Pastel shades, nude lipstick and expressive eyelashes. We bet you didn’t imagine the steampunk look at all. What is he really like?

Steampunk is a genre of science fiction inspired by the era of steam power and Victorian England. Over time, steampunk has become a real subculture. Its adherents even developed a special style in make-up and clothing, which can be called "retrofuturism" . What are its features?

Steampunk Makeup Features

Unusual style provokes experiments and extraordinary images, but not all shades and textures will be appropriate. Bright neon shadows are best left for a disco party. But funds with a metallic finish and pastel shades will come in handy.

Adopt techniques that allow you to make both eyes and lips expressive, but within reason. Draw wide black arrows, use false eyelashes and paint lips with wine lipstick - all this is great for steampunk makeup.

Steampunk girl makeup: step by step photo tutorial

Before you start applying steampunk makeup, prepare the necessary cosmetics.

For face tone:

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin 2.0 foundation ,

  • Maybelline New York Master Contour Pencil Sculptor - 02 .

For eye and lip makeup:

  • Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette ,

  • Maybelline New York EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24H – 03 Black ,

  • Mascara Maybelline New York The Colossal Big Shot ,

  • NYX Professional Makeup Precision Brow Pencil – Taupe ,

  • NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Crème - Berlin .

  1. Apply foundation to your face, blending properly from the center to the periphery. Conceal under-eye circles and other skin imperfections with concealer.

  2. Contour your face so it doesn't look flat. Darken the area under the cheekbones, temples, wings of the nose and the area on the forehead along the hairline with a creamy brown shade corrector. Blend thoroughly with a brush or sponge.

  3. Matte reddish shadows emphasize the orbital line, as well as the lower eyelid, then darken the eyelids closer to the outer corners of the eyes with matte dark brown shadows.

  4. Shine golden or orange shadows paint over the entire moving eyelid. They also emphasize the inner corners of the eyes. Stroke the outer corners with black matte shadows and gently blend the borders.

  5. Emphasize the mucous membrane of the eye from above with a black pencil or gel eyeliner. Draw arrows and paint over the eyelashes with mascara. For a more eccentric and vibrant look, add a strip of false eyelashes.

  6. Make your lips brown. Add a bronzer to your makeup - lightly walk it along the sides of the forehead, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cheekbones and chin. Fill in your brows with a pencil or eyeshadow and gel.

    The image is ready!

Steampunk makeup for every day

If you're looking for a casual steampunk make-up, ditch the hottest steampunk staples: metallic finishes, false lashes and rhinestones.

Make up your eyes in pastel colors. Soft pink or blue tint on the eyelids will harmoniously complement the everyday look.

By the way, soft pink and caramel shades of lipstick also correspond to the spirit of steampunk. So there is no need to look for a compromise.

To make the image more expressive, you can draw wide arrows and paint over the eyelashes with mascara in two layers.

Steampunk theme party makeup

A theme party is a great chance to let your imagination run wild and experiment with your look. Since the essence of the steampunk style comes down to an organic combination of technology and tradition, this is exactly what you should beat in makeup and hair.

  1. Apply a pastel blue eyeshadow to your lids.

  2. Then draw black arrows and thickly paint over the eyelashes with mascara.

  3. Finish with scarlet lipstick.

  4. Makeup can be supplemented with unusual patterns, reminiscent, for example, of gears.

It remains to put your hair in the perfect Hollywood wave or experiment with bouffant. By the way, accessories can also successfully complement the image - for example, a leather hat.

Steampunk Bride Look

Brides who opt for a steampunk look for their wedding will suit metallic makeup. Light but expressive silver smoky eyes in combination with neutral lips will look gentle and appropriate for a special occasion.

In this step-by-step video tutorial, we analyzed the image in detail.

And girls who are not afraid to experiment with color can replace silver smoky eyes with emerald cat eyes.

Review of cosmetics for creating a steampunk make-up

  • Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow Palette, NYX Professional Makeup - Electric Pastels

    Love You So Mochi palette includes 10 shades of shadows for every taste. Pastel pink and blue, electric celadon, peach, yellow and cherry.All shades can be worn alone or combined within the same makeup for a feminine steampunk look.

  • SuperStay Matte Ink Maybelline New York Lipstick - Lover

    If you decide to focus on your eyes, SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick in Lover, a soft pink shade with a matte finish, will complete the look.

  • Smoke L'Oréal Paris x Isabel Marant eye shadow

    Smoke L'Oréal Paris x Isabel Marant compact palette has two shades: matte black, which can be used as a base, and shimmery emerald, which will make the eyes mysterious. Feminine cat eyes or creative designs on the eyelids - this duet will cope with any task!

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