Lashes & Luminosity with Kathleen Hou

My memory is a bit patchy but I’m reasonably sure that Kathleen Hou and I met backstage at Mugler Paris around four years ago. Kathleen is the beauty director of The Cut and it was such a pleasure having her over to the studio on her recent LA visit!

Kathleen is as passionate about beauty as I am so her studio visit turned into a late night makeup party! We tested products, debated new formula innovations and chatted for hours about the beauty industry. One of our conclusions; Burberry is the most underrated of the beauty brands. Their Fresh Glow Gel Stick and Luminous Fluid Base are so good (see above)! I am also a big fan of their Face Contour Pen and Lip Color Contour.

When it came time to do Kathleen’s lovely face, I wanted to do a look she hadn’t tried before – always tough with beauty editors because they try everything! I used a shimmery teal cream to create an exaggerated cat eye (this style works particularly well on almond eye shapes) and then added Dark Swan of Denmark’s incredible fluffy lashes. The combo is eye catching and fun but still wearable.

Note: To see her eyelids closed, click here to check out the fun animated gif on our Instagram.

MODEL // Kathleen Hou
MAKEUP // Robin Black

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