5   93
2   73
1   71
7   89
4   89
13   128
4   95
3   96


Now, I’m not one to jump on bandwagons, but while watching Grav3yard Girl’s recent video in the tag How I Did my Makeup In Highschool it really got me thinking about the makeup I wore in highschool, and how absolutely terrible it was!

I did so many things I cringe at today. But they taught me a lot in the long run. Here goes.

Step one: No primer, no concealer, no nothin’.

Step two: A tinted sunscreen. And when I say tinted sunscreen/moisturiser duo, I mean that it gave me a white cast to my face! Of course don’t blend it anywhere, especially not down my neck, on my ears, or ever on my eyes.

Step three: Manic Panic’s Anemic powder foundation applied heavily with the sponge applicator it comes with (they still make it!) using the “pancake” method. I would buy this cheap on EBay using the money I got from doing online surveys!

Step Four: Use a blue/black eyeliner to line your eyes. And then use it to cover your entire lid! This was what I used as a base for my eyeshadow (black, of course), and don’t you dare blend it! It’s going to smear anyway.

Step Five: Cake as much sparkly black eyeshadow on top of the eyeliner. My favourite was Maybelline’s trio that came with a lot of blue shades. When I was first starting at makeup, I never had the idea or maybe I thought it was too expensive to find a good quality matte black shadow. Instead it was always a sparkly black. Oh, and again, don’t you dare blend it out!

And bam! There you have it. No mascara, no lipstick (too fussy), and especially no blush – it’d take away from that vampiric palor, am I right?

Let me know all about your high school makeup routine – especially in your early Goth days – and the mistakes you made!



  1. September 17, 2016 / 2:37 am

    I've been loving these videos on youtube. I too was all about the eye makeup. Pretty much had a black pencil that I used on my eyes and lips, and a bunch of neon eye shadows

  2. September 19, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    that's so cute, you look beautiful in both pictures ^^

  3. October 2, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    I kept trying to get 'creative' with my eye-shadow. I ended up doing some weird angles and stuff that just looked ridiculous. Too much foundation, too, and too pale – and I'm naturally about as pasty as they come – didn't help. I couldn't find decent dark lipstick, and for ages wore this sort of dark reddish brown that just made it look like I'd used coffee grounds because it was horrible stuff that would sort of turn into the texture of those little bits of eraser that come off when you scrub a page… Argh.

    I've learned about having a prep routine BEFORE foundation, what eye-shadow shapes actually work on my face and which ones don't, and I've found sources for good dark lipstick.


    Yikes, I'm so glad that was all nearly 15 years ago now.

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