourself before you even open your mouth.  Four years ago I made that connection and ever since I’ve made efforts to understand it to my best ability.

Around Valentine’s Day in 2010, I started posting simple tutorials sharing techniques I had learned through experimentation in makeup.  As time went by, I became familiar with the cosmetic world and branched out into more bold and theatrical looks.  As this website began to pick up steam, I grappled with the negatives of the commercial beauty world and whether or not continuing to blog lined up with my priorities.

I am currently located on the East Coast studying art in Providence, RI.  I hardly have any time to shower and sleep, so I’ve stopped working in makeup, but I may pick it back up later in my studies when I’m ready.  For now I feel that I don’t have the respect for the medium equal to others who aspire to make careers in the field.  I guess we will all have to stay tuned!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to chat more about anything I’ve posted.

Cosmetics on hold, beauty in progress. 
Tomi

Comments
  1. […] update, I just spent some time writing a new ‘About’ page.  I hope it gives everybody a better sense of who I am and where My Tiger Lily is really headed. […]

  2. WendyD says:

    I was on your blog last night with my little cousins next to me, and they were absolutely enamored by your Bleeding Heart EOTD! The older one, aged 5, wants to be a face painter when she grows up, so it was pretty cool for her to see that you can draw more than animals on the face.

    Keep up the great work; it’s nice to see tutorials and looks which are both bold, and work well on Asian eyes.

  3. Hey, you changed the intro! I want to print it out and highlight the line that says “I think it was just a matter of time before I jumped naked into the sea of bright cosmetics,” and then frame the whole thing on my wall. I like the approach your blog has taken. It’s very you. Keep it up! :) xoxo your devoted wigeon

  4. Savi says:

    I just want to say that when I came across your blog (through a Lime Crime FB post) I was so impressed! I thought you were this professional avant garde makeup artist what with all your amazing looks on your blog and all. So to find out that you’re 17, and still in high school…well I was even more impressed! I’m 34 years old and have been a beauty/makeup junkie for years and I can honestly say I haven’t come across someone as fresh with ideas as you. I subbed to your blog and hope you have a Youtube channel soon because you’re extremely talented! Thanks for giving me inspiration and flooding my brian with ideas all because of your wonderful looks. Keep them coming!

    • mytigerlily says:

      Thank you so much Savi! Wow! I’m so flattered right now aaahh. I’ve been going back and forth on posting videos to youtube regularly. I do have a channel right now though! It’s http://www.youtube.com/tigerlilymakeup so go ahead and sub, although I may or may not go down that road, we’ll see! A Lime Crime FB post? Could you link me?

      Again, thanks so much for your encouragement!!!
      Tomi

  5. BluKrush4 says:

    You are an amazing makeup artist! Young, fresh, and full of ideas. At 30 I wish I was half as good lol. Keep up the good work. See you on YouTube “BluKrush4″

  6. Caroline says:

    You. Are. Simply. AMAZING. I’m just going through all of your looks in total awe.

  7. Caribay says:

    tomi tomi tomi you are a marvel! im so grateful to have such a talented wonderful person in my life! <3

  8. Janny says:

    Wow! I am so glad to have discovered your blog! So many amazing looks here! If I didn’t have so much to do tonight I could easily spend the night looking through your posts!

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