Saturday, 17 March 2012

Ganguro Make Up

Here is another post I've taken from my tumblr!  Warning: below are some extremely obnoxious photos of myself - enjoy! *cringe*

I did this ages ago but I thought it would something a bit different to put on here!  For more detailed description of this unusual Japanese trend just type Ganguro into Google and you will find plenty of results!

The aim is to basically over do make up which is typically overdone in the first place, such as a really dark/orange foundation or bronzer (mine doesn’t even look that dark in the photo!), big panda eyes, exaggerated brow highlight and nude lips (or foundation over lips - always a sexy look!).  They also tend to have bleach blonde hair and wear very bright scene-esque clothing i.e. lots of coloured bracelets, cutesy hello kitty necklaces etc.!

It is basically the typical Western blonde bimbo image on steroids!  An expression of freedom against what can sometimes be an oppressive traditional culture.



  1. Love it! I have never heard of this trend sounds very playful. X

    1. It was so fun to do! I've no idea how I even came across it actually :S


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