Temptalia Part 2

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by NNYsMrEff » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:31 am

I’m new to this forum so please forgive my ignorance. Can somebody give me some cliff notes on why she’s so hated? Her reviews are always near the top of google searches for me so that’s why I had to come over here to abhorred bloggers to see what’s up.

On that note I’m working on her first thread from start to end but that may take a little bit, hence the request. Other extra curriculars: I finished muse’s thread (omg magic, guys), just had an aneurysm reading amrezy’s.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by Persephone7 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:08 pm

She can be short with people. If someone says something in her comment section that she misinterprets as negative, she can be very rude in her reply. Instead of asking the person who made the comment to clarify something, she’ll scold them in a nasty way, even though that person didn’t even mean anything bad in the first place.

I like to read her reviews, but the swatch pictures can be misleading. As people here have mentioned, she has gained weight over the past few years, but I have no problem with that. It happens, and she’s still attractive. But her smile isn’t as big and sincere as it was a few years ago, which makes her recent pictures not as nice as they used to be, and her extremely heavy-handed blush application is so unflattering, and it does not give any idea of how the blush would look in real life.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by hcburbs » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:43 pm

New user here, but I remember reading once in an old post about how she will post items in a collection individually, as opposed to a master posts of sorts, in order to maximize ad revenue....and once I learned this I saw how infuriating this is! All those Tom Ford lipsticks- does anyone really need to get a different update a day on them? I remember that being really bad, especially because there were just so many. Oh, and the MUFE face powders (blushes, bronzers, highlighters). I think she reviewed the lot of them, individually, and all in separate posts. And while sure, it may in theory get you more profit, your content looks the same. I never want to see a Tom Ford lipstick again (unless I'm being given a present in that case yes please)

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by Caropops » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:10 pm

I love the concept of her page but find the layout almost impossible to find any info that I am after. If she fixed that it would a bomb website

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by Karening » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:00 am

BeautyTruthSleuth wrote:So, two weeks ago she was involved in some drama with Juvia's Place, a makeup company. Their products are considered amazing for the price. They do not have a stellar reputation due to getting too big too fast, but they now have a staff and are fixing things.

Anyway... One of the people who helps run the Juvia's Place instagram reposted a photo from another instagram and didn't know it was her. Ironically the other instagram didn't credit her either but they didn't get any shit for it like Juvia's did.

So Temptalia copyright strikes the photo on the JP instagram and got the pics removed. Naturally the person behind the JP instagram reached out to resolve it and eventually the owner got involved. They seemed to have worked everything out, until Temptalia decided to be petty hours after the fact and went on a big Twitter rant about it, failing to mention that they resolved everything before her rant.
I don't follow Temptalia that much, unless I'm desperate for swatches that NEVER resemble what they look like in real life. But her shading Juvia's Place is just BS. She should be paying anyone to 'steal' her shitty photos. Usually no one is that desperate.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by PixyDesu » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:29 am

Long time lurker that decided to finally make an account.
How can this woman still be relevant? I remember about 4-5 years ago when people kept directing me to her blog (FB makeup groups), and I found her so off putting, I couldn't stand her reviews, and I saw she was bitchy in the comments. I couldn't for the life of me understand her appeal.
Then again the people recommending me this site were makeup snobs themselves and regurgitated the same shit she did. I also noticed that these people would run to Sephora/Ulta/Whatever and buy the newest high end makeup that was being hyped, swatch it to hell and back, do a couple of makeup looks, post about it, hashtag the fuck out of it, and then return it the next week because "it didn't go with their skin tone".
It was just so trashy.
Also holy shit balls at the metamorphoses of Temptalia. Jesus Christ she needs to straight up do hardcore Myspace angles from now on. She also needs to stop showing her fucking teeth if she cringes when she smiles. Like ffs, we don't even need to see her face for a lipstick swatch.
And I know I keep ragging on her, but I just finished reading both threads, BUUTT lol WHY DOES SHE PULL HER HAIR BACK LIKE THAT. It's ridiculously unflattering. I just want to drag her ass to a salon and have them cut her damn hair so it frames and flatters her face.
There's just no way she'll ever make it on IG. Anyone can swatch and they do an amazing job without bombarding you with ads or being rude af.
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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by Persephone7 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:42 am

Karening wrote:I don't follow Temptalia that much, unless I'm desperate for swatches that NEVER resemble what they look like in real life.
So true!!! She needs to fix her lighting.

