Get in touch with your inner goth for this season’s daring make-up trend. Beauty expert Triona McCarthy shows us how with all her insider tips and tricks.
Go for a super-strong gothic eye framed against a nude background or try the look I’m sporting in my picture, above: a vampy lip and a nude eye socket.
Your skin should look absolutely flawless. You don’t need to go paler with your foundation — doing so can look chalky and unnatural. Get your exact match at Boots, as No7 have a free foundationmatching service. A trained No7 advisor uses this device, to measure your skin colour and will then match it to one of the new skin-true shades in the new No7 Stay Perfect Foundation range, €18.25, Boots.
Eyes are next. Try the Pale Caramel duo, €24, from Dr Hauschka’s Slow Mood collection, from selected pharmacies and health-food stores nationwide. Use the lighter shade on the eyelid and smudge a bit of the deeper colour in the corners. Finish with a light coating of mascara on your lashes.
A touch of blusher such as Isadora’s Glow Stick in Vintage Rose, €15.50, will give you just the right amount of warmth. For that Gucci-esque gothic look on your lips, try L’Absolu Mat Cashmere in Magie Pourpre, €25.41, a luscious plum from Lancome’s Midnight Roses collection.
Finish by painting your perfectly manicured nails with Lancome Vernis In Love in shade Infusion de Prune, €18.
Start lightly and then go as dark as you dare