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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

On my shoot for local SA jewellery brand Matter of Fakt I created this contoured eye look that I totally love. So many women that I chat with totally struggle when it comes to makeup. Whether its models I work with, clients and even friends. Creating any kind of eye look has always seemed to thow people off. Makeup can be pretty daunting if you are unsure. The contoured eye look is so easy and looks absolutely incredible any time of the year. Plus it looks amazing on camera.

The key to the look is having a darker and lighter shade so that we clearly see the contour. Plus we want to make the eye pop. For the lighter to medium skin tones a tan shade like I have used here really works. In this shot I used Saddle from my Mac Warm Neutrals palette. However, you can even use a matt bronzer if you want. For the darker skintones you will need to go with a dark chocolate to contour the crease and for the super dark a black shade will work for the crease. The trick with the contouring is apply in the crease of the eye to really create definition. To add more intensity apply on the bottom lash line.

Now for the pop on the eyes you take a lighter shade and apply on the whole lid all the way up to reach the crease where the two shades will meet. For lighter skintones you can apply a light shimmer shade here I used Crushed Clove from the same Mac palette as well as eye tint from Georgio Armani but thats because I wanted a lot of light on the eyes for the picture.

A great dupe for the Mac palette is the NYX warm neutrals palette now available at Clicks. I love love love it and have been using it on shoots as well. For medium skintones use a more light bronze shade for the lid as the shade I used will just be way to icey on the skin. For the darker skintones you can go for a a copper/bronze or a shade with a red undertone to create that pop.

Make sure you have a good blending brush for the crease of the eye, a flat shader brush to apply the highlight to the lids and then a pencil brush for the lower lash line. There are 3 brushes you will need to create most eye looks so defnitely worth the investment. There are so many brands to choose from depending on what you want to spend mine are from Zoeva and Mac. But there is now Real Techniques available in SA, Sigma is amazing even the Body Shop has some goodies too.

Warm Neutral Palettes

Finish off the look with mascara and fill in the brows and voila your finished look.

Shahnaz x