Hey everyone! First of all, thank you for the kind comments on my graduation post. You are all so awesome and supportive! Recently, I’ve been getting super into makeup again. I’ve been having a ton of fun experimenting with looks that are out of my comfort zone and I think I’ve been improving my skills. A look I’ve really been wanting to master is the cut crease. I had only tried it one time before, and it was extremely difficult for me. A week ago, I took another stab at it and I actually used a cut crease for my graduation! In this post, I’ll chat with you guys a bit about that and the technique I use.
There are a couple things you’ll need to create a cut crease (or half cut crease):
- A flat eyeshadow brush
For this look, I actually started by placing tape from the outer corner of my eye to the end of the brow. This way, I can achieve a clean line that can be a guide for eyeliner. I also made sure to create a gradient in my crease with a few shades, which will later be carved out by concealer to create the cut crease. I also focused the darkest shade on my outer V.
Once all your shades are complete, it’s time to reach for the concealer! I personally will take my flat eyeshadow brush and apply product from the concealer wand. Be sure to start out light and build up if you need to. I find it a bit overwhelming if I apply too much concealer initially and can’t disperse it evenly across my lid.
I begin with small strokes and once I’m feeling brave, I will start at the highest point on my lid where the cut crease arch will be created. Once I have a decent amount of product on the lid, I will open my eye completely and allow the concealer to touch the hooded part of my lid (if that makes sense). I do this because, since my eye is definitely hooded, I don’t tend to make the cut crease high enough. Letting it make a mark naturally on my lid creates a good guide to create a perfect arch.
Sometimes I will have to go in with the darkest shade in order to define the cut crease a bit more. For this look, I chose a shimmery shade from Kylie Cosmetics to place on my cut crease. I would love to create a simple look in which a leave the concealer as it is, but I was feeling glittery this time! I applied a wing and some falsies and voilà! The look is complete!
This was the first time I created a full look with a cut crease, so I’m definitely open to suggestions. The next time around, I want to keep perfecting this technique and make the cut crease more apparent. However, I’m pretty happy with how this look turned out. Have you ever tried a cut crease, and if so, how did it go? Let me know in the comments below!