Gothic Eye Makeup Tutorial – With Detailed Steps And Pictures

Give your eyes that dramatic vibe and see what things you need to achieve it.

By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Do you want to create a unique and dramatic look for your eyes? Mastering the art of Gothic eye makeup might seem a little intimidating at first, but you only have to get a few techniques rights to nail this makeup look. There are endless tutorials available online that will help you learn the art. Once you have learned how to pick the right eyeshadow colors and apply smokey eyeshadow and eyeliner, you will be all set to show off your Gothic eye makeup.

Creating this look is no difficult task with some dark eyeshadow colors.

Don’t know where to wear this bold eye makeup look? You can wear it for Halloween parties, open-air concerts, or other occasions. This eye makeup look will make you stand out from the crowd.

Stylecraze Trivia
Gothic eye makeup is quite popular with many celebrities. While Kristen Stewart often sports her goth glam look, Margot Robbie flaunts a rather subtle gothic vibe on her eyes.

Gothic Eye Makeup Tutorial

Things You Will Need For Goth Eye Makeup:

Some simple and easy things that you will need for this eye makeup look are as follows:

  • A concealer and foundation
  • A face compact
  • Eye shadow (Colors needed for this look are, black eye shadow, a shimmery grey eye shadow and a silver highlighter)
  • Kajal pencil/Black liner pencil
  • Liquid Eye Liner
  • Mascara
  • Lash Curler
  • Lash Comb
Stylecraze Says
You can add teal or deep purple eyeshadow to your eyelids for a more dramatic gothic look.

How To Do Gothic Eye Makeup?

Following is the step by step process included in Gothic eye makeup.

Step 1: Apply Concealer, Foundation and Compact

On clean eye lids, apply concealer and foundation. Follow it up with a compact for a flawless texture. Before starting any makeup on any part of the body, it’s very important that your skin is free from oil, dirt or grime. If your pores have oil or sebum locked in them and you are doing makeup over it, neither will your makeup sit and stay on your skin properly nor will your skin be able to breathe. Make sure your face is cleansed and dry from any hint of oil and dirt.

Step 2: Apply Silver Highlighter

This is a 3 tier makeup look. Easy and simple gothic look. Take your silver highlighter and start using it on to the brow bones. Next, use the same high lighter at the eye nose junction. Here follow light to dark colors tier.

Step 3: Apply The Burnt Shimmer Grey

Apply the burnt shimmer grey on to the crease just below the brow bones next. Blend well.

Step 4: Apply Black Matte Eyeshadow

Now take the black matte eye shadow and use it on to whole of the lid. Make sure you do not form a wing. Gothic looks with a shadow wing are not a choice of thing you would generally find.

Step 5: Apply Black Pencil Liner

Use a black pencil liner or kajal on to the lower rim. Make sure the lower rim lining is quite broad. This is a special gothic touch.

Step 6:

A tailed upper lining can be cool or just a broad lining keeping to the rim area.

A. Without Winged Formation

B. With Winged Formation

[ Read: How To Apply Winged Eyeliner Using Spoon? ]

Step 7: Gothic Eye Makeup Look

This is how the completed eye makeup look should look like.

Step 8: Use Mascara

Use a mascara in top to down way on the upper lashes and a zig zag form on to the lower lashes.

Step 9: Brush out Excess Mascara

Brush out any excess or clumps of mascara with a mascara brush.

Step 10: Curl Your Lashes

Use a lash curler if you want added curl.

[ Read: Best Eyelash Curlers in India ]

This is how it looks when completed. Use a real light nude pink lipstick. You may even just use a simple lip gloss and keep it extremely simple on the lips to set it in tune with the dark eyes. Accessorize your look with some metal neck pieces and black nail polish.

If you enjoy experimenting with different looks, gothic eye makeup is what you should try. It will give you that right dramatic vibe and let you steal the show. So, roll up your sleeves and get started. Remember, black matte eyeshadow is the key. So, keep trying till you achieve the look of your dreams. Who knows, this can be your ultimate option for the next Halloween that you would flaunt and be the showstopper! Okay, now keep that imagination aside and work towards making it a reality!


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