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Make gothic glamorous

Make gothic glamorous

Pale skin, dark lips and deep eye make-up - there's something mesmerising about the gothic beauty trend. A whole host of A-listers have been following suit, such as Katy Perry at the 2016 Met Gala, but you don't have to as far as the pop star did to rock the goth aesthetic.

Here's how you can make this style an every day look rather than one best saved for Halloween.

First off, you really don't have to pick up a white powder and make your skin ghostly for this look.

"The best way to pull off gothic make-up is to stay clear of the heavy, pale foundation associated with this classic punk look and instead keep your skin more natural looking and luminous," top make-up artist Jane Bradley told Cover Media.

She suggests picking a light base which doesn't "mask" the skin - a few of our recommendations are Maybelline Dream Velvet Hydrating Foundation, NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum De Teint, they'll all give you the desired finish. Just make sure you pick one in the right tone, nothing that will give you a tan for the day.

Next, you don't actually have to make both your lips and eyes bold, as Jane reveals focusing on one makes more of a statement.

"A black smoky eye, or cleverly drawn black liner, worn with an almost bare lip keep things modern," she added. "Alternatively a perfectly painted blackcurrant pout worn simply with black mascara still makes a strong statement without looking OTT."

Smoky eyes can be brought to life with products like Urban Decay's Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette or Bourjois Quad Smoky Stories eyeshadow palette, while a dark pout would work wonders with tarte's drench lip splash lipstick in blackberry or Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry.

Whatever you opt for, both will work with either little or no blush, Jane notes. Pale, barely-there pinks are the best, like Bobbi Brown Blush in Pastel Pink or Topshop's Powder Blush in Good Girl.

So, how to top it off?

"Finally, a more natural brow looks best and take a step back from contouring to ensure the face looks soft and effortless against the dark precision of the lips or eyes," Jane concludes.

Gorgeous, gothic and glam make-up, here we come!

Cover Media