Steampunk is all about adding a Victorian feel to your look. This means you’ll need to go over the top with your makeup. Here we’ll show you how to do steampunk makeup like a pro.
What is Steampunk Makeup?
Steampunk is a subculture that combines science fiction and Victorian era fashion. When you do your makeup for Steampunk, you’ll want to use a lot of dramatic colors like dark browns, purples, reds, and greens. You’ll also want to add some metallic gold accents with glitter. Head to the nearest thrift store for some cool costume jewelry if you need something to really sell it.
To get steampunk makeup off your face at the end of the night, just wash your face with alcohol or baby wipe and then moisturize.
Step 1: Paint your face
Begin by painting your face in a dark color. Don’t worry about the design, just focus on covering everything up so you don’t look like a ghost once you finish. You can use a dark brown or black paint for this step.
Step 2: Highlight your brows and EYE SHADING
This is the first step in your steampunk makeup routine. Start by applying a highlighter on your brow bones and the insides of your lower eyelids. You can also use a shimmery shadow below your eyebrows to add some depth.
Step 3: Foundation
Start with a light foundation. This will help your face look its best.
Next, add some color to your face. Whether it’s a blush or eyeshadow, start with one layer and build up from there.
Finish off by adding a little more color in the form of lipstick and lip gloss.
Step 4: Add texture
One of the most important parts to doing steampunk makeup is adding texture. You can do this in a number of ways from using powders, creams, and liquids.
As you can see, there are several different ways of adding texture to your makeup. To create a more natural look, try using a cream or powder stick that is available in nearly any cosmetics store. The downside with these items is they can be pricey and there may not be enough color options for you to match your outfit.
If you want to add a more unique feel, check out liquid lipsticks. These products come in a variety of colors and shades which will allow you to create a vivid look whether it’s daytime or nighttime. This product also comes in many different textures from matte to glosses so you’ll have plenty of options when applying it to your lips.
Step 5: Add depth with eyeshadow and mascara
One of the easiest ways to make your eyes look more rosy is by wearing a deep blue shadow with some brown tones. This gives your eyes a natural, sparkly effect and helps make them look more gorgeous.
If you want to add more depth to your look, try using multiple colors on one eye. This will add an interesting contrast between the two colors, which will make your eyes pop even more.
To finish off your steampunk makeup, use a bold mascara that gives volume to your lashes. It’s important that you curl your lashes before applying this product so they stand out even more and feel natural instead of clumpy.
To get a steampunk look, start with foundation. Apply it in a thin layer all over your face. You can use a brush to apply this or simply use your fingers. Blend well and set with powder.
Next, you’ll want to create a stone cold glare. For this, you’ll need black shadow and brown eyeshadow. Start by applying the brown on the top of your eyelid and then put on the black shadow on the bottom half of your eyelid just above your lashes.
Now for the lips! Use white lip liner first, then apply lipstick in a dark red color like berry or burgundy. You could also use cherry or dark raspberry if you want something closer to red without being too bright. Apply blush on the apples of your cheeks to add some color there as well if you want!