Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Elva Hsiao

Here’s a breakdown of Elva Hsiao (蕭亞軒)‘s signature look, ala dark smoky eyes, from her latest album. I read from somewhere that she used gold eyeshadow along with a pair of discontinued falsies made exclusively in Japan.

Elva Hsiao 蕭亞軒 smoky eye makeup tutorial

Elva Hsiao 蕭亞軒 smoky eye makeup

* Apply a shimmery gold eyeshadow like MAC Retrospeck or Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl on your entire eyelid and lower eye. Sweep an intense black eyeshadow like Jane Clubbing or MAC Black Tied onto your eyelid. Make sure you deposit the most color around your lashline and blend the color upwards to create gradation. Line your upper and lower lashlines along with the inner rim with a black liquid liner. Apply falsies on top lashes and mascara on lower lashes.

* De-pigmentize your lips by applying a stick concealer (try Bourjois stick concealer) before putting a milky nude lipgloss like MAC Underage on top.

* Apply two coats of Chanel Black Satin nail polish to get your nails screaming hot.

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.


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