Tutorial: Eye Contouring & Metallics
Countouring at eye level
Contouring – the skilful interaction of light and dark to visibly define the facial features – has evolved from a fashion trend to a popular part of the daily make-up routine.
Eye Contouring brings this technique up to eye level: dark shades create depth; shimmering highlights and metallic accents give the eyes a beautiful sparkle.
Follow these simple steps to emphasise specific eye areas:
The Eye & Brow Contouring Palette 010 with matt brown tones and a shimmering highlighter accentuates the eyes beautifully.
First, contour the crease of the lid to add visible depth:
Now it's time to trace a line along the lower lash line with the dark side of the Contouring & Highlighting Duo Pencil 010 and then blend it with the Smokey Eyes Brush. This makes the lash line look fuller and thicker.
Only trace the line from the outer corner to the centre of the eye - avoid complete lines as this can make the eyes look smaller.
Next, highlight the inner corner of the eye with the light side of the eye pencil.