#1 Gothier Than Thou
Wow, she's unnervingly beautiful in true goth fashion and the saran wrap dress completes the look! This is when fun makeup experimentation comes into play. Yes, goths can have fun! Play around with colors, tones and textures to get the makeup effect you want. Don't be afraid to be daring, or to change it up!
#2 Goth Beauty
Gothic fashion focuses on the past and goth culture follows. Although this look is romantic and highly stylized, it is perfectly edgy with inspired goth makeup influences. The darkest of plum lip color almost appears blackened against her pale vampirish complexion. Did you notice the halo of blue at the tips of her hair? Lovely.
#3 Got Makeup With Color
Goth doesn't need to be within the color confines of black. Why not express your inner macabre by exploring COLOR, especially with makeup? Notice how this gal's expansive bright eyeshadow blends with a darker blue shade under the eyes? This mixed with kohl eyeliner inside the rims anchor the bright swaths of aqua into a more serious look. A blue palette against red fiery hair..? She'd stop anyone dead in their tracks!!
#4 Cybergoth Girls
Although cybergoths have broken from the brooding aspect of usual goths, what remains is a twist on aesthetics. The emphasis on heavy eye makeup with no brows is a give-away signature look. They favor neon and contrasting colors, as exemplified here with platinum streaked hair and electric dark blue eyeshadow. Like the softer industrial sound of 'Futurepop' music, cybergoths retain a "dark" edge, whilst being light.
#5 Spider-leg Lashes
Creepy crawly is the effect of these false lashes. Notice how the eyes appear larger with the illusory trick of applying the lower lashes below the actual lid? The look is a blend of beauty and of an uncanny human doll. Here we have the best macabre makeup artist, Alex Box doing an amazing vintage tribute to photographer, Man Ray!
#6 Steampunk Goth
Steampunk goth fascination often follows science fiction set in the low-tech history of the past. Often, it'll hark back to the Victorian era, which includes antiquated and refined fashions. Makeup choices on the other hand, reflect the creative darkness of goth sensibilities. The pseudo heart shaped eyepatch and the decorative hair skull, are wonderfully droll with an ironic sense of humor.
#7 Mistress of Darkness
A Goth Makeup Tip: achieve the pale complexion of alluring Vampira by getting a foundation that is a few shades lighter than your regular skin tone. Start slowly and don't go over the top with the paleness straight-away. Instead gradually select paler foundations as you get used to the look. Spare your family and friends the shock factor as you transition into a full-fleshed goth.
#8 Christina Ricci's Dark Side
The diminutive actress has now gone glam and may no longer be the child of darkness. Still her otherworldly looks in this photo-shoot reveals that her goth charm remains. Berry stained lips and Baby Jane rouged cheeked are not typically goth, but they're not "Miss Beauty Contestant" either. The wisps of mussy grey hair and a teardrop hint at horror, mystery and romance.
#9 The Beauty Of Goths
Goths pride on being outside the typical notions of beauty and this in itself is what's alluring! Why not standout from the crowd with sherbet shaded eye makeup and oxblood lips? Similar with applying regular makeup, know what facial features you want to highlight and draw positive attention to them. The goth look is easiest with pale skin, but if you have dark skin tone, that's good too.. simply exaggerate and go darker on all colors!
#10 Gothic Lolita
This look often emulates a Victorian doll with feminine and elegant dress. Influenced by Japanese Harajuku styling, it's "girly", but different in that it goes further in subverting what is traditionally "sweet". Goth Lolita often appears mime or clown-like with extra pale skin foundation, punctuated with heavy eye and lip makeup. Did you notice, Goth Lolita so far is the only gal with eye-brows.. albeit fantastically extreme?!