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Hey how’s everyone been? I’ve been swamped doing my last minute shopping, pigging out and catching up with family and friends before I fly back to Chicago this Sunday. Below are a few highlights of the past week:

* Meeting with Jaz and Ivy from Beauty Exchange on an upcoming project. Ladies in Hong Kong, you are going to love this!

* I will be appearing on AOL’s Beauty Blog, Stylelist. More details to come shortly!

* I picked up some of the latest Asian beauty products just for you ladies. Will post details about the giveaway soon.

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. hey Phyllis, will you be doing a review on the Make up forever HD foundation? I remember you said that was coming up, I just wanted to hear your personal opinion about it because it’s the biggest fad right now! Enjoy your last days in Hong Kong 😉

  2. I hope you have fun during the last couple day with your family and friends before coming back to the state!

    yeah like Jane said, will u be doing review on the make up forever hd foundation?! I’ve been coming back to your site almost everything day just to check if you have done that review. lol
    i hope you do and i’ll be looking forward to it!

  3. I’m sure Phyllis will make a much better review of this product but I also tried the Makeup forever HD foundation. It has medium coverage and can be built up (layerable). It goes on very smoothly – I use a sponge or brush to apply it. In my opinion, this foundation is very overrated because it “melts” after a few hours (I have combination skin) though the colour doesn’t oxidize. It also doesn’t give the “natural” finish that I would like. If you are looking for a more natural finish from the same line, I would suggest Makeup forever Face and Body foundation. I’m Ivory #20 for MUFE face and body foundation, and #117 for HD foundation (MAC NC20-25). If this foundation did not claim to be “HD” and so forth, I think I would have liked this foundation more. For the price and its claims, I don’t think it’s that great. I prefer Clinique’s “even better” foundation as it lasts a long time (even though it doesn’t claim to be long-wearing), looks very natural and has actually lightened a bit of my acne scars.

  4. Hi, i just know ur website through other blogs,
    quite enjoy to see everything on ur site.
    i have added u on my facebook.
    happy Easter & have safe journey ^-^

  5. Hi! I’ve been swamped as well, but I’m sure being swamped by school/work isn’t nearly as much fun as being swamped by shopping & time with friends and family, lol. Hope you had a great trip and look forward to your posts on it. =)

  6. Very beautiful make up looks. The make up has to definitely be very dramatic in order to complement the colorful outfits. By the way, I had no idea gel eyeliner could be applied inside the eye!!

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