Before application of any eye make up, you have to make sure eyelashes are curled, which prevents make up from smudging as well as reducing the chances of them breaking. An eyelash comb can be helpful.
Essential Makeup For Japanese Eyes
Japanese eyes are very enchanting and in applying make up to the eyes, black mascara and black eye liner are two essential eye makeup items things an oriental woman cannot do without.
Black mascara, as well as eyeliner, helps to enhance the almond features most oriental girls have. Mascara, liberally applied to both the upper and the lower lashes, makes the eyes stand out. Apply extra coats on the outer lashes to make them even more prominent.
This radiates a sense of sophistication with a breeze of modern day life.
Liquid eyeliner should only be used if one is going for a bold, more dramatic look. Apply it carefully to both uper and lower lids, with the line extended slightly beyond the outer corner. The line is slanted upward at the outer corner and slightly downward at the inner corner to create almond-shaped eyes.
When applying more than one color of eye shadow, you should start with the darker color closer to the lash line and work away from it.
If you have smaller eyes, brown or gray eyeliner would make them lookbigger and black eye liner, as well as other darker colors, can make the eyes look smaller.
Contrasting your eye color to eye shadow helps bring out the color in the eyes and matching the colors will drown them out, so not a good idea.
As a general rule, it’s worth bearing in mind that less is sometimes more.
For night time look a mixture of a dark light and medium colored eye shadow in graduated tones makes you look more radiant.
To add definition to Asian eyes, you could add a medium tone across the lid and brow bone. Dusting under the brow with a lighter tone will further highlight the eyes, then use a pencil to highlight the lower and upper lash lines.
Makeup For Eyebrows
Eyebrow color should always be darker than the lid color, it shouldn’t be a different color altogether but just a slightly different shade.
Do not create hard edges, color should gradually move from one color and just flow into another without prominent differences.
Greasy products, although very nice to look at, should be avoided, as they tend to smudge more easily, so on a practical level not very workable.
Although eyes are a very prominent feature, a good foundation is very important. For most Japanese girls, a yellow based foundation will be a good starting point in getting the overall make up right. Going for a darker or too light a foundation will create a mask like effect.
In choosing a foundation, it is important that you use the face to test for color because skin texture on your hand and face could be different to that on your face.
Handy hint : Apply make up after you are already dressed, otherwise you run the risk of smudging some of your handy work.