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This thread is made for everyone who wants to look Visual Kei!

 

Let's help each other out by giving advice, tips and tricks. In this thread you can also post links to clothes, makeup products, hair products, jewelry etc.

 

Also, if you want to look like your favourite artist but don't know how to get the look etc we might be able to help you find the right clothes and products!

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I start with my tips and tricks! I usually get my clothes from Aliexpress. Sometimes I customize regular clothes. Aliexpress is great! Just read the reviews before you buy. I own most of the clothes I post on here!

 

Something I like to do is to get regular cheap pants from H&M or something like that. I only care about the fit and the color of the pants. Then I get some metallic fabric paint, and by using a sponge I just paint the pants to make them look unique. Sometimes I use stencils to make an interesting design on them! Easy way to customize clothes, this works on shirts as well. I also paint on shoes or boots!

 

Here is an example of what the pants could look like when painted:

 

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Now over to aliexpress! Very cheap clothes but you can put together great outfits using them!

 

I will link all the clothes under the pictures! Most of those comes in different designs and colors!

 

Shirts and blazers:

 

Night-Club-Bar-Stage-Wedding-Banquet-Par

https://a.aliexpress.com/BmHk99AY

 

Men-nightclub-DJ-singer-sexy-irregular-d

https://a.aliexpress.com/eueEm2VE

 

Men-s-Black-Floral-Foil-Print-Button-Dow

https://a.aliexpress.com/ey7ruNkk

 

YUNCLOS-Autumn-New-Men-Blazer-Slim-Fit-S

https://a.aliexpress.com/em2cTe1w

 

Luxury-Round-Neck-Dragon-Printing-Velvet

https://a.aliexpress.com/tmEJKPY8

 

Adisputent-Autumn-Fashion-Cardigan-Male-

https://a.aliexpress.com/FEkyrOG0

 

Idopy-Men-s-Hip-Hop-Faux-Leather-T-Shirt

https://a.aliexpress.com/rsxs8RzI

 

Pants:

 

Men-Printed-Leather-Pants-Winter-Fleece-

https://a.aliexpress.com/p2zIx7ky

 

New-Arrival-Motorcycle-Biker-Skinny-Pant

https://a.aliexpress.com/2CueBzZA

 

MIXCUBIC-Autumn-European-style-street-Ni

https://a.aliexpress.com/tesYw6zK

 

 

If you scroll down on the pages for each clothing item you will find related clothes, that way you might find even cooler items!

 

Biker jeans works great for visual kei, also just simple shirts and focusing more on the jewelry, hair and makeup will make you look visual kei! :)

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New-Free-Shipping-casual-Men-s-male-man-

https://a.aliexpress.com/NFd62pqg

 

i-Remiel-High-end-British-Style-Bowties-

https://a.aliexpress.com/BStM2jmu

 

Boutonniere-Clips-Collar-Brooch-Pin-Wedd

https://a.aliexpress.com/K2YevQS8

 

PUNK-RAVE-Men-Gothic-Swallow-Tail-Retro-

https://a.aliexpress.com/D00WRDj2

 

MJARTORIA-2019-Fashion-Mens-Coat-Swallowhttps://a.aliexpress.com/n2250V04

 

vintage-style-Men-coats-medieval-Steampu

https://a.aliexpress.com/2HPp54Jm

 

Winter-Men-Motorcycle-Boots-2018-Fashion

https://a.aliexpress.com/omK976Z6

 

Autumn-Winter-Men-Stand-Collar-Warm-Flee

https://a.aliexpress.com/FPFxzenq

 

Idopy-Men-s-Leather-Pants-Punk-Style-Ski

https://a.aliexpress.com/3bNAtlPE

 

This shirt is great if you like Versailles! Pair it with the leather pants above and cool boots and you will look like Kamijo!

Adult-Men-Medieval-Knight-Warrior-Costum

https://a.aliexpress.com/NGrQUGd2

 

2019-Plus-Size-xxxl-Medieval-Costume-For

https://a.aliexpress.com/OteIkV4k

 

 This is also great for versailles fans!

