Its not often that I spot a makeup book addressing Asian eyes, nevermind Asian faces in general but this is exactly what this book ASIAN FACES is all about.
Written by Taylor Chang-Babaian, she aims to address makeup looks specifically for Asian features; including eyes, face shapes, lips the whole package.
With the scarcity of makeup books written in English for an Asian Market out there, this books actually isn’t too bad. It contains many wearable looks that compliment Asian features. Above all, I enjoy that she doesn’t limit “Asian” to being Chinese/Japanese/Korean….but rather she includes a couple of Indian models as well.
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Here are some scans from the books.
So you can take a look at the layout and get a feel for it.
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The following are some looks featured in the book.
This look is very well done and at the same time, very Asian in colour choices also. Its the kind of makeup that my mother would like to wear if she wore makeup.
A more dramatic, evening type of look with a smokey eye and glossy lips.
Overall, a good one to flip through in the library but not great enough for me to buy and keep on my shelf. I think that once you get over the basics of makeup, this book won’t be enough to keep your attention for long as it does seem to lack variety. Better illustrations and clearly pictures would certainly have benefited this book.
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