Gothic makeup artistry is a form of creative expression that allows others to see the “real” you.
By expressing your uniqueness through your self-image, this enables you to attract like-minded people into your life.
Individualism is the gothic subversion to the mainstream convention on how one must look. Therefore, the most Goths are very accepting of the diversity of makeup styles.
Gothic make-up tips.
Even though there are variations, there are definitive and unifying elements within Goth style – such as rejecting of popular values, emphasis is on freedom of expression, and challenging taboos such as black eye liner on men in Western culture, whereas lining the eyes with kohl was a practice in ancient Egypt and in oriental cultures for both men and women as the eyes are the windows of the soul.
Classic Goth makeup
For Goth makeup tips, you’ll need to make your complexion paler, use black eye liner and darken your lips.
Goth makeup tips:
1. Whiteface should create the illusion that you really are that pale with white full coverage foundation. Having dark skin instead, mix the white foundation with your own shade of foundation and then put the lightest powder over it.
2. For gothic eye makeup advice, black eye liner is a must. Black powder eye shadow adds spookiness. About eyeliner for the gothic look and style, liquid is better, but if your hands shake, use the most expensive pencil you can afford. Cheap pencils will smudge after an hour.
3. For gothic lips, find a dark shade of lipstick. Apply with a lip brush for a more precise and severe effect. With a black red or dark lipstick and a liner you can create new lips.
Next, take the liner, draw the outline of what you think your lips should be and fill them in with the lipstick and blot. And the liner does not have to be the same shade as the lipstick, but it should be darker.