New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Backstage Beauty Breakdown: Preen

For the Preen Spring/Summer 2011 show, lead make artist James Kaliardos working for M·A·C Cosmetics took inspiration from the colors of the sand in Egypt and gave models a minimal look with a little blue on the eyes.

* Face and Body Foundation – blended onto the skin
* Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – to set foundation
* Give Me Sun! MAC Bronzing Everyday – Blended onto cheeks
* Pearl Cream Color Base – to highlight the cheekbones

* Lite Brite Creamshadow – highlighting the inner corners of the eyelids
* Swell Baby Shadow – brushed through the crease of the eyelids
* M·A·C PRO NC15/NW20 Chromgraphic Pencil – drawn along the waterlines.

* Super Kissable Lip Color – pressed onto the lips

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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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