The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial.

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The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce.
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There was a time when I dismissed The Vampire Diaries as just another young teen drama–that was until saucy Vampire Katherine Pierce entered the scene.  I mean look at her, how can anyone resist her charms, be it by compulsion or otherwise?  What sets Katherine apart from her virtuous Doppelgänger Elena, is her inflated ego, a cut-throat demeanor, impeccable style and fierce makeup 🙂  Her distinct cut-crease eye makeup is present in almost every scene.  So for this post, I bring you my rendition of Katherine Pierce’s eye makeup…now if only I could live forever, be forever young and feast on lasagna instead of resorting to exsanguination 🙂 One can dream…

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial.

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial.

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial Products:
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo, Cargo Waterproof Bronzer, Merle Norman Inner Liner, L’Oreal Infallible Pencil Liner, and Prestige Liner Pen.

  • **Nars eyeshadow base was used as an eyeshadow primer.  Apologies for the slight lighting variations; the perils of photographing in front of a window, dependant on natural lighting. 🙂
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Outline your desired shape with a cool tone brown.

  • Start by choosing a cool tone brown eyeshadow.  Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo 4 Wood Eyeshadow (reviewed here) was applied using an angled brush (Memebox Meme Angled Brush) to outline the upper lash line and draw a line above my natural crease.  This method opens-up the eye area and gives the illusion of a larger lid space.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Take a blending brush to blend out the harsh line.

  • Take any densely packed blending brush (Memebox Meme Eyeshadow Brush) and blend out the crease line, picking up color as you see fit.  Be mindful not to let any of the color seep on the lid area–Katherine loves a defined crease with a brightening lighter color on the lid.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Take a softer brush to add a warmer transition color over the edge of your cool brown shade.

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Apply a matte flesh-colored eyeshadow to highlight the brow bone.

  • Apply a matte flesh-colored eyeshadow (MUFE M-510) to blend out the edges of your transition shade and to highlight the brow bone area.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Take a golden shade and apply the color to the middle of the moblie lid.

  • Apply a golden/champagne shimmer shade to the mobile lid area (a combination of MUFE ME-512 and I-648 was used).  The contrasting eyeshadow finishes are quite distinct and really makes eyes stand-out.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Apply any black liquid liner to the upper lash line.

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Trace the liquid line with a deep black pencil liner.

  • Next, a liquid liner (Prestige Line & Style Ink Pen) was applied as a preliminary guide for my pencil liner (L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner), being mindful not to cover the cool brown eyeshadow that was initially placed along the lash line.  This step can be omitted if you have a steady hand with your pencil liner; however, I find the two formulas produce a truly deep black color that is unbeatable.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Tight line the upper waterline with your gel liner of choice.

  • Tightline the upper waterline with any gel formula of your choosing (Inglot AMC Gel Liner #90).  Omitting this step would be a cardinal sin…gaps between the lashes is so not Katherine 🙂
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Sharpen the edge of your winged liner with an angled Q-Tip.

  • Sharpen the edge of your winged liner with an angled Q-Tip dipped in lotion.  This step is essential in creating a gap between the upper and lower portion of the eye.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Apply a flesh-colored pencil to the lower waterline right to the edge of the eye, extending the color under the winged liner.

  • Next, is the quintessential Katherine makeup trick.  A flesh-colored pencil (Merle Norman Inner Liner) was applied on the waterline and extended outwards under the winged liner. Applying the color at the inner cusp, where the upper and lower lids meet, gives the illusion of a more youthful and lifted eye.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Blend-out the flesh color under the winged liner.

  • Blend out the flesh color pencil thoroughly, with a small eyeshadow brush (Meme Liner Brush).  To ensure the pencil base stays in place, I like to add an accompanying eyeshadow color on top (MUFE M-510).
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Apply the cool tone brown to the lower lash line.

  • Take your angled eyeliner brush and pick up some of the cool brown color (GA #4 Wood).  Line the lower lash line ¼ of the way, concentrating the color at the edge.  Following the natural curvature of your lower lashes, extend the color away from the eye.  This technique was very popular in the 60’s and 70’s and if you look closely, Katherine employs this method for all of her looks.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Add a bronze color over the cool tone brown.

  • Add a bronze colored eyeshadow (Cargo Waterproof Bronzer) directly on top of the cool brown color on the lower lash line.  This step is optional, but as I have stated in the past, I believe adding a bronze hue on the lower lash line is very flattering.
The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial: Finished look with mascara.

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Finished look with mascara.

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial: Finished look with mascara.

The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial:
Full face finished look.

The Vampire Diaries airs on the CW Network on Thursday 8/7c.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you this Katherine Pierce inspired makeup look has proven to be quite a hit.  I have worn this look many times and on each occasion, random people felt “compelled” to compliment my eye makeup.  Won’t you try it and see for yourself.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

 

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. Hey I love this this look especially the under eye it definitely stays true to her character!!! Could u please tell me what you used on your eyebrows soooooo nice I need a good eyebrow product ! XD

    • Hello Jordan,

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you like the way the look turned out.

