Beauty Travelogue: Beijing

Chinese women are famous for their ageless skin and healthy hair. We go on a search for their hidden secrets.

By Katie L. Connor

February 22, 2012 11:00 AM
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Chinese Ideal

The pinks and blues represent love and water, respectively — or what Chen Man considers the origins of life. "Our bodies are a microcosm of the universe, and that can be reflected on our faces," she says, echoing a tenet of Chinese philosophy. Hmm, that seems like a lot to ask from my morning makeup routine. But then, at 31, Chen Man has the face of a 16-year-old. I resolve to be more Zen with my palettes.

The Chinese ideal: pale, white skin; a pronounced nose; and a soft, round jawline.

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