How To Do Gothic Makeup
If you want to know how to do gothic makeup, the first thing you should consider is that having the right products can make all the difference. When it comes to applying gothic makeup, you get what you pay for. Choose the right brands of dark eye liner, eye shadow and mascara and you will get better results.
To do gothic makeup you will need:
- Eye shadow
- Eye liner
- Eye cream
- Baby powder
Prepare the face prior to applying any makeup. Wash and dry the face completely to remove any previous makeup residue or oil buildup on the skin. Trapping oil on the skin under the makeup can cause clogged pores.
Dust the face lightly using baby powder to create a naturally pale appearance without an artificial look. Baby powder has a transparent look on the face and will add paleness to the skin. You can apply the powder to the face, neck and shoulders to create an even look.
Apply dark-colored eye liner to the outside two-thirds of the top and bottom eye lids. Avoid applying eye liner to the inside edge of your eyes as makeup can clog your tear ducts and cause an infection. Applying eye liner to just the bottom lid can cause your eyes to appear smaller, so apply it to both top and bottom.
Apply pressed powder eye shadow to your eye lid. Use a smudge brush for application, but tap the brush to remove excess powder from the brush before application. This will prevent the excess powder from making a mess on your face.
Apply mascara as the last step of applying your gothic eye makeup. Apply mascara in light layers to your top and bottom eye lashes. Allow each application to dry completely before adding another. This will provide you with thick, full black eye lashes without clumping or sticking.
- Apply lip liner and lipstick. Apply the lip liner first to define your lip shape and to prevent the lipstick application from feathering. Apply lipstick in black or blood red. You may choose other colors as well as long as they coordinate, such as green or purple.
Creativity can go a long way when learning how to do gothic makeup. Experiment with different colors and shading effects to create the look you seek. Gothic makeup essentially focuses on the contrast between pale skin and dark makeup, but you are not limited only to black. Use purple, green, blue and red to contrast with the black gothic makeup.