It’s that time of year again and, unfortunately, I feel the need to remind you all about Summer safety for you and your loved ones. I don’t care whether you’re at a concert or the grocery store: do not leave your darkling in the car! I implore you: because they are covered in black velvet and silk, unlike you or I, they are extremely prone to heat stroke. Some people say you can leave the car windows rolled down an inch to keep them cool, but that does not prevent sunburn! Goths are delicate creatures and will sizzle, smoke, and blister if left in the car for too long. Additionally, bringing along a compact with white press powder will keep their skin hidden from Normals and daylight in the event of melting makeup. Always remember: bring extra sunscreen and your buddy’s favorite collection of romantic poems when spending time at the park together. Stay safe, and have a lovely Summer.
Just because it’s a pencil doesn’t mean you can’t contour with it! Here are some products you probably already own that can be re-used to contour:
- Eyeshadow: use a cool-toned brown three shades darker than your skin tone for a more natural look. Or, use grey on whiteface makeup or any cool colour you want for a wackier look. Apply as you would normally and blend.
- Brow Pencil: lightly draw lines around your forehead and nose, under your cheekbones, jaw, and bottom lip. Go over the lines a few times in places where you want to create a more dramatic shadow(such as under the cheeks). The brow pencil should be darker than your skin. Blend with a slightly damp sponge or fingers.
- Lipstick: contouring with lipstick works really well on darker skin, watch lipstick contouring in action here.