Gothic White Makeup: An Experiment

Hello, SoulFlowers!  Welcome to my first Gothic Makeup Experiment.  In the 20+ years that I’ve been in the goth subculture, I’ve never tried wearing white makeup.  The main reason for this is that I have brown skin and there’s no way that white makeup would look good on me.

But is that necessarily true?  Sure, it can be a hard look to pull off, even for goths with naturally fair skin.  But, there are a few people of color that have worn white makeup and they were able to pull it off.  Will I be able to?

In this video, I decided to give white makeup a try.  Get ready to laugh your butt off!


So, how did I do?  I think the result was “meh”.  This is not a look that I would normally wear.  It looks very costumey, so I will save this look for special occasions.   

Keep in mind that not only was this the very first time trying white makeup, but I went into this blind – I didn’t follow any tutorials.  Luckily, I received some great advice from viewers on applying white makeup.  And one thing that is clear: the blush did not work for this look.  

I hope you enjoyed the video.  After some pointers from my viewers, I will give this look another try.  The makeup that I used (it’s a long list) is listed below my signature.


Dasia Denise



FOUNDATION PRIMER:  Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION:  Mehron Makeup Face Paint in Clown White

LOOSE POWDER:  Mehron Ultra Fine Setting Powder in White

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Blush in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY:  Model In A Bottle®




EYEBROW PENCIL: COVERGIRL® Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Basic Black

BROWS FILLED IN WITH: Ben Nye® Pressed Eyeshadow in Black

CREME EYESHADOW: M.A.C. Paintpot in Blackground

WHITE EYESHADOW: Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Eyeshadow in Ice

EYESHADOW PRIMER: Too Faced Glitter Glue

WHITE GLITTER: Too Faced Glitter Dust in Blue Angel

EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

WHITE EYELINER:  Maybelline® Lasting Drama Gel Pencil in Cashmere White

MASCARA: Maybelline® Volum’ Express The Falsies Push Up Drama in Blackest Black




LIPS LINED WITH: COVERGIRL® Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Basic Black

LIPSTICK: Manic Panic® Glam Nation™ Lipstick in Black Rose

Goth Bands: How Many Does It Take?

Album Cover courtesy of Discogs

Hello, dear SoulFlowers!  You might be wondering, “What’s up with the title?”  Or maybe not.  A few months ago, a question was asked:  “Can you be a goth without listening to goth music?” in which many of us answered.  My answer was, “No”.  A few other goths disagreed.  After much discussion, another question started floating around YouTube:

“Okay.  So how many bands do you need to listen to in order to be a goth?”

I think this is a good question and I have an answer, which you can see in this video:


In the second part of the video, I discuss goth fashion and how extreme you need to be to embrace the goth lifestyle.  I won’t tell you here, but you can check out my answer in the video.  

Do you agree with my answers in the video?  Why or why not?  Please share in the comments.


Dasia Denise