Fashion & Style: Makeup for Asians

24 01 2010

Struggling to find the best brand of makeup or way of applying it? Here’s a complete list of dos and don’ts for Asians… makeup-wise.

DON’T

  • Wear too much eyeliner
  • Have too much blue/green eyeshadow
  • Choose an eyeshadow color that’s too dark
  • Wear false eyelashes that look too long and fake
  • Attempt to change the lightness or darkness of your skin tone with a completely different shade of foundation. It will end up looking like a mask.
  • Use a heap of glittery eyeshadow
  • Use tester lipsticks straight onto your lips. It’s unhygienic. Smudge some onto your fingers before applying

DO

  • Look out for foundation that has yellow undertones
  • Test your foundation on your jawline first
  • Use lots of sky blue. Asian skin loves that color!
  • Store lipstick and perfume in the refrigerator. It’ll last longer
  • Outline your lips in pencil before you apply lipstick or gloss if you don’t want your lipstick to feather
  • Always, ALWAYS wash off your makeup before bed

Some brands that most asians prefer to use include: MAC, Shiseido, Lancome, and Estee Lauder. Browse around for a favorite brand. Personally, I prefer Yves Saint Laurent.

Develop a signature scent! It’s nice to have a smell people can recognize you with. But don’t just pull out any old perfume. A signature scent takes time to discover. Choose a scent that’s uniquely you and something you actually like. Here are some great ideas:

(in no particular order)

1. Lovely – Sarah Jessica Parker

2. Touch of Pink – Lacoste

3. Baby Doll (Paris) – Yves Saint Laurent

4. Red Door – Elizabeth Arden

5. Chanel No. 5 – Coco Chanel

6. Pink Sugar – Aquolina

7. Acqua Di Gio – Giorgio Armani

8. DKNY Be Delicious – Donna Karan New York

9. Juicy Couture – Juicy Couture

10. Cool Water – Davidoff

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Great Makeup Sites:

http://www.ivillage.co.uk/beauty/makeup/foundation/articles/0,,548141_646365,00.html

http://www.scentiments.com/

http://www.beauty-and-makeup-tips.com

Credits: http://www.ivillage.co.uk, kilerpoyo

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