This is my first attempt at a web page, and it's still under heavy construction. Please bear with me, as it's probably going to suck royal goat cheese for awhile... I'll be adding stuff perpetually, (first of which will hopefully be photos and product reviews), so please check back often.
WHY I FEEL COMPELLED TO CREATE THIS PAGE: After watching Ricki Lake, attending numerous goth clubs, fan conventions, Marilyn Manson concerts, and hanging out at Denny's at 3 am, I came to the realization that a lot of people are in desperate need of help with their makeup. Is your eye-makeup limited to black eyeliner? Can you never seem to apply your clown white evenly? Are you tired of other freaky types laughing at you? Well, maybe your Auntie Abracadaver can help. Take a look around even if your makeup is flawless, because we all know that even we "experts" still like to rip off some new ideas and make them our own now and again.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ME: Because I look fabulous, and you don't. Ha ha! No, really... I am NOT a professional cosmetologist, nor have I been formally trained to apply makeup. I have, however, been doing my own makeup, as well as that of my friends', for years. I've figured a lot of stuff out the hard way, and now I'm offering these tips to you. I'm usually quite jealous of my secrets, but I'm tired of seeing so many truly awful attempts at goth makeup wherever I look. Besides, I'm pretty secure in the knowledge that even if you follow these hints, I'll still look better than you. ;}
WARNINGS/DISCLAIMERS: Please note that I am not trying to tell you how you MUST wear your makeup. All information contained herein is offered as tips and suggestions, not hard and fast rules. It's actually vital to your "look" that you experiment until you find out what you like and what looks good on you, and practice until you could apply the makeup in your sleep. Just remember that an hour before the Switchblade show is NOT the time for experimentation. Either play dress-up sometime when you're bored and not doing anything, or allow plenty of time to start over if your new makeup technique looked better on Boy George/Siouxsie/That Slut Who Stole Your Boyfriend. Also, please bear in mind that this is just stuff that worked for me or my friends. There's a certain amount of risk involved in anything, and I can't be held responsible if you look silly/break out/blind yourself.
Please feel free to send me any comments, questions, suggestions, flames or what have you. Also, if you have or know of a site that you think I should be linked to, please send me the URL (I'm especially keen on finding sites on goth hair styling, and goth makeup for non-caucasions as I'm completely clueless in those areas.) If you would like to write a section for my page (on the above two topics, or anything else you think I've missed,) please contact me. Full credit will be given, of course.
Oh, yeah... all info contained herein is copyright Abracadaver 1998. Don't let me catch you pirating it, or I'll have to kick your ass.
First Thing's First: Basic Skin Care:
Tools of the Trade: Things it Would be Useful to Have:
Foundation, Concealer, and Blush:
Preservation: Making Sure Your Makeup Stays where it's Put:
Where to Find Stuff:
Musings on Fashion and Makeup:
Guest Book and Web Rings: