Avril Lavigne and Pink frequently sport the punk makeup look. It's more about attitude!
While the punk style can often be about sporting grungy looks in a sophisticated way, punk makeup is anything but grungy. This makeup style isn't all about over-the-top eyeliner and glitter. As a matter of fact, it's about creating bold looks that are sure to grab anyone's attention. While it may seem easy to cake on the makeup and therefore create a punk look, it's quite the contrary. Punk makeup requires an excellent eye for colour and superb blending skills.
Things You'll Need:
Eye shadow base
Light eye shadow, Dark eye shadow
Medium-tone eye shadow
Bold coloured eye shadow
Black pencil eyeliner
Create a perfect palette. In order to have great-looking eye makeup, it's important to apply foundation and powder to even out your skin tone. Apply foundation and then touch up any imperfections with concealer. Apply a layer of powder to set the makeup.
Prep eye area. Apply an eye shadow base to your eyelid. You can use either a cream shadow, a cream concealer or a specialised product such as a MAC Paint Pots. Use your finger or a makeup brush to apply the base to your eyelids.
Highlight brow bone. Use an eye shadow brush to highlight your brow bone. You can use either a shimmery or matte colour. Popular colours include shimmery baby pinks, shimmery light golds and vanilla coloured mattes.
Apply the medium-tone eye shadow. Using an eye shadow brush, apply the medium tone eye shadow to your entire lid. You can use a medium-toned taupe, brown or Grey for this step.
Contour the eye. Using the darker coloured eye shadow, contour your eye. Apply the shadow to the crease, and if you have small eyes, take the eye shadow a little bit above the crease. Another option is to extend the crease colour past the socket of your eye. This will give you a much more dramatic look.
Add a pop of colour. If you prefer a smokey eye, you can skip this step and proceed on to Step 7. Choose a bright fuchsia, red, blue, purple or green. Lightly apply this colour just below your crease. Blend it thoroughly and repeat this step if you feel the colour isn't bold enough for you.
Apply eyeliner. Use your black eyeliner pencil to line both your upper and lower lash line. Make sure you smudge the eyeliner if you notice any harsh lines. Follow up with a coat of black mascara.
Apply lipstick or lip gloss. Depending on how bold of a look you want, you can either apply lipstick (as shown in the picture above) or lip gloss. A light pink or neutral coloured lip gloss also looks great with bold eye makeup.
Enjoy your new look!