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.

Scratch the self-tanner reviews I did earlier becauseHawaiian Tropic Island Glow Daily Moisturizer ($6) completely blew everything else away! I bought this in Medium after reading some rave reviews online and I have been using this religiously for more than a week now.

Like Jergen Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, this is a self-tanning moisturizer. It is packed with vitamins A, C and E with a green tea fragrance. Even though it claims to keep skin moisturized for up to 12 hours, I do not find it very moisturizing – I still needed to put a lotion on top. When I first applied it onto my legs, it dried pretty fast and I could not detect any green tea smell but there was none of that typcial self-tanner smell either. However, after a few hours, my legs started smelling a little like self-tanner but it is so much more bearable compared to the Jergen’s. As for the color, my legs started getting darker by day three – no more pale pasty legs for me yay! Moreover, the color looked very realistic, it was a golden bronze and not orange nor streaky. I am going to try mixing this into my facial moisturizer to see if it’ll work on my face too. Will post an update in a bit.


Hey guys, sorry for not updating this blog as much as before. A lot has been going on lately and I’m trying very hard to cope. Feel free to leave a comment under this entry if you have any questions and requests, I will try to answer everything either tomorrow or Friday.


Right now I am really lemming mark’s Toute Sweet Whipped Cream Eyeshadow. Never heard of the brand? It is a sister line of Avon which targets teens and college students. When the line first came out in 2003, I was still in college hence this idea of skincare/makeup for young people really appealed to me.

• Tru Lie Hook Up Concealer
• Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss
• Clean Machine Cleanser
• Clearing Trend Decongesting Scrub Mask
• Crystal Shimmer Hook Up Powder

Overall, I find mark to be a pretty good line for young people. Their prices are cheap and the compact sizes of their products is a definitely HUGE plus for me since I never use anything up. Another thing I liked is their clever packaging. You can connect two products together to save space and is perfect for travel!

I highly recommend the following:

• I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow
• Tru Lie Hook Up Concealer

mark is available on or through mark reps.

Be it at the red carpet or a photo shoot, you will never see actress Angelina Jolie without winged eyeliner and nude lipstick. Why? Because her signature look is simple yet soooo sexy.

I did a similar look today and I swear I turned a few more heads than usual *lol* Want to nail the look for yourself too? Then check out the tips below!