close-up picture of female eyes with alternative makeup look
@eyesrodgers

The new 2023 year is just around the corner. Wondering what makeup trends it holds? Instead of gathering up classic makeup trends, I decided to focus my attention on their alternative antagonists. Besides, alternative makeup trends can be a fun way to express oneself, experimenting with different looks. So, here are the top 10 alt makeup trends we all should embrace in the coming year. Enjoy and get inspired!

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look
@beautsoup

#1. Alt Makeup Trend: Colorful Eyeliner


The colorful eyeliner trend is a makeup trend that involves using colorful eyeliners to create bold, vibrant looks. Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg in Ipsy's article mentioned that we are going to see this trend everywhere in 2023. 

This trend involves using eyeliner in shades of bright colors such as pink, purple, green, blue, and orange to line the eyes, either on the top or bottom lash lines, or both. You'll be able to create a variety of different alternative makeup looks, from playful and fun to bold and dramatic with the help of a few different eyeliner products and a fine synthetic brush.

selfie of Victoria De Angelis from Måneskin Rock band with smokey eye makeup lookVictoria De Angelis

#2. Alt MAkeup Trend: Smokiest Smoky Eyes


The next alt trend needs no introduction. Smoky eyes are one of the most popular makeup styles, which is going to look even more dramatic in the new year. It can be achieved with a little bit of practice and a few basic makeup products: black eye kohl and a few different eyeshadow colors. The two main secrets of the look are good eyeshadow primer and blending.
 
a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and dark lip liner
@evyxo_

#3. Alt Makeup Trend: Dark Lip Liner


Tired of tedious rose and nude shades? Then the next makeup trend will soothe your alternative soul! Dark lip liner is a makeup trend that involves using a lip liner in a deep shade, such as red, purple, or black, to outline and define the lips. Make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips to achieve the best results with this makeup trend.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and over-the-top eyeliner lip liner
@color.cree

#4. Alt Makeup Trend: Over-the-Top Eyeliner


Bold eyeliner is a go-to look for many alternative babes. You can take this trend even further, extending the liner beyond the natural shape of the eye. Don't let classic eyeliner colors stop you. Electric blue, crimson red, and pure white colors go well with this alternative makeup trend. For a more dramatic look, you can also apply a bold eyeshadow color to your eyelid and blend it into your crease and outer corner. 

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and heavy brush
@brittnymakeup

#5. Alt Makeup Trend: Aggressive Blush


The "Clean Girl" Look will stay trendy in the coming year. Contrary to the radiant, slightly blushed skin, the aggressive blush trend grows in popularity. I like to believe it was born as an alternative to the clean girl aesthetic. The heavy blush look can be achieved with cream, powder, or liquid blush. Pair it with minimal eye and lip makeup for a balanced look.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and graphic accents on her face

#6. Alt Makeup Trend: Eye-catching Accents


Sometimes all you need to leave an impression is a few small details. The next alternative makeup trend involves placing small, evenly spaced accents of eyeliner along the upper and lower lash lines and all over the face. These accents can be differently shaped and sized, done with rhinestones or even a bold lip look

For a more dramatic look, you can create larger graphic shapes or use a deeper shade of liner. You can also mix and match different shades of the liner to create a custom color that suits your skin tone and personal style.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and bleached eyebrows@uglybeige

#7. Alt Makeup Trend: Bleached Eyebrows


Love them or hate them, bleached eyebrows aren't going anywhere! This makeup trend ideally goes with most alternative styles, adding uniqueness to the face. However, bleaching your eyebrows can be a risky process. Harsh chemicals can damage your hair and skin. 

It's important to follow the instructions on the bleach kit carefully and to conduct a patch test to ensure that you are not allergic to the bleach. If you are unsure about bleaching your eyebrows, it is always best to seek the advice of a professional hairstylist.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and vinyl lip look
@Isabelleikpeme

#8. Alt Makeup Trend: High-Shine Lips


High-shine lips or vinyl lips are a versatile makeup trend that involves creating a glossy, high-shine finish on the lips using a lip product with a vinyl-like finish. My personal favorites – are black or cherry-red glossy lips. But the natural lip color, covered with a coat of shiny lip gloss also looks fabulous. Plus it is more wearable. Achieve the vinyl lip look with lip gloss or liquid lipstick.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, fantasy makeup look and@meicrosoft

#9. Alt Makeup Trend: Fantasy Vibe


Fantasy makeup is a creative and expressive form of makeup that is inspired by mythical creatures, fantastical worlds, and otherworldly themes. This trend is often characterized by bold, vibrant colors, intricate designs, and exaggerated features, and is often achieved using a variety of makeup products, such as eyeshadow, liner, glitter, and face paint. The hardest thing about this alternative makeup trend – choosing a theme or inspiration that speaks to you.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and glossy eyelids
@peachflux

#10. Alt Makeup Trends: Glossy Eyelids


Glossy eyelid is a famous makeup trend that is going to stay popular in 2023. Your alt makeup look will definitely benefit from its dewy, youthful appeal.  You can use shiny lip gloss to create a glossy effect on your eyelids. Simply apply a small amount of gloss to your eyelids using a brush or your finger, and blend it out for a seamless finish.

Summing Up...

Alternative makeup trends are styles and techniques that deviate from traditional or mainstream beauty standards. Instead of focusing on everyday norms, alt makeup trends often focus on self-expression and creativity. There are no strict rules on achieving a certain makeup look. Hopefully, in the new year, we all can learn something from the trend I mentioned above. Maybe some of us will feel courageous to try something new?
  • December 28, 2022

10 Alt Makeup Trends to Embrace in the Coming Year

close-up picture of female eyes with alternative makeup look
@eyesrodgers

The new 2023 year is just around the corner. Wondering what makeup trends it holds? Instead of gathering up classic makeup trends, I decided to focus my attention on their alternative antagonists. Besides, alternative makeup trends can be a fun way to express oneself, experimenting with different looks. So, here are the top 10 alt makeup trends we all should embrace in the coming year. Enjoy and get inspired!

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look
@beautsoup

#1. Alt Makeup Trend: Colorful Eyeliner


The colorful eyeliner trend is a makeup trend that involves using colorful eyeliners to create bold, vibrant looks. Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg in Ipsy's article mentioned that we are going to see this trend everywhere in 2023. 

This trend involves using eyeliner in shades of bright colors such as pink, purple, green, blue, and orange to line the eyes, either on the top or bottom lash lines, or both. You'll be able to create a variety of different alternative makeup looks, from playful and fun to bold and dramatic with the help of a few different eyeliner products and a fine synthetic brush.

selfie of Victoria De Angelis from Måneskin Rock band with smokey eye makeup lookVictoria De Angelis

#2. Alt MAkeup Trend: Smokiest Smoky Eyes


The next alt trend needs no introduction. Smoky eyes are one of the most popular makeup styles, which is going to look even more dramatic in the new year. It can be achieved with a little bit of practice and a few basic makeup products: black eye kohl and a few different eyeshadow colors. The two main secrets of the look are good eyeshadow primer and blending.
 
a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and dark lip liner
@evyxo_

#3. Alt Makeup Trend: Dark Lip Liner


Tired of tedious rose and nude shades? Then the next makeup trend will soothe your alternative soul! Dark lip liner is a makeup trend that involves using a lip liner in a deep shade, such as red, purple, or black, to outline and define the lips. Make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips to achieve the best results with this makeup trend.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and over-the-top eyeliner lip liner
@color.cree

#4. Alt Makeup Trend: Over-the-Top Eyeliner


Bold eyeliner is a go-to look for many alternative babes. You can take this trend even further, extending the liner beyond the natural shape of the eye. Don't let classic eyeliner colors stop you. Electric blue, crimson red, and pure white colors go well with this alternative makeup trend. For a more dramatic look, you can also apply a bold eyeshadow color to your eyelid and blend it into your crease and outer corner. 

