How to Apply Goth Makeup
What is central to all gothic makeup styles is a smooth and almost paper white complexion. If you happen to be colored, you can achieve this look with some light or white foundation. You may want to pick up the lightest shade of base from any major product line. Never get those white face paint tubes you see at Halloween and costume shops! The right eyeshadow and lipstick can amazingly supplement to create a Goth effect that creates a forceful impact.
Here are some essential makeup tips for Goth women:
Goth Face Makeup
Much of your time should be spent on achieving the palest skin possible. You should be able to achieve an illusion that your face is really pale, and not just have a whole bunch of makeup layer caked all over. Using a good makeup base is a must. If you are dark-skinned, do not try too hard to make it become white, unless you are willing to apply this makeup on every inch of skin that is exposed. It is best for you to use a base that is a shade or two lighter than your own, and then put white powder all over it. You will achieve an ethereal cast using this method.
You should take the trouble of applying your base evenly. This part is very vital to achieving the perfect Goth look. Do not make the mistake of overpowdering or ending your pallor at the jawbone.
Goth Eye Makeup
The most basic Goth eye makeup involves application of heavy black eyeshadow. It is just as important to prime your eyes with a good base since you would want to keep your shadow to be in place.
You can start out by blending black shadow on your top eyelid from the outside corner inwards. It is best to give it a smoky appearance that seems to fade out towards the inner corner. You will surely look better with an angled, cat-eye like appearance. You can do this by lining your eyes with black liquid liner both on top and on the bottom, meeting at the inside corner of your eye and somewhat winged out on the outside. (Note: Lining with a liquid liner is not easy and will take a lot of practicing to do, but you will get a hang of it in time.)
You can then add some smoky shadow along the bottom with a brush and finish with a few coatings of mascara.
Cheek and Lip Goth Makeup Tips
Most Goths usually skip cheek color application but you can also try accentuating your cheeks hollows with some deep matte blush. Traditional Goth lip colors can range from black to red to purple. If you deal with such dark colors, you need to make sure that you apply them cleanly and precisely. You should use a black lip liner to define the lip line before filling up the entire area with a dramatic color.
After following all these Goth makeup tips, you can put on your best costume, put on an angsty sneer and you’ll definitely exude that Goth in you.