Celebrity Makeup: Taylor Swift at 2011 American Music Awards


Taylor Swift rocked a shimmery neutral eye, bronzed cheeks and pink lips with CoverGirl Cosmetics at the 2011 American Music Awards last night. Breakdown of the look by Taylor’s makeup artist, Lorrie Turk, after the jump!

Taylor Swift makeup at 2011 American Music Awards

“With a foundation brush, I smoothed CoverGirl’s Natureluxe Silk Foundation onto her skin followed by a dab of concealer on the inner corners of her eyes. I applied the concealer with the tip of my ring finger in a patting motion. CoverGirl TruBlend Minerals Blush in Shimmering Sands was used along the cheekbones to add highlight and color.”

“With a dampened eyeshadow brush, I brushed on CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Tapestry Taupe from her lash line to just above her crease and blended that in an up and outward motion. On the innermost corners of her eyes, I applied CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Snow blossom with a small damp brush to brighten and highlight her eyes. I lined just the tops on her lash line with a very thin line using CoverGirl LineExact Liquid Liner in Very Black. I finished her eyes by applying a couple of coats of CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Very Black to her upper and lower lashes.”

“I applied CoverGirl ShineBlast Lipgloss in Dazzle directly from the applicator wand and then put it in her purse for any possible touchups later in the evening.”

CoverGirl Cosmetics is available at drugstore.com and drugstores nationwide.

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.


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