Exclusive: Kat Von D’s Going-Out Beauty Routine

Some people meditate; Kat Von D puts on makeup. “There are few moments in my life that really allow for an uninterrupted time to quietly reflect—something I truly enjoy doing,” she says. “My makeup routine is just that for me.” The tattoo artist and beauty line creator is no amateur when it comes to flicking eyeliner and blending shadow, either. A quick scroll through her Instagram (with 2.2 million followers and counting) proves that her own makeup prowess is, in fact, quite extraordinary—a fact that won’t surprise anyone familiar with her work as a tattoo artist.

We got a chance to peek the gothic-romantic queen’s getting-ready routine and talk all things beauty—including a very exciting project she just launched. Keep scrolling to see what it’s like to get ready with Kat Von D!