Celebrity Makeup Spotlight: Rachel McAdams At Sherlock Holmes Premiere


Canadian beauty Rachel McAdams has been looking smokin’ hot lately. At the London premiere of her new flick, Sherlock Holmes, she wowed the crowd in a one-shoulder Andrew Gn gown paired with shimmery white eyeshadow on the eyelid, dense fake lashes, scarlet lips and a loose, asymmetrical side-braid. One word – Gorgeous!!

At the New York premiere, Rachel looked equally stunning in a black Jasmine di Milo top with Catherine Malandrino pants. Her eyes were smoked out in shades of brown and gray and a tinge of pink was added on the cheeks and lips.

I personally loved her first look – doesn’t she look like royalty? Which of these looks do you ladies like better?

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 a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I like everything about her first look except for the lipstick. It’s a perfect example of what goes with the dress doesn’t actually go with the skin tone. The color brings out the red in her hair but it clashes with the grey shadow and dress. She should have gone with something with a wash of purple or a blue-toned lip.

    The second pic looks much soft and feminine… Lol, that’s my two cents.

    Absolutely love your blog — and per the past post; I LOVE Du Juan!

  2. I do like her first look better. The second look is more smokey-eyed casual, and she still pulled it off pretty well. She’s awesome and I think she’s stunning all the time… but that’s also because she’s Canadian and I’m biased 😉

  3. I agree with AtelierGal. I prefer her as a redhead. But, she still looks beautiful. I love her hairstyle in the first picture. =)

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