5 Goth Makeup Must-Haves To Tap Into The Trend

5 Goth Makeup Must-Haves To Tap Into The Trend
Goth makeup has made a comeback in a big way recently thanks to Netflix’s Wednesday series. Jenna Ortega’s take on Wednesday Addams has had everyone going wild for goth style – not to mention her dance moves. While Wednesday has brought goth style to the forefront, it’s a trend that’s been building quietly.

Both Dior (pictured) and Versace showcased their take on goth makeup with their spring/summer 2023 shows; models were given kohl lined eyes with Dior even opting for pigtails. Given the appreciation for 90s makeup, it was only a matter of time before the pivot from grunge to goth beauty was made. It’s worth noting that goth makeup in 2022 has universal appeal. There’s a dash a black liner, but the wider palette of soft browns paired with lit-from-within skin makes it more wearable. Here are the must-have makeup products to channel your inner goth…

5 Of The Best Goth Makeup Products


By Terry

Crayon Blackstar, £24.00

The Long-Lasting Liner
Black liner is a prerequisite for all goth makeup looks – whether you’re channelling Dior's spring/summer 2023 or Jenna Ortega in Netflix’s Wednesday. By Terry’s crayon allows you to create jet-black graphic liners or more of a smudged look in the seconds between you applying and the formula setting. We recommend lining your lower and upper lashes – if your eyelids are naturally more hooded, try Milk Makeup’s Zanna Roberts-Rassi’s trick of taking your liner halfway across rather than into the inner corners.


Anastasia Beverly Hills

Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, £46.00

The Eyeshadow Palette
Opt for dark browns or greys rather than straight black eyeshadow. It’s a softer, more modern take on goth makeup and emulates Jenna Ortega’s decision to wear a mixture of muted tones rather than the traditional black dress with a white collar. Anastasia Beverly Hills’ palette provides a full spectrum of brown and beige tones to experiment with. Our go-to shades include Cypress Umber, Rustic and Sienna. If you want to go down the grey route, look to Byredo Eyeshadow Palette, £60.00. Use the darker shades to gently define your upper and lower lash lines.



Tinted Matte Balm, £22.00

The Dark Nude Lip
Goth makeup may have traditionally featured a black lipstick, but a dark nude is much more wearable. 19/99’s Tinted Matte Balm provides the right depth of colour and keeps your lips hydrated in the current sub-zero temperatures.



Dew Drop Foundation, £70.00

The Lit-From-Within Base
Replace your matte base for a lightweight luminising formula to achieve that gentle glow. These clever drops can be worn alone or mixed in with your face cream to create your own tinted moisturiser. If you want to dial up your radiance a further notch, try Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer, £24.00 along your cheekbones and Cupid’s bow.


Rare Beauty

Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara, £11.00

The Lash-Defining Mascara
Lashes should be defined and lengthened, but not over-the-top. Rare Beauty’s mascara is one of our favourites for the jet-black definition. One or two coats will have you channelling your inner goth without flaking or leaving your lashes feeling crispy.


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