I’ll admit it, I’m growing into a bit of a beauty junkie. The hours I spend browsing the white floors and colorful aisle of Ulta, the black, white and pink aisle of Sephora and the crowded makeup section of Target, they are innumerable. I actually spend more time reading beauty blogs, browsing makeup websites and watching YouTube beauty and skin care videos more than I do online window shopping fashion sites, or reading fashion magazines. I absolutely love fashion, it’s true. But in the world of style, beauty is my queen and skin care is my king. Fashion is just my princess in the hierarchy. As it should be. Whereas fashion is an outward expression of my creativity, it only just SITS on my skin. My obsession with beauty and skin care stems from the fact that I have had many a battle with skin issues and finding the right makeup for me–a battle that rages on today. The skin I’m in, well, it’s right there. I was born with it–I can’t say that about clothes. Seems stupid to say it out loud, though.So yes, Sundays will find me sitting on a couch or breakfast nook stool, hunched over my iPad or iPhone, watching beauty or skincare tutorials on YouTube, mostly those of esteemed celebrity makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge. Hot damn, I love her work.Inspired by her and Michelle Phan’s eye liner tricks, I decided to go for an all over thick eyeliner with a kick.Because of how I looked in these photos, I name this Asian Doll look, very plastic, very porcelain, almost artificial. The only thing missing is fake lashes.Click photos for larger image.Architecture of beauty: Chanel Teint Innocence Foundation + Sonia Kashuk translucent setting powder + NYX Eyebrow Cake in Brunette + Lancome Color Design eyeshadow quad in neutral colors + Maybelline Lasting Drama Eye Studio Gel Liner + CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara + NYX Eye liner in Electric Blue + Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz + NYX Cream Blush in Boho Chic + Laura Mercier Lipstain in English Rose + Burt’s Bees chapstick for sheenHere’s a close up.

{How to get this look}

  1. Blend a neutral brown/taupe all over your lids into the crease.
  2. Apply a highlighter shade into your inner corners and along the brow bone.
  3. Fill in your brows.
  4. Take a gel liner and line a thick line along your top lashes. Really work it into the roots of the lashes, and then create a cat-eye shape at the outer corner. I used Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner.
  5. Next, take a flesh colored pencil [here I used Stila Kajal Liner in Topaz] and line the water line. This not only disguises the red, it also perks up your eyes and makes you look alert and more awake.
  6. Take a brightly colored eye pencil. Here I used a bright turquoise liner by NYX, and I lined 2/3 of the way along my lower lashes.
  7. Curl your lashes. I use Tarte’s crimp eye lash curler. It’s brilliant, and it’s got refillable pads. Green.
  8. Finally, use a lengthening formula mascara. A good one for both volume and length is CoverGirl’s LashBlast Fusion mascara.
  9. Keep your cheeks pretty neutral, nude coral blush, nude peach lip with a bit of gloss.

And that’s it! Easy, right?Read the rest of my Beauty Posts here!If you liked this How-To, subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

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