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and heavy brush
@brittnymakeup

#5. Alt Makeup Trend: Aggressive Blush


The "Clean Girl" Look will stay trendy in the coming year. Contrary to the radiant, slightly blushed skin, the aggressive blush trend grows in popularity. I like to believe it was born as an alternative to the clean girl aesthetic. The heavy blush look can be achieved with cream, powder, or liquid blush. Pair it with minimal eye and lip makeup for a balanced look.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and graphic accents on her face

#6. Alt Makeup Trend: Eye-catching Accents


Sometimes all you need to leave an impression is a few small details. The next alternative makeup trend involves placing small, evenly spaced accents of eyeliner along the upper and lower lash lines and all over the face. These accents can be differently shaped and sized, done with rhinestones or even a bold lip look

For a more dramatic look, you can create larger graphic shapes or use a deeper shade of liner. You can also mix and match different shades of the liner to create a custom color that suits your skin tone and personal style.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and bleached eyebrows@uglybeige

#7. Alt Makeup Trend: Bleached Eyebrows


Love them or hate them, bleached eyebrows aren't going anywhere! This makeup trend ideally goes with most alternative styles, adding uniqueness to the face. However, bleaching your eyebrows can be a risky process. Harsh chemicals can damage your hair and skin. 

It's important to follow the instructions on the bleach kit carefully and to conduct a patch test to ensure that you are not allergic to the bleach. If you are unsure about bleaching your eyebrows, it is always best to seek the advice of a professional hairstylist.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and vinyl lip look
@Isabelleikpeme

#8. Alt Makeup Trend: High-Shine Lips


High-shine lips or vinyl lips are a versatile makeup trend that involves creating a glossy, high-shine finish on the lips using a lip product with a vinyl-like finish. My personal favorites – are black or cherry-red glossy lips. But the natural lip color, covered with a coat of shiny lip gloss also looks fabulous. Plus it is more wearable. Achieve the vinyl lip look with lip gloss or liquid lipstick.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, fantasy makeup look and@meicrosoft

#9. Alt Makeup Trend: Fantasy Vibe


Fantasy makeup is a creative and expressive form of makeup that is inspired by mythical creatures, fantastical worlds, and otherworldly themes. This trend is often characterized by bold, vibrant colors, intricate designs, and exaggerated features, and is often achieved using a variety of makeup products, such as eyeshadow, liner, glitter, and face paint. The hardest thing about this alternative makeup trend – choosing a theme or inspiration that speaks to you.

a portrait of a young woman with a cool, alternative makeup look and glossy eyelids
@peachflux

#10. Alt Makeup Trends: Glossy Eyelids


Glossy eyelid is a famous makeup trend that is going to stay popular in 2023. Your alt makeup look will definitely benefit from its dewy, youthful appeal.  You can use shiny lip gloss to create a glossy effect on your eyelids. Simply apply a small amount of gloss to your eyelids using a brush or your finger, and blend it out for a seamless finish.

Summing Up...

Alternative makeup trends are styles and techniques that deviate from traditional or mainstream beauty standards. Instead of focusing on everyday norms, alt makeup trends often focus on self-expression and creativity. There are no strict rules on achieving a certain makeup look. Hopefully, in the new year, we all can learn something from the trend I mentioned above. Maybe some of us will feel courageous to try something new?
close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @fuentes_legna

Is gothic eye makeup your go-to look? A layer of black eyeshadow, a pair of false lashes, and dark lipstick. Yes, something is still missing. If only there was a universally flattering makeup 'accent' that could add a glamorous, edgy twist to your everyday goth makeup look. How about a good old eyeliner, but in a slightly upgraded version? Here are the 15 gothic eyeliner ideas, that will spice up your look in a matter of seconds. Which one do you like the most?

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Sharp, Pin-up Eyeliner Style with Red Lip Look


Let's start with the classics: a sharp and thick pin-up eyeliner style. This is probably the most popular and widely used eyeliner look that looks wonderful in many makeup situations. However, if you combine this eyeliner style with a dramatic lip and eyeshadow look, you'll get a wonderful combination for an unforgettable gothic makeup look.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @ ratskeleton

  • Thick Gothic Eyeliner with Drawn-on Bottom Lashes


In the next Goth makeup idea, the thickness of the eyeliner remains the same, but its shape changes. Plus, this look gains a peculiar accent on the bottom lash line in the shape of drawn-on lashes. This is a very popular makeup trick: instead of gluing the bottom lashes on, you draw them with a sharp pencil or eyeliner. It looks both cute and dramatic!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @geezlouiseurthebest

  • Bat Eyeliner Look for Goths


Winged eyeliner in the shape of a bat's wing is almost an essential Halloween attribute. Just like a pumpkin eyeshadow color or a set of creepy Halloween nails. I think you can rock this eyeliner style all year long. You just need to find a color and a shape that matches the rest of your gothic look. It should be a bit less dark and thick in case you want to make it more casual.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look 

  • Solid Black and Red Eyeliner Look


Now that's what I call thickness! A solid black eyeliner with a few colored accents that follow the shape and size of the eyeliner does wonders for your overall look. It makes your eyes look bigger and emphasizes their shape. Leave your lips nude or apply matte black lipstick. You'll love the end result!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @vocallyshook

  • Graphic Eyeliner with Geometric Elements


Another interesting way to improve your gothic eye look is to add some geometry to it. For example, you can draw thick and sharp winged eyeliner with a small triangle line in the inner corner. A sharp, winged line over the eyelid will add another geometric touch to the look. Keep it neat and sharp for the best results!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @rodrickcultofficial

  • Red Wiccan Eyeliner Look for Goths


Wiccan eyeliner styles are not your everyday, wearable wings. They are something from another dimension. Very artistic, very complicated, and is very eye-catching. For this look, you'll need two different eyeliner colors: classic black eyeliner and red one. Start with thin lines and slowly thicken them. If you don't feel confident enough, you can pre-draw the line with pencil eyeliner and add liquid eyeliner later.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Smudged Pencil Eyeliner Style


A thick and sharp eyeliner look is pretty hard to achieve. Especially if you're new to makeup. Surely a few good old winged eyeliner hacks will come in handy along the way. But if you need a quick fix, just use black kohl to achieve the gothic makeup look you want. Draw a line on your eyelid, pull it outward, and smudge it with a synthetic brush. Apply some black eyeshadow over it to make it look "smoky".Voilà!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Spider Eyeliner Look 


Along with bats, spiders occupy an important place in Gothic lore. Why don't we put a spider's web on the eyes? I liked the curled upwards eyeliner and long false lashes! They add a special twist to this makeup look. Would you dare to wear it?

