There are a lot of techniques for using makeup to make the eyes appear larger. But did you know it’s okay to color outside the lines?
Gyaru is a Japanese fashion trend for young women that originated in the 70’s as a type of street culture. The makeup in particular is characterized by huge eyes, thin brows, elaborate nail art and dyed hair. Gyaru makeup artists (MUA’s) use black and white eyeliner, false lashes and contact lenses to make their eye appear impossibly large, like a human doll or anime character.
This is old news, but now MUA’s are using gyaru makeup techniques to make their eyes appear larger. This can be used for costume makeup, or even dramatic looks on an evening out.
These are some of the biggest gyaru makeup inspired eyes on Pinterest, as selected by Slutty Raver Costumes. Click on the images to pin them or to visit the original posting.
Vodka and Vogue
Pop Art Makeup
Avant Garde Flapper
Big Eyes Effect
Weird Big Anime Eye
Bigger Innocent Eye
Elsa from Frozen
Eye Candy Contacts
Super Twiggy Eye
Cirque du Soleil
Gyaru eye makeup looks even bigger than Twiggy eye makeup, without resorting to costly plastic surgery that leaves you unable to keep dust particles out of your eye sockets. To get the look all you need is false lashes, black and white eyeliner and an eyeshadow palette or kit. The colored contact lenses and thin eyebrows are optional.
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