The makeup Gothic is a truly misunderstood art form. Perhaps this is due to the lack of knowledge or perhaps the lack of information that prevails in our culture. Whatever the reason, I hope this article will clarify and provide some information about the beauty of this is art .
It is important to understand that gothic makeup does not mean vampires, depression and extreme darkness. Actually implies the opposite. The Gothic era began thanks to the Edwardian Era and the love of literature, especially poetry. The makeup and costumes are on the darker, but not necessarily black.
The different shades of colors burgundy, blue and purple have their own place in the Edwardian, Gothic. Clothing can be romantic, as literature suggests, but not in a floral. Makeup that most envision is characterized by the dark color of the eyes and lips with a pale base.
However, gothic makeup can also be subtle, extremely pale foundation with rose cheeks, a pink lipstick pale and sunken eyes and very sharp.
Gothic Makeup Application
- By applying gothic makeup it is important to start with a clean face. As will be using tones that may be heavily pigmented, the makeup will adhere to a face free of dirt, oil and dead cells
- Moisturize your skin is as important as cleaning
- Base: The base in gothic makeup is generally much lighter than natural skin tone. Try one to two shades lighter to start. I often use two shades and blend very well! You will especially want to blend around the jaw and the side of the face. The key is blending. If you can not, try a lighter shade until you have more practice.
- Apply loose powder with a sponge all over face. Apply the powder heavily in the area below the eyes to capture any loose shadow that might fall
- Pay close attention to the eyebrows. They must be groomed, plucked finely and filled perfectly with brow liner
- Use a dark eye shadow. Try dark green tones, burgundy, purple and deep blues. Then apply a dark shadow using a brush at a downward angle on the eyelid. Do not forget to apply the outer corner and the inside of the eye. Apply the dark shadow on the bottom lid, blending with that applied at the top to create a flow from the bottom up.
- Both top and bottom with black eyeliner. Not to smudge the lines.
- Apply black mascara on upper and lower lashes.
- Using a lipstick, dark tone that combines a pencil, draw the outline of the lips correcting any flaw in the shape of the lip. Need to do this because the color is dark and emphasize any irregularities in the shape of the lip. Use a brush to fill in with lipstick.
- Brush away any loose powder
- Apply rouge beginning below the cheekbone. Blend upward. This will create the pale, which is also theatrical brand of gothic makeup.
- Apply rouge on the cheeks. The powder is easier to control, but the cream gives a nice finish as well. I prefer the colors of the red family: pink and crimson, for example. These are colors that could have been used in the color palette of the Gothic style.
- Clothing for gothic makeup can be fun and sexy. Use velvet and shell. Ties, corsets, boots and women’s jackets are always fun to use and create harmony in the Gothic style.
- The jewelry is a fun way to accessorize the gothic look. Find Celtic-influenced pieces made to enhance the look.
Gothic is an Edwardian
The Gothic style can also be achieved by applying a less pigmented makeup to achieve the same pale, dramatic effect because of the influence of Queen Victoria in late 1800. The Edwardian look influenced by Queen Victoria was a pale, weak and often sickly looking. The lips and eyes were pale, which added an additional component to the look.
The rose is commonly applied to the cheeks and even lips to give a touch of color. The overall appearance was bleached looking. Clothing had ruffles and jackets fitted to emphasize the small waist was desirable at that time. For this reason, gothic makeup can also be included at the opposite end of dark colors, as noted above.
Gothic makeup is an expression of art and life. Have fun experimenting with your makeup. Just remember to follow the advice above and you are Gothic appearance will look sophisticated and not as a Halloween character. This makeup points to emphasize and express the emotions of our lives.