      That color on my eye brows is Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro in 2 Wendgewood. I swear by this product, I’m on my second pot. My first pot lasted almost 2 years, until the last remaining bits dried out. GA makes a nice range of colors to accommodate all hair colors. I hope this helps.

      -Maria

  2. Gawd. TVD. I started out disliking Katherine and liking Elena.. then disliking Elena and somewhat liking Katherine.. then I just started hating everyone, so I decided to stop watching haha 😛 I love this look btw! You did an amazing job and the gold is so subtle 🙂 Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Hello Natasja,

      I know what you mean about Elena and Katherine. I absolutely loved Katherine from the very beginning…nothing like a gorgeous sinister character being true to her nature. Elena is getting a bit tiresome..I think the writers have hit a wall. There was a point last season I stopped watching and recently decided to finish the season–not bad, but not the greatest story.

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed this look. Those MUFE shadows leave a beautiful finish, I wish I could own all 210 shades 🙂

      -Maria

  3. If makeup could talk, it would say that you and your makeup are stunning! I’m a recently new subscriber and I love your makeup choices and your application. We are kindred spirits in makeup and I blame you for my recent Giorgio Armani haul at Sephora (lol). Your makeup is consistently and beautifully applied and always tasteful. I am going to practice this eye look so that I can look my absolute best this holiday season. Thank you Maria!

    • Hello Erica,

      I cannot tell you how much your comment has meant to me. There are time I write and truly wonder if I have made a difference. At the end of the day, my sincerest goal is to help people be it through makeup (I’m addict to GA), technique or simply through kind humorous words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to write a such a heartfelt comment.

      -Maria

  4. Hi Maria,

    Thank you for the turorial.
    I’m looking to buy Merle Norman Inner Liner. Do you know where I can buy it? Do you like the liner?

    Tanya

    • Hello Tanya,

      Thank you as well for your support.

      I prefer the Merle Norman Inner Liner as opposed to Rimmel’s version, because it stays on the waterline longer and it does not leave a film on your eye everytime you blink.

      Merle Norman products are only sold at their independant stores. If you visit the website, and type in your zip code, they will list the stores in your area (here). I hope this helps you.

      -Maria

      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you, Maria.

        I use Chanel’s Khole in Clair for the same purpose. I love it, but I have to reapply it a couple of times a day.

        Also, I have been loving Spirulina mask from your other post. I find it works even better if you mix it with hot water and apply it when it’s still warm.

        Your blog is the best! Thank you for sharing.

        • Eyeliner on the waterline is so tricky. I have yet to find one that is impervious to the consistently dampened conditions 🙂 However, Merle Norman’s Inner Liner seems to linger longer than others (this will vary on everyone).

          I’m so glad the Spirulina mask works for you. My husband and I also add it to our shakes everyday to improve our immune systems. I have a history of getting easily sick in the winter time and I have to confess, this has made a world of difference in my health.

          I can see the warm water being soothing on the skin. Tonight is my mask night and I will surely try it your way. Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your experiences.

          -Maria

  5. I too thought #TVD was just another teen show but then I just couldn’t stop watching because of Ian Sommerhalder. I love Damon! As for Katherine, what a bitch! But a fun one! I felt sorry for her when her daughter…well I won’t spoil it if others haven’t seen it yet. It was funny when Katherine was growing old…finally! Elena, she really needs to decide if her heart belongs with Damon or with Stefan. And then there is Alaric (spelling?) I am glad to see him back. I just wish Jeremy would get off his hunky ass and return to being the psychic that he was!

    Okay, I could discuss this all night!

    I almost forgot, great tutorial!! Great job!

    Olivia

    • Hello Olivia,

      At first Ian had me as well, but then Elijah came into the picture and that sparked a new love affair 🙂

      I know Katherine is/was a piece of work, but you have to admit, she makes that show interesting. I’ve only seen the first two episodes from the new season, but so far it seems a little slow. Hopefully, Katherine will pop-up (if anyone’s coming back she will) and the producers will explore a possible story between her and Nadia’s father?

      I could go on as well. Thank you my friend.

      -Maria

  6. Love the look and your great tutorial! It’s so amazing on you lovely!!! 🙂 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

  7. Seriously one of the best eye makeup tutorials I have seen…period.

    • Hello Zoe,

      Thank you so much for such an amazing and encouraging comment. I’m so happy you like this tutorial, please let me know if you try the look 🙂

      -Maria

  8. Hey Maria, thanks for the tutorial! I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything like this, probably because I’m a little afraid the crease part would look too unnatural for my eye shape. You blended it out really well though. Maybe I can pull it off after all 🙂

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