12 Gorgeous Asian Eye Makeup Looks
Ditch your frustration about applying eye makeup by embracing these looks that'll play up your specific eye shape
The modern smoky eyeWhy it works: "Maggie Q's eye shape is a classic thin lid, almond eye with a double eyelid … Since she has close-set eyes, she extended the shadow straight out and didn't try to do a fake crease," says Babaian adding that she considers this a very good thing.
Who should do it: "I would recommend this eyeshadow technique for anybody, since [the makeup] is just wrapped around the eye. The colors are contouring colors so it can apply to all depths of skin tone. It's very wearable," says Babaian.
How to get it:
Step 1: Apply foundation to your lids.
Step 2: Use warm brown eyeshadow as a base and sweep it slightly above the creases, then extend it straight out for close-set eyes.
Step 3: Apply the same shadow to your lower lashline.
Step 4: Apply dark brown or black shadow over the previous brown hue along your lashlines, but not all the way to the outer corners.
Step 5: Add black liner to the top lashline
Step 6: Curl lashes.
Step 7: Apply tons of mascara.
Step 8: Pair this smoky eye with pinky nude colored lips.
Bonus tip: Eyes will look bigger if you use a layering technique when applying your shadow. Use the darkest shadows along the lashlines and lighter shadows above so it gradually gets lighter as you move up the eyelid. Babaian says this creates "natural-looking depth."
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