King-Prince-Renaissance-Medieval-Men-Cos

https://a.aliexpress.com/29k9Ywbe

 

Pirate-Jacket-Medieval-Traditional-Adult

https://a.aliexpress.com/M3sNHbzQ

 

Gothic-Punk-Boots-Men-Leather-Pu-Pointed

https://a.aliexpress.com/CL7QU61i

 

Gold-Flower-Print-One-Button-Blazer-Jack

https://a.aliexpress.com/mer8zVzW

 

Gentleman-Mas-Suit-Printing-Velvet-Dinne

https://a.aliexpress.com/pwKpWP0M

 

Korean-Suit-Coat-Solid-Black-Slim-Fit-Bl

https://a.aliexpress.com/NcWLqepa

 

As you can tell I love suits and blazer, usually I roll up the sleeves a bit messy and wear a cool shirt under them to look stylish! My tip is to always wear shoulder pads when you wear a coat or a blazer, it looks better! You want your shoulders to look sharp, not rounded because that makes it look like a blanket hanging on your shoulders...

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I made this "tutorial" for all you guys and girls who struggle with the makeup. I work as a makeup artist and this is my tips on how to look visual kei even if you are not asian!

 

This look is the basic visual kei look that most artists use, you can create different looks using this as a base which I will get to later!

 

Let's begin!

 

Step 1:

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Always start off with a clean face. Moisturize heavily and put on a good primer that minimize pores and smoothens out the skin texture. A primer helps to keep your making looking fresh all day long, also it protects your skin.

 

Step 2:

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To really get a visual look you should get some colored contacts! The ones portrayed here are called "White Zombie" and you can get them at regular halloween stores, costume shops and also online. Circle lenses are also commonly used in visual kei, those makes your iris/eyes look bigger! Always put on your contacts before you put on your makeup to avoid damaging your eyes.

 

As you can tell, the girl in the photo doesn't have any eyebrows! That's because I recommend you to either pluck your eyebrows, shave them off or just cover them up using a glue stick. Why? Well... because we are going to create a different eyebrow shape that fits the style better! 

 

Step 3:

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Put on a full coverage foundation that is a little bit lighter than your skintone. It has to be full coverage to cover up any redness and imperfections. You want your skin to look flawless! Also use a concealer to cover up dark circles or other imperfections the foundation didn't cover.

 

Don't use too much foundation because it might look cakey, you want your skin to look as flawless as possible!

 

Step 4:

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Set the foundation and concealer with a lot of loose powder to get rid of any shine. This will make you look completely matte and also help your makeup to stay in place during the day. Visual kei artists doesn't follow the glowing skin trend so keep it matte. This also makes your skin look even more flawless! Make sure the powder you use is either transperant, or the same color as your skin or a little bit lighter. Never use a powder that is darker than your skin!

 

Step 5:

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Now it's time for shading/contouring! This is what makes your face look more defined. Visual kei artists doesn't do regular shading/contouring since most of them are men and want to look edgy.

 

What you are going to do is to either use a bronzer, a face powder or a contouring powder. It doesn't really matter what you use, just make sure that the powder is 2-3 shades darker than your skin and is brown in color. Avoid anything shimmery, go for a matte powder. You place this powder using a brush inside the areas I have marked with red and make sure to blend it out.

 

Don't use too much, less is more and you will end up looking dirty if you use too much.

 

If you accidentaly use too much you can just go over it using some more of the powder you used to set your foundation.

 

It should look something like this:

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Step 6:

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Now it's time to highlight! This is what is going to make your face look brighter, defined and polished.

 

Use a matte light powder, or eyeshadow for this. It should be about 3 shades lighter than your skintone. Again, very important to make sure the powder is matte! If you are very pale you could get away with using a white eyeshadow or a clown white pressed powder.

 

Apply this inside all the blue areas I marked on the picture and it should look something like this:

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Step 7:

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Now it's time for the eyes! Start off by creating a guideline using a black eyeliner pencil. Recreate the same shape as the red line shows in the picture above! The green line shows where the shape should stop on the bottom eyelid.(While looking straight forward, the shape you create should  stop right where your pupil begins.) Hope it makes any sense lol?

