Last week I made another attempt at a cut crease. It has been a long time since I attempted one (last summer!!) because they are extremely challenging for me and I had pretty much given up. I switched up my technique and tried out a new shape and it turned out much better than last time.
After I applied orange and red matte shadows to the crease, I used the Morphe M425 to apply Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer. It is a very stiff small brush to help get the details right. To make the shape I arched the crease above the mobile lid and stopped about half way. I’m not ready for a full on cut crease quite yet. Another trick I incorporated was to cover my mistakes with glitter. My matte eyeshadows are all Makeup Geek, the glitter is Touch In Sol Margaret. I did a gradient from matte white inner third lid, glitter, then back to matte dark red on the outer V/ outer third of the lid.
To make sure I didn’t hide the cut crease work behind lashes, I customized a pair of Christina lashes. I cut them in half then layered the two halves to keep them thick and dramatic, but much shorter. They were super comfortable to wear and easier than ever to apply.
Check out the photos below to see how it turned out.
Eyes| urban decay Enigma primer potion, makeup geek poppy & cocoa bear in crease, mug Americano outer corner & lower lash line, white lies inner lid, Becca rose quartz inner corner, tarte shape tape concealer to carve out crease, touch in sol Margaret loose glitter on center of the lid, Loreal Miss Manga Rock mascara, halved Christina 605 lashes
Lip| Nyx Brown liner, Mac Yash lipstick
It is certainly not perfect, but I think I’m improving! I love constructive criticism on my makeup, so let me know if you have any idea for tweaks I could make or cut crease tips.