How to find the perfect lipstick applied for Chinese?

My goal is to share with you some of the quick tips and tricks I have learned in my 6years as a makeup-aholic, all while helping Chinese young girls find your fastest beauty routine yet.


“Looking for the perfect red?? it’s easier than you think these days because there are so many textures to choose from”

Chinese girls are more likely to choose natural colors of lipsticks that match their lips tone,however in some specific occasions wearing a sparkling red lip would largely makes girls more dazzling and charming. So now I’d recommend several red lipsticks for Chinese girls from a Chinese beauty sense perspective.

  • The super matte, opaque ones look really trendy but might be really hard to pull off for most. Opt for ones that are creamy and somewhat sheer so you can still see the texture of your lips peeking through.
  • Don’t line it with matching lip pencil because it’d look harsh, use soft nude lip pencil that matches your lips tone instead.
  • A good lip brush is key and I love Tom Ford lip brush.
  • My top 3 red lipstick right now is Tom Ford in Matte,Chanel Rouge Allure in #104 and MAC in Ruby Woo.

Yvonne’s Top Three Products:

Tom Ford in Matte      Chanel Rouge Allure in #104     MAC in Ruby Woo

£38.00                                        £26.00                              £15.50

Other recommendations:

“Don’t be intimidated when it comes to picking ” the Right Red” I hate it when people get too complicated with it like.. Oh if you have this undertone and eye colour and this hair colour then you need this red with this undertone blah gets to be too confusing..Trust me you’ll find the right red for you out there, just try a bunch and see which one make you look and feel pretty, don’t buy ones that make you cringe!…also check in day light too to see if it’s really the red you wanna be walking around with..”

                                                                    *contributed by celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose


Can foreigners distinguish between Korean, Japanese and Chinese faces through makeup?

“I don’t have to wear make-up everyday, only for special occasions”

“Wearing colour cosmetics too often harm my skin, I’d rather to spend more money on skin-care products”

“Make up makes me look too mature and unnatural, I don’t like makeup transformation”

“Make up is very complicated, there are too many processes I don’t know how to start”

“I always buy the wrong colour for myself, if I ask sales staff for recommendations, they always choose a darker colour for me, does my skin look really dark?”

—-quotes of interviews from Chinese students

Chinese trend of make up is emerging from cultural influences from Japan , Korean (and Taiwan). And there is not typical style of Chinese makeup. Chinese girls just follow Korean and Japanese trend and result in lack of Chinese characteristics. Nowadays, the heavy makeup look have been traded in for natural, fresh and youthful look – an upgraded no-makeup makeup. However, the application and emphasis between those three styles are slightly different.

So this inspired me to make an investigation of different makeup styles among Japanese, Korean and Chinese girls.

After the interview, I found that for most foreigners it is quite difficult to distinguish Asian girls’ faces through makeup. That is to say, there is not a typical makeup style for Chinese girls. I agree that less makeup is more natural, but wearing appropriate makeup is also needed, it presents your respect to the people you meet. So in the following blogs, I will update makeup tutorials that is applied to Chinese girls and give suggestions about how to show Oriental Beauty through easy makeup process.

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