How To Get Your Goth on in 10 Simple Steps

October 20, 2017 • Look Good / Beauty

Makeup as dark as your soul.

Whether it’s for Halloween or rocking a spooky aesthetic 365 days a year, achieving a flawless gothic-chic look without going over the top can be hard. For those looking take their make-up to the dark side, or spice up any Halloween costume, we’ve got the steps to get you there.


Before getting down with your grunge self, make sure to cleanse your skin properly. By using a sonic facial cleanser such as the LUNA 2, you’ll have a clear palette to paint your gothic masterpiece on.


Step 1:  For a 90’s goth look that will last, be sure to start by moisturizing your face with your favorite face cream.


Step 2: Get in touch with your dark side by filling in your brows using an angled brush and a dark eye shadow powder or brow gel.


Step 3: Accent your brow bone by applying a highlighter or light shimmery eyeshadow under the brow, tracing it from arch to end.


Step 4: To get a sultry, yet edgy look, apply a matte taupe shade of eyeshadow to the crease of your eyelid. Next, go over the lid with a dark grey or deep purple shade. Highlight the inner corner of your eyes with a shimmery cream shadow.


Step 5: Apply a thick layer of black liquid eyeliner to the upper eyelid, to intensify the color of your eyes. You can also achieve this with the help of an applicator or angled brush and eyeliner gel.


Step 6: Grab your most lash-luscious mascara and apply a generous amount to your upper and lower lashes, making them look long and strong.


Step 7: After giving yourself some bold eyes, add a primer to the rest of your face and then apply your preferred foundation and concealer under your eyes.


Step 8: Apply bronzer to your cheekbones lightly, followed by a highlighter on the top of cheekbones and center of the nose.


Step 9: Give yourself a dramatic dash of color in your cheeks by applying a dark shade of blush.


Step 10: The most important step to completing your gothic look is lipstick. Start by applying an ultra-dark purple or black lip liner around the top and bottom lips. Then, fill in your lips with the corresponding dark lipstick or lip stain.


Pro Tip: To set your look in place all night long, be sure to use a makeup setting spray!


No go on and be your edgy self.

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Born and bred in Buffalo, New York, Mollie is a self-diagnosed coffee addict who loves exploring new places and taking selfies with her dog Archie.

7 responses to “How To Get Your Goth on in 10 Simple Steps”

  1. Heather Christman says:


  2. Angie Samaniego says:

    Okay so I followed your tips. Thank you. I’m 47 though and although your tips were great for one my skin isn’t the same so it’s not a smooth and supple as a young, so now what do I do I have a wrinkle under each eye so you know like a puffy I kind of a wrinkled and when I wear the dark shadow under my eyes and give it that shadow look if it doesn’t look as good as I thought it would so any ideas or tips thank you very much and I appreciate your help that was good instruction on how to do it

  3. Jo says:

    Does anyone know what lip colour(s) the lady in the image is wearing? Thanks 🙂

  4. Chelsea says:

    Though the eye look is subtly spectacular, the face and lips section was incomplete. I would suggest you apply a matte foundation about one shade lightet than your usual color and apply it with a slightly damp makeup sponge. After that add highlighter along your cheekbones and on the tip of your nose.
    After adding the highlighter, apply a gray lip-liner slightly above the upper part of your lips. Take a dark gray and apply it under your lower lips natural line. Take your favorite black lipstick or i suggest a matte lipstick, and apply it. Slightly smudge the liner down to blend the line on your upper lip.

  5. Iggie says:

    omg i thought step 7 was supposed to be the first step…have i been doing my makeup wrong all these years?

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