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Make Up Shorts ; More Make Up Tips for Asian Women

May 6, 2008

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I decided to do another make up post for asian women because of the increasing e-mails and feedback about having more make up tips for asian women!

– Look for foundations and concealers that have a yellow undertone. Since, most asians have yellow undertones, this will ensure that your foundation will look natural.

– When filling in eyebrows, use a medium to dark brown eyeliner/eyeshadow for natural looking brows.

– When choosing eyeliners, use colors like soft black, navy, plum, brown and dark grey. Avoid applying eyeliner on the lower waterline (this will make your eyes look smaller). Instead, apply it to your upper lashline and wing it at the end to accentuate your exotic eye shape.

– Use blushes that are soft pink, peach, or light coral in color.

– When choosing lip colors or lip glosses, look for colors in soft pinks, mauves, deep red, and berries.

Don’t forget to check out more make up tips for asian women on the For The Women Of Color page!

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The More Natural Approach to Make Up

April 19, 2008

I get asked, “How can I achieve a natural face?” a lot. It’s very easy to achieve and all you need are the right tools aka the right make up. Natural make up is more appropriate for the work place and interviews than outrageous/colorful make up looks. Even I have to do a natural face when it comes to major business functions/meetings. I save the more colorful looks for when I have make overs to do or free days. Here are some of my tips when trying to achieve the natural face.

Choose a concealer that is yellow in tint, so it can hide your imperfections without adding much color.

If you can’t decided which foundation color is best for you, go to a department store make up counter and they can help assist you when finding the right color. If you decided to go to the drugstore for your foundation, make sure your drugstore has a return policy for cosmetics. Test the color on cheek or chin, the foundation should disappear on your skin. Don’t forget to always set your liquid foundations with a loose powder.

Always make sure your eyebrows are well groomed. Your eyebrow pencil/eyeshadow color should be either 1-2 shades darker if you have light hair or 1-2 shades lighter if your hair is dark.

When it comes to eyeshadow colors, choose more earthy tones. Try shadows in gold, brown, bronze, plum, and beige. You can apply a light eyeshadow on your lid and a darker shade on the crease to give eyes more depth. Don’t forget to apply mascara!

If eyeshadows isn’t your thing, you can skip the eyeshadow and just use mascara.

Wear an eyeliner that doesn’t look harsh on your skintone. For lighter skin, try brown/dark blue/grey. If you have darker skin, try dark brown/black. Use a powder eyeshadow + liner brush instead of a regular eyeliner to create an even more softer look.

For a flush of color on your cheeks, wear a natural looking blush. If you have darker skin try warmer tones such as bronze, plum, a dark rose, and terracotta. For lighter skin, try tones in rose, peach, pink. Apply blush on an angle on your cheekbones and a touch on the apple of your cheeks.

When choosing lip colors, look for colors that best complements your skin and lips. If your have darker skin, try shades in plum, berry, deep reds, mocha colors. If you have medium/olive skin, try shades in deep pink, light brown, raisin, and caramel. If you have lighter skin, try shades in pink and peach.

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Exotic Asian Eyes

August 23, 2007

I always get asked questions about how to do eye make up for Asian women. I found that there aren’t enough “how to” eye make up guides for Asian women on the web. This hits home seeing how my mom is Asian as well & she always ask me about eye make up. Here are just a few tips that I’ve learned and use that will help all my Asian beauties;

– Shades that really compliments Asian women are plum, orange, pastel, & caramel tones. You aren’t just subjected to these colors. Experiment with different colors & see what shades look best on you.

– I’ve noticed that some Asian women don’t have a crease. This is what I call a mono-lid. The best way to apply eyeshadow on your lid is to do it by making a “rainbow” effect. Apply a dark shade all over your lid blending up. Then, apply a medium shade(which will also reduce a puffy looking eye) right above the dark shade blending the edges together. Lastly,apply a light shade as a highlight color. Finish off the look with mascara (don’t forget to curl those lashes & eyeliner on the lower lashline or waterline is optional). The key to this look is to blend.

– Another good way of applying eye make up on a monolid is to do the side by side method. Apply a light/medium shade on the inner v (inner lid of your eye) & then, apply a dark shade on your outer v (outer lid of your eye). Finish off with a light highlight color on the browbone & mascara &/or eyeliner.

– Smokey eyes look amazing on exotic looking eyes. For the simplest smokey eye,apply a thick line of black eyeliner (preferably pencil since it smudges easily) on your top lashline. Take a smudge brush (or your finger) & smudge it upward on your lid. Then,apply a dark eyeshadow (it doesn’t have to just be black, try a dark blue or purple) all over the eyeliner.

– Also try doing a lighter version of the smokey eye but, instead of using dark eyeshadow, try a brown eyeshadow for a more daytime look. You can also substitute the black eyeliner for brown.

– And lastly, if your lashes are stubborn, don’t want to curl,& you don’t feel like fooling with mascara? Try false eyelashes! They are tricky at first but, practice makes perfect. Once you get the hang of them, falsies may become your new best friend.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!♥