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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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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".VoilĂ !

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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)!