One of the biggest topics that seems to never disappear in gal is the debate of needing droop or not. I get that everyone has their own opinion about how gal should be but...shouldn't something like eyeshape be left up to the individual gal? Or is this a silent rule that no one talks about?
When I look at eyemake, I go by what style I'm going to do. Some styles just look better with one eye shape over the other. Of course this all goes out the window when talking about oldschool. You saw a lot of the styles with just no droop at all! It wasn't until much later that you saw it was at least divided. And even then, some gals still did their unique eyemake while wearing another style.
Later on, even now, I see a lot of gals talk about needing a droop. I honestly don't see a huge issue with this. I personally would definitely do a droop when it comes to styles like Tsuyome and Manba. But I feel it's a bit more flexible with styles like Hime/kaji and Amekaji. And if you're going to do gyaru-kei or what the gals did way back in the 90s, I would say those are definitely droop-less.
But regardless, what does that even matter? I don't think it's going to make or break your gal co*de. I remember the rule of thumb being that you either had lenses and top lash or you could opt out the lenses if you had bottom lashes. Never heard of any necessity for droop before.
So, what do you all think of the eyeshape situation Do you see it as being a certain way? Is it as important as everything else? Or is it a personal preference? For me personally, it's not that big of a deal as other things. It also depends on the gal's face and look they're going for. Also, I'd like to clarify that this does not mean it's okay to do whatever you want in terms of gal looks. If it's cosplay or using elements from another style (like using wispy lashes), it is not gal! That being said, what do you think?! Let me know in the comments~