FOTD: Spring 2010 Ballerina Makeup Look

Soft and pretty, the ballerina look has been spotted all over the Thakoon, Carolina Herrera and Zac Posen Spring 2010 runways. Read on to see my take on it!

What I Used

* Yaby Cosmetics Liquid Foundation in Honey
* MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC30
* Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel
* Stila Look #3 Palette
* Iman Perfect Eye Pencil in Black Shimmer
* L’oreal HiP High Drama Volumizing Mascara in Ultimate Black
* MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty on cheeks
* Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Celeb on lips

Step by Step How To

1. Camouflage undereye circles with Yaby Liquid Foundation. Buff MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder all over with kabuki brush.

2. Fill in eyebrows with Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil.

3. Apply the shimmery beige color from Stila Palette on the eyelid. Darken the eyelid and crease with the medium brown and dark brown colors.

4. Highlight the inner corners of the eyes with the shimmery beige color from Stila Palette.

5. Line the eyes with Iman Eye Pencil.

6. Apply L’oreal mascara on top and bottom lashes.

7. Sweep MAC Mineralize Blush onto the apples.

8. Finish with Rimmel Lipstick on the 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. ooh i luv the neutral colors! It leans toward the natural look i like that. I love love the lipstick color!!! Does it last all day?

  2. I love your make up!Very matching with your eye colour. One thing though Phyllis, I noticed you do not wear eyeliner on the lower lashes? Is there a particular reason?

    • Anna,

      I don’t know where you got the idea that I don’t wear eyeliner on my lower lashes because I do. I’m actually wearing some in this FOTD too and it’s just smudged out. Are you referring to a specific FOTD?

  3. Hai dear.. i wanna know what contact lens did u wear on the last pict? Would u like to tell me the spesific brand?
    i think it’s similar like rachel bilson’s contact lens

    • I’m not wearing color contacts in these pictures. My eyes just look a lot lighter under certain angles with the flash on.

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