The standard eye shadow tips don't usually work well on Asian monolids. The lack of depth and crease can make typical shading techniques look far too garish on Asian eyes. Take a cue from Jaime Chung's flattering eye makeup by creating a gradient that goes from darkest at the lash line to the lightest shade under the brow. Jaime opted for shades of gray, peach, and champagne. She concentrated the dark gray shade at the base of the eyelid closest to her lashes. Next, she layered a neutral peach hue that complemented her warm skin tone. And finally, she went for a touch of highlight underneath her brows with a shimmering champagne tone. For extra definition, she lined her eyes with black eyeliner and finished the look with curled lashes and lots of mascara.
I've been looking forward to reading this new book, Asian Faces ($24.95). It's in bookstores today, and I have a feeling it will become the beauty bible for Asian women of all ages and ethnicities.
Written by Korean-American makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian, Asian Faces features illustrated, step-by-step guides for creating night and day makeup looks. It addresses topics often overlooked by Western makeup artists, such as the best foundations for yellow-undertoned skin and applying eye shadow to flat eyelids. The foreword is by Yoko Ono, who I'm sure has something insightful to say!