Asian women are spoken of as beautiful beings all over the world. And the Asian look is something people definitely work hard to get. The beautiful hair, lovely skin and the almost perfect body structure is something everyone craves for. But it is the Asian eyes that get a special note from everyone.
Like signature dark hair, two uniquely specific eye shapes unite most Asian people: monolids eyes with no crease whatsoever and hooded eyes a small crease that creates a double eyelid but which practically folds into itself when the eye is open. I have the latter. Unlike what the average makeup tutorial would suggest, there is no crease to blend into and a traditional light-to-dark smoky eye simply doesn't work. In a society that celebrates Western-world beauty standards, realizing they don't apply to you is a tough but not uncommon pill to swallow. Collectively, we learn to resent a feature that we can't change; we forget to appreciate the beauty in our differences.
Take, for example, the fact that I add a drop of brightening serum to my foundation every morning for a subtle, still-looks-like-skin radiance. It's magic at locking down any shadow and liner you put on top. For the smoothest base possible, Pham recommends mixing it with a sheer brightening concealer like Dior Flash Luminizer. I'm using the Dior longwear formula , which is one of my favorites. Work your way up the lid stopping right under your crease.
This look is created with green eyeshadow on the lid, and brown eyeshadow halfway up to the browbone, and then blended to create a softer, more natural eye. Line your eyes with black eyeliner, and then top it with a thin strip of brightly colored eyeliner. If your eyelids tend to hood a bit at the outer corners, this eyeliner shape is more flattering than a linear cat eye.