Fiona Stiles replied almost 2 years ago:
Black liner can look severe, and it can accentuate heavy lids. Try using a rich, medium-dark brown shadow that can be used wet or dry (some shadows are especially formulated to be used this way) instead of liner. Using it wet will give you a denser application. Apply it this way closest to the lashes, in a very thin line, so it's pushed right into the lash line. Then use the same shadow dry to softly blend the color upwards onto the lid. This way you get definition at the lash line, but it's softer than traditional liner.