Seeing as our next issue centers around helping beginners, we thought it would be great to get some of our experienced gals to give you all some tips on their styles, and make it as cheap as possible! We all know how it is to start a new style, or even change one, how money and time consuming it can be. And we wanted to make it easier for you all.
We hope that these experienced Gals can help you get even better, while possibly saving some money!
Danielles' tips on achieving that Hime Gyaru look:
Danielle’s chosen brand is the British brand Revolution.
I like to use pastel shimmery eye shadow colors and a bright pink blush for hime looks to really show the princess-y look. Then I also like to make sure my eyeliner wings on the inner and outer corners are sharp by using The Line Revolution. Afterwards I like filling in between the lashes using the Supreme Black Flick Liner.
Foundation: Matte Base Foundation £5
Concealer: Conceal & Correct Banana £4
Powder: Loose Baking Powder £5
Highlighter: Diamond Girls Best Friend highlighter £5
Blush: Blush Opulence Compact £6.72
Contour: Reloaded Palette Iconic 3.0 £5
Eyeshadow Palette: Unicorn’s Heart eyeshadow palette £6.99
Eyeliner: The Liner Revolution £5
Eyeliner: Supreme Black Flick Liner £4
Mascara: The Waterproof Mascara Revolution £8
Lips: Lipstick Collection Pinks in Tell Your Friends £7
Setting spray: Guava and Rose setting spray £6
Shipping with Revolution is £2.99 domestic(free for over £30) and £3.95(free for orders over £45) to most European countries, and free to America for over $50. Some countries do not offer free shipping.
Chris's tips on achieving that Tsuyome look:
Chris choose Essense with a multifunctional palette from Beauty bay two items from MUA PRO.
After applying the foundation, place the concealer on the sides of your nose for the nose stripe and under the eyes.
I use the brow pencil for the perfect blonde brows and namidabukuro (under eye bags), and set that with the colour “bare neccesity” from the Beautybay Bright matte palette, which I also use as my contour colour for both my cheekbones and nose.
Then I use a mix of “strawberry bonbon” and “koi” from the same palette as my blush.
For highlighter, I use the essence highlighter on my nose bridge, inner corner/namidabukuro and cupids bow.
I cover my entire eyelid from crease to lashline in “preppy pecan” from the same BrightMatte palette and blend it out with “bare neccesity”. I put the eye-pencil in the inner half of my waterline and finish the rest of my eyeliner with the essence liquidink eyeliner. Smoke out the lower liner with “illicit” and use any colour you feel like, I used “pacific dreams”.
Lastly, I put mascara on the inner half of my lower lashes, and finish off the look by applying a nude lip color.
Concealer: BASE Full Coverage Concealer 2,50£
Foundation: BASE Long Wear Matte Finish Foundation 5£
Powder: all about matt! fixing compact powder $ 3.99
Eyebrows: eyebrow designer $ 1.99
Eyebrow mascara: make me brow eyebrow gel mascara $ 2.99
Highlighter: pure nude highlighter $ 4.99
Palette: EYN BRIGHT MATTE 42 COLOUR PALETTE 19£
From the palette Chris uses preppy pecan + sea mist + pacific dreams for contour and strawberry bonbon + koi for blush.
Mascara: the false lashes mascara extreme volume and curl $ 4.99
Eyeliner: superlast eyeliner waterproof $ 3.99
Eye pencil: longlasting eye pencil $ 2.99
Lips: ultra last instant colour lipstick $ 4.99
Shipping from Essence is free for over 15$. Shipping from Beauty bay is between £3.95 and £14.95 domestic. International shipping depends on where you are located.
Lea's tips on achieving that Onee look:
Lea’s chosen brand is the American brand Colourpop.
As many of you know that are familiar with Onee Gyaru, it is a more toned down “Older sister style” as compared to say, Rokku Gyaru. That does in no sense mean you need less makeup, not at all! You still need to have your basics down.
You can go heavy with your makeup in Onee gyaru, go for that smokey eye, work on that amazing cat eye! I personally find that a thin eyeliner on the eyelid is better as it gives a softer look, but the wing itself could def be thick if it gives the desired look for you!
As for shadows, shimmery browns are really great for Onee Gyaru, but colors are so much fun and I have definitely been experimenting more myself with colors too!
I choose Colourpop as they have a wide selection that would not only be great for your Onee Gyaru needs, but for so many styles as well!!
