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Akirachan
07-28-2004, 08:05 AM
I'm going to cosplay as Ayumi Hamasaki. But the thing is that I don't look like her at all. -_-
How can you possibly make eyes look more japanese/asian?
Or wait. I have to know how the whole face can look more asian.
I have freckles and some birthmarks too. Which makes it even more troublesome. >.<
Would be nice if you could help me. ^_^

maiko
07-28-2004, 02:18 PM
For your eyes, I'd reccommend that you practice using eyeliner, if you aren't familiar with it, and try to give your eyes a "cat-like" appearance. I don't believe that she applies heavy eyeliner in many of her pictures, so try liquid eyeliner or using a sharp pencil for a light touch of it.

For your freckles and birthmarks...are they on your face? If not, then don't worry about them. If so, just apply an even amount of foundation over your face and ta-da.

And just as a suggestion, you might want to brush on a bit of blush on the curve of your cheek bones to achieve a defined and ...errrr, Ayumi-ish face.

Akirachan
07-28-2004, 02:42 PM
Ohh. Thank you. ^_^
I will try to apply some makeup right away to see if it looks Ayumi-ish. ;P

xiaolong
07-28-2004, 02:43 PM
I'm not very familiar with the specific person you're trying to cosplay, but here are some thoughts on generally trying to get a Japanese appearance.

For eyes, you could use eyeshadow that sort of curves upward at the outer edges of your eyes. That helps capture the upturned look of Asian eyes. I used that recently and was quite happy with how it came out.

As for your freckles and birthmarks, try using concealer on those trouble spots before applying foundation and powder. That normally does the trick ^^

Akirachan
07-28-2004, 02:58 PM
Thank you too! ^_^
I will experiment some. <.< >.>

PorcelainSakura
07-28-2004, 09:52 PM
The thing with Ayumi is she's kinda known for not having the stereotypical asian eye, which attributes to the many rumors of surgery.
Here are some good head shots.
http://ayugallery.free.fr/jpopscan/Ayumi_Hamasaki_JS03_covergirl.jpg
http://www.jpophelp.com/cdscans/H-327_front.jpg
http://www.uraworld.com/idol/contents/ayu/image/ayu021.jpg

Shinobu
07-28-2004, 10:26 PM
This really doesn't have to do with makeup, but try to get your eyebrows waxed to match hers, just for an added effect. Or, if you're good with doing it yourself, try that out... And the blonde hair would have to be a must also...

Everyone else pretty much suggested everything that can be done to look Asian...

PorcelienSakura- I think Ayu-san's eyes are Asian-looking enough...They may be big, but surgery? Naw, I'd just say 'rumor' and be done with it.

xiaolong
07-28-2004, 11:16 PM
This really doesn't have to do with makeup, but try to get your eyebrows waxed to match hers, just for an added effect. Or, if you're good with doing it yourself, try that out... And the blonde hair would have to be a must also...

Well, you could say that it's makeup if you use eyebrow wax on your regular eyebrows and then put foundation on them to make them disappear. Then you can draw on the right type of eyebrows with a pencil. Not sure how hard that is, though ^^()

Akirachan
07-29-2004, 03:27 AM
Thank you~ ^_^

I talked to this guy at some place and he said that I should use brown lenses to get a even better effect. So I might lay some money at that to. <.<

PorcelainSakura
07-29-2004, 01:26 PM
This really doesn't have to do with makeup, but try to get your eyebrows waxed to match hers, just for an added effect. Or, if you're good with doing it yourself, try that out... And the blonde hair would have to be a must also...

Everyone else pretty much suggested everything that can be done to look Asian...

PorcelienSakura- I think Ayu-san's eyes are Asian-looking enough...They may be big, but surgery? Naw, I'd just say 'rumor' and be done with it.
I don't go with the surgery stuff either, but its just a point.