FOTD: MAC Pollen and Vex

December 7, 2007

I have gotten a lot of requests on a breakdown for my profile pic so here it is =)

Gray smoky eyes with MAC Vex and Pollen

MAC Vex and Pollen eyeshadows
Smoky eyes wearing MAC Vex and Pollen eyeshadows

* MAC Select Cover Up in NC30 around the nose
* MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC30 applied sparingly all over
* NARS Blush in Orgasm on apples

* Freshlook Colorblends Color Contacts in Green
* MAC Select Cover Up in NC30 under eyes
* Stila Espresso eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows
* MAC Prep + Prime Eye in Light as a base
* MAC Pollen eyeshadow on entire lid
* MAC Vex eyeshadow on crease
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack along upper and lower lash lines
* Ardell Falsies in #131
* Rimmel Lash Maxxx in Extreme Black on lower lashes

* Chapstick in Cherry


  • Reply Anonymous December 7, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    just wondering – are you mixed? I amm 100% chinese but your eyes look a lot more deepset than mine.

  • Reply Phyllis December 7, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    no i’m not – I’m 100% chinese too. i guess i just got them from my parents =)

  • Reply jasmine December 7, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    very pretty makeup=)
    too bad i don’t think i could pull off that bolder look =) my face is relaly young looking and chubby cheeks, so i don’t think it could ever work =[

  • Reply Karen December 8, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Hey Girl! You are smoking hot! I might go up to Chicago sometime in January. Let’s see if we can work something out!

  • Reply Lani December 8, 2007 at 12:41 am

    very beautiful!! oh wow i wouldn’t have guessed u were pure chinese. 😉

    you’ve been tagged!

    read my blog for info.


  • Reply Anonymous December 8, 2007 at 8:53 am

    You are so gorgeous!! LOVE the lashes, I can never get them to look like that!!

  • Reply Vannie December 8, 2007 at 10:12 am

    You’re so pretty! <3 And your bone structure is to die for!

  • Reply Anna December 9, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    very pretty

  • Reply Grayburn December 10, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Beautifully done! Great for going out for a night in town.

  • Reply jack jack December 10, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    wooooo bb is looking so hot. 😛

  • Reply Wadha December 10, 2007 at 1:19 pm


    I love your blog! it helped me so much with picking up the right products spacially when it comes to knock offs.

    I’m facing this problem that I can’t seem to find a solution for which is: I love using black pencil eye liner for lower lids but after awhile it smuges and I end up with panda eyes, what is the best kind of product I should use to create perfectly lined lower lids??
    Thank you!

  • Reply Jess December 10, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    wow so pretty! your eyes look great!

  • Reply Anonymous December 10, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    i LOVE your site its totally amazing and very helpful. if you ever find some spare time, you should definitely make tutorial videos =]

  • Reply Alice December 12, 2007 at 1:50 am

    Gorgeous look!

  • Reply Anonymous December 19, 2007 at 3:19 am

    You look so Gorgeous, add more photos.

    LOVE U.

  • Reply Niki February 27, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Wow you’re really gorgeous! I would never have guessed that you are 100% chinese, your eyes are very large and deep set! You’re beautiful!

  • Reply Gela May 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Hi Phyllis! This is beautiful! You noted you used Vex in your crease? It looks alot darker since Vex is a really light beige color? Is it really Vex? =) I want it!!

  • Reply Phyllis May 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm


    Vex is not a light beige color. It is a frosty “soft pale green duochrome with pink opalescent shimmer” and it shows up gray/taupe on me.

  • Reply Gela June 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks Phyllis! The mac website looks like its a light beige on the color swab. I think I’ll take your advice and go buy it in store. =) Love the way it looks on you!

  • Reply cara October 12, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I really like the looks you’ve posted for Asian eyes. Do you have a recommendation for a substitute for Pollen since it’s not available any more?

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