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ASIAN WOMEN'S BEAUTY & MAKEUP
(Updated Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008, 04:24:47 PM to reflect the 100 most recent valid responses.)

By American standards of beauty are Asian women genuinely beautiful or merely exotic?
Genuinely beautiful | 39%
More beautiful than exotic | 20%
More exotic than beautiful | 28%
Mostly exotic | 13%

What is the most important beauty asset of Asian women?
Great skin | 30%
Beautiful Eyes | 31%
Haute cheekbones | 5%
Sensuous lips | 1%
Lustrous hair | 33%

Which brand of cosmetics is best for Asian American women?
Estee Lauder | 11%
Lancome | 10%
Bobbi Brown | 8%
Clinique | 7%
Prescriptives | 9%
Other/No Response | 55%

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TO maybelline product junkie.

she's a japanese actress/model named Seto Asaka. much better than Zang Ziyi:)
BLUE RIBBON    Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 23:24:19 (PST)    [218.48.60.59]
for clarification, the asian girl in the maybelline commercial IS zhang ziyi.
i have found bobbi brown to work nicely on asian females, including myself.
asianbelle    Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 19:55:57 (PST)    [66.108.254.38]
help me out! im a beginner. i know '0' knowledge on applying make up.. but id like to try. i want to have a fresh look and by the way im an asian girl with not too yellow skin (chinese) and small eyes with no eyelid. love to try the eyeshadow..please help.and whats the best colour for my eyeshadow
nayumi ambushed_81@hotmail.com    Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 22:13:01 (PST)    [202.185.106.162]
Re: Creme de la Mer
Anyone here try it? I've heard that it's the best night time moisturizer on earth right now. Some NASA engineer created it and the starting price is at around $200 up to $1,000 per jar. For something that costs that much, it's gotta work for some people, right? So share your experience with Creme de la Mer with us. Is it worth the $1,000/jar? Is the best you've tried. What has it done for your skin?
dryskin    Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 15:29:06 (PST)    [205.174.22.21]
Does anyone here have permanent eyebrow makeup? If so, can you tell me how long you've had it and if it has changed color? Also, if you had it tattooed or Soft Tap method. Well any information would be helpful. Thanks!
someone    Friday, December 06, 2002 at 16:26:42 (PST)    [216.38.133.118]
I'm asian, but i'm not sure what makeup brand is the best for asian faces..I sure would like to know...
Debra debraquach@hotmail.com    Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 12:30:46 (PST)    [129.116.15.187]
i still havent figured out what kind of makeup i should put on my eyes
rere    Monday, November 25, 2002 at 18:03:35 (PST)    [64.12.96.38]
I was wondering if anyone had any comments about the makeup line "Zhen"?? It's supposedly created entirely by Asian sisters. If anyone has had prior experience to using this particular brand, please give a shout out! Thanks.
Newbie    Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 16:35:56 (PST)    [139.147.230.23]
Johnna,
check out Zhen cometics, find their website on google. Zhen is a cosmetics company founded by asian women for asian women only.
Margaret Kimura, who wrote the book Asian Beauty, also has her own line of asian cosmetics.
Otherwise, find foundations with lots of yellow tones in them. Hope this helps.
P.S: I bought Margaret Kimura's Asian Beauty book and love it. It tells about how to apply eyeshadow on asian eyes, apply blush, right foundation etc. It's worth checking out.
MT    Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 14:03:55 (PST)    [216.221.81.97]
I am a Korean female, and I can NEVER find a foundation color that suits me and I have the worst time applying eyeshadow!! Please help
Johnna dreamseeker68@earthlink.net    Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 19:32:22 (PST)    [67.234.217.159]
the boob tube,
the girl in the maybelline commercial definitely was not zhang ziyi. There's no resemblance. The girl in this commerical was just so pretty! I wish there were more asian models on tv, magazines,etc.
They are the most gorgeous in the world!;)
maybelline product junkie    Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 15:26:01 (PST)    [216.221.81.97]
maybelline product junkie,

Zhang Ziyi has been featured in several Maybelline commercials as she's on contract with them so it might have been her. I don't recall that particular commercial but the one for mascara is her. :)
the boob tube    Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 15:01:30 (PST)    [208.48.177.5]
Personally for me, the best make-up and skin care line hands down is Nars. The products may be a bit expensive, but they are soo worth it. The eyeshadows are perfect cause they are not too sheer and not to dark. Nars blushes are natural looking and have the best colors.
chi chi    Friday, November 15, 2002 at 23:22:52 (PST)    [64.66.216.128]
I have seen this new Maybelline commercial for wetshine diamonds lipstick and there's this asian model on. I think she's japanese... any one know of her? She is so cute and pretty!
maybelline product junkie    Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 15:30:58 (PST)    [216.221.81.97]
Hi all you ladies out there:
I am currently 22. My skin is very important to me..I heard once you hit your 20s you have to start taking care of your skin. I was thinking about goign to the salon for facials..I have very sensative skin and very light skin. I was wondering if it was healthy for me to start going into facial treatments. Any suggestions ladies
Buy the way I love this site.
lilly lillysmlfry@aol.com    Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 08:01:36 (PST)    [64.12.96.38]
Some asians don't have much of an eyelid, so avoid wearing eyeshadow if you do.
If you do have a lot of an eye crease, put on black eyeliner on your upper eyelid, but not all the way bc our eyes are shaped differently. Then wear a waterproof/smudgeproof dark black mascara. And put on chapstick. Asians look best when they're natural. Or else we'll look like clowns!! lol
Jen    Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 12:39:47 (PDT)    [205.188.208.6]
hello, i do not believe asian women have to buy special or expensive makeup to look good. my favorite makeup routine is to always curl my eyelashes by heating up the metal curler with hair dryer. make sure it not get too hot or else u will burn yourself=) I like to use old mascara becasue it tend to be thicker than a brand new one and it will make lashes look thicker and dry quickly. I use dark brown eye shadow on the eyelid fold right above my lashes and use a black eye liner to line just the outer one third of my upper and lower eyelids. (if you put on foundation on your eyelids first, then put translucent powder on top of foundation, i promise your eyeshadow will not get all melted into the crease in your eyelid. well thats some of my advice=) hope everyone else shares their tips.
Korya    Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 19:00:39 (PDT)    [206.13.124.147]
where can i find a good skin lightener on line? nothing with hydroquinone in it though, i hate that stuff. how about some asian product/brand? thanks.
AF209    Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 11:48:02 (PDT)    [141.157.177.87]
I think Asian people are the most beautiful in the world.
loveasia andreaoconnell@yahoo.com    Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 18:23:02 (PDT)
I need some consulting for makeup foundations and eye makeup application. I currently wear heavy eyeliner on my eyelids so my eyes appear bigger.
Amy amyher80@yahoo.com    Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 17:26:22 (PDT)
Hi,
I have always been fascinated with makeup application on Asian women. I have gone through a lot of expensive brands of shadows, blushes, lipsticks, etc. Here are some I would recommend. For blushes, Shu Uemura has one of the BEST texture that sits nicely on asian skin, more importantly it wont make you break out. For shadows, Nars eyeshadows do NOT crease, even on people with oily skin. Glosses, Bobbi Brown's lip shimmers are nice and sheer and does not give you that gross white line of skin in the end of the day. Brows, Bobbi Brown's Mahogany eyeshadow is great for asian barely-there brows--use it with a brow brush for the most natural look. I swear by these brands. If you have any tips or makeup that you just absolutely loove, please share the beauty!
Rubyslippers    Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 19:23:53 (PDT)

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