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Upper Eyelid Eyeliner 


Going for a more simplistic Gothic look? Then concentrate on your upper eyelid. Draw a thick winged eyeliner on top, add some falsies, and completely ignore the bottom lash line. You can add some concealer and powder, but skip mascara. This makeup technique works especially good on mature skin.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @eli.monsivaisg

  • Gothic Butterfly Eyeliner Look


Is it the wing of a butterfly or a moth? I can't say for sure, but it looks beautiful! I especially like the thin, delicate lines. Pair this eyeliner look with a pair of eye-enlarging circle lenses and black lipstick. This makeup is just as suitable for special occasions and parties as it is for an everyday goth look.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • 80s goth eyeliner


Some studies claim that the Gothic subculture began in the UK during the 1980s. It is also known as Trad Goth or Positive-Punk. What name do you prefer? The name may vary, but one thing stays unchanged – black and blocky eyeliner. Pair it with black or dark red lip contouring (leave your lips unfilled) and you'll get the most authentic Trad Goth makeup look.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @aconitemercury

  • Starry Night Gothic Makeup


When I saw this romantic gothic look, I knew I'd to include it in today's eyeliner roundup. At first glance, it looks very simple, but this makeup look is a real staple. Purple eyeshadow along with red and black, is a very popular color for goth makeup, along with red and black.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Dripping Black Goo Eyeliner


Dripping eyeliner can be your worst makeup nightmare unless it's the look you're going for. To achieve the "dripping eyeliner" effect, draw teardrop-like shapes on your lower lash line. A well-applied black or red eyeshadow and white highlighter in the corners of the eyes add the finishing touches to the look. This makeup look is worth trying!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Double Goth Eyeliner


Double wings or split eyeliner is yet another mega-popular approach to the eyeliner problem. I simply love the double goth eyeliner and even made a step-by-step makeup tutorial on this look. You can wear it on bare eyelids or with grayish-blue smokey eyeshadow. It looks simply fantastic with any makeup style you choose.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Glitter Eyeliner Makeup with Smoky Eyes


And, finally, it would be a true makeup crime not to mention a glitter eyeliner look. Instead of the classic black wing, which we draw with cream, gel, or pencil eyeliner, this wing is made of pure glitter. Of course, goth makeup will benefit from crimson red or sparkly black glitter. What do you think of this gothic makeup look?

Let's wrap up...


Experimenting with goth eyeliner isn't just about creating a look; it's about channeling your inner creativity. These 15 ideas offer a canvas for your self-expression, inviting you to explore the dark, the dramatic, and the daring. So grab your liquid liner, unleash your creativity, and get ready to paint the town (or graveyard) red (or black, or purple... you get the idea)!
  • November 22, 2022

15 Best Goth Eyeliner Ideas For When You Want to Experiment

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @fuentes_legna

Is gothic eye makeup your go-to look? A layer of black eyeshadow, a pair of false lashes, and dark lipstick. Yes, something is still missing. If only there was a universally flattering makeup 'accent' that could add a glamorous, edgy twist to your everyday goth makeup look. How about a good old eyeliner, but in a slightly upgraded version? Here are the 15 gothic eyeliner ideas, that will spice up your look in a matter of seconds. Which one do you like the most?

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Sharp, Pin-up Eyeliner Style with Red Lip Look


Let's start with the classics: a sharp and thick pin-up eyeliner style. This is probably the most popular and widely used eyeliner look that looks wonderful in many makeup situations. However, if you combine this eyeliner style with a dramatic lip and eyeshadow look, you'll get a wonderful combination for an unforgettable gothic makeup look.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @ ratskeleton

  • Thick Gothic Eyeliner with Drawn-on Bottom Lashes


In the next Goth makeup idea, the thickness of the eyeliner remains the same, but its shape changes. Plus, this look gains a peculiar accent on the bottom lash line in the shape of drawn-on lashes. This is a very popular makeup trick: instead of gluing the bottom lashes on, you draw them with a sharp pencil or eyeliner. It looks both cute and dramatic!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @geezlouiseurthebest

  • Bat Eyeliner Look for Goths


Winged eyeliner in the shape of a bat's wing is almost an essential Halloween attribute. Just like a pumpkin eyeshadow color or a set of creepy Halloween nails. I think you can rock this eyeliner style all year long. You just need to find a color and a shape that matches the rest of your gothic look. It should be a bit less dark and thick in case you want to make it more casual.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look 

  • Solid Black and Red Eyeliner Look


Now that's what I call thickness! A solid black eyeliner with a few colored accents that follow the shape and size of the eyeliner does wonders for your overall look. It makes your eyes look bigger and emphasizes their shape. Leave your lips nude or apply matte black lipstick. You'll love the end result!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @vocallyshook

  • Graphic Eyeliner with Geometric Elements


Another interesting way to improve your gothic eye look is to add some geometry to it. For example, you can draw thick and sharp winged eyeliner with a small triangle line in the inner corner. A sharp, winged line over the eyelid will add another geometric touch to the look. Keep it neat and sharp for the best results!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @rodrickcultofficial

  • Red Wiccan Eyeliner Look for Goths


Wiccan eyeliner styles are not your everyday, wearable wings. They are something from another dimension. Very artistic, very complicated, and is very eye-catching. For this look, you'll need two different eyeliner colors: classic black eyeliner and red one. Start with thin lines and slowly thicken them. If you don't feel confident enough, you can pre-draw the line with pencil eyeliner and add liquid eyeliner later.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Smudged Pencil Eyeliner Style


A thick and sharp eyeliner look is pretty hard to achieve. Especially if you're new to makeup. Surely a few good old winged eyeliner hacks will come in handy along the way. But if you need a quick fix, just use black kohl to achieve the gothic makeup look you want. Draw a line on your eyelid, pull it outward, and smudge it with a synthetic brush. Apply some black eyeshadow over it to make it look "smoky".Voilà!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Spider Eyeliner Look 


Along with bats, spiders occupy an important place in Gothic lore. Why don't we put a spider's web on the eyes? I liked the curled upwards eyeliner and long false lashes! They add a special twist to this makeup look. Would you dare to wear it?

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Upper Eyelid Eyeliner 


Going for a more simplistic Gothic look? Then concentrate on your upper eyelid. Draw a thick winged eyeliner on top, add some falsies, and completely ignore the bottom lash line. You can add some concealer and powder, but skip mascara. This makeup technique works especially good on mature skin.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @eli.monsivaisg

  • Gothic Butterfly Eyeliner Look


Is it the wing of a butterfly or a moth? I can't say for sure, but it looks beautiful! I especially like the thin, delicate lines. Pair this eyeliner look with a pair of eye-enlarging circle lenses and black lipstick. This makeup is just as suitable for special occasions and parties as it is for an everyday goth look.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • 80s goth eyeliner


Some studies claim that the Gothic subculture began in the UK during the 1980s. It is also known as Trad Goth or Positive-Punk. What name do you prefer? The name may vary, but one thing stays unchanged – black and blocky eyeliner. Pair it with black or dark red lip contouring (leave your lips unfilled) and you'll get the most authentic Trad Goth makeup look.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look
by @aconitemercury

  • Starry Night Gothic Makeup


When I saw this romantic gothic look, I knew I'd to include it in today's eyeliner roundup. At first glance, it looks very simple, but this makeup look is a real staple. Purple eyeshadow along with red and black, is a very popular color for goth makeup, along with red and black.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Dripping Black Goo Eyeliner


Dripping eyeliner can be your worst makeup nightmare unless it's the look you're going for. To achieve the "dripping eyeliner" effect, draw teardrop-like shapes on your lower lash line. A well-applied black or red eyeshadow and white highlighter in the corners of the eyes add the finishing touches to the look. This makeup look is worth trying!

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Double Goth Eyeliner


Double wings or split eyeliner is yet another mega-popular approach to the eyeliner problem. I simply love the double goth eyeliner and even made a step-by-step makeup tutorial on this look. You can wear it on bare eyelids or with grayish-blue smokey eyeshadow. It looks simply fantastic with any makeup style you choose.

close-up portrait of a young, beautiful woman with goth eyeliner makeup look

  • Glitter Eyeliner Makeup with Smoky Eyes


And, finally, it would be a true makeup crime not to mention a glitter eyeliner look. Instead of the classic black wing, which we draw with cream, gel, or pencil eyeliner, this wing is made of pure glitter. Of course, goth makeup will benefit from crimson red or sparkly black glitter. What do you think of this gothic makeup look?

Let's wrap up...


Experimenting with goth eyeliner isn't just about creating a look; it's about channeling your inner creativity. These 15 ideas offer a canvas for your self-expression, inviting you to explore the dark, the dramatic, and the daring. So grab your liquid liner, unleash your creativity, and get ready to paint the town (or graveyard) red (or black, or purple... you get the idea)!
close-up of black converse sneakers

For some people, capsule wardrobe might be a new word, while for others, it can be a familiar word. If you are new to this word and wonder what a capsule wardrobe is, then keep a little patience and keep reading as we are here to discuss and explain the complete guide about the capsule wardrobe. Building a wearable capsule wardrobe may be especially challenging if you prefer an alternative aesthetic in your style. 

But, don't fret! In today's post, we are going to explore everything about a capsule wardrobe and see how you can build your own set for your exquisite alternative style.

What Is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe isn't something new, especially for hardcore fashion lovers. The concept can be shortly described as a short collection of clothes that needs to be coordinated well. The exhibition is thoughtfully curated, easily interchangeable items crafted to maximize the number of outfits you create. You can carefully select around 30 clothes for your capsule wardrobe and assemble a company you can love for any occasion. 

A good capsule wardrobe will save you time, money, and closet space. In addition, you can also maintain a capsule collection of your handbags, like a vegan convertible backpack that can be used in different ways.

young woman in an edgy, alternative outfit is posing on a street


History of Capsule Wardrobe


The term capsule wardrobe goes back to the 1970s and belongs to Susie Faux. According to her, a capsule wardrobe contains a few essential and evergreen items, like skirts and pants, that you can carry with seasonal pieces. However, the concept of a capsule wardrobe took off with the designer Donna Karan's first capsule collection, Seven Easy Pieces. The group included a skirt, tailored jacket, dress, leather, a white shirt, and a sweater.

Capsule wardrobes have a revival primarily due to the increased public interest in reducing the negative impact of the fashion industry on the environment and the greater demand for popular and alt fashion brands with sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

What are the Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe?


A capsule wardrobe has many benefits, here are only a few:

• You will have to decide on less


When you have limited options to choose from, it makes you stress-free. On the other hand, when you have so many choices, you can get confused, and it takes longer to decide. However, with a capsule wardrobe, it becomes easier to decide what to wear as you have fewer options. In addition, your capsule wardrobe can help you get more creative with your wardrobe compared to a cabinet with hundreds of items hanging in it.

• Capsule wardrobes are better for the environment


When you purchase fewer things, it can significantly impact the environment. Fewer clothes mean fewer chemicals released into the water bodies and air, fewer clothes dumped in landfills, and fewer carbon footprints.

fashion collage with basic alternative clothing pieces for women

• You can afford likable stuff


When you stop purchasing clothes, you don't need you have more money to buy more nice and fantastic stuff. This way, you can focus on buying high-quality pieces that can last for multiple seasons and years.

• You will reclaim hours of your life back


In your free time, think of the time you have spent buying clothes over the last few years, including online shopping, trying on, and making returns or exchanges. Then think of the time you have spent managing the clothes in your wardrobe. However, when you build a capsule wardrobe, you can invest less time on all these other things, which gives you more time to focus on other essential items.

• A capsule wardrobe can help you reduce unnecessary stress


When you see a mess around you, it is obvious to feel stressed, which can increase cortisol, the primary stress hormone of the human body. But when you shorten your wardrobe size will clear the mess from your home, and your room can become a relaxing and calming place. Moreover, getting dressed is stress-free when you have a wardrobe filled with the clothes you love; it can boost your confidence.

young woman in an edgy, alternative outfit is posing on a street


How to Build an Alternative Capsule Wardrobe?


Well, now it is time to follow a few steps to start building your versatile alternative wardrobe:

  •  Declutter your wardrobe


The foremost step towards developing a minimalist wardrobe is removing items from your current wardrobe that are not in use now. This will allow you to clear the mess and focus on creating a capsule wardrobe with the clothing items you love.

Still having your Barbie pink tops and bell skirts from high school, which simply do not match your current, alternative aesthetic? It may be a perfect opportunity to finally eliminate the mismatched pieces and substitute them with basic black tops, blouses, and simple skirts.

  • Donate and recycle smart


Try to donate or recycle clothes that do not fit you, items that you do not like, and clothes that are similar in style and color. Things that don't go with your body shape or skin type, and lastly, the clothes that are damaged. Now make some space in your wardrobe for items left in the categories like- bottoms, denim, tees, tanks, tops, sweatshirts, dresses, jumpsuits, jackets, and coats.

For old clothes, there are a few ways you can give them a new life and style. For example, using embroidered patches. Because the patches can be easily applied to almost any fabric. You can customize unique embroidery patches at GS-JJ with pictures of your favorite elements. These patches have a novel pattern and excellent quality. Accessorize your clothing with these patches and you can rework boring clothes into something fresh. You'll be amazed at the one-of-a-kind outfits! Welcome to making custom embroidery patches!

pathes.co embroidery emblem for alternative style

  •  Select your core capsule pieces


Once you are done with the above step, it's time to select the clothes you want to include in your capsule wardrobe. While doing this, you need to look for both functional and versatile quality basics. An available piece of clothing is practical and valuable for the current lifestyle. A versatile piece of clothing can be paired with other clothes that can be styled in different ways and carried in your alternative fashion styles.

When evaluating items for their functionality, you need to consider the item's fabric, weight, physical type, and how manageable it is to clean and maintain. While evaluating the garment, consider how easily it can be matched with other clothes, colors, and patterns and whether you can wear it to different events.

young woman in an edgy, alternative outfit is posing on a street

  • Create everyday outfits


Now that you have edited your wardrobe and selected core capsule pieces, the next step is to create ten or more everyday works with the garments you have put back in your closet. Including this step is helpful as having pre-planned outfits will make you feel more confident with a smaller wardrobe that can save you time and energy while getting ready. However, to create everyday outfits, you can get inspiration from Pinterest, take photos, start with one pair of bottoms, and find some suitable accessories.

  • Don't forget about the accessories


Accessories always put a final touch on the outfit. Especially, since it is an alternative fashion look. Accessories are like a cherry on top of your current ensemble. The capsule wardrobe is not an exception! 

Keep your accessories on the simpler side: patterned pashminas should be replaced with monotone scarfs, plastic earrings, and necklaces with simplistic jewelry from high-quality material. Of course, the new pieces should match your alternative fashion style and inner feel.


Final Thoughts...


A capsule wardrobe is a timeless trend that helps to save money, time, and energy. In addition, it also helps keep the planet because people who still follow fast fashion are likely to buy clothes frequently and dump them in landfills that remain for many years and release toxic chemicals that are life-threatening to nature. 

But when you follow the trend of a capsule wardrobe, you can contribute to saving the planet by maintaining limited and functional apparel that can last longer.
  • November 10, 2022

From Grunge to Goth: Mastering the Edgy Capsule Wardrobe for Any Alternative Style

close-up of black converse sneakers

For some people, capsule wardrobe might be a new word, while for others, it can be a familiar word. If you are new to this word and wonder what a capsule wardrobe is, then keep a little patience and keep reading as we are here to discuss and explain the complete guide about the capsule wardrobe. Building a wearable capsule wardrobe may be especially challenging if you prefer an alternative aesthetic in your style. 

But, don't fret! In today's post, we are going to explore everything about a capsule wardrobe and see how you can build your own set for your exquisite alternative style.

What Is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe isn't something new, especially for hardcore fashion lovers. The concept can be shortly described as a short collection of clothes that needs to be coordinated well. The exhibition is thoughtfully curated, easily interchangeable items crafted to maximize the number of outfits you create. You can carefully select around 30 clothes for your capsule wardrobe and assemble a company you can love for any occasion. 

