The Crease Cut
There are a couple of handfuls of ways to do makeup!! There are many eyeshadow shapes, blending methods, and colour schemes… Everyone of course has their own favourite method, shape, and look- and one that I am quite fond of is the crease cut.
Although this look seems to be a bit more dramatic and/or formal, it can be toned down to wear during the daytime. The way to do that is to NARROW the crease!! So, this look is a daytime look, perfect for school or a lunch date with your mom :]. Now, the crease cut look is when you BOLDLY create a line of colour that separates the soft colour on your lid from the harsh contrasting colour that you’ve popped into your crease [where your eyelid folds when you look straight]. Crease cutting is a way to make your eyes seem longer and tilted.
Smokey Narrow Cut Crease Tutorial
My tools :]
Start off by padding on your NYX Eyeshadow Base all over you eyelid.
Pick out a shadow that is your skin tone colour [the colour above is what I used from BH Cosmetics 3rd Edition palette] and pad it in across your eyelid, but do not go above your crease!
The next colour you are going to use is one that is a medium brown colour. You want it to be darker than the skin tone colour, but not the darkest brown… You want the 2 browns to be able to blend nicely. You can just use your finger for this- you are going to pad it into the outer v of your eye [the outer corner].
NEXT, take a small pencil brush [very small tip that makes intricate work easier] and a black eyeshadow [I used an unknown palette that has a nice matte black…]. You are going to create a wing shape that jets out from the corner of your eye, come down a bit, and then follows your crease in ALMOST to the inner v.
Now take the deepest brown you have [I used “EMBARK” from MAC] and a fluffy dome brush [or a tapering blending brush, that works too] and work that colour into the black and on top of it. You want it to blend realllllly well so harsh lines disappear . In fact, looking at my zoomed in pictures I could have done some more blending on the inner v area… But c’est la vie.
Once the deep brown is blended in, take a light brown colour [that is darker than the skin tone eyeshadow you used first], and pop it ABOVE. This will help create a nice gradual flow of colour.
Take a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil and draw a dot below your eyebrow bone and on the outside of your tear duct. Then, smooth it out and blend it in. Once that is done, use a nice cream-matte colour and fill in all the areas. [See picture to really understand where the locations are- but it is right bellow the outer most part of your eyebrow & downward. Just right outside your tear duct]
Now put on your eyeliner. Make sure to wing it out on top [and follow the line already created], and pop some into your waterline on the top and bottom, if you can. I know some people can only get their bottom waterline because otherwise they tear up… So just do what you can :]
Now use that small pencil brush again and pop all the colours you used UNDER your waterline. Start at the outer v and go in this order: black, deep brow, light brown, cream colour.
Pop on your marcara or falsies!
And fill in your brows if you haven’t yet!!
For the rest of the face- I did contouring work because I wanted my bone structure to really POP!! Now I don’t have phenomenal bone structure to begin with [thanks a lot genetics…] so I create it with BH Cosmetics contouring palette. In the picture above I put on the darker brown colour and didn’t blend it in so you can see where I put it for this look.
You can put the darker brown right below the apples of your cheeks. So when you make the “fish face”, instead of putting the colour above where you cheeks indent, you actually want to put the contouring brown IN the indent!! You also want to put it below your chin, but where your chin and neck meet [so kind of a place naturally hidden because it faces downward]. And then lastly, put the darker brown colour along your hair line on your forehead.
NOW, you’ll use the lighter highlighter colour from the palette and put it in the center of your forehead, the apples of your cheeks, your chin, and the sides of your nose.
Lastly, for my lips I used NYX Lipliner “CORAL” and NYX Lipstick “PUMPKIN PIE”