Emo is a term that relates to music and fashion as well as the complete emo subculture. Emo fashion usually includes slim-fit jeans, tight t-shirts that often bear the names of emo bands, numerous belts and black wristbands and usually thick, black horn-rimmed glasses. The emo haircuts include long side-swept bangs, sometimes covering one or both eyes, straightened and often dyed black. Some of the emo fans have colorful highlights in their hair, usually blue, pink, red, or bleached blond. This kind of unusual outfit and hairstyle needs to be completed with a proper makeup. Most of the emo followers prefer makeup in the gothic style, and what is interesting is that not only women wear makeup, but also men. Getting emo makeup done is a bit difficult but here are some nice tips that can help to complete the emo style.
As any other good makeup style, emo makeup requires a nice subtle foundation. Before applying the foundation, one should clean the face with a tonic and a moisturizer. The color of the foundation is very important since emo followers like to enhance the eyes and eyebrows. Skin should be as pale as possible to get that dramatic gothic appearance. A light foundation, just a bit lighter than the actual skin tone, should be the perfect choice. One can also use concealer to cover the skin blemishes and dark circles under the eyes.
The eye makeup is the most important feature of emo style. Emo eye makeup involves highlighting of the eyes by using different types of eyeliner. The liquid eyeliner is the best to use as it slides smoothly on the skin. However, applying the eyeliner is not that easy. The best way to apply it is to start with the upper lashes while holding the skin of the upper lid taut. For a more dramatic look, the outside line should be a bit thicker than the inside line, and extended beyond the lash line. Emo people often use jet-black eyeliner and apply mascara to thicken and prolong the eyelashes. Eye shadow is typically applied when the eyeliner dries up. Black is often a color of choice for men while girls usually use bright vibrant colors such as pink, turquoise and red.
Emo people prefer to keep their lips simple. Girls will often use transparent lip-gloss or very pale lipstick, while men usually wear only the lip balm. Dark colored lipsticks or bright red ones are also very popular, as long as it does not disturb the focus from the eyes.