Emo is considered to be a subculture which has been derived both from punk music as well as Gothic fashion. Though many people think that emo is popular as a type of music genre, it is actually the dressing style, especially the emo makeup which describes the emo style. Unlike other types of makeup, the emo makeup is not only done by women, but also by men. This is what makes the emo makeup truly unique. However, getting the emo makeup done is quite difficult because it is quite an elaborate style and it is only with a lot of practice that one can become an expert in applying emo makeup. So, if you find emo makeup interesting and want to adopt this style, here are some emo makeup tips that you can refer to. Read more on emo fashion and hairstyles.

Emo Makeup Tips for Girls

The emo makeup concentrates mainly on the eyes as the eye makeup of this style is very elaborate and dramatic. Actually, the eye makeup is said to be a combination of childlike innocence and darkness. This actually defines the emo lifestyle which is said to be a mix of sensitivity and sadness. So, if you want to try out this unique look, take a look at some of the tips on emo makeup.

Makeup Base
Just like any other makeup, the emo makeup also starts with the creation of the base for the application of the rest of the makeup. Before you apply the foundation, do not forget to clean your face by exfoliating, toning and moisturizing. Once this is done, you can begin applying the foundation. Though many people think that the emo makeup requires the person to have a white face, this is not very true. Rather, a white face will give you a Gothic look. On the other hand, one has to have a pale face for which one can use a foundation, lighter than one's actual skin tone. Also, do not forget to use concealer if you have dark circles under the eyes. Using the primer will also be a good idea, if you want your makeup to last for a long time. More on how to choose the perfect foundation.

Emo Eye Makeup
As I said earlier, the eye makeup is the most important part of emo makeup. Emo eye makeup is characterized by thick, dark eyeliners on both the upper and lower part of the eyes, followed by dark eye shadow. Though usually most people prefer to use black eyeliner to draw their eyes in emo makeup, other dark colors like gray, forest green, blue, dark brown will also look good. Once you have applied the primer, start applying the eyeliner on the upper part of the eye. The line should be thick and should be as close as possible to the lash line. You will have to apply 4-5 coats of the eyeliner to make the line thicker as well as darker. Do not forget to extend the thick line outside the eyes too. Once the upper eyelash is done, you have to start with the lower eyelash. Here, the eyeliner is applied inside the waterline and it is important to apply 3-4 coats to make it thick and dark. More on dramatic eye makeup.

After you have applied eyeliner on both the eyes, wait for sometime, till the eyeliner dries up, before proceeding to the eye shadow. For eyeshadow, the most common color used by women is black. The entire upper eyelid is painted with black color and for this, it would be best to use black eye paint. Once the upper eyelids are done, then the black eyeshadow is applied on the lower eyelids also, to complete the look. However, one need not stick to black eyeshadow, rather it has become a fad to use glittery eye shadows like silver, pink, etc. instead of black. Experimenting with different colors will help you to choose the one that looks best on you.

Finishing Touches
Once you have done with the eyeliner and eyeshadow, the next step would be to apply the mascara. First curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler and then apply the mascara on both the upper as well as on the lower lashes. It will also be a good idea to put on false eyelashes. However, if you want to do this, you will have to apply the eyelashes before you start with the eye makeup. After applying the mascara, you have to apply the lipstick. Though most people use a nude colored lip gloss while doing emo makeup so as not to shift the focus from their eyes, it is absolutely fine to use bright as well as dark colored lipsticks which suit your skin tone. A glitter lipstick or lip gloss will also look good with emo makeup. One should never apply blush when doing emo makeup as it is said that blusher takes off the focus from the eyes.

I hope this article on emo makeup tips and techniques has been helpful for you. Along with the emo makeup, get a emo hairstyle done and buy clothes which go with emo fashion trends. Wearing emo accessories including jelly bracelets, bright colored sneakers and armbands will help in completing your emo look.
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