If you have had enough of everything pink and purple and unicorn, and want to do nothing with shimmer and glitter, here is a makeup genre that might just cure you of your everything-colourful phase. 22 May marks World Goth Day and we started wondering about our favourite celebrities who have gone through a Goth phase.

Goth makeup has a bit of a bad rep about being all about black eyes, dark lips and a very pale complexion, but we beg to differ. You can easily include individual Goth details into your everyday look and channel your darker side easily enough!

 

Avril Lavigne’s under-eyeshadow

Avril Lavigne’s under-eyeshadow

You are not a Millennial if you didn’t grow up listening to “Complicated” by the original Goth icon, Avril Lavigne. Don’t be afraid to test the limit you can take your black eyeshadow to. This look is not about precision, so blend away that black eyeshadow on your lower lash line till you dare!

 

Taylor Swift’s dark lipstick

Taylor Swift’s dark lipstick

You cannot hope to rock a Goth look without having a dark lipstick. If black is too ‘out there’ for you, there are other dark variants as well. Try deep burgundy, purple or even dark brown colours to channel your Goth side. Keep the rest of your face minimal, and let your lips take centre stage.

 

Rihanna’s vampy overlined lipstick with dramatic hair

Rihanna’s vampy overlined lipstick with dramatic hair

Like we said, you do not have to wear black to show off your Goth side. Pick any dark lippie and slightly overline your lips to give the illusion of fuller lips. Don’t mess with your hair too much, and just leave it lose.

 

Lily Collin’s burgundy Goth

Lily Collin’s burgundy Goth

Lily Collin’s shoots the age-old myth that you cannot go dark on your lips and eyes at the same time and does this gorgeous monochrome look. Have fun by blending brown, purple, dark plums on your eyes and match it with a matte lipstick in a similar shade range.

 

Lorde’s pale complexion

Lorde’s pale complexion

Another celebrity who has dipped her toes into the world of Goth makeup is Lorde. The singer aces the pale complexion and sticks to cool toned blushes, while colour correcting any redness or pigmentation she may have. Also, it is best if your stay away from using bronzer.

 

Kristen Stewart’s grungy look

Kristen Stewart’s grungy look

The line between grungy and Goth is very fine. The same rules apply, with smudged out eyeshadow, hair left in its natural state without too much construction and plain complexions, without any pinks or peaches in the picture. Outline your eyes and smudge it out for a very everyday-wearable grunge-Goth look like Kristen!

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