Famous for their impossibly wide blinking eyes, perfect delicate pouts and exaggerated hour glass figures, Gyaru girls are Barbie dolls brought to life.
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Taking beauty to the next level, Gyaru girls invest their all in looking unbelievably good. Manipulating every feature and proportion to bring them as close to their ideal of perfect as possible, this Japanese craze dictates that girls wear their makeup in an iconic fashion. i-D online finds out how to get the look.
Step one: Restructure the eye shape, using eyeliner to lower the waterline of the eye.
Step two: Line the top and bottom rims of the eye in black.
Step three: Add white or nude coloured coal pencil to the waterline of the eye to make the shape appear rounded and more doe eyed.
Step four: Coat top and bottom lashes in mascara.
Step five: Apply eyeshadow in a neutral colour to the lids and blend well.
Credits. Look 1: Dress and Choker Chanel. Head band Tatty Devine. Rings Punky all sorts. Look 2: Shirt The Kooples. Dress Rochas. Hair ties stylist’s own. Look 3: Shirt James Long. Dress Moncler. Sequin bow Topshop. Look 4: Dress Versace. Jumper Nazir Mazhar. Bracelet and Necklace Fred Butler. Ring Tatty Devine. Scrunchie MCS. Look 5: Shirt and Dungarees House of Holland. Earrings Topshop. Hair bobbles Claire’s Accessories. Necklace Punky all sorts. Look 6: Shirt James Long. Dress Moncler. Sequin bow Topshop.
Text: Milly McMahon
Photography: Justin Borbely
Stylist: Pandora Lennard
Make up: Danielle Kahlani wsing NARS Cosmetics, Dermalogica skin care and RMK Cosmetics
Hair: Nicole Khalani
Nails: Simona @ WAH
Stylist Assistant: Lucy Greene
Model: Marina Serbul @ Models1