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55 Macabre Makeup Looks

From Bold Cosmetic Tutorials to Gothic Sorceress Photoshoots

— May 22, 2014 — Fashion
With the upcoming release of Disney's Maleficent film and an enduring fascination in eerie fashion, dark and edgy makeup looks seem to be the bold cosmetic movement of the year.

There's something so intrinsically riveting about dark make-up looks. Something about a woman done up with a vampy, technicolor eye shadow, over-emphasized dark eyebrows or sultry blood-colored lips make her an instant, attention-grabbing vixen. It's no surprise then that Gothic-inspired makeup looks have been spotted across the fashion industry in magazine editorials, celebrity makeup campaigns and DIY beauty tutorials. An emphasis on the darkly mysterious is a clear focus in the cosmetic industry as women seem to enjoy taking a walk on the dark side with edgy, bold cosmetic looks.
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Monochromatic Nail Tutorials
Monochromatic Nail Tutorials
The YSL Tuxedo Manicure Can Be Replicated in a Step by Step Process
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54
Darkly Metallic Beauty Lines
Darkly Metallic Beauty Lines
The Tesori D'oriente Hammam Packaging is Arabic-Inspired
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53
Gothic Lip Glosses
Gothic Lip Glosses
This Gothic Lip Gloss from SteamBath Factory is Hauntingly Sweet
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52
Lilac Celebrity Cosmetics
Lilac Celebrity Cosmetics
The Kelly Osbourne MAC Collection is Purple-Themed
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51
Literary Heroine Manicures
Literary Heroine Manicures
Duri Cosmetic's ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Nai
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50
Gothic-Embroidered Manicures
Gothic-Embroidered Manicures
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Collection Showcases Fake Lace Nails
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49
Mysterious Perfume Ads
Mysterious Perfume Ads
The Megan Fox Armani Code Commercial Will Give You Chills
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48
Sultry Manicured Portraits
Sultry Manicured Portraits
This Jenny Longworth Nail Art Editorial Graces Wonderland Magazine
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47
DIY Dystopian Film Manicures
DIY Dystopian Film Manicures
This Hunger Games Nail Look Represents Katniss Everdeen's District
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46
Gothic Designer Combs
Gothic Designer Combs
Anna Sui Japan Adds New Hair Care Line
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45
Glitter-Glazed Beauty Shoots
Glitter-Glazed Beauty Shoots
Florentin Dilyana Captures Victoria Yun for 12 Mag January 2014
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44
Avant-Garde Cosmetic Captures
Avant-Garde Cosmetic Captures
This Fat Magazine 2014 Editorial Features Model Lindsey Wixson
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43
Disney-Inspired Makeup
Disney-Inspired Makeup
The Mac Cosmetics x Maleficent Collection is Dark and Villainous
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42
Raccoon Eye Makeup
Raccoon Eye Makeup
'Le Fantome de l'Opera' by Erminando Aliaj is Heavy on the Eyes
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41
Dark Dewy Beauty Shoots
Dark Dewy Beauty Shoots
The Karolina Niemiec 'Lucid' Series Focuses on a Dramatic Dreamscape
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40
Pierced Couture Captures
Pierced Couture Captures
The Katlin Aas Glass Magazine Editorial is Fiercely Styled
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39
Gothic Scents
Gothic Scents
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Creates Dark-Sided Perfumes
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38
Ethereal Intergalactic Images
Ethereal Intergalactic Images
The Chaos Theory by Thom Kerr Editorial is Out of This World
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37
Marx Brothers Brows
Marx Brothers Brows
Fabiana Capra is All Hair & Brows for Jean-Francois Aloisi in Zoot Magazine
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36
Gothic Cosmetic Close-Ups
Gothic Cosmetic Close-Ups
The Anna Moya Beauty Scene Exclusive Embraces Deep Violet Hues
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35
Clownish Futuristic Cosmetics
Clownish Futuristic Cosmetics
Blue Velvet by Katya Tsyganova is Dark and Moody
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34
Glamorously Gilded Makeup Ads
Glamorously Gilded Makeup Ads
The Dior Golden Winter Christmas Campaign Stars Model Daria Strokous
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33
Evil Antagonist-Inspired Makeup
Evil Antagonist-Inspired Makeup
The MAC Venemous Villains Line Takes Cues From Disney Bad Guys
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32
Frosted Beauty Portraits
Frosted Beauty Portraits
The Ice Age Editorial by Ruo Bing Li Embraces Winter Cosmetics
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31
Vanguard Masked Portraiture
Vanguard Masked Portraiture
