The emo culture and makeup is very similar to the punk and gothic culture. The best part of an emo makeup is, a gothic darkness is combined with amusing child-like touches like colours, glitters, stars and hearts. The makeup more or less focuses on the eyes.
The emo makeup is all about a distinguished uniqueness. It blends well both the flavours of dark and gloominess and childlike innocence.
The personality traits of emo individuals are shyness and sensitivity. The makeup portrays the inner traits of the character to roll out to the outward expression as well, with dark eyes and sad designs, and on clothing as well.
- You need to get the smoothest eyeliner application. So rest your hand on some flat surface before you start applying the eyeliner.
- Start to practice applying makeup before and Keeping your hands steady is very important.
- If you are having any trouble with the eyeliner being not thick enough, use a small amount of black eye shadow on the eyeliner brush. This will give your eyes a subtle smoky effect.
- You have to clearly define the lines. So, do makeup in a well lit environment
- Don’t use foundation that is too light than your own skin tone. Instead of creating the desired effect. This may make you look totally washed out in harsh lights.
- If you are having a tendency of sweating profusely, it is better to keep a primer beneath the eye colour. It will prevent the colour from running out.
- You may need some retouch and re-application of the eyeliner during the day. Keep some facial wipes and a small makeup kit with you.
- Put some eye-shadow on the bottom of your lashes. Put it as close as possible.
- If somehow you feel that the eyeliner is not working, use an eye shadow. It is just as good as the liner, the only difference being, the application is a lot easier.
- Try to use eye-liner that glides smoothly. You can use liquid eyeliners if you are a beginner. Eye paint with a good set of brushes is also a good option because they can be used as both shadow and liner.
- It is always fun to experiment with colours. Dark blues, browns and reds are as good as black if you can carry them. However, for men, black is always a safer option.
- Use bright shadow, in shades of pink, turquoise and red. Use the shadow up to the eyebrows. Use contrasting colours if you want to create a softer look.
- Always let your eye liner to dry completely before applying eye shadow. Otherwise, what you will get is only smudgy eyes.
- Try to avoid the clumps when applying mascara.
- As you will be focusing on the eyes, keep the lips simple. Use a simple lip gloss, lip balm or pale lipstick.
- Visit a makeup store and makeup expert to choose the colors that will really work with your skin. The experts can tell you how to apply the makeup properly as well.