Useful Make Up Tips And Tricks For Asian Eyes

Women want to have expressive and eyes. You can apply the right eye make up to those expressive look. Asian girls can have senductive and smoky or colorful look through proper eye make up. You can follow the make up tips for asian eyes to highlight and define your beautiful eyes.

Asian eyelids tend to be different from other eyelids. About half of Asian eyelids are known as a “single lid,” which is characterized by an upper lid that has no crease. Even Asian eyelids that have creases differ from the eyelids of other races in their length and location over the eye. Most traditional make-up techniques are based around highlighting and defining a person’s eyelid crease. Due to their eyelid shape, Asians need to follow specific tricks in order to look their best with eye make-up.

Tips For Asian Eyes

About half of Asian eyelids are the “single lid,” which means they don’t have a crease on their upper lid. That makes it a challenge to apply makeup using traditional tips. Other Asian eyelids do have a crease, but they’re still a bit different in length and position on the eye.

Some girls prefer to “draw on” a crease with dark shadow, while others experiment with placements of shadows and liner shapes.


If you’re typically just a black or brown eyeliner girl and don’t really want to branch out into eye shadow any time in the near future, you can still add a little interest to your look. Browse the drugstores and department store makeup counters for dark liners that offer a hint of metallic color. MAC’s Buried Treasure Powerpoint Eye Pencil is a dark brown-black with gold. If you smudge it, the gold becomes more obvious.

Feeling a little bolder? Branch out from those brown and black pencils and go for other deep shades. Sapphire, plum, and hunter green all look amazing next to dark eyes. Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Pencil is described as a “plum with teeny gold shimmer” on their website.

Want a slightly lower priced alternative for your frivolous colors so you can try out a few without breaking the bank? Drugstore lines like Cover Girl carry beautiful blackened jewel tone colored liners, as well. Cover Girl’s Perfect Point Plus liner in Midnight Blue makes dark eyes dazzle. Another alternative is Revlon’s new line of Bedroom Eyes Powder Liner. These are great for a smoky eye look, and a simple as swiping on liner thanks to the sponge tip applicator.


Traditional makeup instructions will tell you to put the next-to-lightest shade on your lid, the medium shade in your crease, the lightest shade on your brow bone to highlight, and then add the darkest color to your outer v. That’s not the case with Asian eye makeup tips.

If you start out with the darkest color near your lash line and work your way up in a gradient that ends with the highlight color just under your brows, you’ll add much more sophistication to your look than attempting to add dark color to a crease that isn’t there. The look will be smoother and sexier. You can then finish with your dark liner and mascara.

One other placement suggestion is to place a light highlight color on your inner lid, closest to your nose, fade over into a slightly darker shade, then to a darker shade on your outer lid. In this case, there would be no need for a darker crease shade. You would, however, still want to apply a highlight color to your brow bone.

Creating a Crease

Some girls still prefer to create a crease for a different eye look. Where the crease would be, they apply a gray or brown shadow a few shades darker than their skin. Following traditional makeup tips, they then apply the lighter lid color and a highlight under the brow. For extra definition, an even darker gray or brown could be added to the outer v and swept down to extend below the lower lashes.

If you really prefer the eyelid crease but don’t want to make the effort to create one with makeup every morning, you may want to consider Asian eyelid surgery, also known as Blespharoplasty.

Mascara and Lashes

The first step to working with Asian lashes is to curl them since they’re typically straight. Two of the most popular eyelash curlers are Shu Uemura’s and Shiseido’s. For a low-end alternative, consider Maybelline’s plastic purple one.

If you’re going out or just want to fix up for no good reason, you can add drama to your eyes with just a few individual lashes on the outer corners. They won’t overwhelm your peepers and will add a flirty feel to your gaze.

Colors and Finishes

As far as colors go, Asian skin tones usually look best in muted colors. That’s why Asian girls pull off the smoky look so effortlessly. Asian skin tones in combination with dark eyes and hair allow you to carry off even the darkest colors, even black eye shadow. Neutrals like gold, bronze, and brown are good choices for daytime wear.

If you’re dying to wear color, you can! You may want to avoid very light, icy pastels because your hair and eye color will overwhelm them; the lightest colors may wash you out. Instead, go for colors in the medium-to-dark range on your lids (you’ll still want to use a light highlight color with a bit of shimmer).