Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Mika Nakashima

For Aria:

The skin should be kept glowy. Use a tinted moisturizer to even out any redness and concealer to cover up undereye circles/zits. A coral blush is also used on the cheekbones

Keep your eyebrows lighter than your hair color by using a tinted eyebrow gel. Brush a shimmery violet eyeshadow (try MAC Mancatcher eyeshadow) from the center of your eyes to the inner corners. To create the illusion of Mika’s almond eyes, line both your top and bottom lashlines and extend the line past the corner of your eyes. Apply several coats of mascara to finish the look and remember to pop in a pair of blue contacts.

The lips should be left bare with just a little bit of clear gloss.

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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, Glamour.com, 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 a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. any chance of a step by step tutorial on how to achieve dark eyes like that?
    any posts on using loose powder as a guard under the eye to catch falling e/s? does it actually work?

  2. Hi =) I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now and want to thank you for all the tips you’ve been posting up. I have a question, before putting on concealor, other than putting on eye cream to keep it from going on smoothly, do you think it’s a good idea to put on some sort of base? People use some sort of make up base before they put on foundation, so would it be a good idea to put it under your eyes as well? Thanks! – Vanessa

  3. Yah the loose powder trick does work. All you have to do is sweep on a layer of loose powder under your eyes before you do your eye makeup and then sweep them away when you are done.

  4. hey Vanessa, sure you can use a primer before concealer. Simply dab on a bit of your foundation primer around your eye area to make your concealer go on smoother and last longer.

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