BEAUTY BAR: Gothic Glam

March 8th, 2016 at 2:10am

One of the biggest trends from New York Fashion Week was undoubtedly the black lip. Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show was all about the goth glamour and Marc Jacobs took a similar hardcore route. The punk look is in and it’s sneaking its way into our makeup bags. The intensity of the black lip may appear intimidating, but with the right outfit and makeup application, it can be done effortlessly.

When wearing black lipstick, know that the lipstick is the outfit. It’s the focus of what your wearing, so you must be mindful of what you put on to avoid looking like you’re playing dress-up. This Michigan State Fashionista knows exactly how to pull off this dark pout without any overkill. She kept her outfit simple by pairing a cream colored sweater with leggings and black booties. Her accessories were uncomplicated; wearing only a silver statement bracelet and diamond studs.

This Fashionista kept her makeup minimal by subtly lining her upper eyelids and adding only a dust of neutral eyeshadow. If you play up your mouth, you must be scarce on the eye makeup, and vice versa. However, contour to your heart’s content. To avoid looking like you just left a punk-rock show, give your face some dimension. Sharpen your bone structure by contouring and accentuate your nose and right above your cheekbones with a highlighter. Top it all off with some mascara and you’re ready to rock this runway look in the streets.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: If you’re going to pursue this look, get a matte lipstick that will not fail you. You want color-dense lipstick with long-lasting coverage, and this Kat Von D liquid lipstick will do just that. A soft base for application is vital in pulling off a serious lipstick, so investing in a lip exfoliant will be your best move. To get cheekbones and a radiant highlight like this Fashionista, the Anastasia Beverly Hills powder contour kit is the way to go.