Thevi Giveaway!

I don’t know if I let you in on this secret or not, but just like August, September is a giveaway month.

In the past month, I’ve had two big giveaways and a small one for a few lucky Twitter fans. You didn’t think I was done did you?


To finish off the month of August with a bang, and start September off right, here is another one: partnering with Thevi Cosmetics, My Own Judge is pleased to offer the Moss Matte Eyeshadow to one lucky winner. To see my review and intro to the company and products, click this and this link.

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So do you want you some Thevi? Just leave a comment saying exactly this: I would like to enter the Thevi Moss Matte Eyeshadow Giveaway” with your e-mail address. Please make sure that both are in your comment as this makes it easier to find winners!

Once again – subscribers by e-mail get a second chance to win!

Giveaway ends this Friday – September 4, 2009!

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Thevi Cosmetics – Part 2

So now it’s review time.

If you’re just coming across this post, please make sure to read up on Thevi Cosmetics with my previous post. I tried to appeal to your patient nature and not test the limits by keeping the lengths of the posts manageable.

The products for me, myself, and I to judge?

As you are reading this review, you probably are equally impressed with the Thevi logo girl as I am on the right. There she is with her hair all waving in the air with her “smiling with her eyes” pose and her fab earrings and top. She’s reminiscent in design style to the Stila ladies, but by no means identical.

These are two savvy businesses that understand that the customer can relate better to an illustration than one single person (we are a judgemental bunch aren’t we?).

Coincidentally, the logo lady can serve as a doppelganger to Thevi founder Thevaki. Don’t you think?

Review (5 highest, 1 lowest):

Packaging: 5 out of 5 (it’s super chic – you feel fancy just holding it)

Price: 4.5 out of 5 ($15 for the E/S $13 for the Lipstick at their website)

Quality: 5 out of 5 (they are super pigmented & are super light)

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 (I would love to be able to have a larger color selection)

The product(s):
The swatches:
Triple Split Shadow in Bistro

I swatched each color in the triple split, and then I did horizontal swipes from Right to Left and from Left to Right. Make sense?

High Impact Lipstick in Plush

What I used:

Obviously I only used the lipstick for that swatch. Here, in addition to the Triple Split Shadow, I used Laura Geller Eye Spackle, a medium shadow brush, and Maybelline LashBlast mascara.

The look(s):
a better angle at the look:

So here’s what I did – after using Laura Geller Eye Spackle as base, I tested the shadow wet and dry.

Then I did one eye with a blended smokey look and one with a more regular, less dramatic look (which I would consider more appropriate for everyday/work). I added a second picture b/c they had better angles of the look.

My Verdict:

I am very happy with this brand. It is a completely new brand to me, so I had no bias when I started the review.

The eyeshadow is super pigmented and goes on like silk on your skin (like when I did the swatches) and your eyes. It looks great no matter if you apply it dry or wet, and is super long lasting. Another plus is that it blends very easily. I didn’t try it out on it’s own without a primer – but really – y’all should be using primers if you wear shadows – it just holds better.

The lipstick impressed me more than the shadow. It’s super creamy and almost feels like lip balm. It’s effortless, and though I didn’t pick the most everyday shade for myself, I will be mixing this with other color, because it feels lovely.

The pricing for these two is $15 (E/S) and $13 (L/S). It’s a bit more than drugstore cosmetics but not nearly as much as higher end products, with as much quality.

The only negative I have for this is that I would like to choose from even more colors. This of course is less a negative as it is a work in progress, as the brand expands.

I’d say it’s a definite buy and that given the chance you should try it out!

Don’t forget to read my first post all about the product line!

Thevi Cosmetics – Part 1

To prepare you for the review coming up, I would like to introduce you to Thevi Cosmetics.

So what is this Thevi Cosmetics line exactly?

THEVI Cosmetics is a sleek modern line that celebrates color influenced by lifestyles and traditions. THEVI Cosmetics targets the New Ethnic market — women to whom rich and vibrant shades represent beauty as a way of empowerment in both their professional and personal lives.

The tagline “Inner Beauty Made Visible” captures THEVI’s mission to express women’s lifestyles and traditions through color that truly shows up on diverse skin tones.

Yes – hello to you too – clearly this is the best product description I have ever read.

More you say?

I also thought it’d be neat to find out more about Thevaki – the creator of the line.

Where can you buy Thevi?

Though they plan to get to a retail counter near you this year, they are currently only available at

Well, what do they carry?

Products include a Longlasting Lipliner, High Impact Lipstick, Longlasting Eyeliner, Lush Mascara, Eye Shadows, Matte Blush, and Liquid and Powder Foundation, all in a vibrant range of shades. You can also find a Brush Collection for easy application. Prices range from $16.50 to $38.00.” Products are talc free and oil free as well as hypoallergenic.

Some other ways to learn about the brand and keep up to date?

Check out their:

  • Website! first and foremost duh! 🙂
  • Facebook Page (check out the photo album for looks you can create with their product!).
  • Thevi’s Blog you can find coupons and special deals here.

See what others have to say about Thevi:

Keep reading for my review!