How To Apply Gothic Makeup
If you want to learn how to apply gothic makeup, the first thing that you should understand is what characteristics are necessary to create the look. Gothic makeup styles combine pale skin with dark colors like black, red, purple and green. You can apply gothic makeup in different levels of intensity depending on if you want to create a simple or more extreme look.
To apply gothic makeup you will need:
- Eye cream
- Eye shadow
- Eye liner
- Makeup brushes
Cleanse the face prior to applying gothic makeup. Once the skin is properly cleansed and moisturized, you can apply an eye cream to the under eye area. Give the eye cream at least ten minutes of absorption time before you apply concealer.
Apply an eye shadow base to each eye. The base will help the eye shadow colors retain their bold hues throughout the day. Apply eye shadow base to each lid using a brush or a clean fingertip.
Apply eye shadow to the eye lid in a medium shade such as gray or brown. Do not choose a color that is too bold or too dark for the initial application. Apply a medium-dark shade over the medium shade either to the entire eyelid or just to the outer half of the eyelid. Blend carefully with an application brush so that there are no harsh lines.
Apply black eye shadow over your previous two shades. Use an angled brush to contour the eyelid, creating a dramatic look. Use an application or blending brush to smooth away harsh lines. Take care to even out the color and clean up any remaining harsh lines.
Line the eyes with a liquid or pencil eyeliner in black or another bold color. Deep greens, purples, blues, reds and black all work well here. Apply the eye liner to both the top and bottom eyelids and smooth out harsh lines with a blending brush.
- Apply mascara to your eyelashes. Apply at least one coat of mascara to the lashes to complete the look. After each layer dries, you can add additional layers if you choose to. Each additional layer will add thickness and volume to the lashes.
A little can go a long way when it comes to learning how to apply gothic makeup. Do not lay the makeup on too thick, otherwise you may create a look that is too bold or drastic. Although you are working with bold blacks, reds, purples and greens, be careful not to go overboard with your gothic makeup application.