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Kat Von D would love to be able to dress like Beethoven every day.

Published 02/10/2016

Kat Von D
Kat Von D

Kat Von D doesn’t want people to be “intimidated” by her look.

The American tattoo artist and reality star has turned beauty maven with a make-up range, boasting all sorts of cosmetics from eyeliners to lipglosses. For anyone wanting to create her signature red lips and cat-eye, Kat has shared how achieve it.

“Pale skin, lots of cat-eyeliner and a red lip,” she told Britain’s Hello! magazine of her recognisable appearance. “My Tattoo Liner (liquid eyeliner) has 300 bristles in the brush because, as an artist, I wanted it to feel like the perfect artist’s paintbrush. You can go as thin as a hair or press and build up to my look. A lot of people are intimidated by red lipstick and eyeliner, so I want to make things as easy as possible.”

Kat, 34, also has a distinct look when it comes to her taste in fashion. The raven-haired beauty’s outfits often stand out from the crowds thanks to her unusual and one-off pieces and she takes inspiration from certain eras to put them together.

“I love the Hollywood glamour era of the 1940s and 1950s, but also the Victorian Gothic aesthetic,” she explained. “My style icon is Beethoven. If I could dress like him every day, I would. But I would be made fun of. And my beauty inspiration is Edith Piaf. Not that she was a conventional beauty, but just her demeanour, the way she sang and expressed herself with her hands; it is so inspiring and powerful.”

But one of the most distinct parts of Kat’s look is her tattoos, as she has plenty of artwork on her skin. She’s had many designs removed though as she admitted to being more careless about her inkings when she was younger.

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