Best of 2011 Beauty Products: Eye Makeup


After showing you my favorite base makeup products in 2011, let’s move onto the eye department.

Clockwise starting from the top:

* A good primer like NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($24). I use this in all of my FOTDs and makeup tutorials.

* D-Up Wonder Eyelid Tape is my lifesaver when my double eyelids get crepey.

* Pigmented and blendable shadows like NARS Duo Eyeshadows ($33), MAC Eyeshadows ($15) and Yaby Eyeshadows can make your life so much easier.

* A long-lasting and intense black liquid liner like Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner is my daily staple but for fun times, I like to break out my Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners ($22) for a bit of sparkle and vibrant color.

* To create luscious lashes, I always go to Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara ($23.50) and Jealousness Fake Lashes.

What are some of YOUR favorite eye makeup products this year? Share!

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. Happy New Year!
    I guess my Holy Grail eye products for 2011 would be:
    1. Mac eyeshadows in Satin Taupe and Unflappable
    2. Urban Decay Naked palette and especially Sin and Smog
    3. Elf $1 eyshadow primer

    • Thanks Alina =) Satin Taupe is one of my favorite neutral eyeshadows too!

      How’s the ELF primer? Is it comparable to UD/NARS?

    • Thanks Noniek =) I’ve heard so much about the Koji eyeliner too and that it’s similar to the Kiss Me. Will have to pick one up next time I hit up Mitsuwa.

    • Koji eyelash glue is awesome too! It’s the only one I know that comes in Black (not a greyish dark) and totally blends in with your own lashline…

  2. Happy New Year! :)

    My favorite eye makeup products this year are the d.j.v. Beautenizer Volume Lash Mascara, UDPP, MAC eyeshadow in Brun (for my brows), and the Koji Lash Curler no.73.

    Great favorites list! I’ve heard a lot of good things about the NARS primer, maybe I should check it out when I’m done with my tube of UDPP.

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