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16 Gorgeous Asian Makeup Tricks to Try ...

By Heather

You readers asked for it and we're delivering, you wanted the top Asian makeup tricks out there and I've come up with all of the tricks you'll need! If you are Asian, you know that Asian makeup tricks are super important, especially for eyes because you might not be working with a lot of eyelid. So, are you ready to see what tips I have in mind for your amazing makeup? Take a look below!

1 Circle Lenses

While this isn't exactly an Asian makeup technique, it is a beautifying technique that's beneficial to many Asian women! To really make your eyes pop, wear circle lenses. These are like contact lenses, only they don't necessarily have a prescription and they serve a primary purpose of making your irises appear larger. Also, they allow you to switch up your eye color to really make yourself stand out!

2 Light Eye Shadow on Lid

The very first Asian makeup trick that we're going to talk about is all about the light eye shadow on your lid. You don't need a lot, but use all of your whites and lighter colors on your eyelid. This will really make your eyes pop and will draw more attention to your eyes than you've ever experienced!

3 Dark or Medium Eye Shadow along Contour Area

After you've applied your light eye shadow on your lid, you want to go with a dark or medium eye shadow along your contouring area – right above your eyelid, but not into your brow bone. This will really allow your eyes to pop and will give the illusion that you have a lot more lid than you might have!

4 Reign in Your Eyebrows

It's easy for eyebrows to get out of control. Always make sure your eyebrows are in check before you continue with your makeup. Asian women are known for having smooth, porcelain skin. If you want to try to live up to that expectation, you need to remove unwanted hair from your face. Stray eyebrow hairs disrupt the smoothness and beauty of your skin. Make sure you always have tweezers at the ready when you're doing your makeup, to make your eyebrows and skin appear flawless!

5 Fill in Your Eyebrows

If you have thin or patchy eyebrows, filling in your eyebrows is the next step! Choose an eyebrow color that matches your hair color best, so you don't look like you've filled in your eyebrows and you create a look of natural, effortless beauty!

6 Lighter Shadow under Arch

Now, onto your brow bone! This is where you want to go back to the lighter shade of eye shadow! Metallic white is a great color for your brow bone, just underneath the arch. It'll really draw the color of your eyes out! When you are using any eye shadow on your brow bone, make sure that your eyebrows are in good shape!

7 Darker Shadow under Inner Brow

If you cover your entire brow bone in lighter shadow, you won't look natural at all. To add depth and sexiness to your eyes, as well as create a more natural effect, apply slightly darker eye shadow to the part of your brow bone closer to your nose.

8 White Eyeliner on Waterline

To make your eyes appear extra large, apply white eyeliner to your waterline. This will ensure that you draw out the color and that your eye makeup really looks amazing, no matter what! Your waterline is along the inner rim of your eye; adding eyeliner there might be tricky, but so worth it!

9 Black Eyeliner on Lash Line

Asian eyes are some of the most beautiful eyes that I've ever seen, no matter the color, the shape is just amazing and oh-so-versatile! If you are really looking to make your eye makeup pop, just add in your eyeliner to your lash line, just beneath the white liner on your waterline. That will draw out your eye color and frame your gorgeous eyes!

10 Upward Winged Eyeliner

Another great eyeliner trick for Asian ladies is winged eyeliner. Just adding that little tiny upward motion can really make all of the difference in the world and truthfully, it's a beautiful accent to almond-shaped eyes.

11 Mascara on Top & Bottom Lashes

Now onto your mascara! You want to add it to both your top and your bottom lashes. That way, you'll get the full effect and you'll really make sure that your eyelashes frame those beautiful peepers that you have. I always do this anyway, even though I am not Asian, but it is especially important if you are Asian and have shorter lashes. This technique really opens up your eyes to accentuate your natural beauty.

12 Contour with Foundation

Contouring gives your face a more chiseled, and I think more elegant shape than just eye makeup and foundation alone. However, using a bronzer and highlighter can make you look too airbrushed. For certain occasions, that may be the desired look, but for every day styles, simply use various shades of foundation for contouring purposes. Use a foundation two shades darker than your natural skin tone for your bronzer, and one two shades lighter for your highlighter. This way, your beauty will be exaggerated in a more natural way.

13 Cover with Translucent Powder

After you've applied your three shades of foundation, cover your entire face with a light, translucent powder. This will not only set your makeup, but also even out the tones to make it look even more natural!

14 Don't Forget Blush!

The bit of makeup you should never forget is your blush! Remember the key to looking beautiful in makeup is to make it look as natural as possible. People's cheeks naturally have a pink blush to them. To exaggerate this beautiful aspect, Asian women should wear pink or coral blushes, blended evenly from the apple of your cheek along your cheek bone.

15 Luscious Lips

Your lip color is important, too! Make sure you choose a lip color that draws attention to your face, but that doesn't clash with your skin tone. Many Asian women look phenomenal wearing orange-based red lipsticks, but everyone is different. Find out whether you look better with orange or blue undertones, then don a gorgeous lipstick!

16 Aim for Contrast

Overall, in your makeup you should aim for contrast. If you have dark hair, wear light-colored lenses or vibrant, light eye makeup. However, if you have dyed lighter hair, wear dark circle lenses and aim for a smokier eye.

So girls, these are just a few of the many Asian makeup tricks that we have out there! Which are your favorite makeup tricks?

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