For this look I decided to try out traditional Gyaru magazine with all the contouring and highlight and awe-inspiring false lashes usage. I am especially inspired by this Popteen model, Kumiko Funayama:
Kumiko is the current "it" girl of the Popteen gyaru scene, she has been on its cover for almost half a year straight. She can be quite cute but I actually think she kind of looks like a mouse (appropriately her nickname is KuMickey!)
Annnnyway, let's move on to the tutorial!
I first covered my whole face and neck with a foundation that is 2 shades darker than my skin, borrowed from my tan sister. The foundation is from Ettusais, and covers real well since it is for acne skin. I set it with translucent powder.
I then applied bronzer powder to my whole face, and use a mid-brown eyeshadow on my temples, the hollow of my cheeks and underneath my jaw for contouring.
It kind of looks unnatural, but I tried using my normal contouring powder and it doesn't show up at all. I really went quite tan with this foundation! XD
Moving onto the eyes, I first covered my entire eyelid with light brown eyeshadow from my sister's Kate eyeshadow palette. There is a little bit of shimmer in the eyeshadow , but it doesn't show up in the photo...
I then added the darker brown eyeshadow from the same palette to the outer V of my eyes.
A little bit of the same eyeshadow is also applied to the outer half of my lower lashline.
A light gold eyeshadow is them applied to the browbone, the inner corners of my eyes and the under-eye area.
With eyeshadow done, I used eyelid glue to widen my double lid, and applied black gel eyeliner to the upper lashline. I extended the line downwards by about 5mm, and made sure the line is thickest at the middle of the eye.
Three sets of false eyelashes are then applied: a full set for the upper lash line, with a thicker set applied to the outer half for the doe-eyed look; a short but thick set is carefully cut up into individual "peaks" and each of these are applied to the lower lash line with a bit of space between them.
I then filled in my eyebrows with brown brow powder.
Using the same eyeshadow for contouring, I shaded the sides of my nose. I also applied pink shimmery blush, and shimmery highlight powder to my T-zone, the top of my cheekbones and the middle of my chin.
Finally I put on a milky-pink lipstick (Angel from MAC) and layered pale pink lipgloss on top.
And that's it! The false lashes were a pain to put on, especially the lower lashline, but I think the effect is quite stunning.
Have some camwhoring! :D
Took some pics in different lighting to see how I would look with a tan in these lights:
Bathroom Halogen Lights
Dining Room with Normal Lightbulbs
I also decided to pretend to be Middle Eastern with my scarf :P
I think I would look quite nice with a tan, but I would need a completely new wadrobe if I do tan! XD
Hope you liked this tutorial <3