Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Mika Nakashima


For Aria:

The skin should be kept glowy. Use a tinted moisturizer to even out any redness and concealer to cover up undereye circles/zits. A peachy coral blush is also used along the cheekbones.

Keep your eyebrows slightly lighter than your hair color by using a tinted eyebrow gel. Brush a shimmery violet eyeshadow (try MAC Mancatcher eyeshadow) from the center of your eyes to the inner corners. To create the illusion of Mika’s almond eyes, line both your top and bottom lashlines and extend the line past the corner of your eyes. Apply several coats of mascara to finish the look and remember to pop in a pair of blue contacts.

The lips should be left bare with just a little bit of clear gloss.


  1. any chance of a step by step tutorial on how to achieve dark eyes like that?
    any posts on using loose powder as a guard under the eye to catch falling e/s? does it actually work?

  2. Hi =) I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now and want to thank you for all the tips you’ve been posting up. I have a question, before putting on concealor, other than putting on eye cream to keep it from going on smoothly, do you think it’s a good idea to put on some sort of base? People use some sort of make up base before they put on foundation, so would it be a good idea to put it under your eyes as well? Thanks! – Vanessa

  3. Yah the loose powder trick does work. All you have to do is sweep on a layer of loose powder under your eyes before you do your eye makeup and then sweep them away when you are done.

  4. hey Vanessa, sure you can use a primer before concealer. Simply dab on a bit of your foundation primer around your eye area to make your concealer go on smoother and last longer.