Why is it important to know more about Asian bridal makeup? The truth is the basic rules in applying makeup are not much different regardless of race. However, there are certain features that are only associated with Asian people. For example, the Chinese have chinky eyes. If they have gorgeous eyes, it’s only best to make them appear bigger and more expressive. Only the right kind of Asian wedding makeup will do it.
Asian Bridal Makeup Tips
One of the basic things you have to remember when you apply Asian bridal makeup is the skin. Asians do have a variety of skin tones. Malaysians are known for their brown complexion, Koreans have fair to somewhat yellow skin, while Indonesians have much darker skin tones than the other Asians.
The makeup therefore should complement that of the skin. Darker colors will work well for people who have fairer complexion to add more color. If you have no idea which hues are the best for you, you can always ask for tips from the makeup artists.
It’s also recommended that you do pamper your skin months before the wedding. This means you’ve visited your dermatologists and have those blemishes taken care of. If you have acne breakout, you should be taking over-the-counter topical treatments and medications.
It’s also advisable to have the makeup kit handy. Make sure you have all of them—from the eyeshadow to the lipstick—tested. This is to know if you are prone to developing allergic reactions to their ingredients. Just to be on the safe side, ask if they are hypoallergenic. You can also purchase organic skin care products such as mineral makeup.
Do complement the makeup with the Asian bridal hair. For example, if the hair is going to be very elegant, it’s only right if you can also have a more classic approach to your makeup style. On the other hand, if you prefer to have your hair down and make it look more youthful, settle for more neutral or natural colors.
Oriental Makeup Style
How do you achieve the right bridal makeup looks for those who are considered to be Oriental, such as the Chinese, Japanese, and the Koreans? You concentrate on the eyes. If you have noticed, virtually all of them have very chinky or small eyes. Though they do appear very cute when the bride smiles, they don’t do justice, because the real color and beauty of their irises are hidden.
Of course, you cannot stretch the eyes and make them appear big. However, you can do some tricks through Asian bridal makeup, even on the Asian eyebrows. You can give the illusion that they are popping out and very attractive and dramatic.
For one, you may want to pick darker colors such as brown, gray, and black for your eyeliner and eyeshadow. Pick three shades. Apply a good primer to hold the eyeshadow for a very long period. Start applying the makeup using the lightest among the three, followed by the one in the middle, then the darkest color on top of the eyelids.
You can then put on eyeliner and mascara. If you’re having the wedding in the morning, it’s only wise to have the makeup a little light.
If you’re looking for more ideas on how to do makeup for Asian brides, do scan magazines and search for photos online.