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Modern Contour Eye Shadow + 2 Demo Videos

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s  series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller
Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Modern Contour Eye Shadow

First Why:

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The modern contour may be used in addition to or as an
alternative to the classic contour.

It provides more color weight to the outer corner of the eye.

The affect of this technique lends itself to opening the eyes outward and gently upwards.

Though beautiful on everyone, it is very effective on a mature eyelid that has lost some of its visible eye crease due to loss of elasticity in the eyelid.




Now How:

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• Using the bullet brush, brush a darker shadow from the outer corner of the eye in the crease to the center of the eyelid ending and diving into the lash line at the pupil.

(Please note: this application mimics the wedge eye liner, only a thicker version).

• The shape drawn is similar to an elongated triangle or a doorstop.

• With a very small circular motion, using the side of the bullet brush, gently blur the upper descending border of the contour up and in as the brush moves towards the center of the eye at the lash line.

• Repeat this until the modern contour is blended to satisfaction.

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Here are two Modern Contour demo videos

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Makeup Gourmet’s products are developed alongside the Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® method of application. They are customized to give you the best results when applying your makeup.

Note: This series of video tutorials is organized in a specific order of application. It is not necessary to do every step when you do your makeup but I do suggest you follow the order of the videos and skip the steps that don’t apply to you.

Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own Authentic Beauty Makeup tips in the comments box below. I would love to hear how you get on trying this new method of makeup application – tell me how useful you find the tutorials and how you found the results. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

Want to know more? My new book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.


Chris Scott

7th of April,  2016

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’

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3 thoughts on “Modern Contour Eye Shadow + 2 Demo Videos

  1. Hi Chris, I have your book, which I thoroughly enjoy. Love the video/tutorial on the Modern Contour Eyeshadow. Thank you for remembering those of us who have mature eyes.

  2. I have always loved sharing this technique with my clients and watching their amazement on how simple a technique it is and how the modern contour was what they were missing in their bag of tricks.

    Thank you for enjoying my book. It continues to be a best seller on Amazon well over a year after it has launched. Once you own this book, you realize that the answer was here all along.

  3. Also, I forgot to ask, if you haven’t already, will you please post a review on Amazon. Endorsements like yours always help. Thank you.

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