Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Asian Faces: The Essential Beauty and Makeup Guide for Asian Women Paperback – August 7, 2007
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Praise for Taylor Chang-Babaian and her books:
"A makeup artist with G.P.S"
—The New York Times
Makeup Genius, ELLE 2012 Genius Awards
Praise for Asian Faces:
"Asian Faces celebrates unique beauty and Taylor is the perfect makeup artist to bring it to life"
—Yunjin Kim, actress (Lost)
"I love Asian Faces! This book is an instant classic and an important step in our cultural evolution. Thank you Taylor!"
—Margaret ChoPraise for Beauty Rewind:
"With a star-studded client list that includes Yoko Ono, Paula Abdul, and Adrien Brody, beauty expert Taylor Chang-Babaian knows her stuff. She’s no ordinary celeb makeup artist: by focusing on helping clients look and feel their best, she specializes in highlighting—not hiding—their best features."
Praise for Style Eyes:
"The easy tutorials of show-stopping makeup looks will have you trying on different makeup personalities every weekend."
—Totalbeauty.com (Best Summer Health and Beauty Reads pick)
"You'll want to run--don't walk--to pick up your copy of this helpful and easy book which will give you all the tools you need to make the most of the 'windows to your soul.' "
From the Author
More About the Author
Finally, in the middle of high school, my plastic surgery appointment was booked. Of course, I refused and instead decided that I needed to take the way I looked into my own hands. I experimented with makeup and made tons of embarrassing mistakes. A not so fond memory was a smokey eye look that was confused for a black eye by a concerned school mate. His concern was replaced with laughter when he realized that both eyes were symmetrical. Horrifying. I finally got it when I stopped trying to create something that wasn't there and instead began to work with my natural features.
I believe the way you look should represent who you are as a person and how you want to be perceived. I write books to empower women by teaching them how to create whatever look that is. I share amazing tricks and tips that I've learned in my over 20 years in the beauty, fashion and entertainment business where I've worked with thousands of women in various fields from celebrities, fashion designers, high powered executives, scientists, athletes and musicians. Ultimately my goal is to help women everywhere find their own beauty.
Top Customer Reviews
Also, there are examples given for different kinds of faces and features (ie. eye makeup applications for those who have double lids and those who don't). It is a really empowering book for Asian women who have either tried to follow makeup instructions for Caucasian faces that usually don't work and/or had someone do your makeup who tried to make you look Caucasian instead of playing up your natural and beautiful Asian features.
My adoptive mom has never worn make up in her whole life - even for her wedding!! Obviously, I was clueless about makeup, clueless regarding my appearance in general growing up. The time period was right before Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, and other beautiful Asian actresses began to appear in common media and grace the beauty ads of women's magazines.
I was very self conscious because I had no idea what I looked like, I know it sounds weird.. I used to search magazines and TV shows, to no avail.. Ppl told me I looked exactly like Yoko Ono/Connie Chung/and Lisa Ling of Channel One news (in High School). I didn't think I looked like any of them but I didn't know what I looked like either, so I was just confused.. I had no clue what to do about make up, so I pretty much ignored it, gaining names like pizza face because of horrible acne...
Anyway, sorry about the ramble...
I WISH I HAD A BOOK LIKE THIS GROWING UP. I am sure many other Asian women would have found this book as life changing as I would have.
In my early 20's, when I finally started gaining confidence about my looks, I bought every make up book that there was..Read more ›
|Length: 0:55 Mins|
Enjoy the video. Sorry it is out of focus.
At least it includes great advice on color choices for cheeks, eyes, face, etc. I went out and bought brown eye shadows in gold, dark brown, and taupe upon this book's recommendation and it has worked well in giving me a natural, but polished look.
Being that it is published by the same company, Asian Faces is very similar to Iman's book "The Beauty of Color." That's not a bad thing--there are beautiful photographs, with helpful diagrams and text. The author really gets down to all the things Asian women need to know, like contouring a face to fake the appearance of high cheekbones, resizing lips and eyes, and even a section on lightening or darkening skin with makeup (and every Asian will know how important being "fair and lovely" is). The tips are great and the models have quite a variant in face shape. After the different looks, she has sections on decades and costume make-up (she even includes a nice version of the Japanese Ganguro look).
The problem I have is with this book's diversity of Asians. I am Indian, and although that is a part of Asia, the common usage of the term usually refers to Chinese, Korean, and Japanese people (which I believe this book leans towards). It is true, that there is an Indian woman on the cover, and another slightly darker one on the back cover which is why I purchased it. But other than a pair of Indian sisters, those are the only 2 medium brown models. There really aren't any "Pacific Islanders" or medium-dark skinned Southeast Asians (although since they are almost a mix of South Asians and East Asians, I suppose they could combine advice). In fact, the first sentence in the "eyes" section states: "The shape most Asian eyelids are flatter than other women's eyes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have looked at many asian makeup books online and this one was the best one. I was glad that I made the purchase as I am not well-versed in looks, I just go with the techniques I... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Margienjoe
I was hopping for more step-by-steps with pictures but over all it is really nice. This book has lots of pictures and a basic labeled break down of what was used but lacks a bit... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MinkeyGirl
outdated aesthetic taste. not the forever classic asian look i'm looking for.Published 4 months ago by Yang Fu
I like the fact that they included a ganguro look in the book. The pictures aren't the highest quality and they do focus on mostly Japanese/Korean looking women. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Not using my real name
I gave this to my adopted Asian daughter for Christmas. I have found that it is hard to find people at cosmetic counters that truly understand Asian skin tones. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Imsmilen
Excellent guide for women of Asian/Pacific Islander decent to guide them through different challenges and beauty enhancements that aren't addressed in many make up books! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Elise Eckerd-dickerson
Not what I wanted. As a mother of two adopted Asian girls I was looking for really practical advice on hair styling, what is considered normal for hair removal from the face of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Eileen Bridge
In youtube u can find better tutorials. Some pictures are in very low resolution. Doesn t woth $30 bucks!!!! Wouldnt buyPublished on August 13, 2013 by Celi Fong