The term 'emo' is an abbreviation of the word 'emotional'. It is described as an attitude and fashion that comes from emocore or emo music. The emo music is a combination of hardcore and punk music. Both were very popular in Washington DC in the late 80's.
Emo fashion is characterized by several unique ways of dressing up and putting on makeup. Emo clothing or its ways of dressing up includes wearing skin-fitting pants and a striped shirt. It is combined with a sad expression on the person's face. This typical look is further highlighted by dyed black bangs, a couple of body piercings, and heavy eye makeup.
A great emo makeup tip is that while applying liquid foundation, face powder, or concealer, remember not to put it on the inner corners of the eyes. Or else, you may end up with a caked look.
Apply black mascara to both upper and lower eyelashes. If your eyelashes are not thick, you may use fake eyelashes. As mentioned before, emo makeup focuses more on the eyes. Therefore, you need not use a bright shade lipstick on your lips. Go for a nude lip gloss so that all the attention goes on your eyes.
Secondly, apply eyeliner only in thickness which suits you and make you look nice the emo style way. It should not give you a painted look. Thirdly, application of eyeshadow is not necessary for boys. However, if you wish to try it out, go for a light amount of charcoal eyeshadow.
Put a little amount of eyeshadow under your eyes to give yourself a cleaner and even look. Avoid using bright colors. Lastly, usage of mascara is also optional. If you want, always use black mascara. Do try your hands at it and experiment with your looks whenever you feel like.