FOTD: NARS Mekong and MAC Show Orchid Retro Makeup Look

August 1, 2009

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


  • Reply amy August 1, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    That is a hot look. I love hot pink lips with dark eye makeup.

  • Reply aleksis August 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I want that eyeshadow so bad! It’s gorgeous! You look gorgeous as well….:)

  • Reply Karen August 2, 2009 at 12:48 am

    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…

  • Reply Mabel August 2, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Gorgeous! You’re so talented.

  • Reply sarah August 2, 2009 at 7:06 am

    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

  • Reply Phyllis August 2, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks everyone!

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

  • Reply Phyllis August 2, 2009 at 5:07 pm


    Mekong is from the Fall 2009 collection so chances are it is not out in the UK yet. I don’t think there is a close dupe from MAC.

  • Reply Pinklye August 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

    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 😉

  • Reply Apple August 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    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? 🙂

  • Reply Flininia August 4, 2009 at 7:57 am

    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.

  • Reply Perricone MD - Ashley August 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I love this look! It’s so daring, but beautiful at the same time!

  • Reply Idaira February 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    This look is amazing!!! thanks Lana for asking in other post I found this! thanks!! really great!

  • Reply 1xellus1 September 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    LOVE it! Very pretty!

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