FOTD: Japanese Himegyaru Makeup Look

May 13, 2009

I have always wanted to try out the Gyaru look and after checking out Acen 2009, I decided to do a Casual Himegyaru-inspired FOTD.

himegyaru makeup

himegyaru eye makeup

What I Used

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand buffed in with Cat Cosmetics Kabuki Brush
* Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit to fill in eyebrows
* MAC Mega Rich Pigment on entire eyelid
* NARS Surabaya II Eyeshadow very lightly on crease
* NARS Himalayas Eyeshadow to highlight brow bone
* MAC Blacktrack Fluidline to line the top and bottom
* Taiwanese False Lashes on top and bottom
* MAC Accentuate Shaping Powder along the bridge of the nose
* MAC Mineralize Blush Duo in Love Rock on cheekbones
* MAC Cremesheen Glass in Partial To Pink on lips

Since I have not dyed my hair in over 6 months and I normally wear it straight, I just curled the ends a bit with a 2-inch barrel curling iron.

Want to learn more about the Himegyaru look? Here’s the 411!


  • Reply Jian May 13, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Really pretty and wearable! I especially love your loosely curled hair~

  • Reply Rachel May 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Gorgeous! Your skin is so flawless!

  • Reply Aleksis May 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    That is the most perfect pink on your lips! You look gorgeous! 🙂

  • Reply Cattie May 13, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    so pretty! I like this lighter version of the himegyaru 🙂

  • Reply gio May 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Very pretty! I love the lip color!

  • Reply Jenny May 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    so pretty!! i love it, and your eyeliner app is flawless 🙂

  • Reply Jaime May 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    oh my gosh! flawless! thanks for posting this. i want to get that lipgloss so bad now!

  • Reply anonymous May 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    i realized that you dont seem to list which contacts or colour you are wearing anymore
    please list that from now on
    love them and the look
    youre soo talented and pretty =)!

  • Reply Pia May 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I love this look..really nice. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Phyllis May 13, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    aww thanks everyone =)

  • Reply Jess May 13, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Funny how much attention that draws to your face esp eyes. and your hair looks great just by using the curling iron!

  • Reply Emily May 13, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    OMG! I agree with what everyone said. Beautiful makeup and hair! What curling iron do you use/recommend? I really want to buy one but I just don’t know what to get.

  • Reply Sylvia May 13, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Very pretty!!!!!!!

  • Reply Cindy May 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    You are gorgeous!
    I’m most definitely trying out this look soon (:

  • Reply Emi May 14, 2009 at 1:12 am

    So pretty! I have to try that. ^_^ Your hair and makeup is so beautiful!

  • Reply Annie May 14, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Hi Phyllis,
    I was wondering what brush you used to apply the fluidline? I also use Blacktrack, but I can never get it to go on smoothly. Thanks!!

  • Reply Gabrielle May 14, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Amazingly pretty and fresh-love it!

  • Reply Klara May 14, 2009 at 7:31 am

    I love love love gyaru style, and you look absolutely amazing like always 🙂

  • Reply Heather May 14, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Wow, I honestly cannot get over how perfect and smooth your skin is. I can’t even see the slightest sign of wrinkles around your eyes. Le sigh.

  • Reply Phyllis May 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm


    I use Sephora’s Long Handle Sable Eyeliner Brush to apply the Fluidline. It’s cheap (only $8) and works great! You can read more about it here:

    Another trick is to make sure you pull the skin taut. If you don’t have a steady hand, rest your elbow on a hard surface.

  • Reply Phyllis May 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm


    It’s all about using a good foundation and really buffing it in.

    As for the wrinkles, I really have to thank my parents – it runs in the fam =)

  • Reply Anon May 15, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    how do you look so beautiful?! you look simply amazing…

  • Reply synty May 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    hi phyllis, your foundation application looks so natural and perfect! i just want to ask if you directly use the kabuki brush with the HD liquid foundation or do you use a foundation brush first and then buff it out? and also, do you set it with a powder or not at all?

  • Reply lilsweetkaz May 16, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Loves it! it’s such a captivating look.
    thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Eunice May 19, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Hi Phyllis!
    You look gorgeous in this look.
    I was trying to find the eyeshadow color you used & could not find mega rich on MAC’s website. Could you possibly link me or recommend any drugstore brand eyeshadows with a similar gold-orange-auburn color? Thank you!

  • Reply Phyllis May 19, 2009 at 9:12 am


    I just take a pump of the foundation, dab onto the face (under the eyes and around the nose) and buff with the kabuki brush.

    Since I have drier skin, I don’t always set my makeup with powder but I do make sure I mist my face with MAC Fix+ when I am done.

  • Reply Phyllis May 19, 2009 at 10:04 am


    Mega Rich was a limited edition color from the Overrich collection.

    For drugstore dupes, try Maybelline’s Bronze Glitz Trio Eyeshadow and Cover Girl’s Golden Sunrise 1-Kit Eyeshadow.

  • Reply Tina May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I really like this look, especially the eye make-up part. I always have trouble applying eyeshadow and the eyeliner “tail.”

  • Reply Charlene May 20, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Your skin really beautiful…

  • Reply IbelieveG33 July 14, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    love this site 🙂

  • Reply MakeupLover August 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I love youre make-up!! its very nice!
    do u have fcebook?

  • Reply le May 26, 2010 at 4:22 am

    i love it! so pretty!!

  • Reply pauline December 20, 2010 at 2:41 am’re so good..
    can you give me tips on how to have flawless face like yours??
    you really have good skin..wish you could reply to this..

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