Finding Your Signature Goth Makeup Look

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We all know that Goth looks are a little more complicated than moving between trad goth, romantic Goth and nu Goth. It takes time to find a signature Goth look whether that means big stompy boots or thin pencil skirts. Personally, over the last couple months while being so busy with life, I’ve fallen a little far from my roots aesthetics wise. It’s about time I changed my look a little! Possibly the easiest and assessible way to change up your look is by playing with your makeup. Most of us can’t just go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. But you can change a makeup look in an instant.

What Kind of Instagrams Do You Follow/Like/Youtubers/etc?

Chances are that if you spend a lot of time looking at something and admiring it, you like it aesthetically. Why not try it yourself?

I’ve always loved witchy looks which are often combined with dark lips, thick but simple winged liner and a pale complection. That’s what I end up liking most on Instagram with lots of accounts filled with inspiring witchy women like Thee White Witch and Haute Gothic.I never gave much thought to it! I had my staple everyday look and that was that. But when it comes to making a change, the first place to look is at what you’ve already been obcessing over. Am I right?

I never gave much thought to it! I had my staple everyday look and that was that. But when it comes to making a change, the first place to look is at what you’ve already been obcessing over.

Check Out Staple Goth Makeup Brands

Generally makeup brands adhear to trends pretty often, but that doesn’t always apply to indie and alternative makeup brands. Brands like Sugarpill, Black Moon Cosmetics, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Medusa’s Makeup, Necromany Cosmetics, and so forth, are great places to start when looking for inspiration!

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Find Your Focus

Do you want a ghostly palour like that of a real life ghost straight out of a Tim Burton flick? Or do you want blood red lips that fade from black to red in a traditional goth look? By understanding what you want to focus on, you know where to put all your efforts. Why would you bother buying new “out there” makeup when you already have a foundation that works and all you wanted was to try some darker lip looks?

This also helps you to not get overwhelmed when trying out heaps of new things at once. It sounds silly, but maybe you’ll find that that purple lipstick actually looks great with your usual foundation that fits, rather than with that too dark contouring.

Anyway, this whole post was mostly about my own experience finding a new go-to look. I’ll always be working on it. Who isn’t? But it’s nice to have something dramatic and simple to wear everyday. What’s your go-to Goth makeup look?

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