Since I had so much fun creating the colorful cut-crease makeup pictorial last week, I wanted to make another tutorial of a dramatic curved cut-crease to share with you. This type of cut-crease is a bit more difficult because of the rounded outer corner and requires a lot of time and patience as there is a ton of repetitive blending and layering. I think this look is definitely worth the effort if you’re into intense and unique makeup looks (like me!).
1: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Eclipse Incredible Wear Gel Liner | 2: NYX Cosmetics Parisian Chic Love in Paris Eyeshadow Palette | 3: IT Cosmetics Neutral Medium Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer | 4: Lit Cosmetics Hello Sunshine Glitter | 5: Wet N Wild Baby’s Got Black Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil | 6: New York Color Black Liquid Eyeliner | 7: Evermore Lashes Reign Mink Eyelashes | 8: Colourpop Midi Liquid Lipstick
1: Makeup Madeup No.7 Eyeliner Brush | 2: Sofi Cosmetics 350 Pointed Liner Brush | 3: Jennifer Leong Tapered Pencil Brush | 4: Morphe M506 Tapered Mini Blender Brush | 5: Makeup Madeup No. 6 Flat Eye Brush | 6: Bdellium Tools 708 Bent Eyeliner Brush | 7: Bdellium Tools 772 Small Shader Brush | 8: Lauren Luke Pencil Brush | 9: Itay Mineral Cosmetics Concealer Brush
Now for the tutorial!
Step 1: After the eyes are primed, take an eyeliner brush and a black gel eyeliner and lightly sketch out the shape of the cut-crease. Draw the line above the natural crease line, then curve the line inward on the outer corner.
Step 2: Once the outline is down, built up the black coloration by layering on another layer or two of the gel eyeliner for more depth, then take a pointed eyeliner brush and blend out the eyeliner. Continue to layer and blend the gel eyeliner until the desired intensity is achieved, but make sure to work quickly before the eyeliner sets as it will be more difficult to blend once it dries.
Step 3: Use a tapered pencil brush to pat a matte dark brown (or matte black) eyeshadow onto the black eyeliner to set the color and create more vividness.
Step 4: Take a small tapered blending brush and buff a matte tan eyeshadow above the dark brown eyeshadow.
Step 5: Touch up the crease line by layering on another layer of black gel eyeliner for more intensity.
Step 6: With another thin eyeliner brush and a small amount of concealer, trace the concealer along the new crease line to clean up any imperfections. Apply any leftover concealer onto the rest of the lid space, which will work as a base for the eyeshadow that’s going on top.
Step 7: Use a small eyeshadow brush to pat a matte nude eyeshadow (or any preferred color) onto the empty lid area.
Tip: For a clean and precise application, use a clean eyeliner brush to apply the eyeshadow near the crease line to prevent the eyeshadow from crossing over to the cut-crease.
Step 8: Highlight the brow bone with the matte nude eyeshadow, using the small tapered blending brush.
Step 9: Line the lower lash line with the matte dark brown eyeshadow and pointed eyeliner brush.
Step 10: Use a round pencil brush and the matte tan eyeshadow to blend out the dark brown color.
Step 11: Apply any glitter of choice to the inner eye area.
Step 13: Line eyes with a black liquid eyeliner — instead of winging out the eyeliner at the end, blend it into the dark eyeshadow and connect the liner to the outer lower lash line.
Step 14: Apply on mascara and a pair of voluminous false eyelashes for a glamorous finish.
Here is the completed makeup look:
I’ve been so obsessed with bralettes lately and can’t get over how gorgeous this cage bralette is from Daisy Del Sol — it’s pure perfection!
I’m also wearing my beautiful handmade drop earrings from Lisa Ing — I just love how dainty and elegant these earrings are (use discount code “LIEN” to receive 15% off of your entire purchase at LisaIng.Com).
I hope you all liked this curved cut-crease look and tutorial! Thanks for reading!