After looking at all the other make-up-wearing Goth lovelies, I've decided that I'd really like to expand my make-up repertoire and be a bit more creative; I have two or three basic looks that I tend to wear from day-to-day but would like to try something a bit more exciting. I thought that the best way to document my progress would be to post tutorials of all the successful looks I try; so I'm beginning at the beginning (where else?) with my go-to make-up look.
I've got this routine down to five minutes flat - it's very no-frills but I think it's cute. It also requires no make-up skills whatsoever - seriously, a llama could do it - so it might be a good jumping-off point for younger Goths who'd like to begin experimenting a bit with make-up.
I'd like to apologise for the very bad hair in this video - my hair is very fragile after all the bleaching so I don't like to comb it until it's dry, so it'll be wet and messy for the next few hours (overbleached porous hair takes an age to dry...).
|The completed look|
Use a make-up sponge to apply a foundation up to two shades lighter than your skin tone; blend carefully. Use your ring finger to dab concealer onto any blemishes. If you are like me and haven't been getting enough sleep, use a small brush to dab reflective concealer onto your dark circles and blend very gently. Finish with a dusting of white or translucent powder.
|Yes, I'm afraid that's me...|
Fill in your brows lightly with a pencil no more than two shades darker than your hair colour.
Use the pad of your finger to apply nude/neutral eyeshadow base or primer to your whole eye area, including the lower lids.
Step Four: Shadow
Use a wide, flat brush to apply black eyeshadow over your entire upper lid in an arch shape up to the brow bone.
Use the tip of the brush to line the outer edge of your lower lid.
Step Five: Line
Use a black felt-tip or liquid liner (I use felt-tip because it's way easy) to line your entire upper lid, ending in a 'flick' at the outer corners. Apply two or three coats of black mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
Step Six: Lips and Blush
For everyday wear I only use a flavoured lip balm. Seriously, I have hundreds of different flavours, it's a big thing with me! Today I'm wearing Shocking Raspberry from Marks & Spencer, it's heart-shaped!
Use a large round brush to apply a candy-pink blush to the apples of your cheeks and slightly upwards over your cheekbones.
Et voila! Done: