Everything has gone goth glam

Stained Lips
The A/W catwalks were awash with glamorous onyx blacks, gothic platform heels and ethereal ebony lace.

With beauty and fashion taking a darker turn we have a look at how this high fashion catwalk trend transforms to the real world.

With some inspiration from the dark side here is how to score maximum beauty points and be a gothic goddess this party season.


Take inspiration from these catwalk looks and then be bold and be blacked out.

Black out eyes

This goth glam look is really all about the eyes, so go for heavy liner above and below the lash line.

Keep things pretty by making the lines bold but neat and soften the black out for a smouldering look, it is nicer than a harsh line.

Do not forget that this look is about glamour as well as gothic inspiration, so finish with some pretty false lashes, individual lashes give a romantic finish.

Tidy up under the end with a tissue from all the black shadow that drops. If you are brave enough opt for full on black gel liner all over the lid with a strong flick on the edge of the eye to lift and add drama.

Statement Lips


Just like we change our summer to winter clothes our lips change too. Lips go all out dark and dramatic for the glam goth look this A/W.

This year it is all about the deepest burgundy lips you can imagine, basically the colour of red wine stained lips.

Burgundy can be very harsh on even the prettiest lips, so a softer approach is a lipstick with a creamy finish for a glow, which lets you hold onto the drama but keeps it natural looking.

Paint it black

Summers pastels are well and truly gone this A/W when it comes to nails.
Slick of deep paints are everywhere, from blood reds, to deep sea blue and the classic black, dark is where it is at for nails.

Add some studs for impact and absolute drama. Undercoat your nails with a clear base coat to avoid nail staining.

Black never really goes away but this season it is here in all of its glory, so when it comes to gothic glamour; go big, go bold, or forget and go boring.

Professional training

When September comes around it can often has everyone scrambling to start a new course, with all that is on offer there really is no better time to start a new.

Donegal has some creative offerings for anyone hoping to indulge their interests. The LYIT have introduced a fashion course for the first time; Foundations in Fashion Design and Merchandising.
This course was designed for LYIT by New York fashion designer Sheila Clancy O’ Donnell.

It is hands on and aimed at anyone who has an interest in fashion, it will introduce you to the world of fashion, creating mood boards and high end fashion.

These are just some of the topics covered in it! If interested please see the Lifelong Learning course on

If you are interested in Make Up Artistry then Sculpt Cosmetics have the perfect course for you through their Letterkenny base Sculpt Studio. Sculpt are offering their Autumn series of courses with one of their most popular courses – Bridal & Fashion Make Up.

This course takes you form the fundamentals of make up right like choosing colours to match skin tones, picking key product for you kit and dealing with clients and make up trails.

The course moves onto creating make up looks such as day, bridal, contemporary bridal, fashion and evening make up looks.

Courses start at beginners’ level and equipment are supplied also! Full course information can be seen at or by calling 0852468706.

Siobhan Boyle is the Director of Sculpt Studio A-1 Academy Court, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny

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