FOTD: Mauvy Brown Smoky Eyes With Nude Lips

Smoky mauve brown eye makeup with NARS Brousse

Wearing NARS Brousse and Yaby eyeshadows

What I Used

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand
* Yaby Brow Powder in BP001
* Lumene Eye Makeup Base
* NARS Brousse Duo Eyeshadow
* Yaby Eyeshadow in PP001 Midnight Blue
* Eyeko Magic Liquid Liner
* MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
* Lashes in ##Sweet Sixteen from my own line
* Eyeko Mascara
* Yaby Blush in BL020
* MAC Sculpt & Shape Duo Powder in Accentuate/Sculpt
* Yaby Lipstick in LC013

Step by Step How To

1. Buff Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation into the skin with MAC #109 Brush.

2. Using MAC #266 brush, fill in eyebrows with Yaby Brow Powder.

3. Apply Lumene Eye Makeup Base as a base.

4. Pat the right shade of NARS Brousse on the eyelid and blend the left shade onto the crease.

5. Dip Eyeko Magic Liquid Liner into Yaby Midnight Blue and apply onto bottom lid.

6. Line the upper lashline with MAC Blacktrack.

7. Apply fake lashes on top and Eyeko Mascara on lower lashes.

8. Sweep Yaby Blush onto apples and MAC Sculpt & Shape Duo Powder along the bridge of nose.

9. Finish with Yaby Lipstick.

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. Love this look…the colors are gorgeous! Hey, Phyllis would you be so kind and tell me what kind of camera are you using? The quailty and color is very clear and nice…thanks!

  2. phyllis i love this look on you! and btw thank you for the lashes! i never wear them except for going out, but now i have them on everyday!

  3. Ok I just found your blog and I’ll be checking it often! Thanks! I love that you’re sharing all your makeup secrets! You look great! But you’re starting off with a naturally beautiful face – which helps… not every girl has that going for them… Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Such a pretty look! you’re gorgeous! i bought nars brousse after seeing you use it, but when i applied it on myself it looks muddy and greyish. did you apply it wet or anything? it shows up so beautifully on you.

  5. Thanks Tiffany! I didn’t apply the Brousse wet but I did use a primer underneath. The same eyeshadow can show up very differently on different person because of a difference in skintone.

  6. omg i just tried this makeup look i love it soo much <3 totally wearing it to a party i have next weekend, it matches a peacock print dress that i have :p thanks so much x

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