A big shout-out to all our Asian beauty lovers out there–believe me when I say I understand how hard it is to find the perfect makeup looks. But don’t worry, because I’ve put together the best Asian eye makeup ideas that will surely enhance and beautify your lovely peepers. Want smokey eyes, Korean-style makeup, and bigger and brighter eyes? The diversity of Asian eye shapes call for many kinds of Asian eye makeup tutorials! Applying makeup on small, monolid, or hooded Asian eyes can be a challenge, but with this list of Asian makeup techniques, you’ll never have a bad makeup day again. Check out the gorgeous looks below.
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1. BubzBeauty’s 8 Ways to Wear Eyeliner | Makeup for Asian Eyes
8 Ways to wear Eyeliner Photo by BubzBeauty [Youtube]You know what’s the ultimate issue with Asian eyes? Its size. Asian eyes are usually small, which is why eye makeup for Asian eyes focuses on making the eyes appear bigger. One of the two makeup products that you MUST have is eyeliner. Sometimes, it doesn’t even matter if you have eyeshadow; the perfect eyeliner is enough.
To help you out with the different eyeliner application techniques for Asians, check out the video below and practice, practice, practice! If you’re wondering, there’s really no specific eyeliner for Asian eyes. But, I suggest you buy a jet black liquid liner and a brown eyeliner pencil for starters.
2. From Head to Toe’s Mascara for Short, Straight Lashes | Makeup for Asian Eyes
Mascara 101: Tips for Short, Straight Lashes Photo by Head To Toe [Youtube]The other makeup product that you must have is mascara. Eyeliner and mascara can’t exist without the other, so you must have both! Eyeliner helps make your eye appear bigger, but mascara makes your eyes pop! The thing is, Asian eyes are notorious for short and straight lashes, and they can be very unruly too.
So, to overcome the lash challenge, this video should teach you everything you know about mascara application. And if you’re wondering what best mascara for Asian eyes is, you’d want to try the Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Mascara!
3. Clothes Encounter’s Everyday Look | Makeup for Asian Eyes
My Updated Everyday Makeup Tutorial Photo by Jenn Im [Youtube]Once you’ve worked on your eyeliner and mascara game, you can start practicing on your looks. One of the go-to makeup looks for Asian eyes is the everyday natural look. Of course, this is an essential look that you really have to master. It’s a great daytime look… soft, simple, and pretty!
4. Tina Yong’s Classic Smokey Eye Makeup | Makeup for Asian Eyes
Smokey Eye Makeup for Hooded or Asian Eyes Photo by Tina Yong [Youtube]If you have monolid eyes or hooded eyes, find comfort in knowing that you can do smokey eye makeup any time, girl! It’s all about learning the proper technique to achieve the look. This tutorial for classic smokey eye makeup is perfect for beginners. Believe me when I say this eye makeup will never fail you!
5. Claire Marshall’s Silver Smokey Eye Look | Makeup for Asian Eyes
Silver Smokey Eye For Monolids (Talk Thru) | Heyclaire Photo by Claire Marshall [Youtube]Just to give you another option on smokey eye makeup, this one is perhaps a level higher than the classic smokey eye. This silver smokey eye for Asian eyes will be a great nighttime look. It’s also a good way to learn how to do eye makeup without creating harsh lines that can make your eyes look smaller! Whether you prefer the classic or silver smokey eye, you’ll look fierce either way!
6. Sichen Makeupholic’s Sultry Eye Makeup | Makeup for Asian Eyes
Natural Sultry Makeup Photo by Sichen Makeupholic [Youtube]Definitely one of my favorites in this list, this natural sultry makeup for Asian eyes is just exquisite! I love this everyday look with a hint of sultry and sexy. If you’re coming from work and need to attend a party afterward, this is the go-to makeup for you (unless you want something bolder). I think this is also a lovely date night look too!
7. Wengie’s Bigger Eyes Makeup Tutorial | Makeup for Asian Eyes
Beginners Bigger Eyes Drugstore Makeup Tutorial Perfect for Hooded Eyes & Asian Eyes Wengie Photo by Wengie [Youtube]As I mentioned earlier, the ultimate goal is to make those eyes pop. But let’s admit it, it’s not every day that you want to put on A+ effort on doing your makeup. If you just need to do your errands, you need not do a complete look. So, if you just want bigger eyes, Wengie has the best tips on how you can achieve the look in a more natural-looking way.
8. Clothes Encounter’s Summer Glow Makeup | Makeup for Asian Eyes
Summer Glow Makeup Photo by Jenn Im [Youtube]It’s almost springtime and you need a look that will make you glow! This summer glow makeup tutorial is simply beautiful and if you want that dewy look, look no further. I really like this look because it makes my skin look plump, fresh, and flawless!
9. Sichen Makeupholic’s Korean Everyday Look | Makeup for Asian Eyes
Easy Everyday Korean Style Makeup Photo by Sichen Makeupholic [Youtube]Going Korean? Yes, yes, and yes! Korean makeup has been making waves in the makeup industry for the past years and it’s not surprising why the whole world fell in love with the Korean makeup look. For Asian women, I think it’s a must that you learn this look because it’s made for Asian features. Personally, I’m loving Korean-style makeup because of the fresh and dewy look!
10. Noccbird SR’s Asian Nude-Brown Eyes | Makeup for Asian Eyes
Asian Nude-Brown Make up Tutorial by Noccbird Photo by Noccbird SR [Youtube]First off, isn’t she beautiful? Second, that winged eyeliner is perfectly done! And last, those eyebrows are on fleek! There are several more things to love about this Asian nude-brown eye makeup, like getting that gorgeous flawless skin and pulling off this sexy natural look. Gosh, I love the nude lippie too. Everything about this is just perfect! By the way, the tutorial is not in English, but you can easily follow the steps.
11. Kat Von D Unlimited’s Eye Contour + How To Lift Your Eyes
Eye Contour! How to LIFT your eyes! Photo by Kat Von D Unlimited [Youtube]One of the best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands teaches us how to contour and lift Asian eyes using their Shade and Light Palette. So if you’re planning to learn about contouring and highlighting, this is the tutorial you’d want to watch. This tutorial is a great start for makeup beginners.
Watch this video by Jenn Im to check out how she does her everyday makeup!
It’s true, Asian eyes can be tougher to work with. But instead of focusing on the challenge ahead, embrace your uniqueness. Whether you have small eyes, monolid eyes, or hooded eyes, you will always look beautiful. Did you see how gorgeous these makeup tutorials are? Enjoy working on these Asian eye makeup looks!
Which Asian eye Makeup look is your favorite? Please tell us about your Asian eye makeup experiences in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 6, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy!