GYARU JAPANESE GIRLS, BIG EYE MAKEUP IN AGEHA MAGAZINE. TOKYO PURIKURA, CIRCLE CONTACT LENS, CRAZY NAIL ART.
Japanese subculture beauty and fashion seems to come from a different planet! Here are images from Ageha, the gyaru (gal) and hostess style magazine.
Big eye makeup, false eyelashes, a twisted or curled hair set, and sparkly everything.
Ageha Magazine has step-by-step tutorials for how to make your eyes look as big as possible. The gist: fake top and bottom lashes, eye-shadowing techniques (white on the inside corners), circle contact lenses with giant irises… and of course, Photoshop.
One easy way to get the look: purikura (sticker picture machines). The new “Lady by Tokyo” has classier options and a matte finish.
All the purikura machines emphasize eye-enlargement.
And very white skin.
Bling-bling nail art is another gyaru must. (In fact, I’m getting my nails done today for a magazine photoshoot!)
Here are more big-eye Japanese girl photos.
What do you think of the gyaru look? Thoughts on Asian standards of beauty, and the techniques for big eyes and white skin? Let’s have a discussion in the comments.
PS: Thanks to the Seoul Times for featuring me.
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