SS18 DAYTIME MAKEUP LOOK TIP FROM THE RUNWAY-BY REVE RYU
Hi everyone. This is Reve again. This week we are going to talk a little bit of my life in Japan and how I became a makeup artist. And in the end, there will be my pick of the beauty look for day time from SS18 fashion week. Hope you will enjoy it.
MOVED TO TOKYO
I am one of those people who likes an adventure and feel excited about being in a new and unknown environment. I moved to Tokyo when I was 22 years old. I had never been to Japan and I didn’t speak any Japanese at the time I moved there (okay, it sounds crazy, I have to admit that). I was going there to study, so the first thing I did when I was in Tokyo was to learn Japanese. Fortunately, Japanese was not a very difficult language for me as I can read Chinese. While I was studying Japanese, I still haven’t decided what I would study after that. I always thought I would study Fashion Design again as I have done in Hong Kong, but in the end, I chose makeup and hair styling as Fashion Design wasn’t where my passion really was.
So after I graduated my Japanese school (in Japan, the only official language in any schools or Uni is Japanese), I went into one of the best Design/Art Uni, Tokyo Mode Gakuen.
I couldn’t wait until I graduated to get myself into the industry. I started assisting and worked with professionals way earlier than my school mates. I skipped a lot of lessons but at the same time assisting helped me a lot while I was learning because through my experiences of assisting, I understood how to apply what I had learnt from Uni.
I wasn’t so involved in Fashion in the beginning of my career mainly because my mentor back then worked a lot with singers, musicians, famous artists etc. So with him, I was working in different TV stations, concert places everyday. And because of that, I had a chance to really work with the local Japanese and get to learn their technique, mannerism and the mentality what I think transformed my personality a lot. And until now I am still really appreciative of what my mentor have taught me.
FASHION AND BEAUTY IN JAPAN
I think Japanese culture is definitely very interesting and unique, and they also have their own sense of beauty which is a bit different from anywhere else in the world or even just compare to Asia. But you would probably also see the similar sort of style in Asia which I do think is mostly inspired by Japan.
If you want me to put the Japanese beauty in a few words, I would say they are pretty, girly, cute, romantic, creative and can be weird sometimes.
I do love Japanese culture and their sense of beauty a lot. It is very fascinating, full of creativity, you can always feel that they are always trying to push the boundaries further and further but in a very different way compare to European.
So my pick of the day-time beauty look from SS18 FW is this makeup from Self Portrait. This is a very youthful, refreshing spring summer look that would be perfect for a day out having a cup of tea with friends or even going to the park enjoying the nice weather( if we have it here in the UK )
RECREATE THIS SS18 MAKEUP LOOK!
So I am going to explain how I recreated this look. First I would do my skin care routine as I have explained last week, click HERE to read. But to achieve this skin finish, I add a little bit of this Shu Uemura (I have never heard anyone beside Japanese pronouncing this correctly, by the way, it should be Shu U-e-mu-ra) stage performer instant-glow with my all time favourite Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation to give a very beautiful glow on the skin. A lot of people say this foundation is not good for oily skin but I had never met any problems as long as I have done the skin care in a proper way.
It is a very simple but beautiful eye makeup, I am using this Mitsuyoshi Cream Colours for both yellow and pink. Mitsuyoshi is a very traditional Japanese Makeup brand has a long history for the makeup of Japanese Theatre such as Kabuki, Geisha etc. And I am always impressed by how well pigmented and good quality they are.
First, as I always do, I put the lighter colour, from the outer corner of the upper eye lids blending toward the middle of the upper eye lids. Do not put too much on first, just enough that you can see the colour. Then I put the pink from somewhere in between the inner corner of the eye lids and the eyebrows right at the deepest area. Then gently blend it outward from until where I meet the yellow and both pink and yellow are softly joining each other. Thats pretty much done for the eye. I would prefer it without mascara but if you want, I think just a tiny bit would work well.
BROWS AND LIPS
Keep the brows as natural as possible. I personally don’t like those editorial seaweed solid eyebrows. I think they are horrible for daily life. Sometimes, if the girl has nice natural eyesbrows already, I would just brush them a little to put them in place. Or if I find them a little bit messy. Then I would use NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to fix them. And for the lips I would keep it very natural as well but it is important to moisturise them. It will make the total look so much healthier. And my favourite lip balm is Ultimate Red Balm by Dr PAWPAW.
Okay I think you are ready to go out for a nice afternoon tea!
THE FINAL LOOK
Next week, we are going to talk about the Spring Summer Evening look. STAY TUNED!