Kat Von D : Cat Eye Makeup


This is a fun and rather dramatic look for those of you who want something more adventurous. Kat Von D has some of the most impressive makeup looks yet, this bold and amazing look is definitely not for the faint of heart. Ideal for those days when you are feeling more adventurous with your makeup, this look is easy to recreate. To make yourself completely into Kat herself, make sure to add the stars to your face or for a look that is more wearable leave the stars off. Either way, this eye-catching look is sure to turn some heads.


  • Bobbi Brown Corrector – “Peach”   (eBay)
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation  #60 (eBay)   (Amazon)
    • Use this if you want a dewy finish.  I mixed 2 foundations to get the right color and finish I want
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation  #320  (Amazon) (eBay)
    • Use this if you want a matte finish
  • Palladio Rice Powder   (eBay)  (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Sephora Sculpting Disk  (Sephora) (eBay)
  • Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Concealer   (Sephora)  (Amazon) (eBay)


  • Palladio Eye Primer     (Makeup Geek Store)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – “Carbon”   (MAC)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – “Indian Ink”   (MAC)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – “Digit”    (MAC)
  • Stila Kajal Eyeliner – “Topaz”   (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Ardell #305 False Lashes     (Makeup Geek Store)
  • MAC Opulash Mascara   (MAC)


  • MAC Pro Longwear Lip Cream – “Goes and Goes”   (MAC)
  • NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss – “Dolly Pink”     (Makeup Geek Store)


  • MAC 219 Brush  or Essence of Beauty Crease Brush Duo     (Makeup Geek Store)
  • MAC 242 or 239 Brush
  • MAC 227 Brush
  • MUG Soft Dome Brush (for concealer under the eyes)    (Makeup Geek Store)

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Love this look Marlena!! Would you mind doing a tutorial on the new Kat Von D kit you just did a review on?? I really like it but I would like to get at least one look out of it. Sorry…i’m the type that needs a video showing me the steps.

I really like this look. BUT i think the lighting is off a little. the colors just look a little funny. Other than that, Marlena, beautiful as always! Love the colors!

Hi, Marlena,

great look! It looks very feminin and sexy. I wanted to wask you do you make your hair curls by yourself and how exactly? Maybe you make a tutorial on that soon? I would be very happy! Your hair looks very nice this way!

Best regards :)

I took a 3/4 barrel curling iron and wrapped marlenas hair around the iron away from her face in sections on either side. Then I finger combed them out and spritzed them with pureology hairspray. I usually go back through and curl a few individual pieces just to make it slightly more polished. :)

Love the re-creation of Kat’s look but I must say, I’m a little disappointed that you didn’t use her make-up collection to do it :( The Beethoven palette would’ve been perfect for this!

I thought about it :) But… the shadows in that are shimmery, and if you want to pull off something this dramatic, it’s a bit much with that intense colors plus shimmer

This is awesome. I’m going to try this soon, might skip the cat-eye lines to make it a little more wearable. I love it <3

hi marlena,i wrote u on youtube but to be sure to get some answers,i also wrote u here :)
i have 2 Q,if u could answer,i would be beyond happy :)
1. what do u think about elf cosmetics,about their quality?
2.what type of makeup should i use for “deep set eyes”?
and i love ur videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elf cosmetics are very hit or miss… I like their brushes for the most part, and like their bronzer/blush duo. I hated their facial whip and their lip products. OH, and their liquid liner is pretty good :)

For deep set eyes, you should wear lighter shimmery shadows on the lid to make them not seem as deep set

thank you so much!!!!!!!! i just adore youre personality!!!!!
i hope theres more videos coming out soon!!!!!!!!

Woah, Mega-hottie right there!!!!!!!!! ;) You look even better than Kat! Marlenababe, just wondering, what’s your face-care routine? your skin looks beautiful with and without makeup!

Thank you so much!! :) I still have some acne flares up lately which is frustrating :( But, I’ve been using Dermalogica’s line and Nuvaderm’s Benzoyl Peroxide as treatment for the acne- it works pretty good, but I’m still looking for the perfect fix!

In response to your acne flare up. There is a line by Paula Begeon at cosmeticcop.com. It is very reasonably priced and she explains why you need to use a Salysilic Acid(BHA) product in conjucntion with a Benzyl-peroxide to get results. She uses scientific studies to back her claims and she also recommends other brands that can be purchased in the drug store that are equally effective. Worth Trying and huge difference in the price tag from what your using that may not even be effective. You can read her reviews on the products your using also to see why it may not be working for you.

Hi Marlena!! Love the tut… I was just wondering… ARE THOSE REAL SLEEVE TATTOOS ON YOUR ARMSSS???? wow they are incredible if they are and if they are not, jaja you surely have tricked me!!! Love you and all your looks, have a happy life, Finky.

Hi Marlena,
like always your tutorials are so helpful to try something new and exited. I would like to ask what would you do to help with dry skin, I tried so many things and products and drink lots of water and still my side of my nose and between my eyebrows are my main dry parts, I stop using makeup remover and started using virgin olive oil to remove my makeup and love the filling but when I wash my skin still feels dry. and also, I would like to see if you can make some tutorials on the New York Urban Decay pallet . Thanks and like always you look stylish, love your highlights on your black hair

LOVE IT!! i never understood what is so special about kat von d’s makeup… what makes her stand out? if any knows can they share?

She definitely pushes the envelope when it comes to her colors. Plus the shadows are very pigmented and each palette comes with a great collection of shadows that can be used together to create fun and edgy looks. Hope that helps :)

WOW!!! You look great. You look super thin, how many pounds have you lost now?? I wish I had your willpower.

