Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Asian Beauty Tip - How to Find a Crease for Asian Eye Makeup

I have typical Asian eyes. My fold (or crease) is flatter than other races' folds. While most eye shadows' and palettes' crease colors look good on other races, they often look too dark and unflattering on a typical Asian crease.

Numerous makeup artists tried to do my eye crease. They all made me look like I was punched in the face. Then, I met a mama friend who worked as a makeup artist in NYC. The best part is that she is also Asian.

After trying out her suggestion on how to find crease for Asian eye makeup, I was totally enlightened. Not only was this method easy, it worked beautifully.

Here's how:

 What to Use:

1. A flat eye shadow brush.

Ecotools makes a great eye shadow brush.

Flat bristles make it easy to apply to the crease.

2. An eye shadow that is two shades darker than your skin tone.

CoverGirl's Tapestry Taupe is an all-time favorite.

This color is just the right shade for yellow skin tone.

What to Do:

Step 1

Find your crease.

AVOID using your regular fold as the crease. It works for others, but not for Asians.

Our features are flat in comparison, so what would have been our crease is not obvious. Instead, some of us have a fold that misleads us to believe as a crease. It is not.

DO find your actual crease by pressing into your brow bone.

The crease you create by pressing the brow bone is your actual crease. It is what you should use to apply eye shadow with.

Step 2

Sweep eye shadow from left and right on the crease line you just found.

Continue this back and forth a few times.

Optional: fill in the entire area below crease line if you want.

Dip brush into eye shadow to obtain a generous amount of color.

Just sweep shadow back and forth from left to right. Use a light hand to avoid packing on too much.

This creates a shadowing effect that makes your eyes appear bigger and deeper.

This works for mono lids too. No matter what kind of lids you have, you still have a brow bone.

Step 3

Dust a layer of natural powder to make it softer.

I used E.L.F mineral powder foundation.

You can also use highlighter shadow. But I used natural powder for a softer appearance.

Step 4

Add mascara and eyeliner.

And you are done!

A very easy and natural way to make your crease more noticeable.

Added blush and gloss, and you are ready to go.

So glad I learned this trick.

Do you have any ways to find crease for Asian eye makeup?

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