The cut crease is an eyeshadow trick dating back to the 1960’s. This bold look fit right in amongst the vibrant colors and radicalism of the times. This look can bring depth and definition to the eye, pulling the attention there.
Unlike the basic eyeshadow application that places eyeshadow primarily along your lid, the cut crease extends the shadow above your eyelid crease. The crease itself is also defined in the cut crease makeup style. Pulling the colors above your crease can give you a larger canvas for your beautiful shadows. Not only that but the cut crease shows off and widens your eyes by creating the illusion of added depth.
Small, large, slanted or hooded eyes can all use a cut crease to open them up for a beautiful, doe-eyed look. If you have naturally hooded eyes, we especially suggest a cut crease as the perfect makeup trend to try. This one of the easiest ways to make your eyes appear larger than normal.
Whether you are a makeup guru or have trouble executing the perfect contour, you should always try to add new tricks to your repertoire. Below, we break down the cut crease to help you learn this style. Everyone's faces and looks are slightly different so we have provided three different variations.
Natural Cut Crease
If you're looking to try out a cut crease without putting on a look that is may be too dramatic for your everyday, a natural cut crease is the answer. While this look does not have the signature slice upon the crease it still follows the cut crease concept.
Here are some easy steps to create this look:
- Apply primer to the eye area- this will provide a clean canvas to work with.
- Use a warm neutral shadow to define your crease. A soft brown should do just fine although you can try gold, peach, or whatever else you can think of!
- Apply concealer or foundation to cut the crease. The concealer should be applied right along the crease so that the concealer creates an illusion of raising the crease.
- Set the concealer with a neutral powder before applying nude eyeshadow to your lids. ( or a color lighter than the first you applied)
- Line the upper eyelid with eyeliner of choice and apply your lashes.
Half Cut Crease
Mastered the easy cut crease and ready to take your makeup skills to the next level? A half cut crease is the beauty weapon to add to your artillery. The half cut crease gives you more opportunity to experiment with bold colours or shimmering metallics. Instead of keeping the colours above and below the cut crease separate and defined, this style blends the eyeshadow above down onto the lid, creating a look that flows while still providing definition. Let's look at how to execute it-
- Start with a clean slate and apply Primer the eye area.
- Use a small brush to apply eyeshadow slightly above the natural crease line of your eyes.
- Just like the natural cut crease, use concealer or foundation to create a sharp line on the crease. Set with translucent powder.
- Apply your chosen eyeshadow. We suggest a colour that is a lighter shade of the eyeshadow above your crease to give a good definition. Be sure to use whatever colors compliment your best!
- Then, take the first eyeshadow colour (used above the crease) and apply to the outer corners of your lid. Then blend it onto the outer half of your lid.
- Apply winged liquid eyeliner and a bold pair of 3D faux mink lashes to emphasise the look.
Double Cut Crease
For an eye catching look straight off the runway, we recommend the double cut crease. This look requires practice but with the proper tools and techniques, you’ll have it mastered in no time. This style requires three very distinct sections. This includes the eyelids, the cut crease area, and the skin above this space. The cut crease area is used as a bold line or divider between the eyeshadow on your lid and the shadow above your crease. This a full glam look and should be used for a night out, photoshoot or other important event you'd like to make an impression at.
- Apply primer to the whole eye area.
- Take a small angled brush and apply eyeshadow slightly above your usual cut crease line. Blend to color out as you travel higher above the crease.
- With your foundation or concealer carefully cut the crease. This step is crucial to creating the double cut crease so take your time and be sure your line is fluid. Set with translucent powder.
- Apply your chosen shade to your eyelids, leaving a small gap between it and your other shadow. Because the colors do not meet you have more freedom with what colors you’d like to combine!
- Use a small brush and concealer to redefine the crease. Be sure to clean up your eyeshadow and crease to create the best cut crease you can. It's all about the neatness of the line!
- Apply liquid eyeliner, creating a wing that follows the line of the cut crease. As well as your favorite pair of lashes.
And there you have it! Trying out this new makeup trend is not as difficult as it may seem as long as you follow these simple steps. Practice makes perfect especially with this look.
Have some fun testing each cut crease style out with fun colors, shimmer eyeshadows or even glitter ;)
See ya next week! xoxo