It's Not a Phase, Mom: The Coolest Goth Makeup Looks on InstagramAugust 30, 2021
Whether you’re a diehard fan of bands like Bauhaus and Siouxsie and the Banshees or just have a strong penchant for black eyeliner, there’s no denying that goth makeup looks incredibly cool. It’s a great way to experiment with graphic eyeliner shapes, paint on deep, vampy lips and smoke out your eyes. Keep reading for our favorite goth makeup looks on Instagram, from bleached-out brows to spiked liquid eyeliner.
Black Vinyl Lips
For a true jet-black lip, reach for the NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick in Alien. Content creator @mod.ghoul layered a slick clear lip gloss on top for a high-shine finish.
Bleached brows and pale-colored contacts provide a striking contrast to this pink and black, airbrushed-feel makeup.
Want to take the reverse winged eyeliner trend up a notch? Try painting your liner in dramatic swirls and spikes that trail all the way down your cheeks. We also love how @jinxaddie sharpened the corners of their lips with a lip pencil.
If you were on Tumblr between 2013 and 2015, you probably remember the pastel goth trend, characterized by a combination of fluffy pink dresses and bows and more traditional goth accessories, such as chokers and platform boots. This look totally reminds us of that creepy-cute aesthetic.
Take inspiration from your favorite goth and new wave artists with this structured power brow and winged liner combo. Voluminous, asymmetrical hair is optional but encouraged.