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Photographed by Jerome Corpuz; Styled by Jaime Kay Waxman at Tim Howard ; Hair by Neil Grupp at The Wall Group; Makeup by Brit Cochran At Art Department; Nails by Yukie Miyakawa at Kate Ryan Inc.; Modeled by Neta at Elite Model Management; Modeled by Shamone Edwards at MUSE Model Management
Nothing But Noir
Black lipstick may feel like the most audacious look of the bunch. But if you pick your products with care, it's just as easy to pull off as your go-to shade. For this look, choose a demi-matte versus a traditional matte finish, like COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Perry Panther. The formula was created specifically to combat the drying, flat-finish effect some matte lipsticks have. So while it feels moisturizing on (read: seriously comfortable), it does dry to just a touch of subtle sheen.
Simone Rocha dress.
Keep the rest of your look light and fuss-free. Our favorite finishing touches: just a subtle swipe of neutral glossy shadow on the eyes and a wash of warm pink blush.
Goths aren't known for their colorful tendencies. But when you pair a thickly winged eye with blue mascara, you'll feel more punk than precious. One thing to keep in mind, though, is unless you have baby-blonde lashes, a coat of the colorful stuff can be quite subtle. Make it a focal point by keeping the rest of your look nude all over.
Chris Habana earring.
Katy Kat Mascara in Perry Blue contains a blend of waxes that go on quite wet, so you'll get dark color without those running-out-the-door smudges on your lids. After applying it, Cochran amped up the cool hue by drawing in matching liner along the entire lower lashline.
RED Valentino top, Topshop tee, Chris Habana earring.
Spread Your Wings
We'll level with you. There isn't anything particularly punk about a cat-eye. But Cochran used a rule-breaking technique that shows more is more. Add a swipe of subversive, lavender lipstick to really eschew your typical Monday-to-Friday look.
Topshop jacket, Meredith Kahn earring.