Gyaru and Ulzzang makeup

Aug 23, 2011

 It's not a competition really...more of a personal preference. 


I'm not an expert on Gyaru or Ulzzang style. It's just that people have been asking me about it so here is my personal observation.

What they have in common-
Perfect looking skin
Straight eyebrows with no high arches (Ulzzang makeup has darker and thicker shapes though)
Aegyo-sal (tearbag makeup) popularized in Korea and it caught up with Gyaru makeup
Circle lenses
V-line makeup 

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My early foray with Gyaru makeup


Dolly style


Cute shibuhara inspired look


Sophisticated Otona style


Mode style



 Otona sexy



Gyaru(Japan) requires more work on the hair and eye makeup than ulzzang. False eyelashes is a must!!! (top and bottom!) Lashes are usually not cut and are longer than the normal eye width to give either a droopy eye effect or just a wider eye. Gyaru hairstyles are also more fussy- and haircolors tend to be varied (black is not common with gyaru). Nude/pinkish nude lipcolor is the norm.

Old-school Gyaru makeup



Ulzzang(Korea) tends to focus more on perfect looking skin and natural looking shiny hair(although some dye their hair too). Lip/cheek tint is commonly used, although nude lipcolors are in too. It's a very toned down version of gyaru(although it should not be mistaken for one). Simple lined eyes- False eyelashes are also used but the ulzzang look requires the natural looking(not so dramatic falsies unlike gyaru)





To give you a better sense of the difference

Gyaru  *style has a lot of varieties- I'm only choosing some of the common ones






















Notice that most of them are wearing underlashes?




















Ulzzang

































Another good example is the style of my favorite fellow bloggers:
 Note the difference in their eye makeup

Gyaru- AnzCindy and Mitsu
Ulzzang- Rin and Miyake 



Again I would like to stress that I am not pitting these two styles against each other. I am just showing you the differences between them to avoid confusion since some of you are asking me what's what already








Hope this helps!!! xx




















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