Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Vampire Diaries Inspired Makeup: Caroline Forbes!

Hey everyone! I don't usually do corresponding blog posts to my YouTube videos, but for today's video I have a photo to show you that was my inspiration for this look. I thought I would do a blog post so you could get a better idea of how I achieved it!

The tutorial is an inspired look of Caroline's makeup from The Vampire Diaries. I loved how dramatic it was and how striking it looked with her fair features.

The key elements to Caroline's eye makeup in the above photo is a high-sheen light color on the first half of the lid, a very dark, unblended crease, and thick black liner all around the eye. Here is the eye look I came up with:

The products I used on the eyes are:
-MAC Nubile paint pot
-Inglot eyeshadows in 395 and 461
-MAC Handwritten eyeshadow
-Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner in Blackest Black
-MAC Feline Kohl Power (now permanent!!)
-Benefit They're Real mascara
-NYX 132 lash (cut in half, used as a demi lash on each eye)

To see the colors I used on the cheeks and lips, and how I did the look, here's the video!

xx, Allison


  1. I love the vampire diaires!! You should do an Elena tutorial!!

  2. This is such a beautiful look, I love VD :)

    Xo Christine♥

  3. Quick question. In your YouTube video, the first Inglot shadow you used, you said 395P, but here it's just listed as 395. I really like that shadow and am planning to buy it, so I wanted to know which was the corret name. Thanks!

  4. Spelling fail. That should read "correct name". Thanks again.

  5. I just loved, you have such a talent!
    I really would like for you to do a look for teenagers with 17years-old. Very neutral but at the same time that keep all the atencion! :)
    xoxo ♥

  6. Hi Tina! Sorry it took a while for a response to your question... didn't see it until now! 395 and 395P are the same shadow. They don't recycle numbers for any of their shadows, the P just stands for Pearl finish (which is the only 395 finish there is, if that makes sense). Hope this clears it up! :)

  7. Your eyes are STUNNING.

  8. Peppermint_crinklesOctober 22, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    i really love your tutorial very easy to follow and with dupes too! more tutorial!

    hope u follow me too! would appreciate it so much thank u!
    more power to your channel

  9. So pretty!!!! I'm going to be a vampire for Halloween and thinking about doing this. Is there any way to buy Inglot eyeshadows in stores, and if so, where?

  10. I know exactly what episode this is from! Just watched it on netflix instant streaming. Great look!

  11. anyone have any good dupes for the inglot shadows?

  12. Your eyes are such a cool colour!

  13. This eye make up is soooo pretty, omg.

  14. I absolutely love this look and i hope you do more vampire diaries looks, theyre lovely but quite intense. Although unfortunately i dont have any of inglots eyeshadows so what are mac dupes for them?

  15. Love your makeup style! You should do a Miranda lambert tutorial! Her makeup always looks awesome!

  16. I love this look and your tutorial is awesome.

    I'm wondering if you have a recommendation for another m.a.c paint pot? They don't have the nubile anymore.