Despite the fact that the Goth subculture was born more than forty years ago, it does not lose its popularity. Why this happens, we are not interested in the topic of this article. We are more concerned about the question of what gothic makeups exist and how to make them yourself.
Key style features
For this subculture, appearance is an important component. Serious attention is paid to clothes, shoes, accessories, hair and make-up. The fashionable direction in this style has always been set by musicians. They are guided by them when they want to decide on the appearance.
At the first stage in the gothic style there were a lot of elements from punk: piercings, hairstyles in the form of mohawks. Now the main features of the image are as follows:
- predominance of black in clothes;
- jewelry made of silver or metal (crosses, symbols of death, images of bats and more);
- specific makeup.
In the make-up, which is done not only by women, but also by men, white powder and black eyeliner are always used, bright lipstick of saturated colors. There may also betattooed, wearing contact lenses for the eyes (yellow, green or red). Gothic style makeup is not everyday. It is done before the "going out": to a concert, a theme party.
What do you need for makeup?
To make a make-up according to all the rules, you need cosmetics and working tools:
- liquid black eyeliner or pencil;
- black mascara;
- shadows of dark shades
- dark lipstick (black or red);
- lip liner to match lipstick;
- skin cleanser;
- basic face cream;
- makeup brush set.
Gothic make-ups are distinguished by the fact that they use clear, even lines: for eyeliner, for outlining lips. This will require some practice and a firm, steady hand. Sloppy, sloppy lines will ruin your makeup, so it's better to start practicing in advance, rather than experimenting on the eve of a responsible event.
You also need to decide what exactly will become a bright accent on the face. Most often they rely on the eyes, less often on the lips.
Are you interested in how to do gothic makeup by all the rules? Then do not be surprised at the presence of the preparatory stage. Skin pre-treatment helps make-up go on smoother, last longer and look cleaner.
Three stand outstep:
At the cleansing stage, milk or scrub is used, which is applied with a cotton pad. Don't rub your skin too hard, as this can cause irritation. With a cleanser, remove the remnants of makeup that was on the face before, remove dust and dirt. Then gently massage the scrub into your skin to deep clean your pores. You can make a cleansing mask.
Tonic remove the remnants of milk and scrub. Apply a base moisturizer. In the abbreviated preparatory version, it is enough to wash and use the cream.
Even out complexion
After the skin is cleansed and moisturized, you can move on to makeup. It starts with foundation. It is most often applied with fingers, but it is more correct to use a special cosmetic sponge for this. This allows you to distribute the cream in a thinner and even layer, to spend the product more economically. It is hygienic and does not overload the skin with excess makeup.
A small amount of foundation is applied to the middle of the forehead, cheekbones and chin. Then gently spread it over the entire face.
After the foundation, it's the turn of the powder. You need to apply it in a thin layer, using a special large soft brush. Do not get carried away so as not to turn your face into a theatrical mask.
Since the cream and powder are matched at least a couple of shades lighter than your natural complexion, but at this stage the skin should acquire a noble pallor. Don't forget the neck!
Gothic eye makeup
Thisthe most important and difficult part. If you have enough confidence, then it is better to use a liquid eyeliner for arrows, if you are not so decisive, it is better to give preference to a soft pencil. For lower eyeliner, you can use both black and white. Light will make the eyes visually larger.
Shadows should be applied so that brighter shades are at the outer corner of the eye, and more muted at the inner. Look carefully at the pictures of gothic make-up beforehand.
The final touch is ink. Eyelashes should turn out to be long and thick, so the paint is applied in several layers, it is better if the product has a lengthening effect. Each layer of mascara must be dried before applying the next one.
It is important to pay attention to the eyebrows. They need to bring a pencil or dark shadows. The line should be clear and neat.
Lipstick is required bright, rich, matte. It is unacceptable to use mother-of-pearl or create the effect of wet lips.
Before applying cosmetics, you need to outline the contour with a pencil to match. Then, using a brush, apply lipstick. Most often, one shade is used, but if you combine two colors, the result will be more spectacular and unusual. Take a look at the photo of gothic makeup for inspiration.
In order for the lipstick to keep well, neatly and not spread, it is necessarypre-moisturize your lips with a special balm. Better yet, scrub. On dry skin, lipstick rolls off, looks unattractive.
Complete the image will help blush. Apply them with a wide brush, gently and in small quantities. Now you know how to do gothic makeup step by step.