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Thursday, November 29, 2001Asian Beauty

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hen Lisa Ling was a young girl, she never saw anyone in fashion magazines or on “The Brady Bunch” and “Three’s Company” who looked like her.

“At a certain level, I couldn’t relate,” writes the TV host in the foreword of “Asian Beauty” (HarperResource, $30), a new book by makeup artist Margaret Kimura.

Kimura obviously felt the same way as Ling, and her book is devoted to teaching Asian women how to celebrate their beauty. She covers everything from makeup colors and application to diet, with an emphasis on self-esteem.

A chapter titled “Role Models” highlights successful, beautiful Asian women, including former model Joomi Ha and designer/stylist Jeannie Harth. The book is available on amazon.com and in bookstores near you.