Japanese Makeup vs. American Makeup ♥ Before & After Transformation ♥ Kawaii or Sexy? ♥ Wengie


Hi guys, this is Wengie here welcome back to my channel and as you guys know, I just came back from Tokyo Where I got to meet Michelle Phan and a bunch of other beauty creators for Beauty Bound Asia and I had “so much fun” I vlogged my whole journey in this vlog. Have a look, Tokyo is such a beautiful city, I miss it so much, the food, the shopping, it’s amazing I wanna go back! And while I was over there I noticed that there was this awesome makeup trend going on in Japan that everyone was wearing around the Shibuya area, and I found out that this trend was called ‘Igari’ makeup. Hangover makeup, it’s supposed to mimic what you look like when you had a little bit to drink, and you got like a bit of flush on your cheeks, and I want to compare that make up trend to what is trending in the western world right now which is what you see on Kylie Jenner, and that is makeup look that is super popular in Instagram. I love exploring these culture differences in makeup, it is my life, I am obsessed. And if you guys haven’t joined my family already, I welcome you with open arms, and I make two videos a week on Thursdays and Saturdays and if you guys want an in-deep Igari makeup tutorial, please just give me a thumbs up to let me know, because in this video we’ll be checking out the differences, so let’s go and take a look. Let’s begin with circle lenses, they are so popular in japan because they make you eyes look larger and brighter. I am going to start off with a primer that helps create a poreless base, it also has sunscreen. The japanese primer that goes on pretty smoothly, and has a slightly tacky moisturized finish. The Benefit Professional primer is a popular choice and also covers pores, the finish here is however very very slippery and dryer and very very smooth to touch. This BB cream was ranked as one of the most popular creams in Japan, and it gives you a slightly dewy finish. The tone of the BB cream gives you brightenin g skin tone and glow which is really popular in Japan. Full coverage foundation has a matte finish and has a slightly yellowish undertone, this particular shade is popular, because it gives you a slightly tanned look and this beige shade also matches better with the bronzer colors and contour colors that are really popular at the moment. In this look the concealer is used to cover any imperfections, such as dark eye circles, the discoloration around the nose and the mouth and blend it in. In American makeup the concealer is used as a highlighter, too often concealer is in a shade that is paler than your foundation and is applied in a triangle underneath the eyes and along the top of you cheek bones and also along the mid draw line to mimic high cheek bones, it can also be used to cover imperfections. For Igari makeup a natural soft brow is preferred, so I am using a powder, also straightening a bit for a more youthful image, next I’m lightening the brows with this brow mascara which is extremely popular in Japan for girls who had the hair dye. The japanese formulas are quite pigmented, so if you have dark brows and have trouble lightening them, you have to get into these Japanese brown products, they’re really really good. For American makeup the bold eyebrow is in, so I’m going to be emphasizing my arch with a eyebrow pencil, gel can also be used to keep your hairs in place after, for the gel formulation just add the slightly tinted all cleared just to keep you brow in place, as opposed to the highly pigmented formulas, the key to this brow is really clean and sharp lines, so often concealer is used to really clean up the edges and present a very clear browline. Igari eye shadow is often very very simple, the shade most popular is the soft peach shade that mimics naturally flush lids. On the american look, nude and neutral brown shades are used and generally matte shades are very popular. The goal is contour look with neutral colors, and I have tutorials similar to this, such as my everyday makeup look, so you can check that out. For a natural look use a dark brown instead of a black eyeliner, and just tightline you don’t actually need to apply eyeliner on top of your lids but I’m just wing it out slightly following the natural curve, because I just love extending my eyes, is just my thing. The wing liner is pretty much the go to liner style at the moment, it really lifts up your eyes and is super sexy, is up to you how far you want to wing it, I have a winged liner tutorial for hooded eyes if you want to find out how to do this, if you have hooded lids like me. The point is really to create a natural looking lashes. Glam lashes have also been made super popular by Kylie Jenner Igari makeup skin element is blush placement and it is supposed to mimic flush after you had a couple of beers bits of alcohol or even kind of like a very youthful baby’s flush. Also it blends away to your nose bridge as well. Contouring is pretty much the must have, you just want a really really chiseled face, contouring the nose to match you chiseled features is super important, finish off with a beige color blush blending from your apples to you temples. igari soft makeup look also calls for super soft looking lips, and is just for dewy and moisturized glossing lips. Overlined and matte lips, are incredibly in right now, hiding you cupids bow by overlining them is also a popular lip shade right now, I see it a lot. Clean lines are a must for this look, so you use the concealer to clean up the edges. I am super curious to know what you favorite makeup style is, actually I want to know if there are any Igari makeup lovers, because I think it is a very particular style, I find it like so super cute though. Don’t forget if you want the full tutorial to give this video a thumbs up and my next video is actually a Japanese haul where I’m gonna show you all the goodies and makeup that I bought in Japan, I bought way too much makeup, has been requesting this nonstop in all my other videos, so it is coming to you next! I promise, so in a few days I’ll see you guys right back here and until then, I love you guys! bye

100 thoughts on “Japanese Makeup vs. American Makeup ♥ Before & After Transformation ♥ Kawaii or Sexy? ♥ Wengie

  1. I love the America part.. when you aren’t American..TRUE STORY when I first saw your channel I thought you were American

  2. I hate western makeup styles and I’m an American. Contour to me looks like dirt or a bruise and it always makes you look soooooo old!

  3. Personally, i like some of the american. I like the use of neutral and natural pinks and browns. Over all i'd say japenese side because its more simple & natural looking. I dont like how the american side you have to constantly cover.

  4. I like the Japanese style (but if I were to do the Japanese makeup style, I would do the American eyeliner) but don't get me wrong, I love the American look but something about the Japanese style, looks better.

  5. Very interesting, I have not seen that “blush” style of makeup before. It’s actually pretty cute. I’m starting to get sick of the really highly defined lips and check bones look. The more natural look is more flattering IMO.

  6. I love watching Asian makeup tutorials, because my mother looked so Asian. If you see my sisters, they looked more Indian, and a lot darker. I guess Though we resembled, I looked more Asian than the rest of them. So I try to enhance my asian looks with these techniques. I love my Asian heritage! 😍

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