Does anyone else ever make that mistake of trying out a new T.V. show and getting addicted?! I made that mistake recently. Let’s face it, T.V. shows are made to try to addict people, so they always end episodes in a way so you get sucked in! Recently, I started a show on Netflix where I literally got “sucked” in. (Forgive the pun, lol.) I turned on Vampire Diaries. I’ve read all of the Twilight books and saw the movies. I was severely disappointed with the movies though, and as much as I loved the books, the vampires in Twilight were just too perfect. Vampire Diaries, on the other hand, seems to give a more “realistic” (oxymoron, I know) feel to vampire life. Definitely a lot more graphic and violent, Vampire Diaries has me hooked. One thing that I’m sure contributes to the Vampire Diaries craze that seems to be popping up all over the internet is the fact that everyone on that show is so good looking! Even the little brother can be a heartthrob for those teenage girls out there. While I can’t give guys tips on how to mimic the ridiculously good looking vampire vibe, but I have a beauty tip for Elena/Katherine’s makeup.
One thing I noticed about the girl that plays Elena and Katherine (aka Nina Dobrev), is that she has pretty, naturally slanted almond eyes. If you don’t have that natural feature, there are ways to help fake it. Even Nina Dobrev’s makeup when she’s on the red carpet accentuates that feature.
1. Eyebrows: high, rounded brows are not exactly the “Elena” shape. Don’t over pluck, just keep your brows nicely groomed and have them follow your natural brow bone. Also use a little bit of brow powder to fill in sparse areas.
2. Eyeshadow: this makeup style is eyeshadow heavy. The key is to keep the darkest eyeshadow color lower on the eye. Keep it low and draw it to the outer corner of the eyes. Also, keep the darkest eyeshadow out of the inner corner of the eyes. Use a shimmery lighter shadow on the inner corner. A medium eyeshadow tone can be applied before the dark shadow, it should be visible just above the darker shadow.
3. Eyeliner: another key in creating an almond eye. Don’t do a thick line in the inner corner, dark in the inner corner will have the opposite of the almond effect. Pull the eyeliner to the outer corner, but just before the outer corner, start pulling the line upward, like a cat eye. If you have smaller eyes or already naturally almond eyes, you can also line the bottom of the eyes. I just barely do a little bit of eyeliner near the corners and blend it inward (very lightly though, sometimes I even leave out the bottom eyeliner all together).
That’s it! I will try to post pictures of exactly how I do it on my eyes soon with a step by step tutorial.