Makeup Bag: World Goth Day Edition

Today, May 22nd, is World Goth Day. I didn’t know that this was a thing until I saw something about it somewhere on the Internet, uh, yesterday, but it somehow makes sense that it comes two days after my birthday. I may no longer be as creepy as I was in high school (which is to say, super, super creepy), but I’m still partial to a goth-leaning beauty look. A dark lip, a heavily lined eye, a matte face, all at the same time — goth-inspired makeup is kind of my jam. Here are my favorite products for getting a dark, high-impact look, whether it’s World Goth Day or just a regular Tuesday …

MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense in 49 – satin blueberry: This deep burgundy hue, just shy of black, is so intensely pigmented (as the name implies) that you’ll definitely want to be careful about where you get it. Not like you’re wearing white, or anything. [$20, Sephora]

Benefit Benetint: This beloved stain can be dabbed on lips and cheeks for a rosy flush or layered on for an inkier appearance. Bonus: it looks like blood in the bottle! Especially if you break it on your bathroom floor. [$30, Sephora]

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent: Whatever your complexion, a silky matte face is key. This translucent powder is perfectly portable for reapplication throughout the day. [$4.99, Ulta]

Sephora by OPI Nail Color in Dark Room: It might be blasphemy to say, but black can be a little boring, especially on nails when you have to look at them all day. This opaque midnight green is almost black, but not quite. It earns a second glance every time. [$9.50, Sephora]

Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black: My favorite black liquid liner that I never stop talking about, ever, this prime drugstore pick is the only way to go. Something about the tapered felt tip and smudge-proof dry down makes it basically unstoppable, whether you’re putting it on or trying to keep it on all day. BURY ME WITH IT. [$5.59, Drugstore.com]

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