First made popular in the ’60s by beauty and fashion icons such as; Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn, cut crease eye makeup has made its way back into the modern world and we are here for it! Whether your eyes are small, large, or even hooded like our featured influencer KaitKMUA, a cut crease will open them up for a beautiful, doe-eyed look that will create depth and add definition. With a few clever tricks from KaitKMUA, you can master the look of a perfect cut crease.
Step 1: Prime your eyelids.
The first step to any good eyeshadow look is priming. Just like you would apply a primer before painting your walls, the same goes for your eyelids. Priming is crucial for the colors to really be enhanced and stay in place.
Step 2: Blend, blend, blend.
Next, you will choose your blending colors. “Usually I do three different shades. A darker shade, a medium shade, and a lighter shade.” Kait starts by going in with the darkest shade which will be blended into the natural crease of your eye, or just above the natural crease if you have hooded eyes like her. Blend the line-up, blurring the edges in soft, circular motions. Then, using the same technique she takes the medium shade and blends that right above the darker. Lastly, she goes in with the lightest shade and blends that up into her brow bone.
Step 3: Carefully remove the product from your eyelids.
To create the actual cut crease, your next step is to remove any product that remains on your eyelid, just under the darkest shade. To achieve this, Kait uses a Q-tip with micellar water and the product comes right off. For hooded eyes, you want to make sure that the crease you are creating is just above your natural crease. “You create your own crease basically, a false crease. It disguises that hooded eye appearance.”
Step 4: Carve your crease with concealer.
Next, Kait carefully starts to carve out the shape of the crease with concealer. This ensures that the crease appears sharp and polished. It also allows the eyeshadow you choose for the lid to adhere and pop, like a priming step.
Step 5: Apply your eyelid shade.
Last but not least, you apply your lid shade of choice. Kait’s favorite cut crease looks are the ones that involve the most color. If you’re going for a more vibrant, fun look you can experiment with brighter shades or even glitter. Or maybe you’re looking for a subtle way to define your eyes and want that effortless, “I woke up like this” appearance. In that case, a nude or lighter shimmery shade might suit you.
If you have naturally hooded eyes and think the cut crease look cannot be done, KaitKMUA is here to tell you that it can! Not only will this look make your eyes appear larger, but it’ll also create a canvas for you to experiment with colorful eyeshadows. Being the Cut Crease Connoisseur that she is, KaitKMUA has perfected this look for hooded eyes and loves teaching people the techniques needed to achieve it. “You just have to adjust the techniques to your eye shape.”
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