Taking cue from the renowned makeup artist Rae Morris, the ‘Phi’ makeup look is the avant-garde look of the season. It can turn any face to look stunning. “Phi is a specific ratio that has been found in some of the world’s most beautiful pieces of art and occurs naturally in nature and even in people, that we find ‘beautiful’” says Morris. It personifies the gorgeous Egyptian Goddesses in history. It essentially transforms your eye into an ideal one giving it a graphic, open eye look.
The Phi eye look comes with practice and it’s not easy to get it right the first time. For this look it is imperative to start with the under eye shadow or liner as it’s really the under eye work that creates the magic rather than the top.
Step 1: Apply the liner under the eye. Apply the liner from the inner eye. The liner breaks in middle of the lower eye and then again extends out past the edge of the eye slightly angling upwards to create a lift.
Step 2: Smudge it down such that it is parallel with the beginning of the liner and then slightly outwardly extended.
Step 3: Now use the liner on the crease on top of the eye. Begin from the inner eye, all the along the crease, tapering it down towards the bottom liner, giving a slightly curved edge
Step 4: Fill in between the top and bottom liner with a shimmery shadow including the area where the line breaks on the lower lashline.
Step 5: A blending brush now to soften the sharp lines.
Step 6: You can consider using a soft kohl pencil following the bottom shadow line
Step 7: Complete the look with a liquid liner extended out to meet the bottom liner.
Vidya Tikari, professional makeup artist, synonymous with the makeup world goes on to say “This method of eye Mu really is a blessing in disguise. It instantly lifts and opens any small subdued eye”