Colorful Eye Makeup Tutorial: Asians Can Rock Multi-Color Eye Makeup Looks Too!


It’s a good thing I always write down, somewhere, the products used for makeup looks. I knew I would be less shy to put up more makeup looks one day. Yup, I have trouble with putting pictures of myself up on my own blog. I’m shy.

It’s just so weird seeing photos of myself on my blog, even though I have thousands of them on facebook. Maybe it’s because in those photos, I’m not smiling by myself into the camera, or taking close-up shots of my eye/brow/cheek/lip.

Besides, it’s so much harder to take photos of oneself! There’s always something wrong – stray strands of hair falling over the eyebrow, some fleck of dust sitting on the cheek, a tiny crumble of biscuit on the lip. For every photo selected, I have just about 20 variations of that, maybe tilting one degree to the left, or twelve degrees to the right. Gah!

I think I just have to get used to it.

So let’s start with a colorful look I did some time ago, when I still had my curly hair (gawd, looking at these photos make me miss them so much!).

You will need the following:


Face Primer – Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel

Foundation – Stage Cosmetics Photo Pro Foundation (02 Take 1 and 03 Take 2)

Concealer – Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer (Light Golden)


Contouring Powder – MAC Gold-Go-Lightly Studio Careblend Pressed Powder

Blush – NARS Orgasm Blush

Highlighter – MAC Beauty Powder Too Chic


Eye Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original)

Eyeshadow 1 – Stage Cosmetics Parfait Amour 25

Eyeshadow 2 – Stage Cosmetics Poison 28

Eyeshadow 3 – MAC Goldmine

Eyeshadow 4 – MAC Shroom

Eyeshadow 5 – NYX Morocco

Eyeshadow 6 – Urban Decay Sin

Eyeliner – MAC Fluidline Blacktrack

Mascara Base – Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

Mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express Waterproof (Very Black)


NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil #EP05 Dark Brown


Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Sweetheart

Makeup Brushes and Tools:

Sigma F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush

MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush

MAC 219 Pencil Brush

MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush

MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush

Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush

Stage Eyeshadow Smudger

ELF Eyeshadow Brush

Eye Makeup Tutorial

Swipe Urban Decay Primer Potion on the eyelid and brow bone, and spread it all over the eye from lash line to brow bone using your finger.

Using the 239 eyeshadow brush, apply Sin eyeshadow on the inner 1/3 of lid, extend to the inner corner of the eye and lower inner 1/3 of lash line.

Apply Goldmine lightly over Sin to create a light gold effect.

Pat Parfait Amour on the middle 1/3 of the lid with the 239 brush, blending into the combination of Sin and Goldmine at the contour area.

Apply Poison on the outer 1/3 of the lid, blending into Parfair Amour. Also extend Poison all the way to the contour area, which is above the crease (Asian makeup technique), so that when you open your eyes, Poison can still be seen. Blend Poison into the combination of Sin and Goldline.

Using the 219 pencil brush, apply Morocco on the outer-V of the lid for definition. Blend well so that are no hard edges or obvious transition from one color to another.

Sweep Shroom as a highligher on the brow bone with the elf eyeshadow brush.

For the lower lashline, apply Poison on the outer 1/3 of lash line, Parfait Amour on the middle lash line. Blend Poison and Parfait Amour together (outer 1/3 and middle), and Parfait Amour and Sin together (middle and inner 1/3).

To complete the eye makeup, apply Blacktrack on the upper lashline. Curl your lashes with the Eyelash Curler, then apply the Nourishing Mascara Base and The Falsies Volum’ Express Waterproof.

Add false lashes for a more dramatic effect.


Using the 168 brush, apply Gold-Go-Lightly lightly (lol) on the temples, blending towards the forehead and on the hollows of the cheeks.

Sweep Orgasm from the apples of the cheeks towards the temples. Blend Orgasm well with Gold-Go-Lightly to create a smooth transition from one color to the other.

