Asian Complexion Makeup Secrets

Monday, May 02, 2011 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, application tips, product highlights

Shutterstock_766711 Every ethnicity has different facial features and thus has different requirements when it comes to cosmetics. If you’re of Asian descent, chances are that your skin tone is different than that of your Caucasian or African American counterparts.

Many believe that a pink-based foundation, like that used on Caucasian complexions, can downplay the yellow undertones in Asian skin. In actuality, this can create a masked look that comes across looking chalky. Rather than over-emphasizing your natural color, yellow-based foundations such as the Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Foundation in Golden Medium can actually enhance the glow of your skin, creating a soft, refreshed look.

Blush_banner If you want to add a little color to your cheeks, lightly dust on Pür Minerals Pressed Mineral Blush in either Copper Sienna or Plum Adamite to give your complexion a hint of warmth. Try to pick light, airy hues, and remember to blend your colors out toward the hairline.

Additionally, dominant Asian features, such as brown to black hair and brown eyes, are neutral enough that they work well with virtually any eye shadow and eyeliner colors, allowing you to coordinate your makeup with your wardrobe. Experiment with different shades to find color combinations which work best with your own natural tones.