Beauty Call: Pixie
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Bright, colourful, weird, or wonderful—the Japanese street fashion community is home to a wealth of creatives who reimagine themselves with their make-up artistry on a daily basis. Flower stamps, neon lips…a wicked black wing? Make-up transforms and redefines beauty, and Beauty Call is here to introduce and showcase some of the new faces within our community.
Meet Pixie, the 18 year old gyaru
with a love of all things bright and intense.
Please introduce yourself.
Hello! My name is Victoria but I go by the name Pixie online, I’m 18 years old and from England. I’ve been drifting through different alternative fashion scenes since I was a young teenager. I’ve settled down and feel like I’ve finally found a style that feels like I’m in my own skin! My main style is gyaru, and my secondary style that I wear for meet ups, events or special occasions is fairy kei.
How did you get into make-up?
I started wearing makeup when I was around 12 or 13. I was inspired by darker alternative styles at the time so it was mainly black eyeliner (that I didn’t know how to apply well yet) and some mascara. I used to practice different makeup styles in my room every night just trying to get it to look the same as the tutorials I was attempting to copy. That eventually led me to discover Kawaii Pateen on YouTube which was my first introduction to the world of JFashion! My make-up was ridiculous, but those memories and looks are still very special to me.
Tell us about your favourite look and the inspiration behind it!
I think my favourite look I’ve done recently would be my pink ishoku-hada gyaru look. I was inspired to try a look that would encompass gyaru makeup, my love for bright colours, and my love for intense and heavy make-up! It was a lot of fun to do and I always enjoy looks that have a feeling of transformation about them the most. They take the longest time, but are also therapeutic to sit down and do.
What does beauty mean to you?
To me beauty means confidence. Putting on make-up doesn’t hide who I am, it shows the world who I am. It gives me the confidence to be myself and to use my face as a canvas for how I want to express myself. Make-up can be an important tool for creativity. It gives people pride in themselves and empowers people to be their authentic selves, and to me that’s what beauty is all about!