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5 Trending Alt Makeup Looks To Try Out

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If you love makeup and TikTok (guilty!), then you’ve no doubt followed the rise of alt makeup TikTok 

As well as our guide to creating e-girl hair, we thought we’d inspire you with some of our favorite TikTok-inspired alt makeup looks! It’s all about embracing a hybrid rocker, punk and indie style.  

Want to get in on the action? Check out these 5 alt makeup ideas to show off your edgy attitude! 

1. The Dark Lipstick Queen

When it comes to alt makeup, thick eyeliner and bold, dark lips are royalty. Inspired by @lora_arellano’s stellar look, here’s how to do this alt makeup look to help you flaunt these alt girl staples. 

Alt Makeup Tutorial – Dark Lips

  1. Apply your base makeup (primer, foundation, concealer, you know the drill).
  2. Create full, fluffy brows with the Makeup Obsession Fibre Brow Gel by sweeping the spoolie over your brows to shape, fill and set.
  3. Recreate this incredible alt eyeshadow look using the I Heart Revolution Cranberries & Chocolate Palette. Use a pencil brush to apply Nude to the entire eyelid. Next, use a flat eyeshadow brush to pat Auburn onto the middle of the lid, before buffing Enticing into the crease using a tapered blending brush. Blend all 3 colors in to create a graded effect. Repeat along the lower lash line. Finish with a touch of Heavenly in the inner corner of the eye.
  4. Create a thick winged eye using the Revolution Super Flick Eyeliner (you’ll find a tutorial on how to do this here).
  5. Apply the Revolution 3D Faux Mink Wispy Lashes, then use the Revolution 5D Mascara to blend them with your natural lashes.
  6. Finish the face with a touch of bronzer along the cheekbones, and a touch of highlighter just above the cheekbones, along the bridge of the nose and on the chin. The Patricia Bright Moonlight Glow Face Palette has all of your highlighting and contouring needs covered!
  7. And to complete the look, apply your favorite deep shade lipstick to achieve the ultimate alt makeup look. For a matte finish, try the Revolution Pro Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Retro, or for a gloss finish, we recommend the Makeup Revolution Lip Vinyl in the shade Black Forest. 

2. The Egirl-Meets-Alternative Makeup Look

The perfect balance between bold and girly, we’re obsessed with @lupescueva’s pink design. Here’s how to recreate this cute alt makeup look: 

Alt Makeup Tutorial – Egirl

  1. Apply your base makeup (primer, foundation, concealer, the usual routine).
  2. Use the Makeup Obsession Kisses Shadow Palette to achieve the alt eyeshadow look. Using an eye base brush, sweep Kiss Me Quick across the eyelid up to the brow bone. Next, use a flat eyeshadow brush to pat Romance Ain’t Dead onto the center of the lid, before using a tapered blending brush to buff Date Night into the crease. Blend all 3 colors in to create a graded effect. Repeat along the lower lash line. Don’t be afraid to exaggerate the look and go outside of your designated eye line.
  3. Using an eyeliner brush, collect pigments from the Revolution Eye Glisten Yours Truly, line the upper eyelid and draw a wing. Use the applicator wand to apply a touch of gold to the inner corner of the eye.
  4. Apply the Revolution 3D Faux Mink Lashes in Fluffy, then use the Revolution 5D Mascara to blend them in with your natural lashes.
  5. Comb and shape your brows with the spoolie end of the Brows XX Revolution FauXX Brow Pencil. Fill in sparse areas by drawing natural-looking hairs.
  6. Line your lips with the Satin Kiss Lipliner in Chauffeur.
  7. Fill in your lips with the Matte Lipstick in Raw.
  8. Finish the look by contouring the cheekbones and jawline with bronzer, and applying highlighter just above the cheekbones and to the tip of the nose. The Revolution Ultra Contour Face Palette will do the trick nicely here!
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3. The Classic Alt Makeup Look

Okay, so there’s no such thing as a “classic” alt makeup look (that’s the whole point, right?), but @Isikiari’s somehow makes red eyeshadow, an oversized wing and nude lipstick look timeless. Follow the below tutorial and embrace your inner alt girl. 


