Remember the Gyaru gals with bleached hair, uber tan skin, white makeup and crazy outfits that swamped the streets of Shibuya in the late 90s? With time, this culture has evolved into many different subcultures. Today, let’s look at one of them, Oneegyaru.
According to ricoche.net, Oneegyaru gals are typically in their early to mid twenties and they are a more sophisticated version of the original Gyaru. Oneegyaru gals still tan and bleach their hair but the crazy panda eye makeup is ditched for an understated look. They also like to wear higher end labels like Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. A good Oneegyaru celebrity icon is Koda Kumi. Oneegyaru gals can also be seen all over the sticker picture machines.
When it comes to the hair, it is all about the color and volume. The hair is bleached to a very light brown or even blonde, known as chappatsu. To style, use rollers on the top part of your hair then curl the bottom with a curling iron.
The eyes are the main focus. Here are a few steps you must follow if you want to become a true Oneegyaru gal.
Step 1. The secret to Oneegyaru gals’ supa dupa big eyes? Circle contact lenses – no surprises there. Please use with caution though since they can be bad for your eyes and will cause blindness if used improperly.
Step 2. Eyelid Glue/tape. This step is for those who do not have a crease. Check out the 411 to find out more about the eyelid tape and my rview of D-UP Wonder Eyelid Tape to see why it’s handsdown my favorite.
Step 3. Lighten your eyebrows with a tinted eyebrow gel or a bronze eyeshadow to match your hair color. Try T’estimo’s eyebrow mascara or Jane’s Magical Mushroom eyeshadow.
Step 4. Apply a shimmery beige eyeshadow as a wash.
Step 5. Sweep a bronze eyeshadow like MAC Mulch on your eyelid. Deposit more color on the crease and extend it just a little past the outer corner of your eyes.
Step 6. Using a black powder eyeshadow or pencil eyeliner, draw a thick line along both the upper and lower lash lines. Next go over the line with a matching liquid eyeliner. Remember to line the inside of your eyes as well.
Step 7. Who can fake those batty lashes without using falsies? Apply falsies on both the top and bottom. Check out brands like Ardell, MAC and Maggie May.
Step 8. Highlight the inner corner of your eyes and brow bone with a shimmery white/beige eyeshadow like MAC Vanilla pigment.
Step 9. Keep the rest of your face understated by evening out your skin with a tinted moisturizer and covering up any flaws with a concealer.
Step 10. Sweep a shimmery powder along your nose and apply a shimmery apricot blush.
Step 11. Pucker up with a nude or frosty pink lipstick like MAC Myth or Out To Shock and top with gloss.
When it comes to nails, it is all about being long, fake and decorated with lots and lots of bling.
For more info on the Oneegyaru look check out magazines like Ranzuki, PopTeen and Jelly.
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