A good 50?! Don’t aim for real skinny please, I think you look very beautiful just as you are now! I always thought of you as a role model for more curvy girls :(
(not that I wouldn’t admire your efforts, amazing ‘transformation’! Kudos :))

You are so talented. Really. I have been a lurker since 09 and I apologize for not paying your skills respect sooner. I wish we you out here in Vegas, I am a model and none of the MUA I have worked with have your versatility.

In shorter words…HOT! You are beautiful!

This is a great tut Marlena! Where did you find that new concealer? It looks great! Hope you are doing well!! You look great girl! :D

Yep- you can reuse, just make sure to clean really well with eye makeup remover and warm water. And I use the Duo Lash Adhesive- is the only one that works well for me :)

GODDESS MARLENA … Finger licking feline sexy :-)

Sir Winston Churchills famous words ……
“Never before in the field of human conflict as so much been owed to so few by so many”

If the great man was alive today chomping an that big fat cigar he would be saying …….
“Never before in a land of Lipstick and Mascara, has so much been applied by just one and envy,ed by all others”

Sir Winston … We salute you! … Goddess we Worship you xx


Haha wow. This is a fantastic look.

The best of Marlena:
– “smudgy smudge smudge”
– “fishy face”
– and who could forget your gorgeous laugh???

Take care,

marlena… nice tutorial.you look awesome even better than kat.now your picture is my desktop wallpaper…love your lip colour.will this lip colour look good on dark skin tones? can you suggest a similar nyx or loreal or maxfactor or maybelline purple lipstick for me?

awesome look Marlena<3<3<3
i know this kinda off topic but can u do a look for graduation ceremony ?

What happened to the color and clarity? Your videos are normally so clear and beautiful, but this one was below your normal standard.

Hi Marlena! got to say I really love this look!!! I would like u to help me recreate this because I have deep set eyes so it´s a little bit difficult to adapt that same shape on my eyes :( any advice you could give me???

Thank u so much!!!!


I’m a super fan of yours and i’m super addicted to this site! feels like i want to be a makeup artist too! your so talented as hell! super!
I’m so loving this look! Imma try to rock this makeup for ladies night! wish me luck :)

and oh! the moulin rouge inspired makeup!, i did that for my halloween look!! it was a blast!
thanks a lot!


Girl, you really are something.
Gorgeous, talented – and plus! Really cute and pleasant.
Congrats. Hope you keep like that always.

Thanks for sharing all of that.

Hi, Marlena. How are you?Two questions for yu:

1. What do you think about the new Mac pro longwear concealer?

2. What is your favorite concealer?


I really love your tutorials and I would love to try this one but it tells me that the video is not available in my country. :-( I don’t know why it doesn’t work this time. :-(

Hi Marlena,
Your beautiful!!!!!! i just started shopping at Sephora . Whenever I get in there I never no what to by! there is many things you can get! Anyway, I am kinda a beginner so what do you think would be a good purchase for me?


You’re gonna think I am strange, but I absolutely love your nose, Marlena. Great job. I have no respect for Kat Von D unless she can prove that she’s not a Nazi!

Great tutorial!!! I wanted to find the mac colors but it looks like indian ink and topaz is discontinued! Any ideas where i can find it??

Help! I have searched for two years and have not been able to locate the color “indian ink” by MAC. I searched on the website no results. I went to the counter in Nordstrom and I think they thought I was insane. I want that color sooo much!

I her cat eye (even more than Angelina Jolie’s!). I lvoe stories and a love beauty so I decided to make a story about a girl named Kathleen who loves Beauty! Check my site out:

Thanx Marlena, great tutorial! been waiting for it since ur last tutorial :) and canttttt wait for the next one ;)

Great recreation! :) I ALWAYS fail at trying to recreate looks, so i always end up spinning in my own way but thats not what i want.. I would love to be able to recreate the look but here’s my problem… when i am doing the look how i think it would be done, it just doesnt look right to me, usually the shape that it has made. Any ideas to help or maybe its just cuz its not fully finished? Idk i always just stop and wash it off when it doesnt look right, when the shape looks funny, and then i always seem to go back and do the same kinda look(which for me is sharped edge cut crease… ) I like the dramatic kinda looks but i know there are different ways to do makeup…
Please help! :)

I love this look!! Its a really fun, edgy look and you wear it so well- makes me jealous! I adore the color purple and try to sneak it in my collections and styles as much as I can and this lipstick is so pretty. I am always inspired by your videos you do such an amazing job, love it!


“Smudgey smudge smudge” lmao Marlena are you too cute for words! That is definitely your signature line :)

Hi, Marlena! This make up is wonderful and it happened one of my favorite. You look amazing! I want to ask you about W7 cosmetics. I see their products on a lot of sites, but I don’t know if these products are good, they are too cheap! Have u ever used them and what do u think about them?

Hi, Marlena and all you lovely subscribers.
Can someone tell me if sephora.com and amazon.com ship their products to Norway. That would be really helpful.
Thank you

wow marlena you look awesome^____^

I love the look….How did you do the stars it look amazing?

Thanx a lot.. you 2 have a happy and healthy life ^_^

I really never like to use dark shadows but after i watched this tutorial, i am all for black and dark shades!


hi marlene

im from the UK so im having a bit trouble on what colour foundation i will be in make up forever HD. im between nw20 and nw25 in mac foundation

please help me!!

if there’s one thing that you can never copy from this woman – that’s being absolutely cheap…the look became classy and fabulous on you! 100 for Marlena, all the way!

Aww i like this video your super nice and did a really good job! im an aspiring makeup artist see im only 17 and videos like these are videos that i really like your super nica ha