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JAPANESE GIRLS WITH BIG EYES: PURIKURA STICKER PHOTO MACHINES. FAKE EYELASHES & CIRCLE CONTACTS, JAPAN MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR LARGER EYES.


JAPANESE GIRLS WITH BIG EYES: PURIKURA STICKER PHOTO MACHINES. FAKE EYELASHES & CIRCLE CONTACTS, JAPAN MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR LARGER EYES, why asian girls want larger eyes, eyelid surgery, Gyaru, tokyo gals, giant faces billboard, cute japanese schoolgirls, sticker print club, bob haircuts, asian hairstyles, asia makeup cosmetics, asia beauty, pretty girls korea, cosmetology

What’s big in Japan? Big female eyes.

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Purikura (sticker photo) machines have special features to magnify your eyes, making them as large and anime-like as possible.

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The enlarged eyes can be more frightening than cute!

JAPANESE GIRLS WITH BIG EYES: PURIKURA STICKER PHOTO MACHINES. FAKE EYELASHES & CIRCLE CONTACTS, JAPAN MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR LARGER EYES, why asian girls want larger eyes, eyelid surgery, Gyaru, tokyo gals, giant faces billboard, cute japanese schoolgirls, sticker print club, bob haircuts, asian hairstyles, asia makeup cosmetics, asia beauty, pretty girls korea, cosmetology

Makeup, thick layers of false eyelashes, and circle contacts (which make the irises larger and darker) also create the giant-eyed effect.

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Pale skin and humongous eyes are the beauty ideal for most Japanese women. To get the look, some will even resort to eyelid surgery.

JAPANESE GIRLS WITH BIG EYES: PURIKURA STICKER PHOTO MACHINES. FAKE EYELASHES & CIRCLE CONTACTS, JAPAN MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR LARGER EYES, why asian girls want larger eyes, eyelid surgery, Gyaru, tokyo gals, giant faces billboard, cute japanese schoolgirls, sticker print club, bob haircuts, asian hairstyles, asia makeup cosmetics, asia beauty, pretty girls korea, cosmetology

Why do you think this is? Signs of purity and youthfulness? The influence of anime/manga depictions of girls?

JAPANESE GIRLS WITH BIG EYES: PURIKURA STICKER PHOTO MACHINES. FAKE EYELASHES & CIRCLE CONTACTS, JAPAN MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR LARGER EYES, why asian girls want larger eyes, eyelid surgery, Gyaru, tokyo gals, giant faces billboard, cute japanese schoolgirls, sticker print club, bob haircuts, asian hairstyles, asia makeup cosmetics, asia beauty, pretty girls korea, cosmetology

The cosmetics industry is thriving on skin-whitening and eye-enlarging products. Gyaru false eyelashes are found in many stores.

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Big, double-eyelids with heavy lashes peer out from advertisements all over Tokyo.

JAPANESE GIRLS WITH BIG EYES: PURIKURA STICKER PHOTO MACHINES. FAKE EYELASHES & CIRCLE CONTACTS, JAPAN MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR LARGER EYES, why asian girls want larger eyes, eyelid surgery, Gyaru, tokyo gals, giant faces billboard, cute japanese schoolgirls, sticker print club, bob haircuts, asian hairstyles, asia makeup cosmetics, asia beauty, pretty girls korea, cosmetology

Color and circle contacts are very popular at Don Quijote.

JAPANESE GIRLS WITH BIG EYES: PURIKURA STICKER PHOTO MACHINES. FAKE EYELASHES & CIRCLE CONTACTS, JAPAN MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR LARGER EYES, why asian girls want larger eyes, eyelid surgery, Gyaru, tokyo gals, giant faces billboard, cute japanese schoolgirls, sticker print club, bob haircuts, asian hairstyles, asia makeup cosmetics, asia beauty, pretty girls korea, cosmetology

Even Hello Kitty is batting her eyes!

JAPANESE GIRLS WITH BIG EYES: PURIKURA STICKER PHOTO MACHINES. FAKE EYELASHES & CIRCLE CONTACTS, JAPAN MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR LARGER EYES, why asian girls want larger eyes, eyelid surgery, Gyaru, tokyo gals, giant faces billboard, cute japanese schoolgirls, sticker print club, bob haircuts, asian hairstyles, asia makeup cosmetics, asia beauty, pretty girls korea, cosmetology

What are your thoughts on beauty ideals in Japan? Where does the giant-eyed trend come from? Do some women take it too far?

PS: Tonight, tonight! Come see La Carmina and Sebastiano Serafini hosting an LA anime striptease in skimpy cosplay outfits. Full info here.

Japanese Word of the Day: Shirami = Louse, bug, parasite
Song of the Day: AKB48 – I Want You (suggested by Sebastiano)

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