Hello everyone! Since many people have been asking about how I sometimes do my eyes for more gothic shoots, I decided to put a tutorial together to tell you just how I do it. The method I am about to show you doesn't just only work for red, but can work for a multitude of bright colors as well including: dark pink, purple, blue, green, and silver/grey. I will be doing one eye in the bright red and the other in bright blue to show you. Most if not all the products I will use here are MAC.
First: Start with a clean face. Do not apply foundation or concealer yet. Working with deep color highly-pigmented shadow can lead to little fallen fragments on your cheeks and the rest of your face. Best to do the eye makeup first in this case then follow up with your foundation, blush, concealer etc.
Step 1: Apply a neutral cream base from under your eyebrow down into the crease of your eyes. I recommend the base you pick to be a matte rather than shimmer. Do not put it all the way down on your lid. I am using Mac's Paintpot in Soft Ochre. Pick a shade that is slightly brighter than your skintone to brighten up your eye area.
Step 2: Pick your base paintpot.
For red, purple, or orange type colors use Paintpot Artifact (the reddish one)
For blue, green, purple, silver, and red as well but it won't pop as much as with Artifact, use the Blackground Paintpot.
Using Mac brush #210, which has a very precise tip, paint just your lid in the paintpot.
Step 3: Using Mac brush #217, add and blend the paint pot into the crease.
Step 4: Apply your main color shadow from the inner corner of your eye to about 3/4ths of the way over using the smaller tip brush #210.
For the blue, I am using Mac Freshwater and for the red I am using Mac's red from the trio RedZone. Redzone was a special holiday release about 2 years ago. To find a red like this one, try Urban Decay or Make Up Forever. I haven't been able to find a red exactly like this one however, but if you are lucky enough to live near a Mac prostore, they may carry one.
Step 5: Apply black shadow to the outside corner and blend in using brush # 217. The Mac color I have used here is Carbon. Also, you can finish under your eye as you wish. I first put down the paint pot and then blended the colors underneath.
Step 6: Clean up all the shadow residue off your face. Wipes are wonderful to use.
Step 7: Apply the rest of your make up =)
Bonus lips: For red/black gothic lips. Line your lips in black, pat a black lipstick from the liner in, blending in your liner. Do not color your lips all the way with black. Blot off any excess black lipstick. Color in your lips with red. Using black lipstick from Mac and Dragon red lipstick from Shiseido.
I hope this was informative and helpful to everyone! Also, just to note, I do not work for Mac but my full time job is to be a makeup artist. I use many different types of makeup, just Mac is awesome to use for a gothic or punk look!
Thank you everyone!