FOTD: MAC for Alexander McQueen Inspired Turquoise Eyes

Dark bushy eyebrows, ultra pale lips and Egyptian-style cat eyes colored in solid blues and greens is the idea behind the MAC for Alexander McQueen collection.

From the Alexander McQueen Fashion Show:

What I Used

* Barbara Daly Moisture Foundation in Beige
* Barbara Daly Concealer in Warm under eyes
* Clinique Gentle Light Loose Powder in Glow 3 all over to set
* MAC Prep + Prime Eyes in Light as a base
* MAC Meadowland eyeshadow from lash line all the way up to the eyebrows
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack along upper and lower lashes
* Christian Dior Eyeliner Pencil in 157 Grey on eyebrows
* Ardell #131 Lashes along top lashes
* MAC Viva Glam II Lipstick

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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,, 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. hi phyllis! i’ve been a long-time fan, but this is the first time i’ve commented… you are amazing! i love all the tips and entries you make.

    i loved your take on mcqueen, you pull off such a bold look with such grace :)

  2. Hey, Phyllis, this is a question regarding individual lashes. How did you take them off without ripping off your natural lashes? I’ve tried using them twice and I loved the initial result but after a few days, the fake lashes would “grow” along with my real ones and sort of dangle off since they were at my roots anymore. When I tried to take them off, nothing would work! I ended up losing ~10 real lashes. Also, did you glue them more on your skin or on your eyelashes? I tried attaching them just above my real lashes, on my eyelid, but they would just flake and fall off. Thanks a LOT for the help!!

  3. hey guys, thank you for all the compliments. I know it’s been a while since I posted a look but I have been really busy. I’ll try to post another one this weekend or early next week.

  4. Hyein, you are not supposed to rip off your lash extensions! They will shed naturally but if you need to remove them, you do need a special remover for that (I think Ardell makes one).

    Do NOT glue the lashes onto your skin. Just place them on top of your natural lashes. Please also make sure you are using the right glue and not an oil-based eye makeup remover.

    Here’s an entry I wrote about my lash extension experience :

    Let me know if you have more questions.

  5. there’s something about how this eye makeup suits your face more than the model in the first picture…she looks like a statue in a museum :S!!!

    but you look great and i love your site…check for updates all the time…you saved my life 😉 sorta

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