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The BEST Makeup for Asian Skin & South Asian!

The BEST makeup for Asian Skin & South Asian Skin!

Look, having grown up in the early 2000’s I’ve definitely experienced make up mishaps. From whitewashing foundations, off tone lipsticks and eyebrows I can’t even begin to comment on. 

I think it’s only been the last five years that we as a beauty community have been able to pull it together. Cause let’s face it chin chiselling contour and strobing till you achieve the lightbulb effect was kinda recent (yikes).

Now that society has come to a little more sense and we are all FINALLY embracing our natural beauty and our individual skin tones and textures, we can shop makeup made for US.

For my Asians and South Asians in the back, I’m gonna say it louder, YOU CAN FINALLY FIND MAKEUP MADE FOR YOU.

I know, a little dramatic BUT being South Asian myself I do understand how matching makeup to your skin tone can be an ambiguous feat.

There are many reasons to this:

  1. There are lots of different skin tones when it comes to Asian and South Asian skin, so getting a makeup recommendation from that aunty might not always work out.
  2. Our skin tone can change dramatically from season to season – personally I go from peanut tone in the winter to deep roasted almond in the summer.
  3. No one taught us about undertones! That shit matters.
  4. Darker makeup isn’t always stocked.

So, yes the struggle can be real, REAL. BUUUUUTTT lucky for you, you’ve stumbled across this blog and have now discovered us ‘TASNEEM Cosmetics’ a beauty brand created for People of Colour.

In this blog we are going to do a break down on all our products that are PERFECT for Asian and South Asian Skin. Plus a few visual pointers on makeup looks to suit you (cause really that’s the best part).

NUDE MAKEUP FOR ASIAN & SOUTH ASIAN SKIN:

Okay, let’s rip the band aid off and face our childhood trauma of nude makeup. I know for me I still cringe at the fact that I use to rock the foundation lip and the shocking part is the foundation was 2 shades lighter than my actual skin tone. Forget any definition, WHICH for Asian and South Asian facial features is a pretty important aspect when it comes to makeup.

Asian and South Asian skin tends to have a prominent undertone that really impacts what colours actually work on you. If you have a yellow undertone, warm yellow base products are essential, if you are pinker in pigment a pink base product is ideal and if you have a cool/grey undertone, blue base cool tones are your makeup musts.

Our nude range caters to all of the above:

  1. Dalia – a peach warm based nude shade
  2. Sahara – a warm brown nude shade
  3. Contessa – a cool tone pink/brown nude

All our nude products can be applied as nude lipsticks, nude cheek tints and nude eye shadows! Read more about the application by heading to our SHOP.

BROWN MAKEUP FOR ASIAN & SOUTH ASIAN SKIN:

“Brown skin girl, your skin just like pearls” – Beyonce 

Literally the energy, the vibe the MOOD when finding brown makeup products that just HIT! I hate to toot my own horn BUT our brown range is truly a master piece. When I tell you these pigments will change your life and your makeup game forever.

Just read the descriptions below:

  1. Anyana – a deep coco brown shade
  2. Elvira – a roasted chestnut brown shade
  3. Bahati – a warm caramel brown shade

All our brown products can be applied as brown lipsticks, brown cheek tints and brown eye shadows, brown liquid liners AND brown bronzers! Read more about the application by heading to our SHOP.

PINK MAKEUP FOR ASIAN & SOUTH ASIAN SKIN:

If you didn’t already know, Asian and South Asian skin look absolutely spectacular in pink tone makeup. A lot of the time pink tones match with our natural undertone, so it is really as simple as finding what hue and tone of pink works for you. We have added a brown base in all our pink tones to ensure that suit everyone, particularly People of Colour!

You are going to ‘heart eyes’ our pink products so much:

  1. Ishtar – a terracotta pink brown shade
  2. Lolita – a mauve pink brown shade
  3. Sharmeen – a bright fuchsia pink brown shade 

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but… DO IT! Wear the damn POP of pink colour.

All our pink products can be applied as pink lipsticks, pink cheek tints and pink eye shadows and pink liquid liners! Read more about the application by heading to our SHOP.

RED MAKEUP FOR ASIAN & SOUTH ASIAN SKIN:

Look, don’t be fooled the devil wears red!

Red can be really hard for Asian and South Asian skin tones, if the red tone is too yellow based your skin can look a little orange but if it is too blue, you might as well have the blues.

BUT better the devil you know, so understanding what red shades suit YOU is essential. Our rule of thumb when selecting the perfect red is falling back on your undertones and matching to them.

Our ravishing reds have it all:

  1. Rumi – a deep cool tone burgundy red
  2. Wewak – a vibrant warm blood orange red
  3. Viola – a blue based saucy red 

All our red products can be applied as red lipsticks, red cheek tints and red eye shadows and red liquid liners. Read more about the application by heading to our SHOP.

So, that is the low down on the BEST lipstick shades for Asian and South Asian skin, the BEST cheek tints for Asian and South Asian skin, the BEST eyeshadows and liquid liners for Asian and South Asian skin.

I really hope my former makeup mistakes have helped you with your makeup MUSTS.

xoxo TASNEEM

[Mood board images sourced via pinterest]

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