Phillips defined the eyes first by applying a cool brown shadow along the lower lash line and on the outer corner of the eyelid, before blending a warmer terracotta-brown into the crease.
“Whenever in doubt keep blending, that’s what I do,” she mused.
Then, with a chocolate brown eyeliner pencil in one hand, Phillips proceeded to lift her lashes gently upwards with the other, exposing the waterline of the upper eyelid. “I like to do this little thing where I grab my lashes and I go underneath. It makes the lash line look really thick without having to add falsies or anything,” she said.
The technique hugs and traces the outline of the eye without the risk of smudging or creating a crooked line that requires clean up. It’s great for those with hooded eyelids or monolids, or anyone who doesn’t want their liner shrinking their eye shape further.
Phillips finished the liner by adding a little to the outer corner of the top lid. She then set this with eyeshadow over the top, wriggling a fluffy brush back and forth and into the crease for a smudged and smoked-out effect.
The result? Defined eyes with no harsh lines and plenty of lid space leftover. Genius.