and advice for women ------
By Eimi Graham
If you have traveled to Japan, you may have seen young females with
heavy makeup and kogal-style clothing. Maybe you have
also seen females
wearing suits and even more makeup on. In Japan, like anywhere else,
the style of makeup
varies between people. Here are some trends of makeup in Japan these
In the 80's, thick eyebrows were popular. Then after that thin
eyebrows became popular and now eyebrows that have a natural width are
popular. Still some kogals have thin eyebrows.
Because many people dye
their hair in Japan, they seem to lighten up their eyebrows as well using
colored mascara. (Related:
A couple of years ago, kogals that had
extremely dark tans and white make-up were on the streets, but the
kogals now seem to not have an obsession with extremely
skin. Some actually prefer a natural skin color and even if they
get a tan, it is not extremely dark.
Colored mascaras are popular these days. Even people who
are older than the typical kogal generation would be using
brown mascara. Black is still popular, but
purple mascaras, etc. would be in the stores too.
Colors that match their skin are used
here. During the 80's, bright
pink was popular. Now many people choose a lipstick that matches with
them. Light pink that has a touch of beige in it is very popular. Many
people prefer using lip gloss too. The kogals wear more "shiny"
lipsticks. Pink with a touch of beige or a color close to beige
(sometimes with glitter in it) is often worn by kogals. (Related
to choose the right makeup color?)
If it's your first time to Japan, you may think that some
people are going to a party because many people
wear heavy makeup
they're just going shopping or walking their kids to school.
I personally think that makeup these days is better than the
seen some Japanese celebrity pictures that were taken in the 80's, but a
lot of people's lipsticks didn't match their skin tone. Also, not a lot of people had brown hair and their eyebrows were
thick. I think that the Japanese have learned what's natural in
makeup techniques Quick
How much should
I spend on makeup?