From Category: makeup


a close-up of a woman's face with a glittery makeup look

Makeup just like any other artwork can express your inner world through the intricate shapes and colors. Hence, why waste such an awesome opportunity to match your mood with your appearance? To help you with this uneasy task and inspire you to escape out of your comfort zone, I've gathered up these 10 breathtaking makeup looks. All of thems are inspired by various fantasy-based aesthetics, and they will surely help you emphasize your personality. Let's take a look?

a portrait of a beautiful woman with black and white gothic makeup look and hair

1. The Queen of Damned

Let's begin the list with one of my favorite aesthetics, which spread its roots deep into the fashion core. I'm talking about the Gothcore and the eternal need for darkness and ethereal beauty. This particular black and white look resembles the fine mixture between Cruella de Vil and the Spider Queen named Lolth. I simply couldn't pass by this dark duality. What are your thoughts on it?

a portrait of a beautiful woman with a fairycore-inspired makeup look

2. Mischievous Pixie 

Feeling mischievous? Maybe a fairycore-inspired makeup look will be a perfect match for your playful mood? The light green and light blue eyeshadow colors remind the peaceful beauty of the forest and petite pearls and glitter give the look a reflective appearance. As a final touch add a makeup gloss over the eyes. This look is not very wearable but is definitely enchanting.

a portrait of a beautiful woman with an elf-inspired makeup and hair look

3. Elvish Beauty

If Arwen from the Lord of the Rings skipped on her no-makeup makeup look for once, then she would probably wear something similar to the next look. Inspired by the intricate intertwining of tree branches and feathers, this elvish makeup look won't be easy in executing. However, with a little bit of makeup practice, you'll be able to nail it!

a portrait of a beautiful woman with a dreamcore-inspired makeup look

4. Dream Girl

To tell the truth, I have never heard of the dreamcore aesthetics before I started working on this post. Thi surrealistic theme combines all things dreamy: from the sweetest and the most innocent to dark and nightmarish. This particular girl, apparently,  has dreamed of unicorns and rainbows last night. I like how she added a few large, faux freckles on her nose and cheeks to make this makeup look even more trendy.

a portrait of a beautiful woman with a blue, mermaid-inspired makeup look

5. Sister Siren

Of course, today's list of the most beautiful fantasy-inspired looks won't be complete without dewy mermaid makeup. Flawless skin, glossy eyes and lips, and, of course, teal-colored eyes. This fantastic look is ideal for the summer and for those of us with blue and brown eyes. Well, if mermaids know the waterproof makeup technology, then they definitely wear similar looks all the time.

a portrait of a beautiful woman with an angel wing eyeliner look

6. Just Call Me Angel

Angelcore is yet another aesthetics I have never heard about before. Obviously, it is inspired by all things angel-related like feathers, wings, clouds, and tears. Therefore, if you feel like rocking an otherworldly look and reflect your inner peacefulness, then a pair of white wings will help you with this. Add some blue color to your eyelids to make this look brighter.

a portrait of a beautiful woman with a goblincore-inspired makeup look

7. Beauty in Ugly

Mushrooms, toads, and duckweed are the most common attributes of the next aesthetics – the goblincore. If you are a fan of the following things then you will surely like the weird beauty of this green and gray look. If you don't feel like losing your eyebrows for the sake of goblicore look, then you don't have to. You can simply bleach them up!

a portrait of a beautiful woman with a clowncore-inspired makeup

8. Sentimental Circus

Well, the next makeup look only looks bright and happy. In reality, the clowncore aesthetics is all about the duality of a personality. Clowns can be funny at first sight, but, at the same time, they can be creepy and evil. This doesn't mean you can't create your own interpretation of the clowncore-inspired makeup look and wear it when you feel like it.

a portrait of a beautiful woman with a vampire-inspired makeup

9. Immortal Kiss

The everlasting beauty of vampire aesthetics deserves a separate chapter in the big book of art. It is elegant, sophisticated, and combines so many old-timely elements and features. If one day you'll feel like approaching vampirecore you should start with the makeup. Black, red and dark violet colors are usually used to resemble this aesthetic, but maybe you'll go further and incorporate other shades?

a portrait of a beautiful woman with a witchcore-inspired makeup look

10. Something Wicca This Way Comes

And, lastly, let's take a look at this weird, witchcore makeup look. It reminds me a bit of the warpaint worn by bandits in the Elder Scrolls universe. Wearing something like this on your face will definitely set even the shyest person into the most daring Catwoman mode. And, if anything goes wrong during the day, you can always use one of your strongest enchantments against the enemies.

close-up of womans face with a black lip look

You can never go wrong with wearing a dark, haunting lip look. No matter what fashion critics have to say, dark lip makeup looks absolutely gorgeous on every skin complexion and absolutely anyone can pull off this daring makeup trend. The only major secret here is to find an ideal dark lipstick shade, which will ideally fit your inner vibe, the occasion, and, of course, your skin tone. Today we are going to find out everything you wanted to know about dark lipstick, discover how to evenly apply it to your lips, and much more!

How to Choose Dark Lipstick?

Well, first of all, let's discover what is the best dark lip color for your complexion. Girls with fair skin tones usually look the best with intense berry shades. Don't be shy about wearing very dark colors on your lips, vampires are always trendy! I love wearing dark and bold lipstick combined with bushy eyebrows and minimal to no makeup on my eyes. 

