There was a time when women of Asian descent had no choice but to make do with Caucasian-based cosmetics products. From foundations, concealer hues to lipsticks and blush, every single cosmetic item seemed to be created for the Caucasian market. And since it was not made for the Asian market, these cosmetics made an Asian woman look either cakey, ghost-like or caused skin breakouts. For this reason, Asian women needed to get creative in order to come up with makeup hues that appealed to them.

Asian makeup

Thankfully, the cosmetics industry has now embraced that the skin of women is diverse in hue and type. There is now an abundance of makeup brands which solely cater to the needs of the Asian skin tone. But with so many out there, how are we to know which ones are the right one? With Erase Repair being a world-wide loved product, we wanted to share our customer-submitted tips on this topic.

Know your skin undertone.

Some women have a beautiful and radiant olive skin tone while others are more fair. And depending on the person, one might either have warm or cool tones in her skin. One easy skin test is to check the most visible veins on your skin (the wrist area or for some, the back of the hand). If your veins are blue, then you have a cool skin tone and if it is green, then it is considered warm. But if you can see both, you are considered to have olive or neutral tones. Still unsure about your skin undertone? Ask a makeup expert for advice.

Select the best foundations.

When it comes to searching for the best type of foundation for your skin, it is essential to determine what type of skin you have. A lot of Asian women have naturally oily skin and if you fall into that category or feel like you have a combination type of skin, make sure to choose a foundation which is oil-free or powder-like. For women with dry skin, one might want to go with the more liquid type of foundations since it provides added moisture.

Make eyeliners your best friend.

With the power of eyeliner, Asian women are able to pull off whatever eye makeup style they prefer. You can emphasize the crease of the eyelids with something dark and smokey for a sexy and sultry look. Or go for something shimmery and metallic which could make a woman’s eye area pop out and look fierce. Do not go overboard with eyeliner though.

Do not go overboard with the tweezing of the eyebrows.

Eyebrows that are full look great on Asian women. Whether it has an arch or is straight in shape, what is important is that it does not look like a single thin line. Simply tweeze out the stray hairs and fill out the thinned out areas with an eyebrow pencil. Make sure that it is near the shade of your eyebrow hair to make it look natural.

Asian women need not be afraid to try out nee types of makeups and techniques. At the end of the day, everything is still all about trial and error. But by doing it in this manner, you will be able to find all the right makeup products and techniques to enhance your natural beauty.