FOTD: NARS Mekong and MAC Show Orchid Retro Makeup Look

What I Used

* NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Fiji
* Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit to fill in eyebrows
* Lumene Eye Makeup Base as a primer
* NARS Mekong Eyeshadow on the eyelid
* NARS Kilimanharo Duo Eyeshadow II under browbone
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack to line
* Taiwanese Fake Lashes on top
* Rimmel London Underground Spark It Up! Gleaming Eye Darkening Liner in Black Gold on lower lashline
* MAC Shaping Powder in Lightsweep along bridge of nose
* MAC Show Orchid Lipstick 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. Fiji doesn’t look light here and it does impart a really nice glow! *drool* Mekong looks really nice on you… now you make me want this eyeshadow again… argh…

  2. love this look! i can’t seem to find that eyeshadow on nars UK’s website. could you recommend a MAC alternative to the mekong? xx

  3. Thanks everyone!

    Mekong really is a pretty color and I *love* the pigmentation! You guys should definitely get it!

  4. Mekong is a very beautiful colour!
    and I love your lower lashline.
    but I didn’t like the eyes with the pink lips, I prefer hot pink lips with neutral eyes but you stay georgous 😉

  5. Hi Phyllis, I was just wondering what look would you recommend for a day at school? Some girls slap on TOO much makeup but i don’t want to look plain.. Any tips? :)

  6. I love the false lashes, they look gorgeous.
    Do you think you could do an entry about lip primer?, I’ve never used it before and i don’t really know anything about it.

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