Gothic Lipstick - How To Get a Goth Makeup Look

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but since our survival is largely driven by sexual selection, we often attempt to accentuate our features with make up. This is why its important to wear lipsticks. There are differnt types of gothic lipsticks available in the market today. I'm going to be sharing with you some few tips for picking the perfect Gothic lipstick color. My guidelines are built on color science so they are designed to save you time and money when you are out shopping for lipstick. In order to understand this, you're going to need to know a little bit more about the color wheel.

What's a Color Wheel

A color wheel is designed and organized in a circular way to show the relationship between primary, secondary and tertiary colors. The colors that are next to each other analogous colors and colors that are across from each other are complementary colors. Complementary colors tend to look really well together, they complement each other, they contrast one another, allowing each one to stand out. But in the makeup world they, also cancel each other out.

So now that you know a little bit more about the color wheel what does it have to do with picking the right lipstick color First you need to determine which your skin's natural undertone is. In order to do that, you need a natural light.

Once you're out of natural light all you need to do is look at your arm and you're looking for the veins on your arm. If the veins on your arm appeared to be more purple or blue, you are cool toned and if they appear to be more green or golden you're warm toned. If you're cool toned you're going to look good in gothic lipsticks that have cool undertones so these are undertones like black, purple, teal and blue. If you're warm you're going to look good in gothic lipsticks that have warm undertones.

Applying Goth Lipstick

The process is quite easy. You first need to apply lip liner. Now that the lip liner is on and covering the whole lip, you want to take your dark lipstick or the lipstick you've chosen to apply and apply it right over the top. You really don't want to use anything that's too shiny or glittery. If you wanted to do a little shine, you could do that as well. It's completely personal preference. You want it to blend well as it can look kind of crazy if it's not blended in nicely.

Match the liner to the lipstick. If you do want to add a little bit of gloss, that's all your personal preference. You can take a little bit of deep dark gloss if you're using a dark gothic lipstick. If you feel like it's too matte and you need a little bit of a shine, just put a little bit of dark gloss right on top and you're good to go.


These are just guidelines. Just because you're warm tone doesn't mean that you can't wear cool toned lipsticks and just because they're cool tone doesn't mean you can't wear warm tone lipstick. These are just simple guidelines to make it a lot easier for you when you're shopping in order to make it more comfortable finding gothic colors that look good on you.