FOTD: Makeover at Kohl’s National Beauty Event

I have always *loved* getting my makeup done by the pros and this time, I got to meet with Kohl’s National Beauty Expert, Kathy Snider, who has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years, for a makeover. Since I wanted something soft and wearable for the day, Kathy decided to recreate the look from Flirt! Cosmetics’ latest Green Envy Spring 2009 collection on me.

“Green is a great alternative to brown – a color we have been seeing a little too much nowadays,” says Kathy. “It can also make you look more rested by making the whites of your eyes appear whiter.” Why? ‘Cos “green counteracts redness.” So true!

* The last picture was taken by my cell phone hence the slightly washed-out colors.

I never knew khaki and plum would go so well with one another and I was left speechless with Kathy’s way of applying the eyeshadows. She used nothing but cotton balls and the blending was purrrrfect! Now that is what I call some mad skillz!!!

The Flirt! Products That Were Used On Me

*Pretty Easy Quick Cover Stick in In the Buff – Warm as a base for the eyeshadow
* Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Gold Envy under the brow bone
* Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Second Nature on the eyelid
* Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Petal Pusher to add a pop of color from the inner corner to the center of the lid
* Glamourazzi Extreme Lip Lacquer in Spotlight on the lips

My Own

* Cle de Beau Concealer in Ocher under the eyes and around the nose
* Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit to fill in the eyebrows
* NARS Orgasm Blush along the cheekbones
* MAC Penultimate Liner in Black to line
* Shisem Fake Eyelashes on top

You too can meet Kathy and her team for a personal beauty consultation. Simply call your local Kohl’s to find out when they will be hosting a beauty event.

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 :)!!
    I love the look and it’s so incredibly wearable!!
    I can’t believe Kathy only used COTTON BALLS!! On a pinch, I had to use q-tips for eyeshadow..and let me tell you, it was more difficult than i imagined!

  2. they look really give a natural feel, i like it!
    and i was surprised too when I read the part said she only use cotton balls to blend the shadows, that is a mad-skill right there, i truly agree!

  3. love the soft look! very pretty! Do you have any suggestions for camera makeup? I’ll be doing an engagement photo shoot soon,and I need some guidance. Or if you have a link, please share! :) *hugs*

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