How to Create a Flawless Cut Crease

  • Jan. 15, 2024
  • Makeup

Creating a flawless cut crease is a makeup technique that adds dimension and drama to your eye look. Follow these step-by-step instructions to master the art of the cut crease and elevate your eye makeup game.

1. Prep Your Eyelids:

   Begin by applying an eyeshadow primer to create a smooth base and enhance the longevity of your eyeshadow. This step is crucial for preventing creasing and ensuring vibrant color payoff.

2. Choose Your Tools:

   Select the right brushes for the job. A flat, dense brush is ideal for packing on eyeshadow, while a precise, small brush will help with detailed work in the crease. Additionally, having clean, fluffy blending brushes is essential for achieving a seamless transition of colors.

3. Select Your Colors:

   Decide on the eyeshadow colors you want to use for your cut crease. Typically, a lighter shade for the lid and a deeper shade for the crease work well together. Ensure your chosen shades complement each other for a harmonious look.

4. Map Out the Cut Crease:

   Use a pencil eyeliner to outline the shape of your cut crease. Follow the natural curve of your eye socket, extending the line slightly above the crease to create a lifted effect. This initial sketch will serve as a guide for later steps.

5. Apply Lid Color:

   Using the flat brush, pack on the lighter eyeshadow shade on the eyelid, staying within the boundaries set by the outlined cut crease. Ensure even application for a polished look.

6. Blend the Transition Shade:

   Apply a transition shade slightly above the cut crease line to create a seamless gradient. Use a fluffy blending brush to blend the transition shade into the lighter lid color. This step softens the edges and enhances the dimension of your eye makeup.

7. Define the Crease:

   Now, switch to the smaller brush and use the deeper eyeshadow shade to define the crease. Follow the previously outlined cut crease, concentrating the darker color in the crease area. Build up the intensity gradually to avoid harsh lines.

8. Blend, Blend, Blend:

   Blend the darker shade into the transition color using small, circular motions. This blending process is crucial for achieving a professional-looking cut crease, so take your time to ensure a seamless transition between colors.

9. Clean Up the Cut Crease Line:

   To sharpen the cut crease line, use a concealer that matches your skin tone. With a thin, flat brush, carefully trace along the edge of the cut crease, cleaning up any smudges or uneven lines. This step enhances the precision of your cut crease and makes it stand out.

10. Highlight the Brow Bone:

    Apply a matte or shimmering eyeshadow shade that is lighter than your skin tone to highlight your brow bone. This step not only accentuates your brow area but also adds a finishing touch to your cut crease look.

11. Add Inner Corner Highlight:

    Use a small brush to apply a pop of highlight to the inner corners of your eyes. This brightens the overall eye look and draws attention to your eyes.

12. Finish with Eyeliner and Mascara:

    Complete your cut crease look by applying eyeliner to define your lash line. Opt for a winged liner for added drama. Finish with a few coats of mascara to lengthen and volumize your lashes.

13. Optional: Apply False Lashes:

    For an even more glamorous look, consider applying false lashes. Choose lashes that enhance the shape of your cut crease and complement the overall eye makeup.

14. Set with Setting Spray:

    Lock in your cut crease masterpiece by spritzing your face with a setting spray. This ensures that your eyeshadow stays in place throughout the day or night.

15. Practice Makes Perfect:

    Don't be discouraged if your first attempt at a cut crease isn't flawless. Practice and experimentation are key to mastering this technique. As you become more familiar with the process, you can adapt it to suit your eye shape and personal style.

Remember, the key to a stunning cut crease is precision and blending. Take your time, use the right tools, and enjoy the creative process of enhancing your eyes with this glamorous makeup technique.

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Charene Mich is a makeup enthusiast, makeup artist, digital marketer and content creator. Charlene also has a YouTube channel that she started out of her passion for beauty,hair and lifestyle content which also led her to start writing on Weridi.