A good capsule wardrobe will save you time, money, and closet space. In addition, you can also maintain a capsule collection of your handbags, like a vegan convertible backpack that can be used in different ways.

young woman in an edgy, alternative outfit is posing on a street


History of Capsule Wardrobe


The term capsule wardrobe goes back to the 1970s and belongs to Susie Faux. According to her, a capsule wardrobe contains a few essential and evergreen items, like skirts and pants, that you can carry with seasonal pieces. However, the concept of a capsule wardrobe took off with the designer Donna Karan's first capsule collection, Seven Easy Pieces. The group included a skirt, tailored jacket, dress, leather, a white shirt, and a sweater.

Capsule wardrobes have a revival primarily due to the increased public interest in reducing the negative impact of the fashion industry on the environment and the greater demand for popular and alt fashion brands with sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

What are the Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe?


A capsule wardrobe has many benefits, here are only a few:

• You will have to decide on less


When you have limited options to choose from, it makes you stress-free. On the other hand, when you have so many choices, you can get confused, and it takes longer to decide. However, with a capsule wardrobe, it becomes easier to decide what to wear as you have fewer options. In addition, your capsule wardrobe can help you get more creative with your wardrobe compared to a cabinet with hundreds of items hanging in it.

• Capsule wardrobes are better for the environment


When you purchase fewer things, it can significantly impact the environment. Fewer clothes mean fewer chemicals released into the water bodies and air, fewer clothes dumped in landfills, and fewer carbon footprints.

fashion collage with basic alternative clothing pieces for women

• You can afford likable stuff


When you stop purchasing clothes, you don't need you have more money to buy more nice and fantastic stuff. This way, you can focus on buying high-quality pieces that can last for multiple seasons and years.

• You will reclaim hours of your life back


In your free time, think of the time you have spent buying clothes over the last few years, including online shopping, trying on, and making returns or exchanges. Then think of the time you have spent managing the clothes in your wardrobe. However, when you build a capsule wardrobe, you can invest less time on all these other things, which gives you more time to focus on other essential items.

• A capsule wardrobe can help you reduce unnecessary stress


When you see a mess around you, it is obvious to feel stressed, which can increase cortisol, the primary stress hormone of the human body. But when you shorten your wardrobe size will clear the mess from your home, and your room can become a relaxing and calming place. Moreover, getting dressed is stress-free when you have a wardrobe filled with the clothes you love; it can boost your confidence.

young woman in an edgy, alternative outfit is posing on a street


How to Build an Alternative Capsule Wardrobe?


Well, now it is time to follow a few steps to start building your versatile alternative wardrobe:

  •  Declutter your wardrobe


The foremost step towards developing a minimalist wardrobe is removing items from your current wardrobe that are not in use now. This will allow you to clear the mess and focus on creating a capsule wardrobe with the clothing items you love.

Still having your Barbie pink tops and bell skirts from high school, which simply do not match your current, alternative aesthetic? It may be a perfect opportunity to finally eliminate the mismatched pieces and substitute them with basic black tops, blouses, and simple skirts.

  • Donate and recycle smart


Try to donate or recycle clothes that do not fit you, items that you do not like, and clothes that are similar in style and color. Things that don't go with your body shape or skin type, and lastly, the clothes that are damaged. Now make some space in your wardrobe for items left in the categories like- bottoms, denim, tees, tanks, tops, sweatshirts, dresses, jumpsuits, jackets, and coats.

For old clothes, there are a few ways you can give them a new life and style. For example, using embroidered patches. Because the patches can be easily applied to almost any fabric. You can customize unique embroidery patches at GS-JJ with pictures of your favorite elements. These patches have a novel pattern and excellent quality. Accessorize your clothing with these patches and you can rework boring clothes into something fresh. You'll be amazed at the one-of-a-kind outfits! Welcome to making custom embroidery patches!

pathes.co embroidery emblem for alternative style

  •  Select your core capsule pieces


Once you are done with the above step, it's time to select the clothes you want to include in your capsule wardrobe. While doing this, you need to look for both functional and versatile quality basics. An available piece of clothing is practical and valuable for the current lifestyle. A versatile piece of clothing can be paired with other clothes that can be styled in different ways and carried in your alternative fashion styles.

When evaluating items for their functionality, you need to consider the item's fabric, weight, physical type, and how manageable it is to clean and maintain. While evaluating the garment, consider how easily it can be matched with other clothes, colors, and patterns and whether you can wear it to different events.

young woman in an edgy, alternative outfit is posing on a street

  • Create everyday outfits


Now that you have edited your wardrobe and selected core capsule pieces, the next step is to create ten or more everyday works with the garments you have put back in your closet. Including this step is helpful as having pre-planned outfits will make you feel more confident with a smaller wardrobe that can save you time and energy while getting ready. However, to create everyday outfits, you can get inspiration from Pinterest, take photos, start with one pair of bottoms, and find some suitable accessories.

  • Don't forget about the accessories


Accessories always put a final touch on the outfit. Especially, since it is an alternative fashion look. Accessories are like a cherry on top of your current ensemble. The capsule wardrobe is not an exception! 

Keep your accessories on the simpler side: patterned pashminas should be replaced with monotone scarfs, plastic earrings, and necklaces with simplistic jewelry from high-quality material. Of course, the new pieces should match your alternative fashion style and inner feel.


Final Thoughts...


A capsule wardrobe is a timeless trend that helps to save money, time, and energy. In addition, it also helps keep the planet because people who still follow fast fashion are likely to buy clothes frequently and dump them in landfills that remain for many years and release toxic chemicals that are life-threatening to nature. 

But when you follow the trend of a capsule wardrobe, you can contribute to saving the planet by maintaining limited and functional apparel that can last longer.
portrait of a beautiful woman in a halloween witch costume

It's that time of year again – happy Halloween! For this season, why not try something a little bit different? Why not go dressed up in style instead of just in costume? Some popular ideas include dressing up as your favorite movie character or going as an iconic fashion trend from the past. Whichever route you choose, make sure it's done with class and flair! Today's post will show you how to add stylish touches to your looks with some easy tips.

Let Your Dark Side Take Over With the Right Accessories


The Gothic Ghost necklace is a must-have accessory for any haunted festival. Its delicate chain links look like cobwebs and spiders. This gives it a ghostly touch that'll have everyone talking.

It's perfect for adding an eerie touch to any outfit without going too overboard. Several ghost pendants on the market will give you just what you need. They come in all different styles and sizes, so there's sure to be one that fits your look perfectly.

If you're looking for something a little more subtle, try the Witch's Hat Ring. This silver ring features a witch's hat on top of a thin striped band. Add it to any existing jewelry collection, or use it as the perfect standalone piece for dressy occasions.

You can wear it alongside your sparkling diamond wedding ring, just make sure to put it on a different finger to make it stand out. You can also pair this ring with eye-catching fantasy makeup to achieve maximum spookiness!

Whether you're attending a costume party or simply passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, a glittering diamond pendant will add a touch of sophistication to your look. As the nights grow longer and the days grow cooler, let a diamond pendant light up your darkness. Finish off the look of elegance and charisma with a skeleton earring set. Try out the skeleton earrings set to add an extra touch of elegance and mystery to your Halloween look.

This eye-catching accessory will give your costume that final finishing touch of sophistication and charisma. Whether dressing up as a witch or vampire, these delicate earrings will perfectly match your costume's theme. And they won't take away from the allure of your other accessories or makeup!

studio portrait  of a woman in a halloween witch costume
Photo: A Koolshooter

Stylish and Spooky Halloween Costumes


Halloween is the perfect opportunity to show off your personal style. What better way to do so than with a stylish and spooky Halloween costume? Whether you're going for a gothic bride look or just want to add a little something extra to your costume, a black wedding ring is a perfect way to do it. While it may seem like an odd choice, a wedding ring can actually be the perfect way to add a touch of darkness to your look.

