Daiso Japan Week // otona kawaii makeup using P88 cosmetics *

March 4, 2014

Hi everyone! Last time I talked about Daiso Japan and all the things that I got from my recent visit to their Robinson's Manila branch. Today I'll be showing you a makeup look that I did, using only P88 cosmetics that I got from Daiso!

At first I planned it to be either a natural makeup look or a dolly look, but I thought I'd do something a bit different from my past tutorials.. so I came up with this, an "otona kawaii" makeup look. Otona kawaii style or 'adult cute' style is a more mature take on the usual kawaii look. It's a look that's been catching on in Japan in a big way over the past few years. Quite popular among gals who want to look more grown-up, but still cute. This is my take on this look!


As you can see, I've already put on my base makeup. All the makeup I'll be using from this point on is from Daiso!


This is all the makeup I'll be using, minus the falsies! Everything here is priced at P88.
Ellefar Princess Chiffon Eyeshadow in Twilight, Ellefar Princess Liquid Eyeliner, Daiso Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, Daiso Long Lash Mascara,
Ellefar Multi Cheek in Beige, Ellefar Hanataka Powder, Ellefar Princess Nudy Lip in Peach, Daiso Lip Gloss in Orange Macaron.



Step 1: Fill in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. The one I'm using is in Dark Brown. In my case, since I have short, barely-there eyebrows, I have to draw them on. A question I get often is how I make my eyebrows straight.. I can't explain properly because I just naturally make them that way, haha! What I do is draw a straight line above and under my brow, starting from the middle to the tip. Using those as my guide, I just draw my eyebrows using light, short strokes. Then, using a spoolie brush (this eyebrow pencil has one on the other end), blend the color out from the middle to the inner corner and to the tip. Blending is important so your eyebrow looks natural!


Step 2: Eyeshadow time! Using Ellefar's Princess Chiffon Eyeshadow in Twilight, I chose the beige color and applied it all over my eyelid as my base. Tip: since these shadows seem to have quite a bit of fallout, remember to tap off excess eyeshadow from the brush before application.


Step 3: Using the peach-beige shadow as the main color, apply on the double-lid lines. For some reason the color blended in a bit too well into my skin, so I had to pack it on quite a bit. You can't even tell it's there!


Step 4: Apply the dark brown color on the outer crease area, making a small "v" shape. This eyeshadow shade is actually more reddish in real life. Kind of like a wine-brown (?) color.


Step 5: Apply the off-white color on the inner corner of your lid and just below the lashline.


Step 6: Using the dark brown color again, lightly apply it to your lower lashline.


Eyeshadow complete! It should now look something like this!
(I can't blend very well though, so I'm sure you can do a better job than I did!)



Step 7: Eyeliner! I'm using Ellefar's Princess Liquid Eyeliner in Brown. For this look, I followed the natural line of the eyes then added a tiny wing. Don't make it too dramatic! Since I used brown eyeliner, it's already quite natural-looking, but if you'd like you can go over the line with the dark brown eyeshadow from before.


Step 8: Curl your lashes + apply mascara. The mascara I used is a Long Lash type.


Step 9: Apply falsies! I used the short type of falsies for this look. Since the point of otona kawaii makeup is to look a bit more mature, I went for natural-looking falsies. These short ones will give you added volume that's just barely noticeable. I cut it into two parts-- the longer half, I used as upper lashes (I prefer partial falsies because they're much easier to apply), and the shorter half I used as lower lashes. Forgot to take a photo since I was running out of sunlight, but these were actually quite nice as lower lashes! Might go back and hoard them next time, lol!


Step 10: Apply blush! I used Ellefar's Multi Cheek in Beige. (I use this method to apply blush, btw!)


Step 11: Highlight your nose bridge + cheekbones using a highlight powder! You can choose to apply on your forehead and chin as well. I used Ellefar's Hanataka Powder for this. Since the shine from this highlight powder can get a bit intense, remember to tap off excess powder from the brush before application!


Step 12: Apply lipstick! I used Ellefar's Princess Nudy Lip in Peach. This color is a matte, nudy peach pink. So cute! It can get a bit patchy, so be sure to wear lipbalm underneath. Also, exfoliating your lips beforehand helps a looot.

** Also, as an optional step, you can choose to apply lip gloss as well. I did, using an orange lip gloss, but it's barely noticeable. I don't know the name of the lip gloss, it only says "Special!" on the packaging and that the color is "Orange Macaron". I forgot to take a photo using it as well.. I'll show you another time!


And you're done! Otona kawaii makeup complete!

Isn't it niiiiice? And the grand total comes to just.. P792! Wow! I know that a lot of people think of cheap makeup as not very nice, but I think the thing is to know which products to get. When I was still experimenting with makeup, I bought a lot of things from Daiso. My very first eyebrow pencil was from Daiso! Of course, the quality of these makeup products may not be the same as those of high-end brands but for P88 each, these are quite a steal! I got some of these products thinking, "Oh, this might be cute!" and ended up being surprised at how nice they are. My absolute favorites are the blush and the lipstick from Ellefar. Next time, I'll do a review on some of the items that I used for this tutorial. Please watch out for that~ I hope you liked this tutorial, thank you so much for reading!

* Compensation for this post was provided by Daiso Japan PH. Opinions expressed here are my own.
© oh my little girl Maira Gall.