This is meant for my Norwegian readers, however I´ll write this in english nonetheless as some of you gaijin gyarus might´ve faced the same issues and find this interesting.
Ok as a gyaru I have come to prefer heavy make-up rather than light make-up (like most people in Norway do). I put on lenses, put on lashes, contour my face whenever I see an opportunity and doll myself up. That´s a part of what has become my ´´gyaru-lifestyle´´. However as gyaru is still rather unknown here in Norway I often get stared at to the point where people started to ask me questions I now will answer to the ´´public´´:
´´Don´t you feel ugly when not wearing gyaru make-up? ´´
No. I don´t and I have never felt so, because I know I´m not ugly without . Instead I feel different because I DO look different. Maybe more plain, but that´s all about it. I do go out without make-up and I do go to school with no gyaru make-up. My face without make-up has never been a issue to me. If I walked around all the time thinking about how ´úgly´´I´ll become when removing the make-up I might just quit gyaru.
´´Do you worry about what other people think of your drastic change in look with and without gyaru make-up?´´
Never have, never will. What other people think about my face is their problem. Some people might think it´s looks rather cool, while some people might think I´m a completely fuglyface and so be it because they´re free to think whatever makes them happy. People have different opinions about what looks good and what does not. I have never been afraid of going to school one day with full gyaru-make and the next day with plain and simple make. If you ever thought I was being insecure about my look because of gyaru, please think again. Gyaru-make is not a way to hide my ´´natural´´-face as I already said: I don´t have a problem with my make-upless face. However I think the gyaru-look is interesting and something extraordinary, that´s why I enjoy doing it. My two faces are both me and I treasure them both equally.
Don´t your friend think ´´wtf?´´
I believe my friends are honest enough to tell me if they find it necessary. I would never get offended by their opinion , but I also believe it´s not only my face that counts and that despite having two different faces, my personality still stays the same. Gyaru is like a part of me. It sounds stupid, but that´s how it is.
Maybe everything I´ve been ranting about till now sounds a little bit arrogant to you, but to me it´s just about not giving a damn (and get bothered by other people´s opinions) and live your life. Otherwise girl, you´re gonna regret it.