Most chinitas only want one thing: to make their eyes seem bigger. And they all know that make-up is one way to do the trick.
But the half-Japanese Las Piñas-born StarStruck Avenger Iwa Moto, whose real name is Aileen Iwamoto, loves her eyes the way they are. “Kaya ako napansin ko sa StarStruck,” she says, “because Pinoys still like chinitas. My asset is my unique look—and my body.”
Still, the candid Iwa admits that applying eyeshadow to her unique pair of eyes can be such a chore.
To solve this particular problem, YES! and Iwa seek the help of professional make-up artist Omar Ermita.
“It becomes a task if you want to make your eyes look bigger,” Omar points out. “But you can only get your eyes ‘opened up’ to a certain extent."
Omar’s advice: “Embrace your individuality, because what makes you unique is what makes you beautiful.”
Using Shu Uemura cosmetics, our pro, who loves using colors, shares some pointers so that applying eyeshadow need not feel like a full-time job to chinky beauties like Iwa.