Some Asian girls who have a “monolid” (no defined crease) go to great lengths to have a more Westernized eyelid, while others embrace what they were born with. Either way, there’s tons of ways for the Asian girl to get her beauty on!
1. Embrace eyeliner. Don’t look at having a monolid as being a bad thing—look at all the space you have to play with! Asian girls with (or without) monolids can do so many cool things with eyeliner: winged cat eyes, brightly colored eyeliner, smoky eyes, etc.
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2. Embrace color. Many Asian girls have drama in their coloring (high contrast—the difference between hair and skin color—many Asian girls have light skin with dark hair. A fair skinned blonde would be low contrast since the skin and hair are close in color). Drama in your coloring calls for drama in the colors you wear in your clothing and makeup. Don’t be afraid of brilliant colors like red, purple, green, and blue. A classic red lip looks great on Asian girls with high contrast.
3. Fake a crease. Embracing what you were born with is ideal, but every girl wants a different look every now and then, right? Fake a crease with the following steps:
* Apply a shimmery eyeshadow in a pale gold or silver under your brow bone.
* Apply a matte eyeshadow as close to your skin color as you can get on the bottom of the eyelid.
* Using a crease brush like MAC #222, apply a matte brown (or burgundy or black for funkier looks) in the crease with a back and forth motion (like windshield wipers on a car)
* Lightly blend with a blending brush like MAC #224 where the colors meet.
* Line the eyes and apply two coats of mascara.
4. Know your undertone. Not every Asian girl has yellow undertones and buying foundation and concealer with false pretenses will leave you looking all kinds of wrong. To determine your undertone, you need to look for an underlying hint of color in your skin. Look at your neck in natural daylight. What color do you use? Pink? Red? Yellow? Olive? Knowing your undertone helps you to pick out the right foundation which in turn can help your skin look brighter and healthier. For more information on foundation, check out Foundation 101 and Concealer 101.
5. Don’t forget the blush! Blush is the #1 avoided yet very essential makeup product for women of all backgrounds! To find out the best blush for you, check out Blush 101.
Pic source: Asian Models Blog