 

It should look something like this:

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Step 8:

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Fill it in using black gel liner, or the same eyeliner pencil you used to create the line. Make sure to set it using a matte black eyeshadow to make sure that it lasts all day long!

 

Put a white, or a very light beige/off white eyeliner pencil inside of the blue marking shown in the picture above. This is what makes the eye pop and look more defined!

 

Now your eye should look something like this:

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Now....

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Last step of the basic eye makeup is to add shading in the areas marked in red as shown in the picture above, this creates a fake aegyo-sal which is very popular in asia, also it makes the eye look a bit more interesting! Just use a brown eyeshadow that is a bit darker than your skin, or use the same product you used when you shaded your face.

 

Add some mascara and the basic eye makeup is done and should look something like this:

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If you want you can add things to this such as rhinestones or stickers! If you want to add a color, a lot of visual kei artists puts a colorful eyeshadow around it like this:

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If you want a more feminine look you could add long fake eyelashes or more mascara, like this:

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Step 9:

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Now it's time for the eyebrows! You want them to be kind of thin, further down towards the eye, slanted upwards so that they look angry and pretty close to the nose bridge. If you have grey hair they should be grey, if you have pink hair they should be pink, etc. I recommend using a waterproof liplinerpencils if you want unnatural colors such as pink, red etc. Eyeshadow works fine though if you want softer/"natural" brows. Avoid black eyebrows, they look harsh. Use a dark brown instead!

 

I picked grey eyebrows, this is what they look like:

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Step 10:

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Last step! Lips! You can do whatever you want with your lips. Block them out using a concealer, wear black lipstick, red lipstick, purple lipstick.... It's all up to you!

 

Visual Kei artists often times wear gradient lips. That means you block your lips out using a concealer, then put lipliner in the middle of your lips and blend it outwards! That way your lips look soft, no sharp lines around them etc.

 

In the picture above I tried to show you easy visual kei lips. It's so hard to draw makeup, but I think I did alright. To achieve that type of lip, you forst put on a regular lipcolored lipstick that is slightly darker than your lips. Then you dip your finger, or a brush, in black eyeshadow and blend it into your lips.

 

Using eyeshadow on the lips is very common in visual kei. It makes the lip last longer! Instead of lipgloss you could use a very shimmery eyeshadow or powder highligter for example!

 

Now you just need to fix your hair and you are all done! ;)

 

Hope this tutorial helped some of you, feel free to ask if you have any questions! ❤️

 

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The Extended cateye reminds me of Hitsugi from Naito who does it to this day on occasion lol and, uh, big colorful lashes are my thing. Also, the ganguro one is more like rokku gyaru style.

Actually, if we think about visual kei aas its roots, there's really no wrong way of doing it. It's about the eccentric looks so it's not really "wrong", but there's definitely a more "simple" look that looks better with anything. Thanks for the tutorial on that one!

 

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Aww, but Arabic eyeliner is my favourite... I always do it like that. *cries*

 

Lol jk, interesting tutorial! You really know your stuff :P

 

Edit: I think super-long eyelashes (like super SUPER-long, feathery eyelashes) can look good for a more out-there VK look. I think Sizna pulled it off pretty well.

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Good thinking on the eye make up... 

any tips you have for eye make up for westerners with “sunken” eyes?

i feel putting anything on my eyelid is absolutely useless since once I actually open my eyes it’s like it’s not even there orz

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For any newbies wanting to do Kote Kei looks, lace leggings can easily be turned into a lace top, which is something Goths have been doing for years (so this is obviously common knowledge to some people here). While this link does not use lace leggings, the process basically the same. Just wear something over it that is short sleeved or sleeveless, and you got an instant Kote Kei look. https://www.handimania.com/diy/one-cut-leggings-crop-top.html

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As well, platform shoes, creepers, and anything with studs or spikes will certainly add a nice edge to your look.

Also, don't be afraid to mix elements from other forms of J-Fashion. Decora, Lolita, and Gyaru can all mix with Visual Kei in their own ways.

