I have been getting a lot of requests on certain tutorials and reviews. It would be great if you guys can leave your requests as comments here so I can just check this page instead of the post on the fashion board. Thanks!

p.s. It would also be nice if you guys can leave your names instead of putting anonymous. That way, I can address you guys by your names. Thanks!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Hi,

    Thanks for putting up so many great tips! I was wondering if you could please do a post on how to get eyes that are uneven in size to look alike post makeup. I have one eye without any fold at all and one eye with a big, distinct fold. The only way I’ve found to make them look even when they’re open (they still look uneven when not fully open) is with black eyeshadow, blending around. This is totally infeasible for a daytime look! Tips? Suggestions?

  2. Hi Phyllis, I love your blog! I have been reading your tutorials for several months now and regularly check for new updates (which are great). I cannot open the ‘tighline’ and ‘cateye’ tutorial though, but really want to read them. Can you check the link? I also think you look very pretty in your new profile pic – maye you could show us what products you used?

    Thanks so much

  3. Hello Phyllis! =D I’m going to France in a few month so I was wondering if you could recommand me some products that I ABSOLUTELY have to get while i’m there..After it is the fashion capital of the world :P Budget isnt really an issue since my parents will be supplying me with $$ X3 But yeah.. I’m really into eye makeup with the liners, lashes and eyeshadow..And i gotta say you explain things very clearly..^^ It makes things so much easier. Anyways yeah..if you can help me out, I’ll be forever grateful :D

  4. hey there!i juz searched around for a good makeup blog..and there u are!nice blog!love it a lot~ and..i kinda need some help in makeup(juz started out putting on makeups a few months ago)so…here’s my confusion: 1)i wanna buy Benefit’s some kinda gorgeous foundation,but when i view ppl’s comments,some said that it’s kinda dark for fair skin tone,and i dunno…i mean,i hv fair to medium skin tone(reference:i’m using Laura Mercier #3 color foundation) and i dunno if it’d suit me,would u give me some suggestion?(and here’s the biggest problem:don’t really hv time to try it in counters)
    2)and…now i’m using Laura Mercier foundation powder as i mentioned,however,some said that it’d go better with the tinted moisturier / the foundation primer. so i was just wondering if u had tried these b4?and maybe some comments on these??
    *thank you so much for just reading this whole thing:]

  5. Hey phyllis, stil loving your blog, it always helps me out so much :)

    i was just wandering if you could do a breakdown of the latest shiseido maquillage look by yuri ebihara, i can’t seem to get it right because her eyes are so much bigger than mine lol!

    do you have any tips on how to do it on eyes with smaller creases please?

  6. hi, can you do a tutorial on a nude look? so far, i haven’t had any luck finding products with that “natural subtle glow”.

  7. Hi,
    Can you post a blog about Asian makeup? I have such a hard time finding makeup such as foundation and concealers that’s fits my Asian skin tone. Please help.
    Thank you.

  8. Hi Phyllis! Thanks for the reply on BB cream :D I’ve ordered mine n I have so much fun reading your blog!! <3

    I wonder if you could do a tutorial for green eyeshadow. I have MAC humid, but I don’t know how to pull the look together :/

    Btw, I’m Asian :)Oh and also, is it necessary to use serum? what are the benefit of using serum?

  9. Hi,

    I came across your blog while doing a search for a certain mascara. Fantastic pages.Thanks for the tutorials although I’m not done with them yet.
    BTW, have you heard about Spinlash mascara? Its supposed to spin, hence, the name.
    I have very long lashes and I need help on that department to tame my unruly lashes(separate them after mascara aplication)

  10. hi, i absolutely love your site! thanks for all the great stuff you put up. i was wondering if you could do step by step instructions on how to put makeup over eyelid tape. not too much makeup but enough to hide the tape and make eyes look big. thanks!

  11. Hello! i’m an asian. Can you make a tutorial for contouring on asian face naturally (without shimmer i guess) ? Higher nose and slimmer face. And also suggest some good make up for contouring..thanks!

  12. I really love your new pix. Your skin/foundation looks flawless. Which makeup foundation were you wearing in that picture?

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