Make-Up for Asian Eyes

Eye make-up for South Asian eyes is not the same as for Caucasian eyes, especially due to skin tones, type of eyes and eye colour. If done right, the results can make a huge difference to facial make-up.

Make-Up for Asian Eyes

Different eye colours, type of eyes and skin tones require attention

Make-up for eyes can vary depending on skin tones, the look that needs to be achieved, whether it is an everyday wear look or for a special occasion. South Asian skin colours do present a challenge to the use of right colours and products.

There are many products on the market so choose carefully what you choose for your particular skin tone. There are some standard beauty rules that apply to getting making colours looking good on South Asian eyes. Different eye colours, type of eyes and skin tones require attention to find the right tones that suit them best.

Here are some quick tips for different kinds of eyes:

For brown and black eyes – All shades of brown, beige, gray shadows and black or brown mascara looks wonderful. Lilac, violet shadows are very attractive also, especially in combination with same colour dress.

For green and brown – green eyes: Use all shades of green, beige, light – brown shadows and black mascara. Avoid pink or brown shadows.

For grey and blue eyes – Use all shades of blue, gray, dark – blue, beige shadows and black or blue mascara.

For Deep-Set Eyes – Rely on pale, shimmery shades to enhance your eyes. Sweep a light eye shadow shade across lid from inner corner to a small bit beyond the outer corner. Place a touch of a deeper shade in the eye crease. Blend.

For Wide-Set Eyes – Make them appear closer by applying a deeper eye shadow shade from inner corner to mid-lid. Apply a lighter shade from mid-lid to outer corner. Blend in the middle of lid where shades meet.

For Close-Set Eyes – Make them appear wider by applying a dot of concealer to the innermost corner of both eyes. Create a very thin pencil line near lash edge of top lid that thickens toward the outer corner. Create a very thin eye shadow in a pale shade from inner corner to mid-lid; apply a just-slightly deeper shade from mid-lid to outer corner; blend in the middle.

Many Asian girls and women strive for that special look for their eyes and how to achieve it.

Without doubt there are many tips and ways of making your eyes look good so, DESIblitz teamed up with Sajja Beauty owner Sukhjeet Bahara, to give you a video demo of her eye make-up technique on model Nicole, at the Asian Bridal Fayre in Birmingham.


Sajja Beauty are based in Leicester and offer beauty and make-up sessions from the latest hair styles to full Asian wedding make overs.

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