Red Carpet Makeup: 2009 American Music Awards


Nude lips totally ruled the red carpet at the AMAs last night.

Pale porcelain princesses Kristen Bell and Carrie Underwood paired their nude pouts with a soft smoky eye in gray and bronze and pink cheeks.

Rihanna and Leona Lewis wore brighter eye makeup to balance out the paler lips on their honey complexion. To learn how to rock bright red colors on the eyes like Rihanna, check this out.

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 girl! this is supergirl84 from MUA. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve just started a blog too and I’ll be posting some FOTDs with your awesome lashes! when is the next sale btw? I need to stock up on some sweet 16s!

  2. I love the red undereye ! This color is beautiful with her green eyes but I don’t like her concealer ! It’s too light for me…

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