FOTD: Teal Smoky Eyes with NARS Rajasthan and Palladium

Yesterday I got a makeover done by Amanda at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue with the latest NARS Fall 2010 collection. Thanks Amanda for doing such a great job ♥♥♥♥

NARS Fall 2010 Makeover

NARS Rajasthan and Palladium Teal Smoky Eye FOTD and Makeup Tutorial
Wearing NARS Palladium Mangrove Rajasthan

Products Used

* Hydrating Freshening Lotion
* Brightening Serum
* Makeup Primer
* Sheer Glow Foundation in Fuji
* Concealer in Custard
* Loose Powder in Flesh

* Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
* Palladium Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
* Rajasthan Duo Eyeshadow
* Mangrove Single Eyeshadow
* Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eye Liner in Black
* Makeup For Life Fake Lashes in #Sweet Sixteen
* Rimmel Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Volume & Lift Mascara in Kohl Black
* CoverGirl LiquiLine Blast Eye liner in Silver Spark

* Multiple Bronzer in Cap Vert
* The Multiple in Copacabana
* Blush in Douceur

* Shrinagar Lipstick
* Strawberry Field Lip Gloss

All products are by NARS unless specified.

Step by Step How To

1. Amanda started by moisturizing my skin with Hydrating Freshening Lotion and Brightening Serum.

2. Since we were going for a smoky look, Amanda did my eye makeup first. She prepped the entire eye area with the Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base before coloring in the eyelid with Palladium. Using a dense brush, she patted the darker color in the Rajasthan Duo on top of the Palladium. Then she applied the lighter color in the Rajasthan Duo on the crease with a fluffy brush to blend off any harsh edges. Next, she further darkened the outer corner of my eye with the the darker color in the Rajasthan Duo and added a pop of the color by pressing Mangrove in the center of my eyelid.

* I am also wearing Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eye Liner in Black along my upper lashline, CoverGirl LiquiLine Blast Eyeliner in Silver Spark on my lower lashline with Makeup For Life Fake Lashes in #Sweet Sixteen on top lashes and Rimmel Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Volume & Lift Mascara in Kohl Black on lower lashes.

3. After cleaning up any eyeshadow fallouts, Amanda applied the Makeup Primer all over before using her fingers to apply the Sheer Glow Foundation. She also added a touch of Custard Concealer under the eyes.

4. To contour my cheekbones, Amanda swiped the Cap Vert Multiple Bronzer on them with Copacabana Multiple right on top. She carefully blended the colors in a patting motion and added Douceur onto my apples.

5. Amanda finished the look by dusting a sheer layer of loose powder to set everything. She also added Shrinagar Lipstick on my lips with Strawberry Field Lip Gloss on top.

Stay tuned for reviews and swatches of the NARS Fall 2010 collection!

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. You look gorgeous, Phyllis! And I am SO glad NARS finally came out with a pump for their Sheer Glow/ Matte Foundations.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I’m really enjoying and learning a lot on how to apply make-up on this site. You are very generous.

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