Anonymous asked: What are some good makeup tricks for blasian eyes?
Since this is a related question:
Again, it depends on the shape. If your eyes have more of that typically Asian shape (almond shaped/small eyes or even single eyelids) you probably want to define the shape of the eye a little more with eyeliner.
Start at the inside of the eye and draw a thin line outward just at the lash line. Then make a larger line over top of that line. At the outer corner of the eye, gently make a small wing line pointing at an upwards angle. You can make both the initial line and the wing as thin or thick as you like, depending on your preferences and the event you’re going to.
For shadows (double lids) highlight the lower lid with a lighter color (not necessarily white unless you’re into that), and then highlight your crease with a darker color (NOT BLACK. You will look like a demonic child if you do that. Try a shade not much darker than your skin tone, or a brownish color, or if you’re wearing colorful eyeshadow, try a shade slightly darker than the color you put on your lower lid.) The upper lid and just below the brow bone stays neutral. You can put shadow on it, but it should be a color close to your skin.
If you’re going for a smokey look, lower lid has a dark grey/black color, crease has a dark brown color.
For single lids, closer to the lash line, highlight (above your eyeliner) with a lighter color, and then blend that into a darker color (slightly darker than your skin tone or the first color you used) DO NOT put this color all the way up to your brow. Just blend slightly above the lighter color. Then, above that darker color, use a neutral color, close to your skin color.
For both, you can open up the eyes by highlighting the corners with a little bit of the whitest eyeshadow you own. Don’t leave a big white mark, though. Just dab a little on the inner corners, then lightly blend it with your finger, and dab a little on the outer corners and lightly blend it with your finger (being very careful not to ruin the eyeliner/wing). When you look in the mirror, it should not look like there is white there. It should look like a natural highlight. It gives the impression that you have bright, wide eyes.
Also, I would skip the lower eyeliner altogether. Lining the water line can determine exactly where your eyes stop, and if you have smaller eyes, it can make them look smaller. If you want to put some there, just put a little black/brown liner directly in the center part of your water line (don’t connect it to the top lid’s liner) and then put mascara on your lower lashes. .
Also, ALWAYS put mascara on your upper lashes. This makes your eyes look brighter and more open, as well. If your eyelashes turn down a little, curl them upwards, first. You don’t have to buy an eyelash curler. This can be done with your thumb and a metal spoon. (Please google for instructions.)
The goal of this make-up, if you have Asian-shaped eyes, is to help your eyes look bright and alert and open. This does NOT mean all Asian people have “dull, closed looking eyes.” This is just addressing the concern that many Asian/Hapa women have about having small eyes. And these are techniques that I use, as well.