Japanese makeup haul, among other things.

In the past 2 weeks, I have seriously been on a false lashes kick. After the first experiment on New Year’s Eve, I realized it wasn’t really all that hard to put the falsies on. It was a little time-consuming, sure. But not that difficult. All in all, it adds 10-15 minutes more to my makeup routine, but then because the lashes I’ve been getting lately all look so dramatic, I have more often than not ended up toning down the eye makeup. That has resulted in a pretty good reduction of time spent doing my eyeshadow. So really, not much change in time consumed.

Anyway, because I’ve been so obsessed with false lashes, I’ve been getting a lot of high quality ones. And of course, what better quality is there than the Japanese false lashes? They’re the softest and have the most variety available. They’re also some of the most expensive. I’ve picked up a good number of sets, as well as some other makeup from various Japanese brands. These are all drugstore makeup, but wtf why are they so expensive?

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FOTD: Gyaru look for work


Really quick post while I’m waiting for my work emails to load. I decided to do a gyaru type look today, copying Tsubasa Masuwaka’s Dolly Wink Pink Brown eye look. I don’t have the Dolly Wink Pink Brown eye shadow set, so I used my Makeup Geek eyeshadows instead. These are
beautifully pigmented eyeshadows, really smooth and creamy, and they’re really inexpensive! I’ll link up that site later, when I get home, and also try to find a photo of the Tsubasa Masuwaka inspiration image. For cheeks, I used Milani Baked Mineral blush in Berry Amore. This just arrived in the mail yesterday, and I think its gorgeous (like me lulz). Too Faced Nude Beach La Creme lipstick, and NYX Frnech Kiss lip gloss to top it off.

And the last part to get that whole gyaru look put together: I tried out my Eyemazing half lashes! I’m loving it so far, but the lashes are really more on the dramatic side. I know it’s supposed to look more natural, with the brown and black mixture of hair, but because the lashes are so long, they look really dramatic on me. I’m loving it so far!

Besides that, I departed for a bit from my Benefit eyebrow kit and used new Dolly Wink brow pencil, powder and brow mascara. I thought these look really natural. Liking it a lot, even though it takes way more time than just putting on brow wax and powder.

I brought my camera to work today in the hopes of getting better photos, but the one I’m posting now was just taken with my iPhone front-facing camera – hence the not-so-spectacular quality.

And now, it’s time for me to dig into the 300+ emails. Ugh. Wish me luck. xo.