How to do a Cut Crease the Right Way

Getting the cut-crease look can be tricky. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to do it with ease. You can see exactly what it’s supposed to look like during each step. I chose these colors because they show up great on camera (and also I’m a Saints fan) but you can change it up and use whichever colors you prefer. Make it more or less dramatic. It’s the technique that you want to perfect. The rest is just lagniappe.  Thanks for viewing! xx

Products used: 

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Chrome Yellow
  • MAC kohl eyeliner in Smolder
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Gesso
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
  • Almay Liquid liner in Black
  • Almay Triple Effect Mascara in Blackest Black

Start out by priming the eye with an eyeshadow primer. This is a great, must-have product to use when you want the color of the shadow to pop and/or last a really long time.

Using a short, thick tipped brush, pack on the lid color. Go just above the natural crease of your eye. Tapping the eyeshadow into the shadow and then onto the lid makes the color more vivid and intense!

Next, draw a line just above the eyeshadow color using an eyeliner or eyeshadow. This line doesn’t have to be perfect BUT it needs to be solid and consistent. You will be able to adjust it somewhat using a small angle brush.

When you have the line (somewhat) the way you want it, seal the line with an eyeshadow. Pack the color onto the cut crease similarly to the way you put the shadow on. Use a clean, small angle brush.

Begin blending the line with a tapered blender brush. Blend the color up and away from the lid color, toward the brow. Also, add a brow color to ease the blending. You can choose a natural matte skin color or something lighter. You can also choose a shimmer for added drama.

When you are satisfied with the crease, add color onto the lower lash line. Use the same brush and technique (packing the color) as before.

Line your eyes with a liquid or gel liner. Flick the line out- Just past the end of the eye.

If you want to add some sex appeal- put white under the outer flick.

With your angle brush from earlier, line the outer, bottom lash line and go just under the white. This gives your eye a long “cat-like” look.

Line your upper and lower water line with eyeliner. You can go all the way into the tear duct if you want. I chose not to do that in this look.

If you want to add even more whimsical drama (and who doesn’t) put on your mascara and add some gorgeous drag queen lashes!

Then, you are Done-ZO! Ready to go to the club or just out to get some groceries. Whatever! Just have fun with it!!


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