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The Best Beauty Products According To Asian-American Beauty Influencers

Your faves recommending their faves! Makeup and skincare recommendations from Karen Yeung, Weylie Hoang, Deepica Mutyala, and more.

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If you're anything like us, YouTube videos take up about 90% of your free time. So we asked some of the coolest beauty influencers on the Internet — who just happen to be badass Asian-American women — what their favorite ride-or-die product is:

1. Weylie Hoang's favorite falsies are her namesake, of course — Weylie X e.l.f. Luxe Lash Kit 2.0 provides just the right amount of volume to enhance your natural lashes and feels super feathery, so you can wear them all day long with zero discomfort.

Weylie Hoang, bit.ly

These fluffy lashes are longer in the center which really opens up the eyes and compliments their natural shape. The lashes have the perfect amount of volume to transform your look! I love how fluffy and soft the lashes are and they are very comfortable to wear. The best part is that they are cruelty-free and only $4 a pair. —Weylie Hoang (YouTube and Instagram)

Get them from e.l.f. for $4.

2. Deepica Mutyala loves Fenty Gloss Bomb for a plethora of reasons: its subtlety works for both day and night, it complements her skin tone beautifully, and it even smells/tastes amazing!

@deepica / Via instagram.com, @fentybeauty / Via instagram.com

Fenty Gloss Bomb is my everything! It's perfect for every day and also goes well for a night out. It's essentially a clear gloss with a little tint to it that goes so well with my skin tone. It also randomly smells and tastes amazing. —Deepica Mutyala (YouTube and Instagram)

Get it from Sephora for $18.

3. Jen Chae lifts and holds her expertly curled lashes (à la normal curler *and* heated curler) with Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara — it's perfect for bringing lashes out from their monolid hiding places, and it's been her holy grail for years!

Jen Chae / Via frmheadtotoe.com, click.linksynergy.com

When I was younger, I wish someone had told me waterproof mascara was the way to hold up my carefully curled lashes! Cannonball Mascara from Urban Decay is one of my long time holy grails because it always opens my eyes up and has fibers to lengthen lashes even more. —Jen Chae (YouTube and Instagram)

Get it from Sephora for $20.

4. Sharifa Easmin-Kabir relies on Ardell Brow Kit to sculpt full and scrumptious brows that simply enhance her natural brows (because no one's got time for overly harsh and overdrawn formulas, amirite?).

Sharifa Easmin-Kabir, amazon.com

Ever since I discovered Ardell Brow Kit, I’ve been hooked! It doesn’t make my brows look harsh like some other products out there. They just look full, natural and scrumptious (can brows be scrumptious?) It is my go-to brow product! Never fails me! —Sharifa Easmin-Kabir (YouTube and Instagram)

Get it from Amazon for $10.30 or Walmart for $10.73.

5. Karen Yeung stands behind the ~skin first~ philosophy and uses Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder to gently buff away dead skin for a baby-soft canvas that will make her makeup look even more fresh, dewy, and overall BOMB.

@iamkareno / Via youtube.com, @tatcha / Via instagram.com

I feel the best makeup looks start with a solid skincare routine. Makeup is your art, so your skin is like your canvas. I love using Tatcha's Rice Enzyme Powder to gently exfoliate my sensitive skin — it helps me smooth out my skin before the artwork happens! —Karen Yeung (YouTube and Instagram)

Get it from Sephora for $65.

6. Puneet B. makes sure she always has a tube of Kat Von D's Lolita Liquid Lipstick (or multiple) on hand because it's incredibly flattering on medium skin tones and it's equally gorgeous for casual errands or fancy affairs — so basically the definition of ~my lips but better~!

Puneet B.

I've been hooked on Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita ever since I picked it up last year — it's my go-to liquid lipstick not just cause of the formula, but the shade looks amazing on medium skin tones. It's the perfect combination of elegant and glamorous and I can wear it with jeans to the grocery store or with a gown to a formal event. I stock up on them just in case I ever run out! —Puneet B. (YouTube and Instagram)

Get it from Sephora for $20 (also available in 43 other shades).

7. Stephanie Villa outfits her lips with Fenty Stunna Lip Paint whenever she wants to feel *extra* powerful and bold because a matte cool red never, ever fails ya.

Stephanie Villa, @fentybeauty / Via instagram.com

A strong red lip is my go-to when I want to feel my most powerful. Red lipstick is the first bold makeup item I played around with when I was younger. I remember how badass I felt when I started wearing it and that feeling has never faded. I have a few favorites but currently I have been wearing Fenty Beauty's Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored the most. This matte cool red applies so opaque and wears beautifully throughout the day. —Stephanie Villa (YouTube and Instagram)

Get it from Sephora for $24.

8. Charlotte Cho stans Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Toner for its intensely purifying formula (aka the best line of defense against Seoul's infamous yellow dust) while still being gentle on the skin (hello, 5.5 pH!) and its star ingredient, licorice (which has crazy brightening properties) — when your job is testing and curating K-beauty products, finding a HG is 👏 a 👏 big 👏 deal 👏.

Charlotte Cho

As the curator of Soko Glam, and filtering through thousands of products a year, I get really excited when I stumble upon a new holy grail. My recent finds is the Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Toner, which has quickly become a staple in my routine. It hydrates the skin and contains licorice (my favorite skin-brightening ingredient) and I'm amazed at the impurities it removes even after the double cleanse! Ever since I curated it, it's been our best seller, so I know it's a holy grail for others as well. Right now I'm on my month-long Korea trip, and I brought it with me because I knew that pollution in Seoul is at its worst right now and I need a toner that will cut through all the yellow dust while hydrating my skin so I can continue to have glowing "honey skin." —Charlotte Cho (Instagram and Soko Glam's YouTube)

Get it from Soko Glam for $18.

9. Erica Choi always reaches for Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder (in 001 Nude Glow) for densely-packed, light-reflecting radiance that, on top of having a thorough skincare routine, gives you that coveted ~glow from within~ every day.

Erica Choi, @diormakeup / Via instagram.com

I always try to achieve a radiant complexion all year round, but aside from keeping up my skincare routine, highlighters as a finishing touch to my makeup look is a step I cannot ever forget! My absolute favorite is Dior's Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder in 001 Nude Glow (universally flattering on all skin tones). It's light and airy with a highly-concentrated formula and illuminating pigments, and seriously gives you that 'glowing from within' look that is ever so natural. —Erica Choi (Instagram and blog)

Get it from Nordstrom for $47.60 (originally $56). Available in four shades.

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