Jumat, 31 Januari 2014

Blutengel Inspired Look

I love Blutengel. They're one of some dark electro bands. My favorite songs of Blutengel are the ones with female voice. I don't understand why they often changed their members. But I still like them, both style & songs.

My friends who are non-goth always wonder why I like their songs. Dark electro sounds very weird to them. I don't blame them for considering it's weird, I know they're fans of mainstream music like Taylor Swift, One Direction, Rihanna, etc. Some goths also say dark electro is not gothic music. The real gothic bands are  The Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees etc. I also listen to those bands, but electro is my most favorite genre. Like what I told on previous post, listening to your favorite music doesn't mean you're not a goth.

Okay, back to the makeup. We already know, gothic makeup is always pale & mysterious with black eyeliner, smokey eyes, and bold lipstick. Dark lip colors are so mainstream recently, a lot of non-gothic people wear them. But I'm sure they still prefer natural makeup.  

I usually go out with less makeup, I only wear red or brown lipstick, dark brown smokey eyes & thin eyeliner pencil for daily, and I never wear foundation. I don't dare to wear striking makeup because I live in Indonesia. People have negative opinion about goths, they think goths are satanists. Most Indonesians are "religious." I might be arrested by cops if I put bold gothic makeup on my face, hehehee..

I'm trying to make over my face to look like members of Blutengel. I know I failed, hehe.. I'm still newbie. See how different they look before & after gothic makeup..

Chris Pohl Meu Amor Eterno
Chris Pohl

Constance Rudert

Ulrike Goldmann

Now see it on me..

Fail :D

I made it just for fun. I'll have to learn more, hehe.. it doesn't look fierce enough as a stage makeup. It would be nice for my daily makeup, I would wear it without black lipstick & white face powder.

Bye! See you on the next post!

Sabtu, 18 Januari 2014

Stop Being a Poser, Be a Real Goth

There are many guides to be a goth, including the tips of clothing & accessories to wear, music to listen, and how you should act.
goth stereotypes

I read some crappy guides of how to be a goth :

  • Dress in black --> Goths are known to wear black clothes, but it's not a must. You can wear other colors. Some goths even mix black with neon colors.
  • Pale yourself --> No, you don't have to have pale complexion to be called as goth. Not all of us having pale skin, and I'm sure some of you have no confidence to wear white foundation & layers of powder on your face. Skin bleaching isn't the only way, you should consider its safety. 
  • Dye & style your hair --> Actually there's no certain hairstyle for goth. Emo has distinctive hairstyles, but goth doesn't.
  • Wear black lipstick & bold eyeliner --> Goths usually wear dark lipsticks. Not only black, but also red, maroon & plum. Pale lips are also nice when you wear black smokey eye makeup. Don't worry if you don't like wearing makeup, you can still be a goth. 
  • Listen to gothic music -->the genres are gothic rock, deathrock, darkwave, and horror punk. Some gothic bands are Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Bauhaus, Dead Can Dance, Christian Death, The Sisters of Mercy, Virgin Prunes, 45 Grave, Skeletal Family, Type O Negative, The Cr├╝xshadows and Cinema Strange --> You can listen to your favorite music, not only gothic music. 
listening to your favorite music doesn't mean you're not a goth
  • Read gothic novels --> reading is a good hobby, but you don't have to read something you're not interested in.

Only you who really know what kind of goth you are. Being a goth is more than wearing black clothes and gothic makeup or listening to gothic rock. Don't force yourself to listen to something you don't like. Don't wear any striking gothic stuffs if you feel embarassed in it. 

The key to be a goth is being yourself. You're a poser when you wear gothic stuffs & live like a goth only to draw attention.

Thanks for reading!

Black or White? Dark or Light?

Not long years ago, I wasn't a cheerful child.
Always be wistful until now. 

I love gloomy atmosphere, creepy songs, mysterious look.
I love the silence.

Black or white? I choose black.
Dark or light? I prefer dark.

Most people want to be the sun that brightens up your day.
But I'd rather be the moon that shines down on your darkest hour.

Welcome to my mind, welcome to my dark chamber