Dressing like a Goth does not mean you are necessarily into the darker side of life, but for many young people, they find it a way of expressing themselves via their dress or makeup.
Eye make up is one of the most noticeable ways of being recognised as a Goth. It is in fact a symbol of the whole Gothic vampirish looking lifestyle. Depending on how daring or outlandish you are the Goth makeup look is not hard to recreate.
Goth Eye Makeup Basics
The basic look for Goth Eye Makeup is dark, heavy and dramatic, usually black, made up eyes, staring soulfully out from a pale face. However, purple, deep red or orange can be used if preferred.
After applying a lighter than usual foundation cream use an under eye concealer to hide any eye bags.
Applying Goth Eye Makeup
- Start by applying an eye shadow base in a neutral color such as beige to the whole lid. (Use a wide soft brush for this.)
- Then add a black or a dark eye shadow to your lids. Continue adding layers until you have a really intense color base.
- Sweep over your lids with a blending brush to soften any hard lines. Be careful not to let any powder fall onto your foundation cream as this will spoil the whole look.
- Now an essential part of the Goth look is black eyeliner. Apply it in either liquid, pencil or gel to the edge of your top eyelashes in an even line. Start with a fine line, gradually thickening it as you extend past the eyes.
- Then still using black eyeliner line your lower rims. Take care if applying to the inside of the lashes as you may cause infection.
- Use black mascara to coat the top and bottom lashes, drying in between each application.
There, now you have a basic Goth look for your eyes but to create extreme Gothic Eyes you will have to be more daring.
- Go with oversized false lashes.
- Apply stencils to the eye and cheek area., such as bat wings or spiders webs.
- Cover your lids with glitter.
- Wear brilliantly colored contact lenses.