Yes, Cut Crease Eyeshadow Is Still a Thing — So Here's How to Do It
As far as eye makeup trends go, cut crease eyeshadow is one of the more evergreen ones. While it had its renaissance in 2017 during the YouTube boom, it's been around and prominent since the 50s.
Makeup has no rules, and you can adapt a cut crease to be whatever you want it to be. So, to clearly understand what it entails and how to create it, whatever your eye shape, we tapped two pro artists for tips.
What Is a Cut Crease?
How Do You Do a Cut Crease?
Step one: Apply an eyeshadow primer to ensure your makeup stays put and goes on evenly. "If you don't have an eye primer on-hand, I like to take any excess foundation from my brush and sweep over the lid to act as a primer for eyeshadow and eyeliner," says Duyos.
Step two: Use a dark eyeshadow or eye pencil and apply it to the crease. "Starting with a darker shade will help to define the end result of the cut crease," explains , a Los Angeles-based celebrity makeup artist.
Step three: Blend it out. "Using the tip of a small flat brush, blend the line towards the inner and outer corner of the eye as well as slightly blend upwards," suggests Duyos.
Step four: Add a transition shade above your newly defined cut crease, then Duyos says to blend it up toward the brow.
Step five: Apply full-coverage concealer to your lid. Greenberg says this will cut and cover your entire eyelid stopping right before the crease and giving you a precise and sharp eyeshadow look.
Step six: For your last step, Greenberg says to pack on a lighter eyeshadow shade directly where you placed the concealer to lock it in and prevent any creasing.
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