Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Leona Lewis at 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards

At the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin today, British singer Leona Lewis wowed the crowd with two very different yet equally gorgeous looks.


Leona arrived at the EMAs in a Vivienne Westwood black tank top and sequined pants. She kept her makeup simply with winged eyeliner and coral lips. To recreate her look, sweep a shimmery beige eyeshadow onto the eyelid and blend a medium gold color onto the crease. Line both top and bottom lashes with a black pencil, keeping the line thicker on the outer corners for a slight cat-eye effect. Rim the lower waterline with a white pencil like MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating and apply mascara on both top and bottom lashes. Finish with a coral lipstick like MAC Impassioned.



For her performance, Leona changed into a gorgeous strapless Vivienne Westwood gown. She ditched her bright lips for a nude pink color and amped up the drama with darker eye makeup. To get her look, color your entire eyelid with a black crayon like MAC Greasepaint Stick in Black. Finish with a light pink lipstick like Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 028 Celeb and top with clear gloss.

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, Glamour.com, 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 the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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