Tips to do Gothic Makeup

Tips to do Gothic Makeup

Gothic Makeup is something entirely different than other makeup ideas. When you are trying to put up a perfect gothic makeup, you have to be careful about everything - clothes, hair, accessories, colours and all the rest. Gothic makeup has different dimensions – it can look dark and gloomy, or make you look really harsh. What’s more, a soft gothic makeup can look very beautiful as well. The soft Goth look is very popular nowadays. However, when you are doing gothic makeup, it is very hard to figure out from where to start.

Some people have a wrong notion that gothic makeup means only vampires, depression, and a complete blackness. That is not true at all. It is practically the opposite. The gothic era signifies the Edwardian Era and the love of literature, especially poetry. The makeup and dress of the period highlighted on the darker colors but was not limited to black. Deep velvety burgundies, blues, and purples were quite as popular as black. Even today, they render the desired gothic effect. The main emphasis of a gothic makeup is paleness about the foundation and dark colours used on the eyes and lips. For a soft gothic makeup, rose cheeks and a pale rose lipstick can bring the desired effect.  

Here are a Few Points on Gothic Makeup Tips to Make Things Easier for You:

  • Begin with a clean face. You will have to use deep and contrasting colours. So, start with an absolutely clean face.
  • Use a foundation lighter than your normal skin tone. One to two shades lighter will be just fine. You can also use two shades and blend them well near the jaw line.
  • Apply compact or powder sparingly on the face. The more, the better. Try to dab more powder under the eyes which will help in capturing loose shadow from the eye.
  • Make your eyebrows groomed to perfection and plucked nicely. Fill the required areas with a brow liner.
  • A dark eye shadow is the key for the gothic eye makeup. Dark greens, browns, burgundies, purples, and deep blues are the colours you can experiment with. Use a dark shadow at the same time using the brush at a downward angle. Apply some shadow to the outer corner as well as the inner corner of the eye. For a more gothic look, apply the shadow on your lower eye lid as well.
  • Both the upper and lower eye lids should be lined with black liner. There is no need of smudging the lines.
  • Apply mascara. Be adventurous. Play with any colour you wanted to. Just take care that it suits your look and the outfit.
  • The lip makeup is very important in gothic makeup. Draw the outlines of the lips correctly while correcting any flaw in the shape. Fill in using a brush. Use dark colors. The darker, the better.
  • Brush away the loose powder and apply rouge. Start from below the cheekbone and blend upward to create the desired dramatic effect of gothic makeup.
  • If you want, you can use rouge cream though the powder is easy to control. Stick to tones of rose, pink and crimson.
  • Add some more elements to that gothic effect with tattoos on your face that you can easily draw with eyeliner pencils. If you can’t think of different designs, even simple stars will do fine.
  • Let your hair fall loose and long.
  • Accessorize your gothic attire with the correct jewelries. Get pieces that have the Celtic influence in them.
  • Last but not the least, use an aroma that has a hypnotic smell. That will complement your look and make you feel all the more like a Goth, for, gothic makeup is not just a style; it requires an attitude to be a Goth.