My Step-by-Step Guide to Doing Cut Crease Eyeshadow

July 27th, 2017 at 2:00am

Many of you may be intimidated by the infamous cut crease eyeshadow trend, but surprisingly, creating this look is easier than it looks!  When I started getting into makeup, I was so intimidated by the cut crease look. It took me months to even try to attempt it.  But once I started practicing this look, I quickly realized that there are many tips and tricks that you can do that will make executing this look super easy.  In this article, I will explain step by step how I create my cut crease look.

The first thing I do when starting any makeup look is prime my eyelids, then I set the primer with a bone-colored shadow.  My favorite primer to use is the Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion.  This primer ensures that there is no discoloration on my lids, and my eyeshadow stays on all day or all night long. As for setting the primer, any bone-colored eyeshadow will work fine. I like using a white or cream color for this step because it will make any shadow you place on top of it pop!

The next step is to apply a transition shade to the crease. A transition shade could be any color you desire. You could be bold and go for a bright pink crease, or take the neutral route and use a traditional brown as you transition color.  For this look, I am personally going for a neutral transition color.  After the transition color is applied, it’s time to cut the crease!  To cut the crease, you should use a concealer. I used the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in the shade fair.  Create your desired crease with the concealer. You can make your crease as high or as low as you like. Personally, I prefer to take my creases up pretty high.

Now to complete this look, all you have to do is apply a color to your lid. You could also add liner, mascara, and false lashes.  Another thing I really love to do is smoke out the lower lash line. For this look, I packed an Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlight onto my lid to really make it pop!  I also decided to skip the false lashes for this look so that you could really see the cut crease. Creating a cut crease can seem intimidating, but with some practice and help, achieving this look can be easy for everyone.

Do you have any cut crease makeup tricks? Let me know in the comments below!