We all have different eye types, so why should we all use the same makeup?
The web is filled with makeup tips, product recommendations, and tutorials. But one area that is woefully under-represented is makeup for Asian eyes or monolids (the type of eyelids that do not have a visible crease or hood).
As an Asian woman, growing up in the Western world I wondered why my nose and face shape did not look like the models I saw in magazines. Although I personally was not born with monolid, I have many friends and clients with this type of eyelids. Many monolid girls are made to think they are not perfect as they are. This usually starts within their own family. It is a horrible message to plant in your own daughter/sister/cousin/niece’s mind, but it happens.
I want you to know that you are beautiful as you are. And, you can create as many makeup looks as you like with the right smudge-proof makeup. Here, I am sharing with you some of my best product and technique recommendations to help you enhance your features.
Try a Smudge-Proof Eyeliner
If you have monolids, you probably know how hard it is to find an eyeliner that does not smudge, transfer or fade throughout the day. The struggle is real.
Monolids tend to be oilier and the friction caused by skin rubbing against itself can cause even the most waterproof of eyeliners to underperform.
With our liquid eyeliner, you can draw a thin and precise line to enhance your eyes without skipping or tugging at your lid. It is easy to build up to create a bolder, more dramatic line that takes your look from morning meetings to late-night drinks.
Our eye pencil has a smooth and creamy formula that is perfect to tightline your waterline or smudge to create a smokey liner. The best part… once it sets, it stays.
Never worry about your eyeliner smudging or smearing ever again!
PRO TIP: Use our eye pencil in black and run it through your tightline (the upper rim of your eye and in-between your lashes) to create definition and a fuller lash line.
The Right Mascara for Asian Lashes
East Asian lashes are typically straight and short. It can be challenging to find a mascara that lengthens the lashes, holds the curl and does not run. The common problem with most volume and lengthening mascaras is that the formula is usually too heavy and the brush too large , leading to uneven distribution of product on fine Asian lashes. This then leads to weighed down, droopy lashes and smudges.
Make every single lash count by choosing a mascara that will lengthen, curl and separate.
Designed with velvety smooth formulas and uniquely designed brushes, our mascaras create intense, dramatic lashes (even for barely-there lashes). You’re going to love the long, beautiful, and full lashes you get from these mascaras! If you are not sure which one is best for you, check out our mascara guide.
PRO TIP: To avoid clumps and create a fanned-out lash look, wiggle your mascara brush back-and-forth at the base of your lashes and pull outwards.
Defining Your Brows
Eyebrows play an essential role in the symmetry of our faces and the framing of our eyes. If you over-plucked your brows, or find that they need help shape-wise you may have resorted to filling them in. However, the oils in our skin can make traditional brow pencils and powders smudge and fade throughout the day.
Our Brow Liner provides flawless filling, shaping, and definition for your brows. This fantastic formula is not only waterproof and smudge-proof but also paraben and phthalate-free. If you want eyebrows with stay-all-day power, Amaterasu’s Liquid Brow Liner is the right product for you.
PRO TIP: To get even longer-lasting brows, use our Geisha Face Blotting Paper to absorb excess oil on the brow area before using your brow liner.
As someone with Asian features, I found it hard to find makeup that would not only be flattering but would also stay on all day. And those products that had the staying power I needed did not have an ingredient list I felt comfortable using.
This is why I created Amaterasu Beauty–to offer high-performance makeup with good-for-you ingredients suitable for everyone.
If you have similar makeup struggles, I invite you to try Amaterasu Beauty. I am confident you will find our collection of tried-and-tested products can solve many of the issues oily lids usually face.