#BGTutorial: Softly Contoured Eyes

We show you how

1 16 2012

A contoured eye need not conjure visions of vintage episodes of Dynasty. We show you how to create soft, natural dimension. Follow along to learn this eye enhancing technique.

 Supplies

La Prairie Cellular Treatment Eye Colour Ensemble in Les Epices * Edward Bess Bess-Lash Mascara * Crease brush * Shader brush * Liner brush * Concealer or Eye Shadow Primer

- To give our look staying power, apply primer to the entire lid. We like Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat.

- Next, using shader brush, apply a wash of lightest shade to entire lid. This is the backdrop for your look.

- Next, find your crease. It is the indent that hugs the top of your eyeball.

Using the crease brush, apply the deepest shade to the crease in a windshield wiper motion.

- Gently follow the natural contour of the eye & blend up & out. Easy does it…not too much pressure. Build the color slowly.

- Balance the eye by adding a light sweep of brown shade underneath. Start at the outer corner and work inward.

Add mascara to top and bottom lashes.

- Voila! Here is the finished look (with eyes open and eyes closed).

Parting Wisdom:

On choosing your contour shade – Select the color that looks most like a natural shadow on your complexion. Crease colors usually range from taupe, to dark brown, to charcoal. Generally, a matte finish works best.

On creating a natural crease – Blend, blend, blend. We cannot stress this enough. If needed, go over the crease with a clean brush to soften any lines of demarcation and remove excess shadow.

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