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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,


  • 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.


MyssCC914 MyssCC914 9 years
I would wear this look to go out at night, but I think it's a bit much for daytime.
xoxoxx xoxoxx 9 years
Bah. The heavy blush kills me, but hell. It works for her. I admit I wish her brows were softer, but once again - it works. I'd love to see a glossy red lip on her.
tigerfire21 tigerfire21 9 years
I like to do my eyes like this when I can get away with it, but I can't really pull the rest of it off. Love that she can, though!
Stephanie-P Stephanie-P 9 years
Uh... Tattoos don't hurt (I have stars on my eyelids!) and star tats are rad! Kat rocks!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I just think about this wrinkled old Kat with stars around her eyes but now they are more like blue age spots.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
Love Kat! I wish I had the guts to try her look!
tatsauce tatsauce 9 years
I love her style! She has the perfect job to showcase it. If I could pull off that look at the office without being reported to HR, I'd do it in an instant!
emalove emalove 9 years
Oh, and Bella, I completely agree that her brows are too dark and severe-looking. I don't get why people think it looks good to have painted on eyebrows...
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm not a fan of her look, but her makeup collection looks pretty great.
brokendoll brokendoll 9 years
I used to do my make up similar to hers. Everyone complimented me one it. I showed Kat's pic to my friends and acquaintances, and they said we have similar make up applying techniques.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
I think the eyebrows work for her. One of my friends has a very similar style, just without the red lipstick. I could never darken my eyebrows to that extent, but it looks great on her!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
I could never wear that, but I give her props for having the attitude to pull it off!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love her style.
xrawk_starrx xrawk_starrx 9 years
Kat Von D is awesome!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
I left out her brows 'cause I think they're way too done-up. It is not the most flattering style of eyebrow to me...
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I like her look and style!
Mintie Mintie 9 years
Why does everybody ignore brows? She clearly uses a Brow-Zings type product on her brows.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
Also I think the stars so hot wish I had the balls to do it but I dont and even if I did I would prob be fired!
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I love her make up but I so dont have the energy to do my make up all the way like that every day. I wish I did because I love the look but I like being able to be out the house in 15 min waaayyy more.
TrishaAtMF TrishaAtMF 9 years
I love that stars tattoo. So beautiful.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
eww...*shudders* that much makeup is so ugly and disgusting.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I love her look, but I think it would look ridiculous on me.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
I played with a Kat Von D inspired eye today. :D Loving it, and I've been getting compliments all day at work. I can't do red lips, though. My lips are too full and I would look like a clown.
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