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How to Get Kat Von D's Makeup

How-To: Kat Von D's Hot Makeup


Last night at the Maxim Hot 100 party in Los Angeles, tattoo artist Katherine Von Drachenberg (aka Kat Von D) arrived with stars in her eyes. Or at least, next to them.

I guess I'll just never get used to someone having about 20 or so stars tattooed around her eye area. Not to say it isn't art; I just find the permanence unbelievable — and imagine the pain.

Kat's makeup (which you can enter to win by taking this quiz) was bold, just like her personality. She wore lots of highlighter on her eyes, her lips were red and creamy, and her blush was strong. I really liked her asymmetrical liquid eye liner; however, her shellacked eyebrows were over the top. For product and application suggestions on how you can re-create Kat's hot makeup look at home, read more.

  • FACE: Apply a creamy foundation all over and blend well. Then, dab some concealer under your eyes and to any red areas. Next, dust a loose, translucent powder over your face to set the foundation and the concealer.
  • CHEEKS: Stand in the mirror and smile. Begin by blending a cream blush such as Nars Creme Blush in Constantinople to the apples of your cheeks and then drag it along your cheekbones. As a finishing touch, smear a touch of highlighter on top of the blush.
  • EYES: Begin by applying the lightest shade in Kat's True Romance Ludwig Eye Shadow Palette all over the lid. Then blend the deepest brown shadow into the crease and add a creamy highlighter to the brow bone. Next, carefully draw a medium line on the top and bottom of your eyes using her Autograph Eyeliner in Puro Amor. When you are finished, go back and extend the line from the outer corner of your eye until it meets the end of your eyebrow. On the inner corner of your eye, extend the line so that it touches the beginning of your nose. Add a little bit of luminizer on the inner v too.
  • LIPS: To create Kat's bright-red, Gwen Stefani lips, apply some of her Painted Love Lipstick in Hellbent with a lip brush. Blot and add some more for the ultimate drop-dead, blood-red pout.

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