Eye contouring is the secret hack you need to know

eye contouring

You’ve heard of cheek contouring and maybe even cleavage-contouring, but have you heard of eye contouring? It’s the same idea as the aforementioned, only your goal is to play with the shape of your eyes or simply enhance your existing shape. With makeup alone! Eye contouring is essentially an easy and subtle way to add depth and dimension to your eye. You can make it more dramatic, but sometimes it can be so subtle you can barely tell it’s there. Wedding Affair brings to you a step by step guide to eye contouring.

Step One

Just like any other makeup application, always start off with priming your eyes. Next, apply an eyeshadow shade that matches your skin tone (or is slightly lighter) to your entire lid. You can use a fluffy eyeshadow brush for this.

Step Two

Select a shade that’s one or two notches darker than your skin tone. Using a crease brush, sweep the shade in the crease and pull the color towards the outer corner of the eye. No matter your eye shape, the goal is to follow and enhance the natural line of your eye socket crease. The exact placement of color will vary depending on your eye shape and your desired result. For instance, you might want to create more of an upward motion to make “sleepy eyes” look more awake, or you might need to create finer, lighter crease definition if you have monolids.

Step Three

Next, with a smaller shadow brush, sweep that same shade underneath the lower lash line again from the inner to outer eye area connecting upward at the end to the top. Always work in an upward motion. You can also use a smudging tool or brush for this.

Step Four

Blend the two colors together with the lighter shade you already used.

Step Five (Optional)

Using a wedge sponge or cotton swab, dip it lightly in a bit of make-up remover or moisturizer. From the bottom [outer corner], ‘cut’ a sharp edge going up [toward the end of the brow] to create shape. Think of it as an extended cat eye shape.

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