Here are a few stylish and spooky Halloween costumes you can use to take your costume game up a notch this year.

The Witch: This iconic costume is perfect for anyone who wants to look stylish and ominous simultaneously. You can dress up as Angela from "Stranger Things" or any other witch character for an even more sinister look. Finish with a black diamond solitaire ring to add a little edge to your look. Black diamonds are unique and mysterious, and they have a long history of being associated with the supernatural.

Ghost: If you're looking for something simple yet chic, try dressing up as a ghost! Many options are available, from princesses to spirits of all shapes and sizes. You could also go with a classic white sheet outfit if you want to be extra creepy.

Gothic Lolita: If vintage style is your thing, the Gothic Lolita look might be the perfect choice for you this Halloween season! This famous getup features black clothes, antique makeup, and heavy eyeliner accents. It's versatile enough to wear anywhere during the night and day, making it the perfect choice for any fashionista looking to stand out!

The Mummy: If you're looking for something classic yet terrifying this year, go mummy style! A dusty white robe topped off with metallic contacts made from PVC pipe will give you that deathly stare everyone loves. Make sure to include an iconic set piece like an embalmed corpse's coffin or an Ankh necklace.

studio portrait of a woman in a halloween costume with skull makeup look
Photo: A Koolshooter

Don’t Forget the Make-Up


Take a step into the dark with this dark-themed makeup look this Halloween. Here are a few tips for creating a dark-themed look for Halloween:

• Apply a dark brown eye shadow to the lid, followed by a black eye shadow.

• Apply a dark brown smudged liner on your lower waterline and inside your lower lash line with a black kohl pencil. Blend it with an angled brush or sponge applicator to create depth and definition around your eyes.

• Next, apply dramatic gothic eyeliner to your upper lash line and under your brows using an angled brush or sponge applicator. This is to create depth and definition there as well!

• Use a dark pink lip liner or lipstick to fill in your lips for an extra pop of color!

Tips for Dressing Elegantly for Halloween


Here are five tips for how to make your Halloween outfit look stylish and scary all at the same time:

• Choose an eye-catching color that will stand out against all the black outfits other trick-or-treaters wear. Try wearing something green or purple instead – these colors have historically been associated with evil in culture.

• Opt for a flattering fit – not too tight or too baggy – so your costume won't sag or droop in places when you move around. Ensure it covers your entire body so no one can see your skin underneath!

• Include accessories such as hats, scarves, and fins for witches. Go for fluffy evening dresses for vampires in your wardrobe to complete the look. Both looks can be complemented with aesthetic jewelry.

• Choose your outfit carefully. Make sure all the pieces fit well and complement each other. Remember, you don't want to look too busy or overdone; let your clothes do the talking!

studio portrait of a man in a halloween costume with skull makeup look
Photo: Koolshooter

Concluding...


Now that you know what to do, take a step into the dark with class and style this Halloween! Elegance doesn't always mean being boring. Anyone can be elegant during Halloween in their accessories and outfits. Create an alluring look with beautiful diamond stud earrings that command attention. They are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, they will add a touch of mischief to your Halloween look.

Have fun and keep safety in mind so that no one gets hurt. And remember, always make sure your costumes are certified eco-friendly. This ensures that no species faces extinction because of poor product design choices.
  • October 31, 2022

Haunted by Creativity: Win Best Dressed with This Ultimate Halloween Costume Guide (Ideas Included!)

portrait of a beautiful woman in a halloween witch costume

It's that time of year again – happy Halloween! For this season, why not try something a little bit different? Why not go dressed up in style instead of just in costume? Some popular ideas include dressing up as your favorite movie character or going as an iconic fashion trend from the past. Whichever route you choose, make sure it's done with class and flair! Today's post will show you how to add stylish touches to your looks with some easy tips.

Let Your Dark Side Take Over With the Right Accessories


The Gothic Ghost necklace is a must-have accessory for any haunted festival. Its delicate chain links look like cobwebs and spiders. This gives it a ghostly touch that'll have everyone talking.

It's perfect for adding an eerie touch to any outfit without going too overboard. Several ghost pendants on the market will give you just what you need. They come in all different styles and sizes, so there's sure to be one that fits your look perfectly.

If you're looking for something a little more subtle, try the Witch's Hat Ring. This silver ring features a witch's hat on top of a thin striped band. Add it to any existing jewelry collection, or use it as the perfect standalone piece for dressy occasions.

You can wear it alongside your sparkling diamond wedding ring, just make sure to put it on a different finger to make it stand out. You can also pair this ring with eye-catching fantasy makeup to achieve maximum spookiness!

Whether you're attending a costume party or simply passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, a glittering diamond pendant will add a touch of sophistication to your look. As the nights grow longer and the days grow cooler, let a diamond pendant light up your darkness. Finish off the look of elegance and charisma with a skeleton earring set. Try out the skeleton earrings set to add an extra touch of elegance and mystery to your Halloween look.

This eye-catching accessory will give your costume that final finishing touch of sophistication and charisma. Whether dressing up as a witch or vampire, these delicate earrings will perfectly match your costume's theme. And they won't take away from the allure of your other accessories or makeup!

studio portrait  of a woman in a halloween witch costume
Photo: A Koolshooter

Stylish and Spooky Halloween Costumes


Halloween is the perfect opportunity to show off your personal style. What better way to do so than with a stylish and spooky Halloween costume? Whether you're going for a gothic bride look or just want to add a little something extra to your costume, a black wedding ring is a perfect way to do it. While it may seem like an odd choice, a wedding ring can actually be the perfect way to add a touch of darkness to your look.

Here are a few stylish and spooky Halloween costumes you can use to take your costume game up a notch this year.

The Witch: This iconic costume is perfect for anyone who wants to look stylish and ominous simultaneously. You can dress up as Angela from "Stranger Things" or any other witch character for an even more sinister look. Finish with a black diamond solitaire ring to add a little edge to your look. Black diamonds are unique and mysterious, and they have a long history of being associated with the supernatural.

Ghost: If you're looking for something simple yet chic, try dressing up as a ghost! Many options are available, from princesses to spirits of all shapes and sizes. You could also go with a classic white sheet outfit if you want to be extra creepy.

Gothic Lolita: If vintage style is your thing, the Gothic Lolita look might be the perfect choice for you this Halloween season! This famous getup features black clothes, antique makeup, and heavy eyeliner accents. It's versatile enough to wear anywhere during the night and day, making it the perfect choice for any fashionista looking to stand out!

The Mummy: If you're looking for something classic yet terrifying this year, go mummy style! A dusty white robe topped off with metallic contacts made from PVC pipe will give you that deathly stare everyone loves. Make sure to include an iconic set piece like an embalmed corpse's coffin or an Ankh necklace.

studio portrait of a woman in a halloween costume with skull makeup look
Photo: A Koolshooter

Don’t Forget the Make-Up


Take a step into the dark with this dark-themed makeup look this Halloween. Here are a few tips for creating a dark-themed look for Halloween:

• Apply a dark brown eye shadow to the lid, followed by a black eye shadow.

• Apply a dark brown smudged liner on your lower waterline and inside your lower lash line with a black kohl pencil. Blend it with an angled brush or sponge applicator to create depth and definition around your eyes.

• Next, apply dramatic gothic eyeliner to your upper lash line and under your brows using an angled brush or sponge applicator. This is to create depth and definition there as well!

• Use a dark pink lip liner or lipstick to fill in your lips for an extra pop of color!

Tips for Dressing Elegantly for Halloween


Here are five tips for how to make your Halloween outfit look stylish and scary all at the same time:

• Choose an eye-catching color that will stand out against all the black outfits other trick-or-treaters wear. Try wearing something green or purple instead – these colors have historically been associated with evil in culture.

