Cut Crease Eye Makeup Tutorial

Want to try a new makeup style? Bring out those eye shadows and your brushes for this cut crease eye makeup tutorial

Are you wondering what a ‘cut crease’ is? In simple terms, when you apply eye shadow by drawing a line (cutting) just above the crease, a very defined and sharp line, creating a separation between the actual lid and the upper eye area then blending that line outward towards the brow, it’s known as the ‘cut crease’. This method can make your lid appear bigger making the eyes seem bigger. Watch the video to learn how it’s done —

Product Description –

Kryolan FS22 concealer
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC41
MAC Nylon eye shadow (highlighter)
B&D eye primer
MAC Soft brown eye shadow
MAC Fig 1. eye shadow (cut crease)
MAC Carbon eye shadow
MAC Stars & Rockets eye shadow (blending at the crease)
MAC Gesso eye shadow
Sephora liquid liner
Faces Solid Black kajal
Inglot eyelash curler
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express mascara
MAC Lash #7
MAC Studio Tech foundation NC30
Benefit Hoola
B&D Peach blush
Bobbi brown Rose Quartz shimmer brick (highlighter)
MAC Mehr lipstick
MAC Dazzleglass ‘Sugarrimmed’ lip gloss

Brushes –

Vega Angled brush
Sigma E40 blending brush
Sigma E70 angular shading brush
MAC #217 blending brush
Sigma E45 tapered blending brush
Sigma E30 pencil brush
Sigma stippling foundation brush
Sigma F60 flat foundation brush
Sigma E25 blending brush
B&D blush brush
MAC #225 tapered blending brush (contour)

Follow these tips for a simple cut crease —

  • Stick to using brushes with crisp/sharp edges. The best one for a cut crease is the angled brush (the one used to fill in the eyebrows) since this allows you utmost precision and also makes turns and twists in the application simpler.
  • If you are trying this for the first time and don’t want to go for bold/dark colors, use shades of brown. Apply a matte brown shadow as the cut crease color and blend with shades similar to that.
  • If you have become a master at cut crease, a black gel liner drawn on the crease with a pointed liner brush and blended with shadow would look magnificent!
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