FOTD: Bollywood Inspired Red and Copper Eye Makeup

I have always loved the bright, dramatic makeup in Bollywood and below is my take. Check back for a more detailed entry on how to capture the look.

What I Used

* Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Makeup SPF10 in Intensity 2.0
* Stila Espresso Eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows
* Sleek I-Divine Palette in Jewels on the eyes (mango yellow color on top row second from the right as a base, coppery red color on top left on entire eyelid and mahogany color on top row second from the left on crease and lower eye)
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack on both upper and lower lash lines
* Taiwanese False Eyelashes on top
* Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara in Very Black on bottom lashes
* MAC Foolish Me Sheertone Shimmer Blush dabbed lightly on the cheeks
* MAC So Scarlet Lipstick painted on with a brush
* Rhinestones from Broadway Deluxe Nail & Body Art Kit glued on with Duo Lash Adhesive

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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. ^ lol, the ear poking out from the hair.. hehe
    anyway, lovely look! definitely reminds me of bollywood

  2. Hey Phyllis,
    Love the look. Could you tell me where I can purchase the I-Divine in Jewel? I know it’s a international product but every website I’ve looked at only has Chaos or Storm.
    Thx much!

  3. Thanks =)

    Sarah, the Jewels palette was limited edition and it came out in 2008. I can get my sister to check to see if they are still selling it in London.

  4. This is soooo pretty! I absolutely adore indian culture use of colors… so vibrant and dramatic… I just wish I had their lashes :)

  5. I agree with Klara that you look like an elf.
    Totally lord of the rings 😀
    so pretty, like Arwen (the elf princess) with an eastern twist

  6. Sarah,

    My sister checked Superdrug and the palette was indeed limited edition from the 2008 winter collection – sorry!

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