Tempted to crossover to the goth side, but worried you’ll look like a scared panda, instead? We’ve all been there. I’ve dabbled in black lipstick and too much mascara, myself. But, in all efforts of keeping our look approachable, I have found a softer approach to this beautifully obscure trend. Keep reading for 4 easy tips on going goth glam.
TIP #1: FAIR SKIN
The idea is to keep your complexion at a neutral tone. If bronzer is part of your beauty regimen, I suggest using it solely for contouring with this trend. Try using a powder to embrace your fair winter skin. Blush should also be applied with care. For the same obvious reasons, you do not want your face covered in distracting colors.
TIP #2: NATURAL BROWS
I love to darken my brows as much as the next gal, but we should keep our eyebrows as natural as possible. Filling them in too dark might be a little much with inky lips. To maintain lighter brows I like to tame them with a brow brush and contour them as needed to enhance my naturally full eyebrows.
TIP #3: LIGHT EYES
Black is a very heavy shade, keeping that in mind, your eye makeup should be light. Even a simple cat-eye or translucent shadow with minimal mascara is suffice. In this case, less is more. Allowing your lips to have all the attention is definitely the idea! Lastly, don’t let your lipstick take total control… show them puckers who’s boss and be sure not to get any on your teeth.
TIP #4: PICK YOUR POISON
Finally, choose your favorite brand of lipstick. There are plenty of options, mostly from designer labels, that vary in pigment and type. With a range of lip tars, matte shades, and satin finishes, I had my work cut out for me. I have sourced for countless hours at beauty counters, finally landing on these gothic shades above.