If you have warm undertones in your skin opt out for warm-toned lip colors like bold brick-red lipstick and true red. And if your skin has cool tones, colors like purple will look better on you. Ladies with medium and tanned skin tones should definitely try to wear plum or dark grape color on their lips, dark red also goes well with this skin tone. If you have a deep skin complexion go for dark chocolate, ripe plum, and magenta shades.

blonde woman with a dark red lip makeup

Nocturnal Blackness is a Key

I know, this might sound unbelievable, but black lipstick color is very versatile and anyone can effortlessly wear it. The ideal black lipstick should be opaque with only one thin layer. Creamy formulations should glide easily on your lips, like a charm, while matte black lipstick should feel comfortable on the lips. Combine with classic winged eyeliner, flawless foundation, and subtle highlights, black lipstick completes one of the most insolent, yet wonderfully sophisticated makeup looks. You should definitely try it out one day!

close-up of a pale woman's face and a process of black lipstick application

How to Flawlessly Apply Dark Lipstick?

Well-defined dark lips are the dream look for many makeup lovers. But how do you actually apply dark colors with such irreproachable precision? Believe me, it is not as hard as it seems at first. Practice makes perfect, of course, but you'll easily learn this lesson and will have no issues with any dark lip color in the future. 

Firstly, exfoliate and moisturize your lips' skin – an even and smooth surface is mandatory for flawless application. You can use a bit of vaseline and sugar to scrub your lips and your favorite lip balm to keep them nourished and moisturized. The next step is to give your lips a desirable precise shape. Use a well-sharpened matte lip liner in a similar color to shape your lips and fill them in with color. When finished, apply the dark lipstick on the top of the lip liner. Use a special synthetic brush for better precision. 

Now when you have your dark lip liner and dark lipstick on it is time to pay some attention to the edges of your lips. Use a clean synthetic brush for a tiny amount of your foundation or concealer and clean up any uneven edges and messy corners. Keep your hand steady and carefully outline your lips once again. As a result, you'll get a perfect, well-defined dark lip look. This method works great with vivid lip colors as well.

blonde girl is wearing dark violet lipstick

How to Wear Dark Lip Look?

Evidently, pairing intense lips makeup with very dark eye makeup, like this gorgeous Gothic smokey eye look is not the best idea. To look good you always need to keep your makeup well-balanced. Avoid wearing black and dark eyeshadow colors together with dark lipstick and keep your foundation natural. Stay away from harsh contouring, instead go for a subtle highlighter. Dewy highlighter placed on the highest points of your face will add dimension to your look, creating an appealing youthful effect. 


girl with smoky eye makeup, double eyeliner and red glossy lips is showing her makeup

Gothic smoky eyes were my favorite makeup look throughout my teen years. I did not spare black matte eyeshadow and eye kohl, smudging them all over my eyelids and not caring about the final results. I liked following only one makeup rule – the blacker, the best! And don't even get me started about my eyebrow routine, because there was none. Black eyeshadow and eyebrow absence were fascinating completion of my rebellious grungy outfit.

Many years, hundreds of youtube videos, and dozens of makeup lessons later I have finally mastered or at least moved towards my ideal smoky eye look. That's one great thing about aging, isn't it? I like to call this makeup the Nocturnal Eyes. Highlighted brow bone and eye corners, black matte eyeshadow, and incredible dramatic double eyeliner. Today I'm going to show you how to create this charming smoky eye makeup, which will look amazing for a night out with green, brown, and even blue eyes.

pictures with step by step instructions on how to to a black smoky eye makeup look with double eyeliner

  • Like any other makeup look, start your Goth smoky eyes with a nice eyeshadow primer. If you don't have primer use a tiny amount of concealer or foundation, apply the product all over your eyelid, and spread it with your ring finger.
  • Fill in your eyebrows using a dark brown or black pencil. Black smoky eye makeup demands well-defined, neatly filled eyebrows. You can follow my easy step-by-step eyebrow tutorial and learn how to shape your eyebrows in no time.
  • Highlight your brow bone and inner corners of your eyes with satin white eyeshadow. To intensify black eyeshadow and make it last all day long on your skin, apply matte black eye kohl all over your eyelid. Smudge the corners of the black base with a soft synthetic brush.
  • To make the transition between white eyebrow highlighter and black eyelid color, apply a matte gray eyeshadow to the crease. Blend the color with a fluffy blending brush. On the top of the black eye, kohl applies dark gray shimmer eyeshadow and blends it with the crease color.
  • For the outer corner use highly-pigmented black eyeshadow and apply it in V-shape. I like to use smaller brushes for precision. Blend it together with a dark gray color.
  • The next step will add even more drama to your look – tighlighting the upper and lower waterline. I suggest you use a waterproof eye pencil for tighlighting. For the bottom lash line use black matte eyeshadow and apply some dark gray shimmers as well. Blend both colors together.
  • Now it is time for a liquid eyeliner. I like to draw a bold cat wing from the start of the inner corner of my eyes. This trick will make them look longer and almond-shaped. Draw the bold eyeliner and the second wing right under the first one. The second wing should repeat the shape and direction of your cat's eye but be a little bit smaller.
  • Cur the lashes, apply a few coats of your favorite curling mascara and apply false lashes. Clean up the mess and hide any dark circles under your eyes with a good concealer. Your nocturnal eye makeup look is done, how do you like it?

black smoky eye makeup look with double eyeliner close up pictures

Wondering what lip color goes with such dark, dramatic eye makeup? You can wear subtle, nude shades and clear lip glosses to balance the look, or go for cherry-red lipstick. Sheer fuchsia, baby pink, and keen shades of ripe berries also go well with strong eye makeup. This time I've decided to wear bright red lipstick with shiny lip gloss on the top. And what do you think of this look? Do you like intense smokey eye makeup?


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