The cut-crease is all in at the moment! I love my eyeshadows, but I am not used to wearing such a dramatic look!
But since it is the festive season, I felt that I could afford to take it up a notch! So I came up with this look…
The dramatic cut-crease is not everybody’s cup of tea…but it is definitely a fun look to create! Here are my tips for nailing the cut-crease:
Colour pay-off is everything here. There are not a lot of colours involved but the ones that are need to be good quality and pigmented to create the dramatic contrast between shades. Invest in some good quality eyeshadows if you want the most out of the look. I used Cargo Cosmetics and Avon. Although I wouldn’t reach for Avon Cosmetics for a lot of things, I have had a couple of palettes from them now, and I have never had any trouble with pigmentation from them!
Create the crease just above your normal crease. This will become more noticeable in the video (below). This will allow you to create the dramatic cut. Using your natural crease will hide the ‘cut’ too much and you will end up with more of a natural eye.
This look is all about the eyeliner! Make sure you have a black liquid eyeliner to hand. If (like me) you find liquid eyeliner hard to control at times, then have a gel eyeliner to hand also (as seen in the video). Once you have created a ‘guide’ with the gel, you can then go over with the liquid. The gel is thicker and therefore I find it easier to control. I used Rimme’s Gel Eyeliner. Buy it here
Spend a good amount of time blending the colours together. The only obvious ‘line’ in your eyeshadow should be the crease line itself (and obviously your liner). You want to create a gradiant effect from the cut crease upwards (dark to light from the crease). This again will be more obvious in the video!
I AM REALLY SORRY FOR THE QUALITY OF THE VIDEO! YOU’RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO BARE WITH ME UNTIL MY LIGHTING COMES! 😦
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I hope you enjoy!