Hello my lovelies!
I don’t know about you, but I love the look of the cut crease trend all over Instagram. I think that if done well, they’re incredibly clean and look amazing on almost any eye shape. Unfortunately, I was blessed with a serious lack of space between my brow bone and crease, so I don’t think a true cut crease will ever be in the cards for me. Also, they take SO MUCH EFFORT! I’m all about creating looks that are achievable for anyone, regardless of talent level, and while I have the ability to do a cut crease, a large majority of people don’t.
Insert: The mock cut crease. I think the biggest trick to achieving this is very precisely winging out the shadows, and placing them a little higher in your crease than normal. Personally, I like to get all messy with my outer corners, so that I’m not worried about intricate blending on the lids. I always do my eyes before my base, which makes creating the wing very easy; I just clean up any mess with foundation. My absolute favorite color is purple. I’ve had purple hair, purple nails, purple accessories, purple clothes, you name it, I probably own it in purple. I’m still holding out for a purple Iphone though, Apple, get with my program.
Let’s get started:
- Prime and set the eyelids with the first shadow. A light shadow like this will help all the colors stand out even more. Always adjust based on your skin tone, or what you prefer.
- Mix shadows two and three, and blend into the uppermost part of the crease. Start to create a winged shape at the end.
- I borrowed the shade “Androgyny” from my JSC Androgyny palette, and blended that slightly lower into the crease and the outer corner, still following the winged shape.
- Focus shadow four onto the outer corner of the lid, and deepen the wing. Unlike most cut creases, we will not be dragging this into the crease, but you can if you want to. The reason I’m not doing this? I don’t want to have to carve out my crease with concealer.
- Take the first shadow and Pack onto the inner half of the eyelid. Clean up any messy blending that dragged downward from the crease.
- Using any black liner, create a thin bar across the lashline. You can totally wing this out with the shadow as well, but as I’ve discussed before, black wings aren’t really my thing.
- Mix “Androgyny” and the fourth shade of this palette, and blend it 3/4 of the way to the inner corner.
- Tuck the first shade onto the inner corner and tear duct for a matte brightness. If you prefer a shimmery highlight, you are more than welcome to do so.
- Place a nude or white liner onto the waterline to add brightness and open the eyes.
- Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if that’s your thing.
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a beautiful Saturday evening wherever you are.
Foundation – L’oreal infallible Pro-Glow Foundation “201 Classic Ivory”, Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation “01 Bisque”
Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”
Cream Contour/Bronzer – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio “Contour/Bronzer”
Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder
All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”
Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”
Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “01 Golden Light”
Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush “Dollface”
Highlight – Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Skin Frost “Eclipse”
Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”
Eyeshadow – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette, Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette.
Liner – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner “Intense Black”, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “604 Milk”
Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Original “Blackest Black”
Lips – M.A.C Cremesheen Lipstick “Kingdom of Sweets”, Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color “655 Daringly Nude”
Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own