When I was thirteen I went through a "emo/goth," phase. Red, white, and black was my unofficial dress code. And though most people remember this phase of their teen years as something embarrassing, I look back on it fondly. After all, Evanescence is still a really cool band.
Not many kids really "got," why I dressed that way, especially not when my friends were so girly and preppy, but that never stopped me from doin whatever the hell I wanted. Every morning I'd get up to straighten my hair, chunk on the black pencil liner, draw on my little black mole, and go.
These days I do things a little differently. Instead of going as hardcore as straight hair, I opt for a sexy, Tim Burton-esque soft curl updo. This gives me more space for messing around with my eye makeup.
Now that I've grown up, I realize that black lipstick doesn't actually look good on me. Instead I picked a classic red hue (for this look I used a matte MAC color by Ru Paul).
Speaking of Tim Burton, if you pay attention, most of his classic characters are black and white. I guess you could say that played a part in the creation of this mod-goth winged eyeliner. The white opens up the eye while the black Sephora liquid eyeliner gives my eyes that hi-def look I love so much. Remember that when making an intense angle up from your eye, you want to keep your brows more straight. It will look you look less "intense," and more mysterious.
If you've been following my Facebook page, you'd have noticed that I'm taking this soft-goth look out the door too. If you're an "all black in summer," kind of girl, I'd love to see what you're wearing and hear some of your dark tricks! Let me know in the comments below.