FOTD: Dramatic Gray Smoky Eyes With MAC Azreal Blue, Pollen and Jane Clubbing

What I Used

* Skinfood BB Cream in #2 under eyes, around the nose and on the chin
* MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Sunbasque on cheekbones
* Freshlook Colorblends Color Contacts in Green
* Barbara Daly Concealer in Warm under eyes
* Stila Espresso eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows
* MAC Prep + Prime Eye in Light as a base
* MAC Pigment in Azreal Blue on entire eyelid, inner corners and under the eye
* Jane Clubbing eyeshadow on outer corner and crease
* MAC Pollen eyeshadow to highlight brow bone
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack blended up onto the crease and along upper and lower lash lines
* Ardell Falsies in #131
* Rimmel Lash Maxxx in Extreme Black on lower lashes
* Chapstick

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. Wow, thats a really pretty look. I have pretty dry skin, and for some reason after I’ve applied moisturiser and concealor, my skin still looks flakey and uneven. I use a decent moisturiser and I also use MAC select coverup concealor. Is it because I need a primer or something?

  2. I can never get the corner of my eyes to look like yours! They’re so beautiful =).

    What I mean by that is, my eyes are usually very teary, especially around the outer corner of my eyes, which makes it hard for the make-up to stay on there. Any tips on how to fix this?

  3. Primers will help but I think you need to work on taking care of your skin first. Make sure you use a gentle cleanser (try Cetaphil), exfoliate once a week to get rid of dead skin, moisturize (pick a product with high water content) and if possible, do hydrating masks once or twice a week. Drink more water and use a humidifier as well.

  4. Irene, there’s not much you can do to stop your eyes from tearing but using a primer and waterproof products should help.

  5. Hi Phyllis,
    What brushes did you use for your eyes? I have Asian eyes similar to yours (defined but small crease) and I don’t know what brush to use to accentuate my crease like you do! Thanks!

    – Christine

  6. Hi Phyllis, a little off topic, but just wondering if you still use Clean and Clear Daily Pore Cleanser? I know you have dry skin but the reviews I’ve read recommend it only for oily skin.

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