FOTD: Hyolee Inspired Dramatic Smoky Eye Makeup Look

When I first saw this super dramatic smoky eye and nude lip look at the PPQ Fall 2010 show at London Fashion Week, it was love at first sight. But after seeing Korean singer Hyolee rock a similar look in her latest music video, I knew it was time for my own take!

Hyolee Smoky Eye Makeup
Hyolee Smoky Eye Tutorial

Hyolee Makeup Tutorial

What I Used

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120
* Stila Espresso Eyeshadow
* NARS Pandora Duo Eyeshadow
* Milanic Liquif Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil in Black
* Lashes in #Diva
* MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping
* MAC Cremesheen Glass in Just Superb

Beauty Tip: When working with such dark colors, always doing your eye makeup first. That way, you save yourself the pain from cleaning up eyeshadow fallout and reapplying your base.

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.


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