A woman’s makeup routine is largely defined by her specific needs and concerns. Whether it’s finding the perfect foundation for dark skin or learning how to cover a pimple without anyone noticing, you can achieve any look with the right tools and techniques. This statement certainly rings true for people of Asian descent.
Each individual’s face is uniquely different, however there are largely shared experiences when it comes to applying makeup to Asian eyes, particularly women with monolids (eyelids with no crease) and thin, short eyelashes. But if there’s anything we’ve learned from the YouTube tutorials below, it’s that you don’t have to take extreme measures such as plastic surgery to emphasize your natural beauty.
Check out the six makeup tutorials for Asian eyes below, including how to layer fake eyelashes to make smaller eyes appear bigger and the secret to a dramatic cat-eye for narrower eyelids.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a makeup tutorialthat doesn’t use circle contact lenses to create the look of bigger eyes. However, Xteener shows us a technique that employs a combination of false eyelashes and liquid eyeliner to make small peepers pop.
Sydney, Australia-based makeup artist Tina Yong is known for her easy-to-follow tutorials. Here, she remixes the classic smoky eye with luminous purple shadows. Be sure to pay close attention to her tip on how to position your face so that you get a better view of applying makeup to hooded eyes.
ViesteLook’s soothing, reassuring voice, simple instructions and close-up shots make it super easy to follow along as she demonstrates tiny tweaks that’ll take your cat-eye makeup from day to night.
Coming at you straight from the DMV (Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia) area is YouTuber Suhrealmakeup. Using makeup brands that you’ll find at your local Sephora, herhalf-cut crease eye makeup technique is grounded on excellent brush skills. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!
What this teen YouTuber lacks in technique, she surely makes up for in tenacity. Adopted by a Caucasian family with facial features that weren’t like hers, TheEmmzie embraced makeup to accentuate her Asian eyes. Truly a touching tutorial worth watching.
This makeup tutorial video is proof that the Kardashian effect is real. What we love most about Marla Nyamdorj’s take is that even though she employed the reality star’s signature nudes,she still looks true to herself.