Happy Halloween Sweeties!
These past few days i've been hooked with gyaru style, most girls are sporting this look nowadays bec. it's cute plus it's too girly. I really like.
So i surf the net for some tips on how to look gyaru-ish and i came across a very helpful article.
I wanted to share this with you guys so here it is:
"Gyaru" meaning "gal", is a fashion trend that was started in Japanese cities around the late 80's
It's first incarnation was the Yamanba, meaning "mountain hag", if that gives you any idea about their appearance. They first started tanning their skin very darkly while applying white makeup. The clothing was barely there and extremely trendy. The style later gave into Manba, and then later into the more modern styles. You can find these girls hanging around the streets of Shibuya, and rarely Harajuku.
Being tanned skin is the most important thing when you are sporting a gyaru look.
The most important thing really is to be tan. Manbas are the darkest tan, and Agejos have the lightest tan.
It's true that tanning isn't as extreme as it used to be, but it's still the most decided factor in Gyaru style, so please don't skip out on it.
There are a couple different ways to achieve a tan. You can
A.) Tan in the sun
B.) Tan in a salon bed. Some people say this is safer than in the sun, this is not true. ALL UV rays are harmful.
C.) Get a spray on tan in a salon. No harmful UV rays! If you breath in the mist it can be dangerous. This usually costs ~$20.
D.) Self-tanners. Can be either lotion or spray, I prefer spray. I recommend Hempz brand for sprays and ST. Tropez fake bake xtreme for lotions.
E.) Gradual tanners. These are lotions that gradually tan you over a week, I find them to be streaky. Jergens brand is best
Hair is bleached, blond is the most common, older styles were silver or neon colors. The popular style today is a light copper orange.
There are several makeup tutorials you can find with a quick google search. I will give you a basic guide here.
1.) Shape you eyebrows into a nice arch and trim them short
2.) Insert circle lenses. If you have single-lids, tape them up.
3.) Apply a foundation That matches your tanned skin.
4.) Apply eyeshadow, colors are usually neutral. Try to go for a smokey eye.
4.) Apply a liberal amount of black liquid eyeliner.
5.) Put long false lashes on the top lid, and shorter ones on the bottoms lid.
6.) Use a dark brown powder or a bronzer to shade the side bridges of your nose. You can also use a white powder to highlight your center nose bridge and the apples of your cheeks.
7.) Use bronzer or blush on your cheekbones.
8.) Use nude lipstick on your lips.
Popular makeup brands are MAC and Chanel. Gals can be brand whores sometimes.
This is love.c:
excess: I like HIMEKAJI best! hope y'all enjoyed the article.