On this occasion, instead of Sailor Moon make-up, I came across this cool video showing the whole process that a Geisha goes through when putting on make-up. Geishas and maikos have been putting on make-up the same way for over four hundred years. However not only geishas take make-up so seriously; the make-up culture is really instilled into Japanese society. In fact, it is very difficult to see a woman without make-up on the streets of Japanese cities. Make-up is also present in many Japanese historic novels, like for example Mushashi Miyamoto (which takes place at the end of XVI century), where I can recall many passages that illustrate woman putting on make-up.
The video gets interesting at about 3:30
Geisha without make-up.
The same woman after putting on make-up!
Which one do you prefer? the first version before putting on make-up or the second one after doing it?