EGG, gosh, where do I start? There was a public outcry when EGG magazine announced that they were ceasing publication a few years ago, but now – along with a set of new gyaru models – they’ve brought out a new mook (magazine book) for their June 2019 issue. I am so pumped about this issue; not only because it’s EGG, my favourite magazine, but because of how gal all of the models were. The old-school gyaru spirit is back! Here are some other reasons why I love this new issue…
There’s a nice balance between flashy and toned-down makeup
On one page you have Kirei with her over-the-top gyaru makeup, and on the other you have Nagi Takazawa rocking makeup with *gasp* eyelash extensions. I’m not used to this concept, but it looks so good with the softer, more onee gyaru, look! What completes this toned down eye makeup is that she’s sporting a tan and has light brown/blonde hair, and without those elements she probably wouldn’t have been able to get away with it… Maybe this will be good for those who can’t wear lashes? I’m kind of intrigued to see how the gaijin gyaru community reacts to this.
The clothes are incredibly easy-to-adapt for everyday life
One of the reasons I love EGG magazine is that the coords (aka outfits) are so easy to wear, and you could replicate some of their items in your local stores. They were my number one inspiration when I first started gal, and still are to this day, because of this. While I was flicking through my mum looked over my shoulder and commented, “That’s nice and looks quite normal“, which would usually bother me (as I love how unique gyaru is) but she hit the nail right in the head – EGG have taken “normal” clothes but made them super gal. I’m also absolutely lovin’ all of the tropical and animal prints in this issue!
It’s accessible to all
There are some easy hairstyle tutorials in there for high-schoolers, showing that you can be gyaru no matter how old (or young) you are! Plus it’s also good for those like me who aren’t very good at hair styling and shows that you can be gyaru with the simplest of hairstyles.
It screams “get wild and be sexy!”
I giggled when I saw the pages of their funny faces, and I’m so glad that EGG still does this because it shows the true gyaru spirit – looking stylish and having fun! There were a few other pages where they’ve done a water challenge (I think?) and were frolicking around on the beach and I LOVED IT.
And there we have it! I had so much fun flicking through this mook and I’m already looking forward to the next one. For those interested, I bought mine through CDJapan and they were incredibly easy to use, so buy one to support EGG magazine! If not, my friend Reila has done some magazine scans for you to scroll through.
What did you think of this new issue of EGG magazine?