Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Make up Inspo!

I've been experimenting a lot with my make up lately. Its been very hard for me to balance something that looks gyaru, with a style that suits my face. So I've been doing some studying! A few girls I've been looking at are Serina, Izumi Mana, Rumika, Momoko Ogihara, and Ozaki Sayoko.


Her look is a little too extreme for me, but its a look I could maybe play around with for special occasions.

 Izumi Mana

Yesterday I did my eye make like Izumi, even copying the "puffy eye" trend. I thought it looked a little strange, especially since I wasn't wearing any lashes or lenses (I was just lazing around at the bf's house), but I got a compliment when we went out to grab some food!


I just think this girl is adorable over all, and she really makes me want to cut my hair shorter!


I've tried, but it is hard to replicate Momoko's make up! I think its because her distinctive eyebrows really lend a lot to her whole look.

Ozaki Sayoko

Sayoko is my newest inspiration. I've always thought she was beautiful, but previously dismissed her make up style because I was worried it wouldn't look distinctly gyaru on a Western face. However I'm trying out her look today (again, no pics since I'm not wearing lashes or lenses - just going to work), and I really like it! I think her make up suits my face better than most, so I can't wait to try it out sometime when I can really go all out!

I feel a little weird drawing inspiration from AV gyaru. In fact, I used to be really against it, and frown on people who did. But honestly, it just their profession, and you can't deny that they have very distinctive looks and style! I really like that about them! I love that they developed their own distinct "look" that is different from everyone else. I feel like a lot of models make up tends to look the same.

I've also found that its much easier for me to look gal if I go for a more extreme look. The lighter make up that's common in a lot of magazines I can't make look gal on my face. I just end up looking "normal", as a lot of people like to put it.

I can't wait to go shopping for new makeup after Christmas. We finally got a Sephora where I live, so maybe I can actually shop there a bit once I get some money!!

Things I need to buy:
♪ Mascara
♫ Brown/Neutral Eye shadow Pallete
 Stick Eyeliner
♫ Bottom & Top Lashes
♪ Eyebrow Gel
♫ Highlighting Make Up

I find it so hard to stray from what I normally buy when shopping for make up. Its easy with some items, like eye shadow, but mascara is hard! I'm very picky, and I don't want to waste $10! Does anyone have a recommended make up item or brand that they can't part with?


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