Friday, March 8, 2013

Asian Makeup Tips - How to Make Your Eyes Stand Out?

Asian Makeup Tips - A New Series

Happy Friday, girlies!

Today's post introduces a new series called Asian Makeup Tips.

You can find beauty tips everywhere. So I am narrowing the focus on Asian women (like myself). But you will still find general makeup tips that apply to other race as well.

Because Asian eyes are generally slanted and small, they are not the most noticeable feature. To make our eyes stand out, we resort to makeup. It's not that we are ashamed of what we have; we just want something different, like everyone else.

To us, big eyes are unique, exotic, and fascinating.

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Makeup Tips That Make Asian Eyes Stand Out

1. Line your eyes

Eyeliners do not make your eyes smaller. If applied correctly, they draw out the shape of your eyes, and make them more noticeable.

One liner I suggest is L'oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner. It's made with kajal formula that provides a rich, intense effect. 

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2. Choose flattering colors

When it comes to makeup, picking the right colors is important. You always want to wear shades that flatter your skin tone.

Asian skin has natural yellow undertone. Therefore, muted colors such as gray, brown, taupe or gold look better.

If you wish to wear bright colors, try warm shades like plum, purple or pink. 

Avoid cool colors like blues and silvers. They don't blend well with yellow skin.

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3. Use false lashes

With two kids, I don't have the time to apply false eyelashes all the time. But if you can, a set of falsies makes a huge difference. Their super lengths instantly pop eyes open.

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4. Apply gradient smokey

Smokey eyes look beautiful. But if you go heavy on the lids, which Asians lack, you will take over valuable property, and make eyes look closed.

Instead, apply smokey colors from darkest to lightest, from lash line up. (This technique is called "value shift.") Doing so creates a gradient effect that instantly opens the eyes.

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5. Mascara. Mascara. Mascara.

If you can't do falsies, use mascara -- and lots of it. Formulas nowadays provide lush volume and unbelievable length. 

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Thanks for reading.


Have a lovely weekend.



  1. great post :) hope u will also write about "choosing the best makeup colors" xo

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  2. Very interesting take on it. I have seen many makeup artists group Asian eyes with hooded eyes and I think it does both groups a great disservice since there is some degree of difference between the two. I'm pretty stuck in my makeup regiment at this point, I know what works for me and doesn't, and generally stick to it. But it always drives me crazy when I will try out some new type of makeup look that just doesn't work because I have the epicanthic fold on the inner corner of my eyes, like many Asian people do.

  3. I've always wanted to try fake lashes, but haven't taken the plunge yet!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  4. so true, to enormous eyes, lol.... thanks for these awesome tips, i need to learn how to apply false eyelashes, never succed once:(

  5. Looks great I always want to try false lashes but am a bit nervous Mascara always bothers my contacts so one of these days I must try it

    Have a GREAT weekened!!

  6. beautiful honey!!


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  9. This makeup is absolutely gorgeous!! I need to practice my smokey eye :) xo, Ellie

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  11. Very nice to see this Asian makeup tips. Similarly can you share me some more various makeup tips?

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