The Hunger TV Out of Darkness Editorial is Conceptually Bold
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30
Gothic Makeup Tutorials
Gothic Makeup Tutorials
Flare's 'The Blackened Lip' Video Breaks Down a Dark, Current Look
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29
Kaleidoscopic Eyeshadow Editorials
Kaleidoscopic Eyeshadow Editorials
The Karen Pang Black Beauty Image Series is Rainbow Hued
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28
Horrific Sacrilegious Seductresses
Horrific Sacrilegious Seductresses
The Horror Chiq-Holy Beauty by Jenn Hoffman Spread is Alluring
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27
Disco Brows
Disco Brows
Eclectic Eyebrow Wear at Australian Fashion Week
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26
DIY Dripping Mascara Lashes
DIY Dripping Mascara Lashes
KlairdeLys Teaches How to Create Black Tears Eyelashes
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25
Onyx Lips
Onyx Lips
'Black Turquoise' by Olya Yakovleva Puts a New Spin on Black Lipstick
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24
Literary Fragrances
Literary Fragrances
Scent Stories Gets Inspired by Classic Grim Tales
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23
Singled-Out Makeup Ads
Singled-Out Makeup Ads
The ck One Cosmetics Fall 2013 Campaign Showcases Flawless Faces
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22
Bling-Encrusted Faces
Bling-Encrusted Faces
Fritz Helder and the Phantoms Extreme Rhinestone Face Coverings
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21
Crass Cosmetic Portraits
Crass Cosmetic Portraits
Diego Beyro Takes Face Makeup Looks to the Extreme with ‘Make Up'
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20
Submerged Golden Goddess Captures
Submerged Golden Goddess Captures
This Jan Masny Beauty Series Features a Model Covered in Gold
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19
3D-Printed Nail Art
3D-Printed Nail Art
The Laser Girls Create Intricate Sculptural Designs for Nails
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18
Hauntingly Intimate Editorials
Hauntingly Intimate Editorials
The OOB Magazine ‘Toxik Beauty’ Photoshoot Stars Valeri
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17
Smeared Cosmetic Captures
Smeared Cosmetic Captures
This Playing Fashion Editorial Features Red Lips and Smeared Cosmetics
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16
Cape-Infused Beauty Captures
Cape-Infused Beauty Captures
These Fantastic Beauty Photos Features Women Wrapped in Black Capes
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15
Androgynous Cosmetic Captures
Androgynous Cosmetic Captures
The Takahiro Ogawa ELLE Mexico Editorial is Punk Rock Inspired
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14
Opulent Oriental Editorials
Opulent Oriental Editorials
The How to Spend it April 2013 Frost Photoshoot Displays Eastern Style
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13
Experimental Makeup Editorials
Experimental Makeup Editorials
Interview Germany 'You're Beautyful' Stars Model Marie Piovesan
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12
Goth-Like Geisha Photoshoots
Goth-Like Geisha Photoshoots
The Photo Series Starring Emily Green by Henryk Lobaczewski is Edgy
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11
Split Personality Cosmetic Looks
Split Personality Cosmetic Looks
'Variance' Presents a Variety of Makeup Looks on One Woman
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10
Edgy Updo Editorials
Edgy Updo Editorials
The Eniko Mihalik Allure November 2011 Shots are Breathtaking
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9
Edgy Archaic Beauty Looks
Edgy Archaic Beauty Looks
Natalia Vodianova Looks Fierce on the Cover of Vogue Paris March 2012
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8
Dramatic Facial Decals
Dramatic Facial Decals
A Monochrome Thespian Mood of Irina Nikolaeva by Vladimir Vasilchikov
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7
Vigilante Makeup Creations (UPDATE)
Vigilante Makeup Creations (UPDATE)
Iconic Movie Eye-Makeup by Jangsara is Totally Badass
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6
Rocker Chic Matte Nail Polish
Rocker Chic Matte Nail Polish
KO Flatte by Knock Out Cosmetics For Girlie Goth Nails
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5
Molten Makeup Looks
Molten Makeup Looks
Beauty from Estonia by Reanne Derkson is Perfect for Winter
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4
Polished Punk Fashion
Polished Punk Fashion
The Vogue Taiwan 'Punk Me' Photoshoot Stars Ellinore Erichsen
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3
Harlequin Goth Fashion
Harlequin Goth Fashion
Vogue Italia's Black Widow Couture
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2
Victorian Clown Photography
Victorian Clown Photography
The Paco Peregrin 'Spectacular' Editorial is Dark and Dramatic
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1
Gothic Sorceress Photoshoots
Gothic Sorceress Photoshoots
The Fashion Canada 'Dark Ages' Editorial Stars Model Bekah Jenkins
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