Alt Makeup Tutorial – The Classic Look

  1. Apply your base makeup (primer, concealer, foundation, you know the drill).
  2. Use the I Heart Revolution Red Velvet Chocolate Palette to achieve the alt eyeshadow look. Use an eye base brush to sweep Blend over the whole lid up to the brow bone. Next, use a flat eyeshadow brush to pat Treat onto the center of the lid, before using a blending brush to buff Infuse into the crease. Blend all 3 colors in to create a graded effect. Repeat along the lower lash line.
  3. Use the Makeup Obsession Double Ended Felt Eyeliner Pen to create your alt eyeliner look. Check out our top eyeliner tips in the post below:
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  4. Apply the Revolution 3D Doll Faux Mink Lashes, then use the Revolution 5D Mascara to blend them with your natural lashes.
  5. Using the angled brush applicator, shade, sculpt and fill your brows with the FleeXX Brow PomadeXX Revolution.
  6. Using a lip brush, collect pigments from the Revolution Pro New Neutrals Blushed Satin Matte Lipstick in Seclusion and line your lips. Use the bullet to fill them in.

4. The Goth Alternative Makeup Hybrid

Featuring Egirl-esque hearts, dark, gothic makeup and those signature alt makeup purple hues, @alicexlockhart’s look has it all. Here’s how to recreate the masterpiece.

Alt Makeup Tutorial – The Goth Alternative Hybrid

  1. Apply your base makeup (primer, concealer, foundation, your usual routine).
  2. Use the Revolution Forever Flawless Optimum Shadow Palette for your alt eyeshadow look. Sweep Prime over the whole lid up to the brow bone using an eye base brush. Next, blend Onyx across the lid, before using a flat eyeshadow brush to pat Warrior onto the middle of the lid. Using a fluffy brush, blend Onyx and Warrior together to create a smokey effect. Repeat along the lower lash line.
  3. For your alt eyeliner look, line the upper lash line using the thick end of the Revolution Awesome Double Flick Eyeliner. Use the thin end to draw two little hearts under the center of the eyes.
  4. Apply the Revolution 3D Doll Faux Mink Lashes, then blend them with your natural lashes using the Revolution 5D Mascara.
  5. Using the Revolution Brow Sculpt Kit, apply wax with the brush or spoolie to prepare and shape your brows, before filling them in with powder to add definition.
  6. Apply the Peak hue from the Forever Flawless Optimum Shadow Palette to the inner corner of the eye and under the brow bone.
  7. Using the Revolution Crème Lipstick in Vixon, line your lips with the tip of the applicator and fill them in with the liquid lipstick.
  8. Finish by blending the XX Revolution XXcess Blush Powder in Abundance along the cheekbones.

5. The Edgy Alt Makeup Look

A bold red lip with a dark smokey eye and heavy white liner? In any other world, this look would be OTT, but that’s exactly what alt makeup is all about – and we’re so here for it! Here’s how to create this seriously edgy look.

Alt Makeup Tutorial – Edgy Alternative Makeup

  1. Apply your base makeup (primer, concealer, foundation, you know the drill).
  2. For the ultimate alt eyeliner look, line the eyes with the XX XXact Eye Liner Pencil in ChalkDraw a line from the inner corner of the eye to the bridge of the nose, and from the outer corner of the eye towards the tip of the brow. Traveling along the brow bone, connect the two furthest points of each line, creating an arch around the eye. Fill in the arch up to the crease.
  3. Using the Revolution Renaissance Flick, create a winged eye. Draw a line from the inner corner of the eye to the tip of the wing along the brow bone. This should cover most of the white eyeliner.
  4. Use the Makeup Obsession Black Is The New Black Eyeshadow Palette to create a smokey eye. Use a pencil brush to apply Crytptic to the whole lid, then use a tapered blending brush to buff Smoked into the crease. Blend the hue outwards towards the center of the lid. Apply Black between the crease and the black eyeliner using a flat eyeshadow brush. Next, gently buff the Smokey and Black shades together using the blending brush to create a fade-in effect.
  5. Coat your lashes with the Revolution 5D Mascara.
  6. Use the Revolution Pro Clear Brow Volume and Sculpt Gel to shape and set your brows.
  7. Apply the Revolution Pro Hydra Plump Lip Gloss in Wrath to your lips.
  8. Finish by blotting the Makeup Obsession Liquid Illuminator in Aphrodisia onto the cheekbones, chin, brow bone and the tip of the nose.

Give these alt makeup ideas a try, share them on social media and don’t forget to tag us @makeuprevolution!

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