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Breaking Down Beauty: A Cut Crease Shadow Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee

Per request, here is the complete breakdown for a dramatic, cut crease shadow application. Yes, you CAN do this! This technique is easier than you’d think and just takes a few steps.

To begin, here’s my eye with zero makeup whatsoever. Just a plain old eye.

A word of advice – do up your eyes before the rest of your makeup and have some makeup wipes on hand. You’ll need ‘em!

The magic is sincerely in the blending of the  makeup. Take your time, remember this is about layering color, and don’t be afraid to start from scratch and reapply if you need to. To get the party started, I used a soft black kohl pencil to sketch out the shape. You can use any color you want, just male sure to blend with a corresponding shadow.

Because my eyes are ever so slightly hooded, I placed the crease color abpvey natural crease.

Use a pencil brush loaded with shadow to blend out the pencil. Use small circular motions and brush up and out. After this I used a makeup wipe to clean up the edges and under my eyes.

You don’t have to place two separate colors on the lid, but I wanted to go for full on drama. Use a small, flat brush to pat on the color. I used the MAC 242 brush here.

Use a small, fluffy brush to apply a browbone color.

I went over the crease color with more black shadow to account for any other fall out.

Before adding liner I pressed some shadow on the lid to make it pop.

Add shadow, blend where needed, and voila! Easier than you’d think, right?

  • http://allyourbasenotes.blogspot.com Jessica

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  • Megan

    The cut crease eludes me….

  • http://www.polarbelle.com Polarbelle

    This is a great tutorial! You make it seem doable and not quite so scary. I have to try it sometime.

  • Sonia

    What do you mean by j press?

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com Sheila – Painted Ladies

    Typo! I meant “I” instead of J. Sorry!