• Opt for a flattering fit – not too tight or too baggy – so your costume won't sag or droop in places when you move around. Ensure it covers your entire body so no one can see your skin underneath!

• Include accessories such as hats, scarves, and fins for witches. Go for fluffy evening dresses for vampires in your wardrobe to complete the look. Both looks can be complemented with aesthetic jewelry.

• Choose your outfit carefully. Make sure all the pieces fit well and complement each other. Remember, you don't want to look too busy or overdone; let your clothes do the talking!

studio portrait of a man in a halloween costume with skull makeup look
Photo: Koolshooter

Concluding...


Now that you know what to do, take a step into the dark with class and style this Halloween! Elegance doesn't always mean being boring. Anyone can be elegant during Halloween in their accessories and outfits. Create an alluring look with beautiful diamond stud earrings that command attention. They are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, they will add a touch of mischief to your Halloween look.

Have fun and keep safety in mind so that no one gets hurt. And remember, always make sure your costumes are certified eco-friendly. This ensures that no species faces extinction because of poor product design choices.
close-up of a female hand with red and black Halloween nail look

What is your favorite thing about the fall season? Apart from all of the romanticism and deliciousness, mine must be Halloween. I can't say I'm a big fan of dressing up in Halloween costumes, but spooky nails I wear regularly during October. With Halloween just around the corner, I've decided to compile some of my favorite creepy and cool-looking nail designs. From the simple and minimalistic looks to the most incredible intricate nail looks. Which one of these are you going to wear on Halloween?

close-up of a female hand with Black and Green Halloween nail look

  • Black and Green Acid Nail Look


Let's start this compilation with a badass long square nail covered in a green and black design. This nail look reminds me somehow of the Alien movie and video game franchise. Not an everyday look, of course, but something all nail art lovers must try at least once!

close-up of a female hand with Blood-Stained  Halloween nail look

  • Blood-Stained Nails for Halloween


If you want to do your own nails for Halloween this year but are not very good at nail art, then you should try this low-key blood-stained nail look. You'll only need two nail polishes to create the look: vivid red and glossy top coat. Blend the red color with a sponge to create a cool gradient effect.

close-up of a female hand with Minimal Black Halloween nail look

  • Minimal Black Claws


Who said you have to go overboard with your nails for Halloween? You can absolutely keep them on a 'minimalistic' side and choose a very simple black nail look with a little twist – a black flame-like design on a ring and middle fingernails. I love such simplicity!

close-up of a female hand with Cute Pumpkin Halloween nail look

  • Cute Pumpkin Nail Look


Do pumpkins and gourds automatically mean Halloween? No, they don't. But these vegetables automatically mean the fall season! Bring some color to your everyday nail look with these cute and minimal pumpkins on your naked nails. This look is great for every day and for Halloween as well.

close-up of a female hand with Beetlejuice-Inspired Halloween nail look


  • Beetlejuice-Inspired Halloween Nails


Creepy characters from movies and animated series are regular nail 'visitors' on Halloween. Would you like Beetlejuice to settle down this year? Pick this wonderful lime-green and purple nail design and don't forget to feature some black and white stripes in honor of Beetlejuice.

close-up of a female hand with red flaming Halloween nail look

  • Red Flaming Nail Look


Flaming-hot nail design is one of the most popular options for those, who like their claws to be eye-catching. How about decorating your nails for Halloween with hellish flame? I like how this design looks on a long, squared nail and a 'naked' base.

close-up of a female hand with pink and black Halloween nail look

  • Black and Pink Halloween Nails


Who doesn't like bats? These cute, nocturnal creatures are Halloween classics and vampire aesthetic dwellers. So, why don't we feature them on the nails? I like the black and pinkish-nude color combination and simple design with bats, crescents moons, and small stars. This nail look is simple but very appealing.

close-up of a female hand with eyeball Halloween nail look

  • Eyeball Nail Design for Halloween 


Now, for the creepy stuff! How about some actual, horrifying eyeball design on your nails? The pale, nude base for the look creates a strange, uncanny effect. This is something out of the Doom universe! For your comfort opt for short nails on your dominant hand.

close-up of a female hand with minimal Halloween nail look

  • Minimal Black and White Nails 


Back to minimalistic nail design for Halloween. This time it is a black French tip nail look with some geometric orange accents and cute white ghosts. Such nail design is a great alternative if you like moderate-looking nails.

close-up of a female hand with spiderweb Halloween nail look

  • Earthy-brown Spiderweb Nail Look


Lure your next prayer with the next Halloween nail look. The intricate design features nude and earthy-brown colors, small black spiders, and spiderwebs. If this is going to be your nail look of choice, you'll need to visit a nail salon to get the best results.

close-up of a female hand with barbwire Halloween nail look

  • Black and White Barbwire Halloween Nails


Why opt for short nails, when your nail technician can create a set of long, beautiful claws in no time? Cover them in opaque white gel nail polish and ask your artist to draw a thin, black barbwire all over the nails. A jaw-dropping Halloween look is guaranteed!

close-up of a female hand with Frankenstein-inspired Halloween nail look

  • Frankenstein Nail Art


If a classic Halloween combo of green and black is your favorite theme, then you simply have to try this Frankenstein-inspired nail look. It is seriously the cutest and matches the mood of the occasion ideally. Plus, it looks simple enough to recreate it yourself at home.

close-up of a female hand with white and red splashes Halloween nail look

  • Blood Splashed Halloween Nails


This nail design isn't only dangerous, but freakishly cool. These plain white claws covered in red splashes may be the best nail design for Halloween. Certainly, it is not for the squeamish people! The best would be to use a thick gel nail polish for the 'bloody' effect on the nails.

close-up of a female hand with celestial Halloween nail look

  • Celestial Nail Design for Halloween


For those who love celestial designs and dark feminine aesthetic, this nail look must be a blessing. It looks quite simple. You'll need only three nail polishes (white, black, and clear top) and a set of celestial nail stickers. Otherwise, you can use a thin synthetic brush to cover your nails in stars and planets.

close-up of a female hand with wiccan Halloween nail look

  • Nude and Black Ouija Nails


Witchcraft and everything connected to this dark topic is an excellent choice for Halloween. The black and nude color gradient is topped off with an ouija board design, rhinestones, and 3d pendants. This is one of those nail looks we never thought we would like.

close-up of a female hand with Jack-o-lantern Halloween nail look

Halloween Jack-o-lantern Nail Art


Another classic character of Halloween lore is the Jack-o-lantern. It would be even more strange not to mention it in this post. Made in traditional orange and black colors, covered in a thick layer of nail gloss, and looking on-point!

close-up of a female hand with Dragon Scales Halloween nail look

  • Dragon Scales Nails


Do you watch the House the Dragon series? The first season is almost at an end, and the fans are already excited for the next one. To honor these fantastic creatures, I've decided to feature this marvelous shimmering green nail look. 

close-up of a female hand with Spooky, Scary Skeletons Halloween nail look

  • Spooky, Scary Skeletons Nail Art


Spooky skeletons never get old, especially during October month. This Halloween nail look isn't for beginners. It requires a lot of patience and a steady hand. Lucky you, if you are a nail artist. If not, you can always make an appointment. 

close-up of a female hand with Thriller  Halloween nail look

  • Halloween Thriller Nail Look


Halloween is a time when terror becomes an art. You can perpetuate your favorite characters from scary movies in your nail art. The longer are your nails, the more characters you'll be able to draw on their surface!

close-up of a female hand with witchy Halloween nail look

  • Black and White Witchy Nails


Short squoval nails are a great canvas for a witch-themed Halloween nail look. Laughing witch on a broom and spooky dead tree will find their place on your ring and middle fingers. Other fingernails are kept plain or covered in chunky glitter.