I used to post comments to her blog, but I hate the way she plays favorites with her members. While one regular member can post how much she dislikes a product, if I said the something similar, I'd get a rude comment back from Christine. I still check out her reviews sometimes, but I am not a member of her "mean girls" community anymore.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by TooMuchMakeup » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:31 pm

Persephone7 wrote:
Karening wrote:I don't follow Temptalia that much, unless I'm desperate for swatches that NEVER resemble what they look like in real life.
I used to post comments to her blog, but I hate the way she plays favorites with her members. While one regular member can post how much she dislikes a product, if I said the something similar, I'd get a rude comment back from Christine. I still check out her reviews sometimes, but I am not a member of her "mean girls" community anymore.
Long time lurker here, finally made an account. I agree with the above posters who say "How can she still be relevant?" What the f has happened to her over the past few years? Foundation that is way too light and way too heavy, garish eye & lip & cheek colors. Clown makeup. Kabuki theater makeup, downright scary looking. I used to be able to kind of tell what products would look like, but she piles it all on so heavily any more it's freaky.

Someone asked her a bit ago if she could post some subtler looks like she used to and of course she replied with a bitchy comment that basically said that if you didn't like her style, sod off. Don't even want to give her the clicks any more but sometimes I go and look for a laugh. She must not get much free stuff lately; she pushes the same few brands over and over.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by gossipMania » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:56 am

I think she does not bring anything relevant, a majority of the good reviews I find on the non-popular websites pictures also. I don't even think that Christine is trying to step up the game.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by GuruG » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:35 pm

Ok, I'm now convinced she's either colour blind or doesn't understand colour vocabulary. MAC powder kiss shade "sultriness" has "warm undertones"?? Bitch WHERE??? I bought that shade specifically because it's neutral pink leaning cool toned. It's super close to my natural lip colour, which is almost lavander. How's she a makeup authority? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by hcburbs » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:07 pm

Not the happiest with her at the moment. Her photos are not accurate or true to life, color wise. And she changed her blog layout AGAIN to maximize page views. She took away the product grades from the front so you have to click on the individual review to see it. Now the blog looks horrendous and messy.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by Guest » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:11 pm

I don't know how many products I've purchased based on her swatches that ended up basically being an entirely different color family once they arrived. The only reason I visit the site anymore is to do a quick drive-by and get names of new products in order to look for swatches elsewhere.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by pinkalicious » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:28 pm

I'm so sick of her posting eye looks, I go to that site to see new releases and all she does is post eyeshadow looks. Atm she is doing Sydney Grace eyeshadow looks. She should put those pics on her Instagram instead of on Temptalia. I agree with others, the colour accuracy is terrible. Sometimes there's even a pink light on some swatches that makes you think it's a duochrome product when it's not. The Stans in the comment section are the same people who always post. It's funny how many people DON'T comment anymore on her posts. I used to check it everyday to see what products were coming out, now I do once a week if that, just because I'm so sick of the crap she posts. Another annoying thing was when she put together her own palette ideas. That's the kind of shit that should be reserved for Instagram, not a review site.

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Post by Catyogurttasteflavor » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:50 am

I usually go there for swatches and new release news, once in a while. But she can't put makeup on. Seriously. After all these years, girl just cannot do her own makeup and is stuck in the late 2000s (I remember her from Specktra.net and MAC was all the rage). Is it possible to be a "good reviewer" but have bad skills?

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Post by iwatchyoutube » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:37 pm

Wow. Haven't seen a photo of her in YEARS. Did she gain weight? Did she get work done? What happened .... ?

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Post by TooMuchMakeup » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:51 pm

Age and weight gain. Not kind to any of us, but when you're a beauty blogger it's doubly cruel.

I gave up checking her site -- same few brands, same garish looks, same stans in the comments. Buh bye, relevancy!

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Post by CinnamonBun » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:26 pm

Christine looks like a beached whale on shore. She used to be pretty rip
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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by haze » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:56 pm

I know everyone criticizes her for her bad makeup application, but her writing style is terrible too. She writes long-winded paragraphs with tons of clauses that are an eye sore. She doesn't know how to keep her reviews concise and makes them longer than they need to be. A lot of eyeshadow shades are similar to each other (especially pale whites and medium/dark browns) but she continues to describe them with so much fucking detail. Like it'll look the same once they're blended out on the lids.

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Re: Temptalia Part 2

Post by butshewasaliar » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:18 pm

SHE. NEEDS. TO. FLOSS.

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Post by hater2222 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:39 pm

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