Dramatic cut crease eye makeup is for those advanced makeup enthusiasts, who really know how to add depth to their looks skillfully combining contrasting eyeshadow tones to create the effect of a well-defined crease. It usually requires some profound makeup application skills and precision for the flawless outcome, however, if you follow our step-by-step cut crease makeup tutorial featuring lovely yellow mellow and brown tones you’re sure to master this makeup technique. It’s an amazing makeup option for party nights and you can easily adjust the colors according to the outfits you wear. The mellow and brown tones reflect the season’s trending 1970s style and can be quite versatile for when it comes to matching them with your attire options.
How To Do Cut Crease Makeup
Cut crease makeup looks usually feature a sharp line in deep colors, which gives an angular look to the makeup. Most importantly, you are required to have certain makeup tools for that ultimate expert application: draw the line with a small, flat brush and then blend the colors well with a tapered one. Complementary eyeshadow colors paired with a contrasting hue are the next required products for achieving the look. To emulate our mellow & brown cut crease eye makeup look, you’ll need to have the following products:
• Makeup base, foundation, concealer
• Eyebrow kit
• Eye primer
• Brown gel eyeliner
• Eyeshadows in browns and black colors
• Nude watercolor effect eyeshadow
• Peach and gold pigments
• Black eyeliner
• Makeup brushes
Step 1: As always, start with the base creating the most flawless background for your dramatic eye makeup. Apply the makeup base on your freshly washed face and then use the foundation to perfectly cover any skin imperfections. Contour your face with your favorite blush color and in case you doubt which shade to use, stick to the universally flattering peach.
Step 2: Perfectly shape and fill in your eyebrows using the right brow kit (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony).
Step 3: Prep your lids for the eye makeup priming them (Too Faced Shadow Insurance). With the brown gel eyeliner draw a sharp line using a flat small brush starting from the middle of your lower lash line and going to the outer corner of your eye (Atelier Paris Gel Eyeliner). Gently smudge the line using the same brush.
Step 4: Apply a satin brown eyeshadow over this line (Chai from ABH). Then apply a black eyeshadow as close to the lash line as possible and blend it with the brown color (Noir from ABH).
Step 5: Using the same flat brush and the brown gel eyeliner, create a sharp V-shape starting from the middle of your lid and connecting the line with the outer corner. You’re advised to make the line slightly thicker towards the outer corner of the eye while keeping the inner corner much lighter and thinner. For the best outcome, follow your natural crease line, and if you have hooded eyes keep your eyes open when drawing the faux crease.
Step 6: Now, it’s time to blend the colors. Apply two tones of brown on top of the fake crease, starting with the darker one, which should be applied to the bottom of the line. Then apply the lighter brown shade to the top. Blend and diffuse those shades evenly trying to maintain the weight of the crease line.
Step 7: Apply a nude watercolor effect eyeshadow to your lid and top it with a peachy pigment (Atelier Paris Watercolor and MAC Melon Pigment).
Step 8: Apply black eyeliner to the top lid and the waterline, creating a winged look. Finally, highlight the area under the brow bone with a white gold pigment (Parisax in Vanuatu).
You are advised to keep your lips in much subtle colors, since the cut crease eye makeup is bold and dramatic enough to be the focus of your look.
Makeup by Evelina Paunescu for Fashionisers.com