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4 hours ago, Komorebi said:

Good thinking on the eye make up... 

any tips you have for eye make up for westerners with “sunken” eyes?

i feel putting anything on my eyelid is absolutely useless since once I actually open my eyes it’s like it’s not even there orz

Same... I just black the eyelid out with eyeshadow/eyeliner and put the actual makeup above it, where it is visible. 

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7 hours ago, R/O said:

Same... I just black the eyelid out with eyeshadow/eyeliner and put the actual makeup above it, where it is visible. 

I tried that once and I looked like a clown. 

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17 hours ago, Komorebi said:

I tried that once and I looked like a clown. 

I don’t really know what else to do... anyone got better workarounds for this?

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On 1/28/2020 at 5:49 AM, merchenticneurosis said:

Lmao this topic, i swear to God... 

Ppl be a fan of actual Visual kei where bandomen cosplay literally all the time but God forbid a fan cosplaying bandomen 

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On 1/27/2020 at 11:09 PM, Chell said:

The Extended cateye reminds me of Hitsugi from Naito who does it to this day on occasion lol and, uh, big colorful lashes are my thing. Also, the ganguro one is more like rokku gyaru style.

Actually, if we think about visual kei aas its roots, there's really no wrong way of doing it. It's about the eccentric looks so it's not really "wrong", but there's definitely a more "simple" look that looks better with anything. Thanks for the tutorial on that one!

 

Of course you can wear that if you want to, it works for some people! Westernes usually have deepset eyes, for those who have deepset eyes big heavy lashes could look weird and more like dragqueen/goth makeup than visual kei. This was just to help people who struggles, tried to give the best tips that suits most people who are not asian ❤️

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On 1/27/2020 at 11:39 PM, Komorebi said:

Good thinking on the eye make up... 

any tips you have for eye make up for westerners with “sunken” eyes?

i feel putting anything on my eyelid is absolutely useless since once I actually open my eyes it’s like it’s not even there orz

You mean you have hooded eyes? Like.... the skin folds over the eyelids? 

 

What I would do is either to use eyelid tape, same thing asians use. Hooded eyes and asian eyes are very similar so you should be able to follow asian tutorials. When you do the eyes you will have to look straight forward while you do it to get the shape right! ❤️

 

Maybe if you could submit a picture of your eyes, or a picture of someone with similar eyes to you? That way I can help you ❤️

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On 1/27/2020 at 11:34 PM, Gesu said:

Aww, but Arabic eyeliner is my favourite... I always do it like that. *cries*

 

Lol jk, interesting tutorial! You really know your stuff :P

 

Edit: I think super-long eyelashes (like super SUPER-long, feathery eyelashes) can look good for a more out-there VK look. I think Sizna pulled it off pretty well.

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Haha yeah it could work for visual kei, but keep in mind that asians have different eyeshapes so it might not work for all non-asians ^___^ I tried to give tips that works for most people ❤️Just like cut crease doesn't work for everyone but looks good on some people :o

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44 minutes ago, MAGORiA said:

You mean you have hooded eyes? Like.... the skin folds over the eyelids? 

 

What I would do is either to use eyelid tape, same thing asians use. Hooded eyes and asian eyes are very similar so you should be able to follow asian tutorials. When you do the eyes you will have to look straight forward while you do it to get the shape right! ❤️

 

Maybe if you could submit a picture of your eyes, or a picture of someone with similar eyes to you? That way I can help you ❤️

Yes! I mean exactly that lol Eyelid tape on a daily basis sounds like a hassle tbh, but I'll look into it.

I could submit a photo but Idk how to post images here, I've tried for about 5 years with 0 results.

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9 minutes ago, Komorebi said:

Yes! I mean exactly that lol Eyelid tape on a daily basis sounds like a hassle tbh, but I'll look into it.

I could submit a photo but Idk how to post images here, I've tried for about 5 years with 0 results.

Aaah haha we will come up with something!

 

Post the image on a site like imageshack or something like that, then you just post the direct link to the image in your post ❤️

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