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Crazy Makeup Transformation


So these pictures have been floating around the internet for a while, but in Asia there's something called an "ulzzang", direct translation "best face". It's definitely become a phenomenon for people to use lots of make up and tricks to make themselves look top notch. 

For example, this is someone's before and after pictures:

If you want to see the entire make-up transformation, click here.

Another crazy transformation:

I don't think I could look this different even if I tried!
Dec 20, 2010 @ 03:30 pm

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and some more...

Dec 20, 2010 @ 03:33 pm

I didn't know what the word was but I have seen this before....

when I lived in South Korea.

I find it hard to believe that the 'chin' girl didn't photoshop. That's another VERY common thing done in S.K. They have these little photo shops in their billion story malls and you go there, get your picture taken and then the photo people work their magic. I will see if I can dig up some of my old photos I had done when I was there. They don't look like me at all!

I am wondering about the pain factor with the circle lenses. They look....ouch.

Interesting stuff J, interesting stuff......
Dec 20, 2010 @ 03:52 pm

I remember those Sticker Picture days!

"Chin" girl? haha

I know, right? When I first saw it I thought it was a fake.
I think circle lenses are the same as regular lenses. They're soft so I don't think they're really painful to wear at all :)

I find that so many Asian girls put on this much make-up regularly, and it makes everyone look the same... But it's also kind of true that back there, a lot of energy is focused on looks ie. looking like an Americanized china doll with big eyes and small lips.

Let us know if you manage to find those pics! :)
Dec 20, 2010 @ 03:59 pm


I don't think there is any pain in circle lenses, but I did read somewhere that your eyesight may worsen from wearing them.

Personally, I say leave your eyes. I wouldn't want to jeopardize my eyesight for the sake of beauty.
Dec 20, 2010 @ 04:56 pm

Too much work!

Can you imagine piling on this much makeup everyday just to leave the house?! Don't get me wrong, I love makeup, but I also love to sleep in the mornings. It would take an additional hour in the morning of primping. What a transformation though!
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:25 am

Too Much

I don't know... I can't imagine someone liking and dating me when I have that much make-up on, and then taking it off in front of them only to become a totally different looking person that they didn't sign up for... I'd be humiliated. They're not falling for you, but for the face you've put on.

Take a look at this video:

While running her family store when she has make-up on, guys would go into the store to buy their store's clothes for her. But without make-up on, none of them recognize her and look right past her.

I'd be pretty upset if it was like this for me!
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:43 am


Actually this isn't much different than some makeup gurus on youtube that look very different with and without makeup.

One that comes to mind right now is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE gurus: Stillglamorous ..this girl is sooo down to earth, talks throughout the tutorials, is super friendly and really fun to watch! With makeup she is flawless, without she is beautiful, but just looks very different!


Dec 21, 2010 @ 01:41 pm


I really liked the idea of the circle lenses until I found out they are not FDA approved - not sure what the Canadian equivilent would be....but optamologists say that as these lenses covers more of the whites of your eye so you are depriving it of oxygen and are more prone to infections than regular lenses. ( So says 'The Doctors' TV show)

So I guess getting them online is not a good idea but if you are under an doctors supervision they will tell you yeah or nay.
Dec 23, 2010 @ 06:42 pm


I think it'd be okay to wear it once in a while, but every day would probably be damaging.

I wanted to buy coloured lenses over the summer while at the Richmond Nightmarket in Vancouver. They were around 22 bucks I think, which is not bad I guess. But the most shocking part was that when I asked how long you can use them for, they said 1 year. I know there are regular contacts that can be worn for 1 year, but they're specialized for that, right? Even then it's not recommended... but for colored lenses that are so cheap, I was pretty skeptical...

Your health shouldn't be sacrificed for beauty
Dec 24, 2010 @ 10:21 am


I can't believe the transformations! It must take a LOT of practice and a LOT of time every morning to get this look together. It would definitely be weird for someone to see you for the first time without makeup -- people close to you might not even recognize your face!
Dec 24, 2010 @ 10:47 am

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