FOTD: Green Smoky Eyes with MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Collection

Now that I’m feeling much better, I finally got to play with the MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Collection goodies I picked up =)

MAC Photo Realism and Personal Taste Makeup Look

Soft green smoky eyes with MAC Photo Realism and Personal Taste

What I Used

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand buffed in with MAC #109 Brush
* Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit to fill in eyebrows
* MAC Grey Range eyeshadow from Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad on the eyelid and under the eye
* MAC Image Maker eyeshadow from Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad on the crease
* MAC Photorealism eyeshadow from Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad to highlight
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack to line
* Lashes #Sweet 16 from my very own line
* CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara on lower lashes
* MAC Shaping Powder in Lightsweep along bridge of nose
* MAC Bronzer in Refined Golden on cheekbones blended towards the temples
* MAC Personal Taste Lipglass on lips

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. Btw: You only applied mascara on your lower lashes. So that means you just applied false lashes on the top and curled your natural lashes and falsies all together?

  2. Cattie, that is correct. I don’t always apply mascara before the lashes (I think that ruins them). You just have to curl them when you are done so they blend in with one another.

  3. i cant wait for your update on your lashes!
    i already love all of the taiwanese lashes you use, which i do too, so i cannot wait to see yours!
    i’ll def be first in line to purchase =)

  4. Ahh, that’s a great idea, Phyllis! I’ll keep that in mind =)
    I always thought you should put mascara on after the falsies to blend them together, but if I use your methode I won’t ruin my future falsies. I asked my aunt to bring me some from HK. Thanks!

  5. Wow, I LOVE this look! Makes me want to buy the photo realism quad (but I actually want KATE.. must .. resist.. temptation!) & the bronzer looks stunning on you. I think I might actually go buy these tomorrow. And I can’t wait to here about your own line, congrats<3!

  6. I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and I really enjoy all the tips your give us asian girls. BTW I love this look! I can’t wait to recreate it later :) Congralations on launching your own line! Congratulations!

  7. I just have to say that I love your blog! I’ve been following it for awhile now but this is the first time I’ve decided to reply ;p Really love this look and also can’t wait to hear about your own line :)

  8. Trish,

    My skin is on the dry side so I don’t set the HD foundation with anything. If you are looking for a setting powder, try the HD Microfinish Powder (also from Make Up For Ever). It is super fine and works beautifully with the foundation.

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