When the Smoky Eye Goes Bad: Makeup Tips For Sagging (or Mono) Lids

I remember a number of years back, during an editorial meeting with my then-editor-in-chief. We were discussing beauty woes that affect Asian women, and she brought up "raccoon eyes." Now, I have to confess, I didn't know what she was talking about back then. I understood that it had something to do with eye makeup … Continue reading When the Smoky Eye Goes Bad: Makeup Tips For Sagging (or Mono) Lids

My Lesson in Eyebrows, Courtesy of Blushington

  I'm not a brow girl — mainly because I can't do them very well, but also because I've always had decent eyebrows that didn't really need much attention (once I learned how to pluck the strays in the ninth grade anyway). My mother had good brows when she was young, and my brother, who takes … Continue reading My Lesson in Eyebrows, Courtesy of Blushington

(Asians as) Blondes Have More Fun (Though Not in the Salon)

Model Soo Joo Park turned heads with her platinum locks on Chanel’s fall runway a few years ago. Since then, the 29-year-old Korean American has been in practically every major fashion magazine, has walked dozens of runways and has been featured in advertising campaigns from Tom Ford to Chanel to Benetton. We seriously covet her … Continue reading (Asians as) Blondes Have More Fun (Though Not in the Salon)

Intimidated by K-Beauty? Start By Adding These 3 K-Beauty Basics Into Your Regimen Now

  You can no longer ignore K-beauty (the K-pop of Korean beauty) now that Sephora has the stunning visage of Korean model Ji Hye Park (in a Chanel cruise 2016 show-inspired hair look) splashed over every window display across America. And yes, to the skin care aficionado, the likes of the Egg Mousse Soap by Too Cool … Continue reading Intimidated by K-Beauty? Start By Adding These 3 K-Beauty Basics Into Your Regimen Now

Makeup Artist Taylor Chang-Babaian Shows Us How To “Beauty Rewind”

  I first worked with makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian, founder of krē•āt beauty, as an editor at Audrey Magazine. She worked with a slew of celebrities of all ethnicities, and she was of Asian descent, so I was excited to snag some red carpet secrets from her. Fast forward a few years. I turned 40. She … Continue reading Makeup Artist Taylor Chang-Babaian Shows Us How To “Beauty Rewind”