Japan is any beauty junkie’s top destination for makeup inspiration since the trends are constantly evolving and growing. Not long ago, Japanese gyarus, Harajuku girls, and It-Girls were sporting bold eyeliner and shadow, resembling those seen in anime TV shows. Today, Japanese women continue to flaunt the sweet princess persona, but in an updated way.
Recently, the latest Japanese beauty trends have been focused less on creating a dolly eye look and more on achieving a soft, romantic glow on the cheeks … Well, more like the under-eyes. On my last day in Tokyo, I picked up the July edition of Larme Magazine, a handy guide to all things sweet and girly. Flipping through the photos of the magazine reminded me of all of the beautiful girls I had seen wandering the streets of Tokyo, and how they rocked the under-eye blush trend, popularized by Japanese It-Girl Momoko Ogihara.
Read on if you want to learn how to achieve the “Momoko” makeup look using Etude House products!
Step 1: Perfect your complexion with Precious Mineral Magic air cushion compact.
This lovely little foundation compact can be used to smooth out any imperfections on your skin and comes in an assortment of colours. It’s convenient packaging allows you to keep it in your handbag for touch-ups throughout the day.
Using the provided applicator, you can pick up the pigment within the air cushion and apply directly on to your face to create a dewy, hydrated finish. It provides full coverage, ideal for recreating that flawless baby skin.
Etude House also provides refills for the cushion inside of the compact!
Step 2: Apply Dreaming Swan blush underneath your eyes to create a pink glow.
This blush is the perfect shade of pink to make you look as kawaii as its packaging!
Like the Precious Mineral air cushion compact, the Dreaming Swan blush also comes with its own applicator. It’s soft to the touch and dispenses just the right amount of product to make you look as flirty as you feel when you wear the pigment!
Step 3: Top off your makeup look with Face Designing Brightener.
The key to rocking any fresh face makeup look is ensuring that you’re dewy in all the right places. Using Face Designing Brightener, a beautiful warm tone highlighter, you can achieve the desired dewiness by applying the shimmer onto the high points of your face. These include your cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, tip of the nose, and chin.
What’s your favourite Japanese beauty trend? Would you rock the Momoko blush look?
If you liked this post, you should check out my Sailor Moon beauty haul too!