About Mylanqolia


[Me without make up and photoshop]

Welcome to my blog!

Allow me to introduce myself to you: I’m Mylanqolia aka Massu and I’m a 35 year-old art historian from Germany. I started as a beauty blogger 6 years ago but I’m more interested in photography and DIY now. Apart from that, I love meeting my friends and nice people, reading books about art, psychology, foreign/ ancient cultures and history, writing poems or short stories, watching films and tv series (Game of Thrones is my ultimate fave), going to medieval markets or gigs and listening to music (e.g. QOTSA, NIN, Beirut, Chelsea Wolfe, When Saints Go Machine etc.). I’d like to end my short introduction with my favourite saying of Friedrich Schiller: „If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please a few. To please many is bad.“ See you again!




[Das ungeschminkte und ungephotoshopte Ich]

Herzlich Willkommen auf meinem Blog!

Erlaube mir, mich vorzustellen. Ich bin Mylanqolia alias Massu und eine 35-jährige Kunsthistorikerin aus Deutschland. Ich habe vor 6 Jahren als Beautybloggerin begonnen, doch heutzutage bin ich mehr an Fotografie und DIY-Themen interessiert. Darüber hinaus treffe ich gerne meine Freunde und liebe Menschen, lese Bücher über Kunst, Psychologie, fremde/ altertümliche Kulturen und Geschichte, schreibe Gedichte oder Kurzgeschichten, schaue Filme und Serien (Game of Thrones ist mein uneinholbarer Favorit), gehe auf Mittelaltermärkte oder Konzerte und höre Musik (z.B. . QOTSA, NIN, Beirut, Chelsea Wolfe, When Saints Go Machine etc.). Ich möchte diese kurze Einleitung mit meinem Lieblingszitat von Friedrich Schiller abschließen: „Kannst du nicht allen gefallen durch deine Tat und dein Kunstwerk, mach es wenigen recht. Vielen gefallen ist schlimm.“ Auf Wiedersehen! 

Alles Liebe, Mylanqolia

* Reviews:

My reviews mainly deal with make up products but I also write about other items. My aim is to be honest and not to seduce anyone to buy everything. [Meine Testberichte beschäftigen sich vorwiegend mit Make-up, doch ich schreibe auch über andere Produkte. Mein Ziel ist es dabei, ehrlich zu sein und niemanden zum Kauf von irgendwas zu verführen.]



Reminder: The copyright of nearly all pictures (make up, products, swatches, drawings and paintings) belong to me. Please contact me if you would like to use one.

Zur Erinnerung: Das Urheberrecht an fast allen Bildern, die Make-ups, Produkte, Farbmuster, Gezeichnetes und Gemaltes betreffen, gehört mir. Bitte wendet Euch an mich, wenn Ihr eins verwenden möchtet.


11 Responses to “About Mylanqolia”

  1. divashop January 29, 2009 at 12:42 am #

    Hi! I like your blog & I wanted to let you know about the FABB Network (Fashion And Beauty Bloggers Network). It’s basically a social network for bloggers of our “particular breed”. I’d very much like you to join. Approved bloggers have their feeds added to the Network’s feed, so their posts, as well as links to their blog, are displayed on the homepage, plus they can receive an invitation to join the private group for approved bloggers. The link to the network is below, if you want to take a look. If you’re interested in joining, feel free to shoot me an eMail (there’s an “eMail Me” link on my site.). Looking forward to hearing from you!
    FABB Network:

  2. pimpernell August 2, 2009 at 9:08 pm #


    I just want to say that I just loooooooooooove your blog!! Although those ‘art’ eyes are beautiful and so talented it is not my cup of tea 😉 and that is why I especially love your other work! You are a great inspiration, especially when you think that most of the people use those High End brands that not every1 can afford! also, you do show that expensive isn’t always better!


    • mylanqolia August 3, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

      Dear Kim,
      thanks so much for your compliments on my strange blog. They mean a lot to me. Ok, different people have different preferences. So I don’t expect all visitors to like my mad fun looks. Don’t worry! I’m sure you aren’t the only one who can’t really relate to them. 😉 But I hope that I can show more standard EOTDs very soon though I’m more into the nude eye make up look latey. I’m too lazy to do something creative in the early mornings… Nevertheless, I’ll fight my inner couch potato and present some normal emus! Any suggestions with reference to colour or style? Let me know.
      Stay beautiful!

  3. pimpernell August 22, 2009 at 9:05 am #


    I’m sorry if it took a bit long to answer but I was lazy lately 😉 Shame on me!
    About the tutorials: I don’t care if they are more to the neutral side or for evening-wear. I like both and i’m not scared to wear any color 🙂
    Colors I love are: Greens, Purples, Turqoise, golds (also including copper & bronze).
    I’m looking forward to what you will come up with! Thanks beforehand!

    • mylanqolia August 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

      Oh, c’mon, it’s no problem! I understand that your life doesn’t consist of visiting my blog. 😉 But thanks so much that you’ve joined me again. 🙂 Thanks also for the important information on your colour preferences. I see that you’re very flexible and open-minded about colour choices which makes it easier for me to do a nice eye make up look. As soon as I have more spare time I’ll dedicate myself to it. So stay stuned! 🙂

  4. Imane April 4, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Love this blog!!! I was wondering if you have any advice for girls who want to wear eyeshadow during the day but wear glasses?

    • mylanqolia April 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

      Oh, thanks so much. I feel flattered now. *blush* Concerning your question I can say that it depends on the eyeshape and the form of ametropia. Besides, the type of spectactle frame (prominent, colourful or decent) is crucial as well. At first I have to say that it isn’t recommended to use ultra matte or very dark eyeshadows with reagard to deep set eyes in combination with myopia. The eyes look smaller, lifeless and deeper. The perfect zombie eyes if you ask me. 😉 So, using neutral (browns, cream colours, mauve, grey), light and shimmery eyeshadows will accentuate the eyes in a perfect way. I prefer colourful eyeshadows as my glasses “swallow” the colour intensity. As I have a black frame it won’t be very risky to choose them. But if someone has a colourful sprectacle frame it’s wiser to do a more neutral eye make up with a touch of colour. Unfortunately, I can’t say anything about eye make ups that work for girls/ ladies with hyperopia. It’s the best to ask google or to search for youtube videos if you suffer from hyperopia. At least, the only way to find the right method or technique for you is to experiment. It won’t hurt and won’t cost you a fortune if you choose drugstore make up. 😉 So, have fun and stay beautiful!

  5. hellokittie June 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    schön, dass ich deinen blog gefunden habe. ich bin 30 geworden und fühl mich wie 20 (13 ist doch kach sooo jung) 🙂

    • mylanqolia July 4, 2011 at 12:51 am #

      Ich freue mich darüber, dass du mein Blögle -wer weiß wie- gefunden hast! Frischfleisch ist immer toll, auch wenn es Ü 30 ist. 😉 13 ist nur ironisch zu verstehen. Ich fühle mich schon lange nicht mehr wie 13. Allerdings würde es meinen Kritikern/ Hatern Erklärungsansätze anbieten, warum man bei mir nur verrückte und z.T. naive Malereien finden kann. 😉

  6. hellokittie July 27, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    ich schau immer wieder bei dir vorbei, aber momentan schreibst du leider garnichts.alles okay bei dir?

    • mylanqolia August 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

      Es tut mir total leid, dass ich so schweigsam gewesen bin, aber ich komme traurigerweise nicht mehr so oft dazu, mich hier auszulassen. Ich hoffe, dass sich dies wieder ändern wird. 😉

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