Lightly dust Too Chic on the highest point of the cheekbones with the 188 brush.


Apply a lip moisturizer and finish the lips with Sweetheart.

And done!

My friend was just telling me the other day that she gets a headache whenever she’s presented with more than 2 or 3 colors at any one time (much like the unfortunate episode with the incompetent ‘makeup coach’ employed by Majolica Majorca, no?), and that Asians usually cannot carry more than 3 colors on their lids.

But as you can see, colorful eye makeup CAN work for Asians too! You just need to get the technique right, know where to apply eyeshadow, and practise. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors too!

What’s the worst that could happen? It’s just makeup, you can always remove it! XD


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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

  • shusheshe

    That’s so pretty! I wish I could do something like that, but so far any attempts at blending more than 2-3 results in a muddy mess. Guess I need a lot of practice!

    • Bun Bun

      Thank you! =) Yup, practicing a lot really helps! I hope to do more tutorials soon, ones that don’t require so many eyeshadows…and so much blending. Even 2 or 3 eyeshadows can look fantastic!

  • Ria

    I also have the same trouble of posting my own photo in my blog – and too many photos on fb. Btw, you nailed this colorful eye makeup! Everything complements each other. thanks for sharing! I’m inspired to do this tomorrow.^^

    • Bun Bun

      Thanks Ria! Let me know when you’ve done the look, I would love to see it! =)

  • Jessica

    WOW. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Really have to thank you for showing that Asians can do makeup like that too. I am also like your friend, anything more than 2 colors make me confused. I hope to learn more techniques from you!

    • Bun Bun

      Well, thank you for your words, Jessica! I have a stash of makeup looks, patiently waiting for me to be less shy to show my pictures to the world. Haha…

  • Kirsten

    Hey good job Bun Bun. Hope to see more LOTDs from you!

    • Bun Bun

      Haha thank you Kirsten! Sure will!

  • honey

    wow very pretty colours and blending!!

  • Elle

    This is amazing! I’ve never been very good with eyeshadow application, and so have always stuck with one or two more forgiving neutral shadows when I’m doing my makeup, but this makes me want to give some other colors a try.

    • Bun Bun

      You definitely should! Neutrals are safe and I’d say, more professional-looking, especially if your corporate environment frowns upon rainbow-colored eye makeup. But if you can, play with colors! You will be surprised how much fun you will have putting colors together, and they really do make eyes stand out more! =)

  • Sharlynn

    Lovely, just so lovely! I know right? Us asian girls need to step up with brighter and more fun looks! I’m totally into blue liners and shadows recently so yep, color is on its way!

    • Bun Bun

      Oh yeahhhh!!! I always feel super happy when I spot a lady with more eye makeup than the average face I see. Many women here find it absolutely okie to go about the day without a single trace of makeup. I CANNOT! >.<". Not that I will scare people off with a naked face, but becoz makeup makes my soul feel happy, and it makes me feel more confident and wholesome. You know, like an armour for the day. Do you feel like that too? =)

      • Sharlynn

        Totally agreed on your points! I specially make sure I’ve allocated time to calmly do my make up in the morning…touch up whenever needed. It is like an armour, gives us that boost, extra confidence. Sometimes I feel like I want to go up to people and put make up on them, thinking in my head what I think would look great on them (but that might not go over too well with complete strangers! hehe) I think part of the reason why make up less faces are so common is that our ‘drugstore’ products are not very budget friendly! *sigh* oh well, things are slowly changing! I can’t leave without at least some foundation, mascara and lip gloss…not a mask of make up but just enough to feel ‘ready’ you know? :))

  • memoiselle

    I think you have chosen very nice colors. The blue crease really pops! It looks very pretty. Now this tutorial really makes me wanna try colorful eyeshadow. I might try this in purple color :)

    • BunBunMakeupTips

      @memoiselle Thank you so much! Blue is not a common color for a crease or contour area placement but it’s really fun to try and if you get it right, it will definitely look awesome! Oh yes, purple works wonders too. =D