Yes ladies! You heard it right. We have often heard of contouring our cheek bone, jaw line, forehead and nose. But we rarely hear about contouring our eyes.
Eyes are the most essential feature of the face when it comes to makeup. You can do as many experiments with your eye makeup. However, we often fail to nail the look like a pro. Perfection can be achieved only by following the right technique rather than adding a step, to make your eyes standout beautifully.
To start with let’s understand what difference contouring our eyes can make –
- It helps in defining the crease of the eyes and provides a definite space on the eye lid where we can work and apply eye shadow.
- It cuts the puffiness of the eye.
- It gives an uplifting look to the entire eye makeup.
- Gives proper shape to the eyes.
- Helps you attain a bold and dramatic look.
Contouring is done before starting the eye makeup and also once it is complete.
To start with all you need to do is take dark brown or grey matte colour on your pencil smudge brush and create a crease on your eye lid. Next with a blending brush blend the crease using windshield-wiper and circular motions.
Once the colour is blended you can apply your eye shadow seeing all together a new affect. Those who are looking for a more prominent and bold look can also repeat contouring once the whole eye makeup is done with the same shade used earlier.
Recommended contour products
NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Pallete – has different shades for contouring suitable for all skin tones.
Makeup Studio Shading Highlighting Kit – contains brown shade which is super pigmented with highlighter.
Freedom Pro Artist HD Pro Refills Pro Contour – super pigmented, easily blendable and pocket friendly.
Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Contouring Palette – 5 colours without parabens that lift and brighten your eyes.
Smashbox #Shapematters Palette – 16 seamlessly blendable, richly pigmented shades for contouring.