"I love that poppy, 'J.Crew catalogue' lipstick look, but it seems like everyone is doing it now," Kate Young told us the other day. The stylist (between working with Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, and Jason Wu, she's also found time to design a Target collection) and longtime Bold Red Mouth devotee explained, "I love a red lip, and it's still the easiest way to look pulled together, I think, but I felt like I needed a new makeup...thing." Thus it came to pass that she, along with the help of makeup-artist pal Frank B., devised a modern take on the classic cat eye: focusing on the inner and outer corners for a graphic effect, and leaving the center open. We spied her in the look at a fashion week event and immediately asked, "How did you do it?" And then, "Actually, will you show us how?!" Well, voilà: an in-Gloffice how-to. Assemble your eyeliners (one pencil, one liquid) and have some cotton swabs at the ready, because, if you're anything like us, this is an instantly want-able—and pretty easily recreatable—look.
04.15.13 / The Technique