Only Lovers Left Alive :: The Exclusive Line By Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Premier dark fragrance house Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab presents a line of twenty-two individual, original fragrances inspired by the new Jim Jarmusch vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. These collectible, hand-blended perfume oils expand upon the vivid sensory world of the film’s characters, story points, and soundtrack, and are […]

Shien Cosmetics

Giveaway :: The Viper’s Dream Collection by Shien Cosmetics

Viper’s Dream is the premier collection by Shien Lee of Shien Cosmetics – yes, the same lovely lady behind the Dances of Vice festival! Informed by centuries-old beauty secrets found in Chinese herbology, each lipstick by Shien Cosmetics is infused with a powerful blend of nutrients, vitamins and rick emollients including while camellia oil, red […]

MAC Rick Backer Halloween '13

MAC + Rick Baker for Halloween 2013

MAC may have outdone themselves this year for their Halloween collection :: teamed with special effects master Rick Baker, this year’s holiday collection is complete with looks for a monster bride, spider queen, and zombi (just to get started). Don’t recognize Rick Baker’s name? Maybe instead you’ll recognize the work he’s done on films such […]


Evil Eye

A little nailspiration for your weekend manicure.

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Rate My Corpse Paint

I just spent the better part of an hour hitting refresh on Rate My Corpse Paint. It’s the angry, magical unicorn version of Hot or Not. I was going to make a collage of some of my favorite, top rated Corpse Painters, but then thought that might bias any of your ratings.  


Cheap Drugstore Nail Polish I Love

Set The Mood, Man Hunt, Blue Suede Shoes I so rarely find an inexpensive beauty product I can rave about, but the Sinful Shine line (from Sinful Colors) has come out with some colors so perfect I can’t quit staring at my nails- soft, grayish blues and greens that go well with everything. Plus, they […]


X-Ray Nails

via Nailgasm. I have no idea how she did this, other than that it involved “tattoo paper”. I don’t even know what that means. I just know that I am jealous and I need these.


Black on Black

A little Saturday-morning manicure inspiration. *Edited to add a link to the tutorial we posted last year!


New Advertiser :: Manic Panic

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Manic Panic! I have a feeling everyone here has dyed their hair with Manic Panic at least once in their lives (I left an old apartment with a permanently stained Vampire Red bathtub), so we are very excited to welcome Manic Panic to Haute Macabre! Founded on 7.7.77 by sisters Tish […]


Lick Your Lips

The Gothest thing going this holiday season: Tokyo Milk’s Clove Cigarette Lip Elixir ($7.00). Proper clove cigarettes might be outlawed here in the US, and most of us have given up smoking anyhow, but there is something nostalgic and downright sexy about that tingly clove feeling on your lips. Besides, who doesn’t have fond memories of […]


I have to say, I’ve never been really big on Dermablend as a tattoo cover. In my experience, it cracks and, worse, it darkens over the course of several hours, leaving whatever tattoo you covered looking like a big bruise just starting to form and leading total strangers to ask me if my boyfriend hits […]


Black on Black

Every time I open up my Tumblr or check my Instagram, I get flooded with pics of whacky and whimsical manicures.  Cute, yes.  For me?  No.  This subtle black on black French manicure is making me want to brave the rains and go check to see if the salon on 43rd Street is open during […]


Just the Tips

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News Nails

I just came across this on Tumblr and thought it was great.  It’s racked up about 58,000 notes so I bet lots of you guys have seen it already, but for those that have not : Have rubbing alcohol and newspaper ready. Paint your nails any color and let them dry completely. Cut out a […]


Black Out

A little holiday makeup inspiration from the folks at Glow. Photography by Ishi.


Sam’s Top 5 Makeup Necessities

Despite my compulsion to purchase makeup by the truckload, and thus resulting in train cases filled to the brim, these are the Cannot Live Without Wear Every Single Day & Look Frightening Without items within my arsenal. Benefit Erase Paste No matter how much or how little sleep I get, I’ve had suitcase sized bags […]



(via NotCot) Intricate cut paper eyelashes from designer Tin Yu Wang, available at Paperself.


Blush Response: Über, In the Key of Yellow

The rest of these photos by Lou O’Bedlam and an outfit breakdown can be found on Biorequiem, in the latest installment of Style Dispatch. Gather ’round my spooklings, and I’ll tell you a tale. A tale of cosmetic miracles! As we’ve all noticed, black lipstick, the cornerstone of all things darque and goffic, has been […]

New Advertiser : Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is, in short, not your ordinary perfume house.  With lines that have titles such as Carnaval Diabolique, Ars Moriendi, Rappacini’s Garden, and tribute lines to Neil Gaiman and Hellboy, it definitely isn’t the department store pink bottle spray we’re usually stuck with. […]