I was going to post something on Mamba makeup, which is pretty amazing and insane and fascinating at the same time. BUT I decided to first do a post on something a little more doable on a regular basis...dolly makeup from Japan. It's called Gyaru (guy-uh-roo which translates to mountain hag..i know...i don't get it, either) makeup and it's a huge trend with those cute girls. It originated from a brand of jeans called "Gal" in the late 70s and early 80s. Those girls were called "Gyarus." I think it's wholly possible for anyone to wear this kind of makeup and look adorable. I'll show you some photos and then there's a great how-to video featuring an adorable Japanese girl who looks like a baby at first. You have to remember I've been a magazine editor for over 10 years, as well as a trend forecaster, so I am obsessed with trends and casting, fresh faces, new ways of doing things. Though, this blog is mostly about being kitten and pretty. Have a look. I think it's gorgeous. Be sure to notice these details in the video...that it might look really simple at the end, but there are a hundred steps. I think when you're super young, you tend to wear tons of makeup...but if you cake it on when you're over 30, you end up looking like a drag queen.
Then...there's Gyaru Moji (translates to "Gal's Alphabet"), which is a culture of Gyarus who have their own text messaging language. It includes more characters than regular Japanese, making it effort-full, confidential and exclusive, y'all. It's basically new wave girl code. Dang. Enjoy. ♡
|how to gyaru|
|another how to gyaru|
|not all gyarus dress like dollies|
And if you want to know how to finish it up with some Gyaru hair...
Here is my favorite YouTube Gyaru beauty guru: PinkStrawberrii...I always watch her videos. I especially love her Asian product hauls...
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