Best of 2011 Beauty Products: Cheeks and Lips


Onto my favorite list of cheek and lip products in 2011!

Clockwise starting from the top:

* To contour and highlight, Smashbox Step-by-step Contour Kit ($45) is my favorite. With a contour color, a bronzer and a highlighter all in one compact, what more can you ask for?

* I have been a fan of NARS Blush ($27) for years now, which is why the Danmari All About Cheek Palette ($65) that debuted during the fall has instantly become a daily staple.

* MAC Cremesheen Glass ($18.50) is still my number one favorite lip gloss. Love the colors, shine and non-drying texture.

* Once I discovered OCC Lip Tars ($13), I have been going to them when the occasion calls for an intense pout.

* You all know how much I love my MAC Lipsticks ($14.50). See my top 5 favorite shades here.

* Although I don’t use lip liner regularly, I do like CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipliner ($6.99) when definition is required.

See my favorite base makeup and eye makeup products from 2011 and tell us yours!

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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