The woes of Asian makeup
It's part of the routines of many women: brush on some eyeshadow over the crease of your eyelid, comb your eyelashes with mascara, and maybe even try some bright colors for a change.
However, this just won't work for me... I don't have the crease, like half of Asian women. My eyelashes are almost invisible (even compared to my brother). And if I try bright colors, like a light blue or purple, then I just look like a prostitute.
It's difficult for women to put on makeup the traditional way, the way magazines will offer tips for. I was left to develop my own way to apply makeup, and it's the only way I feel comfortable with. I know that colors like a dark green can look nice with Asian eyes, and we look best with satin-like finishes on our eye makeup instead of glitter. A lot of Asian women are just more comfortable with black and browns. I just use black or other dark eyeshadows around the top of my eye, about as high above my eye as if I had a crease, and a little around the outer corners of my eyes. And I don't want glittery shadow, anyway.
Makeup artists will suggest adding a darker color next to the eye, then blending it into a lighter color above, like a gradient, so you don't just have a dark color on the eye pretending like there's a crease there... like how I do my makeup. Sigh.
They also suggest that we curl our lashes to try to give them a look of more definition. However, it just doesn't seem like I have enough lash to curl.
I am ok with wearing more neutral colors, like coral on my lips or a natural pink on my cheeks. However, the only makeup I ever really do is eyeshadow to darken my eyes a bit. I might put on some mascara just to make me feel like it's a special occasion, but it really doesn't do a lot for me.
Lip liner is just something I don't like to mess with. I will use foundation for the purposes of skin protection, but I don't use blush; It just seems unnecessary when we have such beautiful, tan skin anyway.
On any woman, too much makeup is just a turn-off. Asian women have to remember that less is more, or else we might take a walk through a big city and get an offer we didn't mean to ask for.
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