5 Beauty Products to Achieve a Goth Look

With their pale skin, dark hair and heavily lined eyes, women who associate themselves with the Goth Subculture are often stereotyped as dark, eerie and mysterious. Classic Goth icons include Angelina Jolie in her pre-Brad Pitt days, Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice), Fairuza Balk (The Craft) and Christina Ricci (Addams Family).

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Credit: Michael Candelori / flickr.com

For contemporary audiences, New Zealand singer and songwriter Lorde epitomizes the current-day Goth. Lorde even has her own makeup collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, bringing the look to a more mainstream audience. In honor of Goth Day this May 22, here are a few makeup products you can use to achieve their dark and mysterious look.

MAC Lorde Pure Heroine Lipstick

Pop’s coolest ingénue Lorde, who is well-known for her signature plum lips, collaborates with M∙A∙C on Pure Heroine, a limited-edition lipstick in a deep, rich shade of plum with an Amplified finish. The lipstick shares the name of the title of Lorde’s debut album.
Pure Heroine ($16 from MAC).

MAC Lorde Penultimate Eyeliner in Rapidblack

Another MAC and Lorde collaboration, the Penultimate Eye Liner is a liquid pen-style liner that provides the ultimate precise, bold line in a rich, deep carbon black shade. The liner is applied fluidly in one steady stroke to the eye line. Use this to achieve the perfect winged cat-eye look.
Penultimate Eyeliner in Rapidblack ($19.50 from MAC).

Manic Panic Dreamtone Foundation

Achieve a deathly pallor with a base coat of pale foundation. New York city store chain Manic Panic is known to offer a line of goth-geared makeup. Their Dreamtone Foundation helps cover dark circles, hide freckles, flaws and blemishes, tone and even your skin color and achieve a paler skin tone. Dreamtone Foundation ($11.50). Manic Panic

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Credit: Shelby H. / flickr.com

Ardency Inn PUNKER in Semi-Goth

PUNKER is a sheer black lip gloss pencil with a wet-shine finish. This gothic beauty essential elevates existing lipsticks and glosses to a more theatrical, yet dark goth status. Simply apply over lipstick or under lip gloss to add a dark, sexy edge to your everyday lip color. You can also wear this alone as an alternative to solid black lips.
Ardency Inn PUNKER in Semi-Goth ($19 from Sephora)

Make Up For Ever – Eyeshadow in Deep Plum Shimmer Iridescent

If you want to break up a heavy all-black make-up look but still look glamorous, try using Deep Plum Shimmer Purple eye shadow by Make up for Ever. The iridescent shade of this eyeshadow gives a sheen, which you can use subtly as a stand-alone eyeshadow or as an accent on top of other shadows. The eyeshadow’s high pigment density ensures that it will last last all day.