In the late 1990s, darkly tanned skin came back in vogue, giving the ’60s trend a new twist. Instead of adopting a natural look, women called ganguro, literally face-that-is-black, wear dark foundation on their faces and paint white circles around their eyes in homage to hip-hop culture. Other inspirations for the style include Barbie Dolls and Japanese pop singers. Accessories include a big wig, a scarf, long false eyelashes, white lipstick, and thick jet-black eyeliner. The trend is fueled by the belief that black skin makes the face look smaller. © "across" by Parco Co., Ltd.