Free Announcer Aika Kanda: The Past of a Big Failure in “Shiny Skin” Makeup to Look Young and Youthful | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Free Announcer Aika Kanda: The Past of a Big Failure in “Shiny Skin” Makeup to Look Young and Youthful

Aika Kanda: Me, Pink, and Sometimes New York [Serialization] Part 4

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Did you know that “glowing skin” has been popular in women’s makeup for about 10 years? It is said that this type of makeup, created with a special foundation, gives a youthful impression. The opposite of “glowing skin” is “matte skin. The opposite of “glowing skin” is “matte skin,” which is skin created to look smooth and silky without shine. It gives a youthful impression ……. This time, I would like to complain about this “glossy skin”!

Photo: Kazuki Shimomura

Most women want to look younger than their actual age, no matter how old they are. They work hard to achieve this, they adjust their diet to achieve this, and the desire to look young is an important motivating force for many other things, and I think it should be openly and unashamedly shown. However, everything that is said, “Do this and you will look younger! However, not everything that is said to make you look young can be said to apply to you as well. I feel that the aforementioned glowing skin is representative of this.

I always ask the same makeup artist to do as much of my work as possible. I have always had a tendency to be shy, and when an unfamiliar person is within touching distance of my face, I tend to be cautious, and I have to liven things up! I get tired before the show because I talk too much.

However, there are times when I can’t ask my regular makeup artist because of other work or other commitments. In such cases, the manager will ask another makeup artist to do the job. We have a make-up artist who works with another freelance announcer at the same office and whose schedule fits with ours. The fact that …… is in charge of another freelance announcer from the same office is the key point this time.

Now I am 42 years old. Most of the people who are working hard at the same office are younger than me. They are naturally wearing the trendy glowing skin makeup, and the makeup artist herself believes that it is good for them. When I am suddenly put in charge of my makeup, I do it without hesitation. Not long ago, when I had my first glossy skin makeup done in my life, my face was shiny and I felt as if I had just spent a few hours at a yakiniku restaurant and talked a lot because I was not used to it.

‘What happened to your face Aika?’

I was expecting to look younger, but something was different. There was no time to start over, so I went on with the recording, and when I finished and returned to the dressing room, I looked at my face again and was astonished! Three wrinkles had appeared deeply and clearly under my eyes, my eyeliner had melted or accumulated at the corner of my eyes and turned black, my eye shadow had gotten into the creases of my eyelids and changed color, and my forehead and the tip of my nose were shining so brightly that I thought I had stuck my face in oil. I looked pale and like a monster.

I was sad to see this happen for the first time ……, but the makeup artist is also a professional. I’m sure the reflection must have made me look younger! I looked at the on-air video and found that I was exactly as I looked with the naked eye: wrinkled and pale, with a light glow. I was so pale and wrinkled that even my mother sent me a text message saying, “What happened to Aika’s face? I was so upset that even my mother sent me a text message saying, “What happened to your face, Aika?

After that, what’s with the glowing skin! I will never do that again! I made up my mind. Whenever a different makeup artist was in charge of my makeup, I brought my own matte foundation and asked him to do my makeup using it. To be honest, when I watch TV, I see people who look older, look less clean, or have a duller skin tone than they should have. Most of them are close to my age or older.

Is it because of the skin’s moisture level that declines with age? Is it the deep wrinkles that increase with age? I don’t know what the cause is, but I would love to see a makeup feature in a women’s magazine or in a makeup magazine to tell the truth. Shiny skin is the opposite of what people over a certain age do, it ages them! Don’t do it! And.

I hear that many of the new foundations released by cosmetics manufacturers are for “glowing skin. It is likely that the focus of product development is on the age group that has a strong desire to buy. I understand the feelings of both manufacturers who want to sell new products and publishers who want to fill the pages of their magazines with new products. However, please, please, please be sincere in responding to the desire of all age groups to “look young. I would also like to be a woman who believes in herself without being influenced by trends.

Born in 1980 in Kanagawa Prefecture. After graduating from Gakushuin University with a degree in mathematics, she joined NHK as an announcer in 2003, and left NHK in 2012 to become a freelance announcer. Since then, she has been active mainly in variety shows, and currently appears regularly as the main MC of the daytime TV program “Poka Poka” (Fuji Television).

From the March 17, 2023 issue of FRIDAY

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