8 Basic Eye Contouring Tips That Will Awaken Your Eyes


If your eyes are one of your most prominent features, and you love looking your best with the classiest of eye makeup tricks, this blog is for you. With hundreds of amazing products available in the market, eye contouring makeup is a simple thing you can do by yourself, if you know these 8 basic tricks and tips. From subtle nudes to eye-popping smoky eyes, there are numerous ways to accentuate your peepers in no time. To do them by yourself, for everyday office look or for a dinner date with your special someone, you would need a few essentials, such as kohl, eye liner, eye shadow, brow shaper, mascara, lash extensions, etc.

The fundamental principle of eye contouring is same as that of face contouring – the lighter areas appear prominent, the darker areas recede backward, and the highlighter accentuates the highlighted features. Almond, round, small, deep-set, protruding, whatever the shape of your eyes is, you can contour your eyes perfectly, by using 8 these tips.

8 Eye Contouring Tips


1. Prime It Up 

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An eye or make up primer holds the eye shadow pigments in place, and prevents the pigments from creasing. If you skip this step, the colours might not stay long, and your eyes might end up looking all messed up.

2. Use An Under-eye Cream 

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Whether you were up all night jabbing the keyboard of your laptop to make that important presentation, or binge watched an entire season of Game of Thrones, your eyes are the victims of all the strain. Gently apply a pinch of under-eye cream and massage them for a minute, to witness the magical transformation by yourself!

3. Organize Your Makeup Essentials

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It is great to have at hand, neatly sorted and organized, a range of all the required products, such as primers, contour creams, eye shadow palettes of all colours you adore, ranging from nudes to glitters, bold and subtle kohl, eye liners in various shades, brushes, etc.

4. Know Your Eye Shape 

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If you have round eyes, look your gorgeous best by applying lighter shades in the corners and darker shades in the centre, if you want to create a narrowing effect. If you have the ideal almond eyes and intend to accentuate the shape, do try smearing a medium matte shade on the lid, and drawing out a darker shade toward the outer crease. Do remember to use a blender, to make the transition of colours look natural and subtle. If you have large, bold eyes, you would look great with a shimmery eye shadow across the eye lid and a dark shade in the crease.

5. Brighten Up The Lids 

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Often the most neglected areas of eye makeup, a dash of highlighting the inner corners enhance the reflective properties of eyes. You could also apply a coat of Vaseline on the lids, and then put on a layer of mascara, to create a dewy, mild look. Instead of using a white pencil on your waterline, try a nude or ivory pencil, to give your poppers a more natural appeal.  

6. Wing The Shadow Too 

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If you love the classiness of a winged eye liner, you are sure to love the extra dimension that the winged eye shadow adds. Look cheerful and energized, with this little trick.

[You might also want to read: 5 Eyeliner Tricks To Make Your Eyes Look Bigger!]


7. Play With Colours 

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To add a pop of colour to your pretty eyes, instead of the regular black eye liner, try shimmery bright options in blue, green, silver, gold, and other colours. Try this with metallic smoky eyes, to catch the limelight on the dance floor!  

[You might also want to read: A Smouldering Smokey Eye Makeup Step By Step Tutorial For You]


8. Highlight The Eyebrows 

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Lightly brushing the tips of an eyebrow pencil against the eyebrows, to highlight their shape and form, highlights the lovely look of your eyes. Start at the inner corner and draw short strokes to slowly reach the outer corner, in a matte pencil in the same colour of the hair.  

Dazzle away to glory, with these simple tricks and tips. Do remember to opt for high-quality products and remove the makeup at night, to keep your skin free from chemicals and harm. Herbal options and products enriched with essential oils and vitamins are available in kohl, eye liner, mascara, etc. Alternatively, if you are in a hurry for any important occasion, you could use the trusted beauty services from Urban Company, to channel your inner diva, without leaving the comfort of your home.

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