Choose Your Adventure: The Journey To A Perfect Cut Crease
So you’ve probably been seeing many, many, many beauty enthusiasts raging about "cut crease" eyeshadow as of late, and in case you aren't 100% clear on what this is (and no judgement!), this is the process of “cutting” the crease of your eye with a contrasting shade of eyeshadow.
The end result is a defined crease that makes your eyes really pop.
I love this look because if done well, it adds a lot to your makeup. It may look complicated, but I’m here to assure you that it’s not as bad as it seems! There are a few ways to do it, so let’s begin.
Step One: Begin by priming your eye lid, crease and brow bone.
Step Two: Add a light shade of eyeshadow to your brow bone and the inner corners of your eye to create your highlight.
Step Three: Apply your base shade to the lid. I suggest going with a very neutral color, something close to the color of your skin.
Now, this is where choices have to be made. Want a more subtle look? Continue on! Want something a little bolder? Skip ahead to Step Four (B).
Step Four (A): Grab an eyeliner pencil in a deep brown or black (depending on how defined you want your crease to look). Draw the cut crease in; it should look an outline of a huge wing.
Step Five (A): Now blend it out to your heart’s desire. If you want a really sharp look, you can just blend it out a bit. If you want a more subtle look, blend it more!
Step Six (A): Take a shade in a different color and pop it above the crease you made with eyeliner. Blend it until it looks seamless with both the crease and the highlight you have on your brow bone.
Step Seven (A): Add a wing following the line of the crease. This is really important because if your wing goes off in a different direction, it’s gonna look a little wonky.
Step Eight (A): Line your lower lashline, do your lashes and voilà! Done! Wasn’t so hard right?
Step Four (B): So you’ve done steps 1-3. The next thing to do now is add a medium dark shadow to the outer half of your lid.
Step Five (B): Take a darker shade and pop that on the outer 1/4 of your eyes. Blend in a “c” shape to get that smokey effect.
Step Six (B): For your crease, take a really dark shade of eyeshadow, pop it in your crease and draw out the “winged” look. If you want a really sharp look, I recommend using an instrument of some sort in order to get a precise line.
If you want a more smokey look, you can just wing it (no pun intended)! Just make sure both sides match! If you really want to stand out, you can add some glitter to the crease!
Step Seven (B): Using the medium shade, blend out the crease. This will add color and extra definition.
Step Eight (B): Draw your wings, do your liner, add some mascara and you’re good to go, with a sultry, smokey cut crease.
Seriously, have fun with this trend. There are so many ways to experiment with this look and it’s truly gorgeous.