I just want to give a HUGE thank you to those of you who took the time to e-mail me/leave a comment about Dawn’s blog. I really appreciate you ladies trying to protect my interest and look out for me – you guys are the best! I would also like to take this opportunity to point out that I will not tolerate plagiarism. If you would like to use my content, feel free to do so but please remember to cite me.

If you have no idea what I am talking about, here is what happened in a nutshell:-

It all started last week when another blogger in Asia, Dawn Yang, copied and pasted a paragraph from one of my older entries on her blog and paraphrased a sentence without sourcing me. Soon afterwards, people started sending her hate mail and used this to bash her on blogs and forums. I got in touch with Dawn to see what’s up and to hear her side of the story. She wrote back, apologized and said she was doing research for her blog and had no idea she took the information from a personal blog. She has now cited me on her blog and everything is cool between us.

Please do not use this incident against her anymore. No one needs the unnecessary drama =)

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. Why am I not surprised to hear this.
    Not trying to start flames, but this isn’t the first time Dawn has plagiarized. =.=

  2. Are you even aware that this isn’t the first time she’s done this, and that Dawn -is- famous as an asian blogger for being a plagiarizer? IMHO, I strongly believe that Dawn definitely lied to you about her “doing research for her blog and had no idea she took the information from a personal blog”

    Oh well, she got caught in the act, and things are cleared up I guess. Lol ^ sorry if i sound really pissed, and yes, I read the last sentence. . .but it’s just that this is one of my favourite makupe blogs and I hate to see it used without permission/sourcing.

  3. oh i read her blog from time to time.. i didnt even notice her ad was ripped from you.. yeah and now shes suing someone for defaming her -.-

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