Because I'm a crotchety old-school goth.
I am the one that spends four hours getting ready, teasing her hair out to THERE, just to stand in a club and complain about all the "young kids these days" while sipping on my cranberry & vodka.
When I went to beauty school, our uniform was described as "black on black with a splash of black". Everyone complained. I rejoiced! No new shopping to do! LOL.
Not that I have a problem with scenesters or hipsters or emosters or *whatever* you guys call yourselves. I'm just that older person that used to be called a babybat waaayyyyy back in the mid 90's. I would get picked on and now it's my turn to pick on all of you. Out of love, naturally. ;)
I wanted to do a look based off of how I used to wear my makeup back in the day. I would go through a stick of eyeliner way too quickly and I heavily abused my best friend's Urban Decay Gash lip stick.
These days, my outfits are a little more streamlined, and a little less Salvation Army chic. My makeup is better than cheap dollar store crap. I've come a long way from covering my ENTIRE lid with liner (because I had NO clue what I was doing at 15) and/or drawing little swirls in the outer corners of my eyes. I do, from time to time, channel that 15 year old version of me and bang out a look like this. So, please forgive my rantings on the current state of "scenes" and enjoy the look! <3
And, for good measure, a super high-contrast, blown-out photograph. Because we ALL did this at one point in time. ;)
This look was created using NYX shadows, Maybelline gel liner, and ULTA's lip sticks. <3