Asian Faces: The Essential Beauty and Makeup Guide for Asian Women
A celebrity makeup expert shares her secrets in the first beauty guide for all Asian women.
Professional makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian shares her beauty secrets in Asian Faces-the first beauty book created specifically to focus on the techniques and styles that enhance the skin tones and facial features of Asian women of all ages and ethnicities. This fully illustrated, step-by-step guide includes advice on:
- Makeup products and tools to achieve the perfect skin tone - How to work with one's face and eye shape - Natural day looks and evening makeup - Creating the illusion of flawless skin
With more than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations, Asian Faces covers costume makeup and favorite looks from past decades with a modern edge-as well as looks from top American style meccas including New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Featuring celebrities Margaret Cho, Yunjin Kim and Moon Bloodgood.
Really fun and useful book!
By Sarito - August 10, 2007
I'm not usually one to buy books on makeup and beauty, etc. So, this is a first for me. The book truly embraces the beauty of Asian faces and is filled with gorgeous pictures. As someone who tends to stick with really simple and basic makeup applications, I've really been surprised at the results I've gotten from following the step-by-step and "down to earth" instructions.
Also, there are examples given for different kinds of faces and features (ie. eye makeup applications for those who have double lids and those who don't). It is a really empowering book for Asian women who have either tried to follow makeup instructions for Caucasian faces that usually don't work and/or had someone do your makeup who tried to make you look Caucasian instead of playing up your natural and beautiful Asian features.
By Mark Twain - October 15, 2007
After the superb reviews, I was really excited about this book but found it to be too basic and lacking in real information. For example, makeup basics section is mostly pictures of items (lipstick, lipliner, eyeliner) with a name of what it is underneath. There is a section on how to wash your face (1. splash warm water 2. lather in circular motion 3. rinse). The second part of the book is composed of picture of face on left and description of how it was done on the right but the description is written stepwise with breakdown like this--"1. use foundation 2. use highlighting foundation 3. use eye shadow at base 3. use eye liner 4. use mascara 5. use lipliner." There is nothing about how to apply to eye liner, how to apply to lipliner, the foundation, etc. I can't do the makeup in the pictures but I can definitely write this book. Save your money.
FINALLY! Kevin Aucyain for REAL Asian Women!!!
By M. Mooney "(her daughter)" - September 9, 2007
I am a 27 year old woman of (probable) Korean ethnicity (I was adopted and whoever my birth parents were are untraceable). I grew up in a white family in a small hick town in PA where Asians were unheard of (lol, for ex. at age 15 a record store owner truly thought I was Yoko Ono, excitedly pointed to a poster of the Beatles/John Lennon and called all of the employees over to look at "John Lennon's wife in our town"! Another time, a 19 year old student told me, "Its so cool that I met you because now I can say I met a real life Asian, because before you came along I thought Asians only lived in the TV!") My adoptive mom has never worn make up in her whole life - even for her wedding!! Obviously, I was clueless about makeup, clueless regarding my appearance in general growing up. The time period was right before Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, and other beautiful Asian actresses began to appear in common media and grace the beauty ads of women's magazines. I was very self conscious... read more