Makeup trends : Cut crease shadow

Makeup trends : Cut crease shadow

ALEXANDRIA BROWN
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Applying eyeshadow can be a bit tricky. This article will teach you a simple way to achieve a cut-crease look complete with winged eyeliner.
This cut crease is good for daytime wear or quick application. However, when this application technique is used with more vivid colors, glitter and false lashes, you’ll have a dramatic look made for a glamorous night out.
For this look, I use the MAC Pastel x9 Palette ($35 at Sephora), but you can find similar palettes at local drug stores for under $10.
Before beginning your eyeshadow, be sure to have completed your eyebrows and applied foundation to a clean and moisturized face.
Begin by using an eyeshadow primer. Apply it with a brush to both eyelids and set it with a nude eyeshadow.
Next, going along the crease of the eye, use a light pink or very light purple eyeshadow.
Apply it softly with a brush moving inward and be cautious to keep it away from the eyelid area. Also, do not fill your crease all the way up to your brow bone.
Then, use a color that is a shade darker than your original pink or purple and go over the crease again with a light hand. Build up the color slowly and blend as you move inward.
Now, take a flat brush with white or nude eyeshadow to color your eyelids. You will begin to create your crease line with this white eyeshadow. Be cautious not to apply it too far up the crease, as you want the line to be sharp and clean.
Taking the brush used for the eyeshadow crease color, blend the white with a bit of the pink or purple eyeshadow softly. Do not extend it past the eye; this step will soften the crease.
For the eyeliner, I prefer liquid eyeliner. Starting with the tail, make a short line from the lash line going up toward the eyebrow.
The length of this line will determine the length of your wing, so be cautious not to make it too long or wide.
Moving from the top point of that line, create another line that connects with the lash line at the middle of the eye. You will be left with an empty “triangle.” Fill it in with the eyeliner.
Now, make a soft line that connects the eyeliner toward the inside of the eye. Eyeliner should not cover the entire lash line in the daytime as the result creates a look that is dark and a bit too dramatic for everyday wear. Rather, the eyeliner should be thin and completed at about three-fourths of the way through the eye (when moving from the outside in).
Next, apply concealer underneath your eyes, and use a setting powder on top. Once set, apply your pink or purple eyeshadow to the bottom lash line. You can use white or brown eyeliner for the bottom waterline.
Finally, curl your eyelashes and apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Contour your face slightly, and you’ll have a look that you can wear all day.
Note: It might take some practice to get a perfect-cut crease, so if this is your first time trying the look, you might want to do a practice trial to get comfortable applying the products.
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