Asian Make-Up Techniques
Fantastic Asian Make-Up Techniques to Make Your Clients Stand Out in PublicDifferent skin tones require different approaches to applying makeup. East Asian people require a specific approach to apply make-up. A simple rule to follow in this regard is to darken what you see, and to highlight what you don’t. Let’s take a closer look at this flexible rule. East Asian people tend to have hooded eyes, but many other races do as well. Hooded eyes are sometimes referred to as “sleepy eyes”, as the lids look partly closed. This is where most of the eyelid tends to look heavy and is more fleshy. It also tends to protrude and can at times even cover the eye itself. To change the appearance, there are specific make-up techniques that can be used on your Asian clients.
- Start by darkening the fleshy eyelid area, as this helps to push the prominent part of the eye away. It also crates the appearance of opening up the eye and making your client’s eyes look more prominent than the eyelid.
- Keep in mind that if you use too much dark colour over the entire eyelid area, it will make your client’s eyelids look too heavy, creating a more closed look than an open one.
- Highlight the brow bone, and be sure to create a sharp and shapely eyebrow. Should these be too thin or light, then you can fill them in with an eyebrow pencil that matches the eyebrows’ colour. By defining the eyebrows, you draw attention upwards from the hooded eye.