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Easy Cut Crease Tutorial

I always get compliments when I wear a cut crease, and I know that it seems like quite a complex eye look. While I didn’t get it right first time, with a bit of practise, I have perfected an easy cut crease method that I love to use.
Easy Cut Crease

What you’ll need

  • An eye shadow primer – I use Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • An eye shadow palette – This time I used Urban Decay Vice Ltd Reloaded (see my previous review here) but any shadows will work, even a basic light to dark shadow quad.
  • Full coverage concealer – I use Mac Pro Longwear
  • Eyeliner – I used Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
  • A fluffy crease brush – I use Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease
  • A small detail brush – I use Zoeva 238 Luxe Precision Shader or Real Techniques Detailer Brush
  • A large flat brush – I use Sigma E60 Large Shader
  • A pencil brush – I use Zoeva 230 Luxe Pencil or Sigma E30 Pencil

Easy Cut Crease

Easy Cut Crease
I’ve done an in depth video below, and these pictures showing an easy step by step guide you can save for reference:
  1. Define your crease, starting with a transition shade and deepening with a darker colour
  2. Carve out your ‘cut crease’ using concealer, flick it out at the end; make sure you can see the crease line when your eye is open
  3. Cover the remainder of your lid with concealer
  4. Cover the concealer area with a light coloured shadow, you can also use a slightly darker colour on the outer corner
  5. Add an eyeliner wing following the flick of your crease
  6. Conceal your under eye, tidying up any smudging or fall out; make sure your wing is very crisp
  7. Use your darkest crease colour to smoke out your lower lash line
  8. Highlight your inner corner
You can see the products I used here. This method will work with any colour scheme you choose. Another of my favourites is this pink/purple cut crease which I created using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette:

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Let me know if you try this method, I’d love to see your results.
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