Above all I personally love their eye shadows the most due to their wide array of palettes and singles as well as how easy they are to use! Their eye shadows have great pigments and they have super pretty vibrant colors!
Primer: Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer 12$
Tinted moisturizer: Hyaluronic tinted moisturizer 14$
Concealer: Hyaluronic concealer 9$
Loose powder: Loose setting powder 9$
Highlighter: Flexitarian 8$
Contour: Spectacle 7$
Blush: Birthday suit 8$
Setting spray: Hydrating setting mist 12$
Eybrow pencil: Brow boss pencil 5.50$
Eyeshadow palette: Through my eyes palette 24$
Glitter: The rose standard 8$
Eyeliner: felt-tip liquid liner 8$
Mascara: bff mascara
Shipping with Colourpop is free for 20$ domestic (America) and 50$ international.
You can always Google “Colourpop Coupon” to find good deals, most times you can get up to 20% off!
Georgies's tips on achieving that Old School look:
Georgie’s chosen brand is the German brand Essence.
Since old school makeup looks best on tanned face, I like to use a darker foundation. Even if you’re not so tanned, don’t be afraid to make your face a tone or 2 darker, we’re talking about a very carefree and goofy attitude towards makeup!
Bambi's tips on achieving that Bamba look:
Bambi’s choice of brand is the American brand NYX.
I started with the under eye makeup first. Using a white glitter from the Glacier palette in the inner eye corner. Then I sweep a black color on the outside, blending them together.
Next I take the Epic Ink eyeliner and create a thin line underneath the shadow. It’s almost like creating under eye bag. Take the white eyeliner again and then sweep it into the top lid. Take a black shadow from the Disco Foil palette and place that into the outer eye corner. After doing so I fill in my eyelids with the slide on pencil in black.
After finishing the eyeliner apply top and bottom lashes. I use the Diamond lash brand for both top and bottom. But you can also look for eyelashes in your local beauty supply for something with a similar shape. Make sure to stack lashes to make the makeup look more full. After that extend your eyeliner on your top lid to give your eyes a larger shape.
Next I fill in my eyebrows with the Auto Eyebrow pencil to give them a slightly lighter color since they are dark. You then want to tap a silver and white foil shadow above and below the brow.
Next take the NYX Jumbo pencil and create your nose stripe. You want this to be blended out very well. Now you can add a white glitter shadow on top to set the nose stripe.
As for blush you want a combination of pink and orange, definitely go hard with this to define your cheeks! And once you’re done you can add a slight highlight above the blush using the Gleam Booster Highlighter.
To finish this look you want to use the jumbo pencil again to fill in your lips. I like to add a bit of lip gloss on top to give the white a little softer look.
Eyeshadows: Glitter Goals Cream Quad Palette -Glacier $12.00
Palette: Love Lust Disco Foil Play Pigment Pallette- Let’s groove $10.00
Eyepencil: Nyx jumbo eye pencil – Milk color $4.50
Eyepencil: Slide on Pencil $8.00
Eyeliner: Epic Ink Liner $9.00
Eyebrow pencil: Auto eyebrow pencil $4.75
Blush: High definition blush Orange & Pink color $6.50
Highlighter: California beamin glow booster $10.00
Lips: Filler instinct plumping lip polish – Clear Color $7.00
NYX is available in many countries and there are websites to order their makeup from, so shipping costs vary depending on where you are located.
Kelseys tricks on achieveing that Manba look:
Kelsey choose the brands colorpop and maybelline and shows us how easy it is to do manba on a budget.
This concealer by Colourpop is PURE WHITE!!! You heard me. That makes it PERFECT for manba! I recommend following it up with some translucent setting powder or pure white eyeshadow to help avoid creasing. Since white makeup is the defining characteristic of manba, it’s essential to find a good product that won’t smear or fade. And this one shows up great on darker skintones, too!
Maybelline is really good for the price! I adore their foundations, and their liquid liner is super affordable!
Shipping for colourpop is free if you buy for more than 50$. For maybelline you should be able to easily find it close to you, otherwise you can find a variety of vendors selling it online. Shipping will depend on where you are located.
Really hope this post helped you with the beginning, and even for those of you who have been doing Gal for a while!
Stay tuned for Volume 2 as it will bring you even more helpful beginner tips!
(leave in comments if there are any other cheap brands you yourself use or know of that could be of help to beginners)