Kat Graham is known for two things: her captivating beauty and playing the role of Bonnie Bennett on the hit television series, The Vampire Diaries. On and off the screen, Kat emulates an effortless look that is incredibly chic. On set her style resembles the girl-next-door, but when she’s off screen Kat is not afraid to take fashion risks that are sure to get attention.
For over 25 years, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day, ensuring positive images while working to cultivate acceptance, understanding and support. Arriving at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles for the 23rd annual Glaad Awards, Kat turned heads on the red carpet in a stunning black strapless gown by Alpana & Neeraj. She modernized her look with a slicked high-top ponytail and a wrap around knot in the front and flawless smokey eye makeup. Our RCT reporter, Carly Steel, chatted with this starlet as she dished about her favorite makeup must-haves and beauty secrets.
“I always say go light first because people think that when you want a heavy eye they have to put alot first, but smokey eyes have to build. So it takes a lot of patience but you don’t have to clean up anything later, so start in layers and work it out small”, said Kat when asked how she achieved her chic smokey eyes.
Aside from Kat’s smokey eyes, her eyebrows also make a big impact since they are a facial feature that help frame her eyes. When asked what her must have beauty item is, Kat shares that her favorite eyerbrow item is the Smashbox brow kit. “I can’t live without it!”