By now, Mary Phillips has established herself as a talented genius when it comes to makeup application.
The artist regularly works with clients including JLo, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber, and is known for her sculpted skin, pillowy lips, invisible liner and subtle use of shimmer.
Typically, these looks are reserved for A-list talent, but Phillips often shares her methods on social media. A few weeks ago, we were gifted with the now-viral Mary Phillips contour technique, where she showed us how to shade the skin before foundation for a more believable finish (genius, we know).
Now she’s here with a new trick – one that promises to give us a full, defined lip contour that would give Kendall a run for her money.
“I like to begin in the corners of my mouth, and I start right outside the natural lip line,” Phillips shared via Instagram. “This is where I stay the closest to the actual lip line, and just extend it slightly at the very top, and at the very bottom of the lower lip,” she continues. “And then enhance the cupid’s bow, following the natural shape of the upper lip, just bringing it up a little bit higher. Next I take a soft brush and just smooth it out so there’s no really hard lines visible, then I take a little bit of concealer on a concealer brush, and just make sure everything is nice and clean.”
She finishes by applying lip gloss, and the end product is natural, but transformative enough so that it looks as if she may (or may not!) have had a tiny bit of filler (this could be the source of Kendall’s has-she-or-hasn’t-she lip filler rumours).
Phillips used the Armani Beauty Lip Silk pencil in 12 and Suqqu Gloss in 02. Sadly the liner is sold out right now, and the gloss isn’t readily available in Australia, but we’ve rounded up some similar alternatives below:
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CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP CHEAT IN ICONIC NUDE, $32. SHOP NOW
WESTMAN ATELIER SQUEAKY CLEAN LIQUID LIP BALM IN NANA, $63. SHOP NOW
TOM FORD LIP GLOSS LUXE IN INHIBITION, $86. SHOP NOW
This article originally appeared on Grazia International.
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