Face Of The Day: Fall 2012 Inspired Modern Goth Makeup Look

Dark pouts + dramatic eyes have been seen in past seasons but Fall 2012 brings us an interesting take on the goth look. Eyes drenched in shades of white, pearl and soft metallics were paired with the deepest berry, wine and even black lips and set against flawless, radiant skin. The end result? A gorgeous, modern look that anyone can wear.

Fall 2012 runway goth makeup trend
Etro and Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2012

Icy eyeshadow with Dark Glossy Lips

Products Used

* Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup in 2CN2 – buffed into the skin with MAC #188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush
* Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in Ultimate Brown – to fill in sparse areas
* NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese – from lashline to brow bone and lower eye as a base
* NARS Vent Glace Duo Eyeshadow – patted over Cottage Cheese
* Onyx from Anastasia She Wears It Well Eyeshadow Palette – blended on lashline and lower eye
* Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara in Excessive Black – top lashes
* MAC So Scarlet Lipstick and MAC Black Knight Lipstick – mixed together and painted on with a brush
* NARS Rouge Tribal Larger Than Life Lip Gloss – over the lipsticks

Extra Tips On Nailing The Look

• Eyeshadow-wise, those with fair to light skin can pull off cooler tones like silver and white while daker complexions will rock warmer golds and browns.

• Love the look of dark lipstick but don’t want to spend extra money on one? Just mix your favorite red lipstick with a black cream eyeshadow or gel eyeliner.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I thought that this look, while amazing, might be a little daring for me. I gave it a shot and I got tons of compliments. Love it! Thanks!

  2. Been wanting to try berry shades of lipstick, will take your tip on transforming my red lipstick with some black cream liner.

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