How To Fake Being Edgy and Cool

I have been completely living for the new ripped jeans, ripped t-shirt, chocker, old school vans kind of look recently. This has been one trend I am well on board with, but sometimes I just feel like I am not cool enough, especially when it comes to being edgy. It just isn't me.. so I thought I would show you how I am doing my makeup right now, "Fake it till you make it" and all. 

I have just been doing my base the same as I typically would. Choosing a more subtle blush and a whiter highlight to make my pale skin glow.

For eyes its all about the black heavy smokey eyes, and because its me, it has to be glittery too. I feel like I have been thrown back to the 2000's with all the eye liner too. Just go for something black, heavy black and lots of liner, its hard to go wrong with a black smokey, just remember the lashes too! 

I have been putting in pops of colour too, just to ease up on the black eye look. I have been loving using silver or more out there colours like blue, the Urban Decay Electric Palette is perfect for this. 

For lips it totally depends on what I am doing and where I am going. If there is food involved I usually go nude. Think really nude. MAC Honey Love nude. 

For a bold look I go a liquid lip, it is much easier to pull of and maintain on a night out - especially with drink involved! My favourite bold reddy dark lipstick is Kat Von D Vampira, this alone, or with MAC on and on layered on top is just perfection. 

For bolder I go either Black Matte, or black with a shimmer. If you don't have a black lipstick, don't worry - just use a black eye liner! To get the shimmer I layer on eyeshadow, blend it in. It feels odd at first, but the look is so funky :) (And makes you look like a total bad ass - even if you really aren't!) 

*insert picture of me totally drunk and posing*

Have you been loving this style recently? have you jumped on the band wagon too? Would you be brave enough to rock a black lip? Let me know in the comments below :)

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  1. Love this look. I'm getting quite into the edgy look lately. Not sure if I could pull it off but I fancy having a go! Xx

  2. I actually really love this look on you! You rock it so well. I seriously need to get myself a pair of Old Skool Vans, lol!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  3. Wow you look amazing Erin, this look is perfect! I am not brave enough to wear black lipstick but I am totally a fan of vampy, dark pink shades!! I hope you have an amazing start of the week!


  4. Gosh, I really like this look! I ordered a black lipstick (Colourpop in Friday) and I cannot wait to start feeling like the rock star that I am, heh.

  5. Wow, Erin you look amazing in these pictures. I never thought that black lipstick could be so sexy. Damn, people would kill me with staring eyes if I wore black lipstick here, haha.

    Michelle Morchella

  6. I'm not really into edgy look like this and I can't remember when was the last time I did something edgy :) Black lipstick? Not for me, but looks good on you ;)

    Ela BellaWorld

  7. Love Honey Love by mac! I love the glam goth look especially in winter. In summer I think Whirl by mac is good for 90s grunge with winged liner. Great post, love the swatches! Xh

  8. I definitely couldn't wear a black lip but you can really pull it off! xx


  9. You look so lovely wish I could pull it off, I have a very dark grey lipstick that I am obsessed with but I just don't have the guts to wear it out!!

  10. You pulled off the black, vampy lips so well! I wish I have the guts to pull off black lips but I can already imagine my husband's face. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. You look insanely good Erin, I'm loving the lips! And don't get me started on the KVD shade, stunning <3

  13. Great look on you! I love the look of the Kat Von D lipstick! I also love how you've layered the mac lipstick on top, both of these are definitely looks I'd try out

    Tasha x

  14. I'm so not cool and I always play it cool but gosh Kat Von D Vampira is such a gorgeous colour. You pull of that deep vampy lip so well Erin, seriously your lips are perfecto! Great post, I love chokers. They look so cute on everyone but on me they look dweeby xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  15. Love this post! I've been obsessed with the ripped band tee and ripped jeans look but never really push the boat out and do my makeup to match. I tend to play it safe, but you've inspired me!! xx

    Rhi |

  16. Love this look! Very edgy and dark!


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