FOTD: Japanese Himegyaru Makeup Look

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Published on May 13, 2009 with 33 Comments

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

Hair
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!

33 Comments



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

  2. Gorgeous! Your skin is so flawless!

  3. That is the most perfect pink on your lips! You look gorgeous! :)

  4. so pretty! I like this lighter version of the himegyaru :)

  5. Very pretty! I love the lip color!

  6. so pretty!! i love it, and your eyeliner app is flawless :)

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

  8. 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 =)!

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

  10. aww thanks everyone =)

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

  12. 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.

  13. Very pretty!!!!!!!

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

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

  16. 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!!

  17. Amazingly pretty and fresh-love it!

  18. I love love love gyaru style, and you look absolutely amazing like always :)

  19. 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.

  20. Annie,

    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:

    http://makeupforlife.net/2006/05/my-makeup-brushes-part-ii.html

    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.

  21. Heather,

    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 =)

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

  23. 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?

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

  25. 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!

  26. synty,

    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.

  27. Eunice,

    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.

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

  29. Your skin really beautiful…

  30. WOW YOUR SO PREETY
    love this site :)

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

  32. i love it! so pretty!!

  33. wow..you’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..
    thanks..

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