TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN
I’ve noticed cut creases are still going strong and look really beautiful on almost all eye shapes (especially pretty on monolids!). So I wanted to share my biggest tips to create a cut crease that you’ll really love.
- Notice the way Chloe held the brush in the crease, using the end of the brush to apply it then the side of the brush to smooth it.
- Notice we’re using a lay-down brush instead of a blending brush. This really presses the powder into the crease.
- And most importantly, notice she first applied a cool-toned shade with a light hand then switched to a warm-toned shadow with a little more pressure. The dance between the shades really makes magic. Here’s how:
- A smoky shadow palette that has both warm and cool shades. Chloe used this baked palette ($$$) in Infinity and I also love this budget-friendly palette ($).
- A classic lay-down eye shadow brush. I always use this one ($$) on my clients but you can try this one ($) too!
- You favorite mascara. As you know I am obsessed with this dream mascara because it really fluffs up the lashes then you can twist the mini handle out of the top and it squeezes off the excess so you can use it on the bottom lashes.
- A black kohl pencil (not shown). As you can see below, there’s a little leftover liner that Chloe arrived to the shoot with and I kept it because I love a little lived-in liner. This one ($) is my favorite.
You might think this is just a nighttime look but I love it in the day too! If I’ve forgotten anything that you want to know about cut creases, ask me in the comments below and I’ll get back to you. xx