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Kumiky (Kumiko) Popteen Look


I know a couple of people asked for her look a long time ago :'( If you want your name credited for requesting, please e-mail me or send me a YT message! Sorry

So, thanks to the boyfriend, who doesn't mind feeling embarrassed to buy girly magazines for me, I was flipping through the recent popteen May 2010 magazine and noticed a reccurring new trend within the models. (For New Yorkers, you can get plenty of Japanese fashion and beauty magazines at Kinokuniya @Midtown East)

The makeup has become wayyyyyy more lighter, and brighter!, than a couple of years ago. The tanned skin with somewhat heavy-looking eyeliner look is definitely out. Now it seems to be minimal eye shadow with clean, thin lines and a lot of eyelash tricks. The trend seems to be shifting from Dolly-sexy-glam to cute & girly.

That's why I decided to do an updated Japanese makeup inspired look - featuring Funeyama Kumiko (Kumiky).

So here's the cover of Popteen May, 2010
This was what mostly inspired me. As you can see, her lower lashes totally break the rules of eyelash application.

When you look at most Asian eyes, the reason why they look slanted isn't necessarily because the upper lid is slanted, it's mostly the lower part of the eyes that are slightly slanted upwards (no offense, I have slanted lowers too :-p). So when you look at people with bigger eyes (no matter the race), a lot of them have droopy or straight lower lids. This makes the eyes look like they are widening towards the end - creating an illusion of wider, bigger eyes.

Kumiko's eye makeup is basically along the same line.
As you can see, her natural eye shape (lower lid) is slightly curved upwards and she created a false line using lashes to make her eyes seem bigger, longer and wider than they are.

Here's a good look at her makeup.
Fascinating trick isn't it :)

If you look at her before makeup eye, it looks like a normal round shaped eye with a big circle lens sitting on it. But after pulling her makeup tricks, her eyes look bigger than life :)


Her look is basically a very dolly look. Big puppy eyes, nothing smudgy and heavy. Chalk-white, baby pink cheeks, pink lips... All in all a very lovely, cute look that isn't too over the top.

Hope this tutorial and post helped you guys understand and break down Kumiky's beauty secrets :D

Stay pretty!

Catalina
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  1. so pretty! i think that look goes so well with your hairstyle too!

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  2. I love this tutorial! Its really helpful. Thank you so much. You're so talented and pretty~! ♥

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  3. ooo! the look looks gorgeous on you! :)

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  4. Love your new hair Catalina... and thanks for the makeup breakdown, this technique is definitely pretty ingenious :) Here I go buying some individual falsies to try this look! =D

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  5. are those the same brown contacts your normally wear? the hana ones?

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial! It looks like a lot of work but definitely worth it in the end. xD Hahaha.

    I noticed you especially emphasized how although she's Japanese, you're not trying to be Japanese or have any bias. I'm just so sad that you have to make that distinction. D: People are so mean, honestly. I am especially put off by people who commit on eyelid glue and double eyelid surgery and saying that asians want to be white. >___> Maybe some are, but it's just so outrageous to make that claim base on a simple video on YT or something.

    But enough about that, sorry to bring that up but I just wanted to say that I understand where you're coming from with the little message!

    I guess ultimately, I just want to tell you how gorgeous you look in the video and thank thanks thanks! :D

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  7. i prefer your makeup than the model ^^

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  8. nice makeup tutorial! btw, i wanna ask you how did u get such shiny hair as in the pictures of yr previous blog. I'm jealous! could u tell us what hair products do you use everyday?

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  9. i like this tutorial ^^
    your hair suits you a lot as well :]

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  10. ♥ I love this tutorial! THX! ♥

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  11. yes! i actually did the same thing to my lower lashes a few days ago. i was like.. i've been doing this all wrong! it's the lower lashes that make my eyes bigger and less slanted. i was all giddy and stuffs. lol

    thank you for this. you learn something new everyday ^^

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  12. this is one of my fav tutorials so far :D
    it's very helpful and you look gorgeous! ♥

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  13. I did this make up today and I really like it!!! Kumiko is one of my fave japanese model so it was really awesome to see her look!!! There were few tutorials on her look but they weren't as good nor elaborate as your tutorial was :D

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  14. the tutorial was great! kumicky is so cute~ i've always wanted to try her fake eyeline look. but im so lazy.. you made it look quite simple though.. i going to try it out. thanks for the tut ~ xx

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  15. i think you look better than the model! and love your new hair too!

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  16. This might just be my favorite look from you :D Thanks for posting (and you look gorgeous, girl!)

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  17. So pretty! I love Japanese style of makeup. =)

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  18. i love the pinching lashes trick :D thank you!! <3

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  19. this was am awesome video and tutorial! i thought it would be the sameold tricks- white in the waterline etc, but it was amazing :)

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  20. 언니 동영상 진짜 잘보고있어요
    유툽튜토리얼중 제일 자세한거 가타요 ㅎㅎ
    i love this look sooo much i saw this look EVERYWHERE n it looked kinda like 화장 한듯 안한듯 and i was just DYING to figure out!!
    so just recently my friend in korea told me she could ship me some makeup and your past video helped me a lot in my decision !!
    these r the stuff i got :)
    #에뛰드 하우스
    -앵두알 맑은 틴트 (2호 앵두알핑크)
    -VIP걸 디어 달링 립스틱 (유세이핑크)
    -베이킹 파우더 모공 클렌징 파우더 워시
    -프루프10 아이 프라이머
    #스킨푸드
    -립앤칙(자몽,살구same as urs^^)
    -블랙슈가 마스크
    -토마토화이트닝 토너
    #바비펫
    -캘리포니아 스캔들 (high beam dupe)
    -바비 블랙 기름종이케이스
    -바비팻 파우치(큰사이즈)
    -바비펫 바비 블랙 손거울
    #이니스프리
    -미네랄 스킨 비비크림
    -로즈마블링 하이라이터
    #보브
    -캐슬듀 루미너스 파우더
    -캐슬듀 워터샷 베이스
    -캐슬듀 컬러샷 아이즈 (4색 미스틱 골드)
    And this place called 바비팻 doesnt have a super good quality but their packaging are so cute n most of them look like benefit dupes haha :)

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  21. thank you all for the nice comments :)

    @elilu: no, they are the GEO nudy browns :)

    @sunniipinky: haha, thanks for the nice comment :) <3


    @chère sylvie: it's probably because I chopped off my damaged ends. It's mostly the new, healthier root parts that have the shine :p I use giovanni shampoo and conditioner. If I don't use a conditioner I use a L'Oreal leave in serum :)

    @hj.ryu93: haha, thanks for the extensive list :))) that's great! you seem really excited x)

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  22. WAH! TY!
    because i have the grey hana spc they are the best!
    are those just as comfy?

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  23. thank you SO much for this tutorial! ahh! i've been WAITING for someone to show me the light on how to do these kinda looks! >.<

    i have a really important question though; could you send me a picture (doesn't really matter if it's taken by you or just a random picture on google.. haha) of the shisem fa# lashes? i've attempted to find a picture of them myself (shisem's not available where i live :/) and find a dupe for them, except i can't read korean so i really didn't know what to do. xD"
    i know you're busy and all, but if you could do this for me i would be eternally grateful and love you forever~! :DD

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  24. Question! My friend just poped me a quesiton about fake eye lashes and i never thought about it. So!

    Whats the difference between putting fake eyelashes on before or after make up ? Ur vid showed u putting the make up on before and normally when i do mine i do the same.. is there a significant dif to the overall make up application or no?

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