The most popular post I have written on this blog is, surprisingly enough, about Nozomi Sasaki. A very simple thing where I wrote a bit about why I like her, posted some scans and a make up tutorial. I did not expect this to be much of anything, but 3 years after it has been written this post still has daily visits. I guess there’s just not that much about Nozomi Sasaki info in English around the internet? A quick Google search “nozomi sasaki makeup tutorial” shows my post as the 5th link, which is really surprising.
So I’ve decided to put some more info out there on Nozomi’s type of makeup. But first and foremost! this is not a tutorial on how to look like her. I am not Asian, so it would be pointless to try. This is just how I did my makeup while inspired by Nozomi. That’s it. It was fun to dig into products I haven’t used in a while and try something different from my usual makeup. I based my choices on the old magazine tutorial, I know Nozomi’s makeup as changed a bit since then to a more natural mature look, but that’s a look I already wear everyday and therefore not as fun to try.
It turned out to be a very natural/cute look, very typical Japanese and easy to achieve.
- Paul & Joe Creamy Matte foundation
- Priori Mineral Powder foundation
- Majolica Majorca “Jeweling Eyes” eye shadow #pk722
- Canmake “Perfect Stylist Eyes” eye shadow #02
- Kate “Real Create Eyes” eye shadow #br-2
- Rimmel London “Exaggerate” waterproof eye definer #26
- Maybelline “Line definer” liquid eyeliner #black
- Estee Lauder “Double Wear” mascara #black
- Dolly Wink eyebrow pencil #02
- Dolly Wink eyebrow mascara #03
- N7 “Natural Blush Tint Powder” #cool pink
- Bourjois “Illuminating Touch” #96
- Anna Sui lip gloss #308 (this is actually the same lip gloss I’ve seen in two of Nozomi’s magazine tutorials)
(there’s two products I included in the photo bellow but didn’t actually use, they are the dolly wink pencil liner and the art deco eyebrow powder)
1. Choose your products and tools. 2. Start with a clean moist face. I also spray my face with a moisturizing mist. 3. To achieve the flawless skin look, I apply the Paul & Joe foundation with a beauty blender. This foundation can be a bit tricky until you get the hang of it, I recommend a very well moisturized base before application. I then apply the Priori powder foundation with a kabuki brush to set it. I find this works better than a setting powder for a healthy glow vs. matte mask effect. I skip concealer as these foundations give me a good coverage.
4. I apply the golden eye shadow of the Majolica Majorca quartet to my lid up to the eyebrow arch. 5. I chose the lightest beige shade of the Canmake eye shadow for the tear line. 6. I then apply the coral shadow of the Kate palette to the upper lid up to the crease & the darkest brown shadow of the same palette along the lashes, like an eyeliner. I also apply the dark shadow on the outer corner of the eye and a tiny bit along the lower lashes.
7. I create a very fine line, as close to the eyelashes as possible, with the black pencil. I do the same with the liquid liner, Nozomi always wears a very thin line, with a downwards short flick . I go through it with the Kate dark brown shadow to smudge the line a bit and create a more soft eyeliner. 8. To fill in the eyebrows I go for Dolly Wink’s pencil & mascara. 9. I apply the N7 pink blush to the apples of the cheeks in a upwards motion and smooth the Bourjois highlighter above the blush and into the brow bone and T-zone. I skip contour because I dread it.
10. Last step. I pat the beauty blender on my lips, using the rest of the foundation as a lip concealer, and follow with the Anna Sui lip gloss. This gloss as a rose fragrance, so nice. 11. Finished result!
Before & after comparison.
It is a cute and simple everyday look, imo. Too sweet for me at the moment though!
As I said in the beginning, I look nothing like Nozomi and I am not trying to, I am just experimenting the same makeup method used in the tutorial with similar products.