Face Of The Day

EOTD: Black and Purple Smoky Eyes

March 10, 2009

Here is a quick twist on your typical purple smoky eyes, in which I placed a darker color in the inner half of the lid and the purple on the outer half. Hope you guys like it 🙂

Products Used

• NARS Firming Foundation in Fiji on undereye area
• Jane Magical Mushroom Eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows
• MAC Plum eyeshadow on entire lid
• Jane Clubbing eyeshadow on inner half of the lid
• MAC Inventive eyeshadow on outer corner and in the center of the lower eye
• MAC White Wheat eyeshadow to highlight inner and outer corner of the lower eye
• Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Black to line
• Taiwanese Lashes on top

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  • Reply Elaine March 10, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I’m really loving this.

  • Reply sarah March 11, 2009 at 12:31 am

    i love it! especially how you used black on the inner corner vs using it on the traditional outer V.

  • Reply Kasumi March 11, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I agree. The colors in here are so pretty.

  • Reply Mymy March 11, 2009 at 7:19 am

    love the color combo ~ i agree with sarah above…. love how you used black in the inner corner ~ keep up the EOTDs!

  • Reply Klara March 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Beaaaaaaaautiful <3!!!

  • Reply Phyllis March 11, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks girls =) I got the idea from Nina Ricci’s Fall 2009 show at Paris where they used a black and brownish purple on the eyes.

  • Reply Cassie March 11, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I love that your eyebrow fill has a sparkle in it! Do you use that often?

  • Reply Karen March 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Those Taiwanese fake lashes look dramatic yet sooooo natural… makes me really want to go to Taiwan and stock them up… They are soooooooooo popular in Hong Kong now.

  • Reply Sarah March 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Phyllis

    just wondering where I can get the Jane eyeshadows from? don’t think i’ve come across it here in London


  • Reply Phyllis March 11, 2009 at 6:22 pm


    The color I used on my brows is actually an eyeshadow which explains the shimmer. I only do this when I’m trying to make my eyebrows look lighter.

  • Reply Phyllis March 11, 2009 at 6:23 pm


    Jane is an American brand. I haven’t seen it in London either.

  • Reply Constanzz March 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    where can i get the jane?

  • Reply Jenny March 13, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    oh I love this look, I always use purple eyeshadow =)
    Does the Nars firming foundation work on wrinkles? cuz I have wrinkles under my eyes, probably from the years of foundation i use. I’ve been using bb cream but I don’t see a difference.

  • Reply Phyllis March 14, 2009 at 12:10 pm


    Jane is available in most drugstores in the US.

  • Reply Phyllis March 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks Jenny =)

    To be honest, nothing can completely get rid of wrinkles unless it is something really strong prescribed by a derm or plastic surgery. Makeup that has skincare properties will only help prevent your skin from getting worst and keep your skin in good shape. You need to use an eye cream that is targeted for wrinkles (look for ones that contain retinol).

  • Reply blackbeauty March 14, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    gorgeous! 😀

  • Reply Synaesthesia March 25, 2009 at 1:29 am

    the purple is vibrant and i never like a purple as much as ur EOTD…is tat MAC Inventive is more like a plum color ?

  • Reply Nina June 7, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    hi phyllis! i’m a long time reader…i actually ordered a bb cream from you awhile back when you first offered them. anyway, i was wondering where you got jane’s magical mushroom?? it was one of my favorite eyeshadows and was devastated when they discontinued it. did they bring it back and i completely missed it? please help! thx! 🙂

  • Reply cutie September 10, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    hi..i really like this post..
    can you teach us the steps in applying it either in this blog or your chinese blog?

    Thanks alot!!!

  • Reply cutie September 21, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Hi, may I know the MAC Plum eyeshadow is it same as MAC Plum Dressing eyeshadow that you were referring to?

    THank you.

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