We love our beauty contributor and celebrity make up artist Karuna Chani, and we are excited to share this special feature she did in particular for South East Asians with brown and olive skin tones.
Being South East Asian comes with an array of beautiful brown and olive skin tones. The problem is that we never seem to have the right products to cater to our skin, OR the right individuals that can show our community how to use the right products. But that’s no longer a problem for our community… Enter Karuna Chani of KC-Makeup. The TOP makeup artist for the South East Asian community, doing the make up for Bollywood stars like Priyanka Chopra, and brides all over the world; she is the resident beauty expert for many top publications. Not only sharing the BEST products for brown skin women, but how to use them!
KC: When searching for the best foundation a quick rule of thumb is to do a test patch large enough to cover your cheekbone to jaw line, and then let sit for 30mins. Allowing the foundation to sit for 30 minutes is crucial because it tends to oxidize on olive skin tones and get darker, so you NEVER want to buy foundation on the spot!
Bobbi Brown – Skin Foundation
Makeup Forever – HD foundation
NARS – Sheer Glow Foundation
Laura Mercier – Tinted Moisturizer – 3 in 1 – moisturizer, color, SPF
KC: The key to eye shadows, is to look for shades that have warm undertones so that olive and brown skin doesn’t appear ashy, grey or dull. Also look for colors that are high pigment rather than high shimmer. To ensure lasting eye shadow, use the NARS smudge proof eye base before applying any eye shadow to the lid.
Urban Decay – NAKED Palette
Makeup Forever – Star Powders or custom palette
NARS – Duo Shadow
KC: To get a long lasting glow, try a cream blush first and then dab some powder blush on top to set and give your face that extra pop.
Stila – Convertible Color
KC: Women love glossy lips, and its always hard to find a good gloss that maintains its color. So for a real vibrant glossy look, check out Lancome—Fever Gloss collection.
Other Best Products:
#1 Most difficult product to find for South East Asian Women
KC: The most unattractive feature on a beautiful woman are exposed dark circles, so concealer is probably the MOST important product, but it can also be almost impossible when it comes to finding your perfect match. Keep in mind that orange/peach tones correct and neutralize blue/violet dark circles.
Giorgio Armani – Corrector #2
Cleau de Peau – Ochre
Laura Mercier – Corrector yellow/orange along with undercover pot
Bobbi Brown – Peach corrector and concealer set
Eve Pearl – Salmon concealer
Come in to S.O. for a makeover consultation today or book a workshop with us. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details