Asians are envied around the world for their flawless skin, silky hair, fit figures and almond shaped eyes but if you’re an Asian woman it can be a little tricky figuring out how to achieve the right eye makeup because our eyelids are hooded and not very visible. These are a few tips on how to work around that and achieve one of the most popular trends right now – smokey eye makeup for Asians brought to you by Makeup Ideas Mag!
Since our eyes are naturally smaller, you don’t want to overdo it because then you could end up looking like you’ve just been punched or like a racoon’s sister. The key is not to go very high above the crease of your eye.
Choosing Your Palette
Essentially you need just two shades of eyeshadow- a lighter one which will form the base and a darker color which will add the smokiness. The combinations are endless, you could pair a silver with a black or grey shadow or a bronze with a deep brown or even a gold with a purple shadow to create this effect.
Application and Blending
Use a good eyeshadow brush to apply your base (the lighter shadow) to your eye lid and then gently blend it outwards to a little above the crease and to the outer corner of your eye so that it is subtly visible.
Then go in with the darker shade and apply a little to only the outer corner of your upper eyelid and then blend it in with the base going above the crease as well, so that essentially half your eye looks darker while the base color is more visible on the other half. Use the same dark shade and apply it to the outer corner of your lower lid, under you lashes, stopping just around the middle of your eye for an even smokier effect.
If you use a pencil liner on your waterline (the inner part of your lower lid, which is closer to your eyeball) starting from the outer edge and stopping just where the dark shadow on the lower lid cuts off this will also add to the sultriness of the look. Apply a liquid liner to your top lid and you can even flick it to make for the perfect smokey cats eye. The liner will actually accentuate your eyes widening your eyes making them look deeper.
Finish the look off with a coat of mascara on your top and lower eyelashes moving the wand back and forth to separate them. This will add just the right amount of volume to your lashes making them look thick and setting your smokey eyes off perfectly. You can pair your trendy smokey eye with a nude lip which will make your eyes the focal point or with a vibrant red for a sexier more vivacious look which is great for a night out on the town.
Really the entire process of creating the perfect smokey eye makeup for Asians is easy as pie, you just need to know how high above your crease you should go and never all the way up to the eyebrow bone unless you want to look like the wife of Dracula. So go ahead and try this look out for yourself and don’t be afraid to experiment with color.
Below are some great photos for Asians with smokey eye makeup.