Summary...


Hey, guys, that's all for today! These 20 creepy and cool Halloween nail ideas have conjured up a bewitching spell, transforming mere polish into a canvas of haunting beauty.

From sinister shades to spine-chilling designs, these nails have whispered secrets of the season, casting a spell of allure and fright. Whether it’s ghoulish ghosts or spectral spiderwebs, each stroke of creativity brings forth a macabre masterpiece.
  • October 05, 2022

20 Creepy And Cool Halloween Nail Ideas to Try This Year

close-up of a female hand with red and black Halloween nail look

What is your favorite thing about the fall season? Apart from all of the romanticism and deliciousness, mine must be Halloween. I can't say I'm a big fan of dressing up in Halloween costumes, but spooky nails I wear regularly during October. With Halloween just around the corner, I've decided to compile some of my favorite creepy and cool-looking nail designs. From the simple and minimalistic looks to the most incredible intricate nail looks. Which one of these are you going to wear on Halloween?

close-up of a female hand with Black and Green Halloween nail look

  • Black and Green Acid Nail Look


Let's start this compilation with a badass long square nail covered in a green and black design. This nail look reminds me somehow of the Alien movie and video game franchise. Not an everyday look, of course, but something all nail art lovers must try at least once!

close-up of a female hand with Blood-Stained  Halloween nail look

  • Blood-Stained Nails for Halloween


If you want to do your own nails for Halloween this year but are not very good at nail art, then you should try this low-key blood-stained nail look. You'll only need two nail polishes to create the look: vivid red and glossy top coat. Blend the red color with a sponge to create a cool gradient effect.

close-up of a female hand with Minimal Black Halloween nail look

  • Minimal Black Claws


Who said you have to go overboard with your nails for Halloween? You can absolutely keep them on a 'minimalistic' side and choose a very simple black nail look with a little twist – a black flame-like design on a ring and middle fingernails. I love such simplicity!

close-up of a female hand with Cute Pumpkin Halloween nail look

  • Cute Pumpkin Nail Look


Do pumpkins and gourds automatically mean Halloween? No, they don't. But these vegetables automatically mean the fall season! Bring some color to your everyday nail look with these cute and minimal pumpkins on your naked nails. This look is great for every day and for Halloween as well.

close-up of a female hand with Beetlejuice-Inspired Halloween nail look


  • Beetlejuice-Inspired Halloween Nails


Creepy characters from movies and animated series are regular nail 'visitors' on Halloween. Would you like Beetlejuice to settle down this year? Pick this wonderful lime-green and purple nail design and don't forget to feature some black and white stripes in honor of Beetlejuice.

close-up of a female hand with red flaming Halloween nail look

  • Red Flaming Nail Look


Flaming-hot nail design is one of the most popular options for those, who like their claws to be eye-catching. How about decorating your nails for Halloween with hellish flame? I like how this design looks on a long, squared nail and a 'naked' base.

close-up of a female hand with pink and black Halloween nail look

  • Black and Pink Halloween Nails


Who doesn't like bats? These cute, nocturnal creatures are Halloween classics and vampire aesthetic dwellers. So, why don't we feature them on the nails? I like the black and pinkish-nude color combination and simple design with bats, crescents moons, and small stars. This nail look is simple but very appealing.

close-up of a female hand with eyeball Halloween nail look

  • Eyeball Nail Design for Halloween 


Now, for the creepy stuff! How about some actual, horrifying eyeball design on your nails? The pale, nude base for the look creates a strange, uncanny effect. This is something out of the Doom universe! For your comfort opt for short nails on your dominant hand.

close-up of a female hand with minimal Halloween nail look

  • Minimal Black and White Nails 


Back to minimalistic nail design for Halloween. This time it is a black French tip nail look with some geometric orange accents and cute white ghosts. Such nail design is a great alternative if you like moderate-looking nails.

close-up of a female hand with spiderweb Halloween nail look

  • Earthy-brown Spiderweb Nail Look


Lure your next prayer with the next Halloween nail look. The intricate design features nude and earthy-brown colors, small black spiders, and spiderwebs. If this is going to be your nail look of choice, you'll need to visit a nail salon to get the best results.

close-up of a female hand with barbwire Halloween nail look

  • Black and White Barbwire Halloween Nails


Why opt for short nails, when your nail technician can create a set of long, beautiful claws in no time? Cover them in opaque white gel nail polish and ask your artist to draw a thin, black barbwire all over the nails. A jaw-dropping Halloween look is guaranteed!

close-up of a female hand with Frankenstein-inspired Halloween nail look

  • Frankenstein Nail Art


If a classic Halloween combo of green and black is your favorite theme, then you simply have to try this Frankenstein-inspired nail look. It is seriously the cutest and matches the mood of the occasion ideally. Plus, it looks simple enough to recreate it yourself at home.

close-up of a female hand with white and red splashes Halloween nail look

  • Blood Splashed Halloween Nails


This nail design isn't only dangerous, but freakishly cool. These plain white claws covered in red splashes may be the best nail design for Halloween. Certainly, it is not for the squeamish people! The best would be to use a thick gel nail polish for the 'bloody' effect on the nails.

close-up of a female hand with celestial Halloween nail look

  • Celestial Nail Design for Halloween


For those who love celestial designs and dark feminine aesthetic, this nail look must be a blessing. It looks quite simple. You'll need only three nail polishes (white, black, and clear top) and a set of celestial nail stickers. Otherwise, you can use a thin synthetic brush to cover your nails in stars and planets.

close-up of a female hand with wiccan Halloween nail look

  • Nude and Black Ouija Nails


Witchcraft and everything connected to this dark topic is an excellent choice for Halloween. The black and nude color gradient is topped off with an ouija board design, rhinestones, and 3d pendants. This is one of those nail looks we never thought we would like.

close-up of a female hand with Jack-o-lantern Halloween nail look

Halloween Jack-o-lantern Nail Art


Another classic character of Halloween lore is the Jack-o-lantern. It would be even more strange not to mention it in this post. Made in traditional orange and black colors, covered in a thick layer of nail gloss, and looking on-point!

close-up of a female hand with Dragon Scales Halloween nail look

  • Dragon Scales Nails


Do you watch the House the Dragon series? The first season is almost at an end, and the fans are already excited for the next one. To honor these fantastic creatures, I've decided to feature this marvelous shimmering green nail look. 

close-up of a female hand with Spooky, Scary Skeletons Halloween nail look

  • Spooky, Scary Skeletons Nail Art


Spooky skeletons never get old, especially during October month. This Halloween nail look isn't for beginners. It requires a lot of patience and a steady hand. Lucky you, if you are a nail artist. If not, you can always make an appointment. 

close-up of a female hand with Thriller  Halloween nail look

  • Halloween Thriller Nail Look


Halloween is a time when terror becomes an art. You can perpetuate your favorite characters from scary movies in your nail art. The longer are your nails, the more characters you'll be able to draw on their surface!

close-up of a female hand with witchy Halloween nail look

  • Black and White Witchy Nails


Short squoval nails are a great canvas for a witch-themed Halloween nail look. Laughing witch on a broom and spooky dead tree will find their place on your ring and middle fingers. Other fingernails are kept plain or covered in chunky glitter.

Summary...


Hey, guys, that's all for today! These 20 creepy and cool Halloween nail ideas have conjured up a bewitching spell, transforming mere polish into a canvas of haunting beauty.

From sinister shades to spine-chilling designs, these nails have whispered secrets of the season, casting a spell of allure and fright. Whether it’s ghoulish ghosts or spectral spiderwebs, each stroke of creativity brings forth a macabre masterpiece.