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Cut That Crease

Throughout my daily beauty account lurking one trend that I noticed from almost all makeup artists and beauty bloggers is the cut crease look. This look is huge on Instagram, Snapchat, twitter and on YouTube tutorials. This technique is known to make your eyes look bigger and brighter.

The trend began way back in the days of black and white film in order to draw attention to the actress’s eyes but was a more modest take on the trend. Essentially this look includes a lighter eyeshadow shade on the eyelid and a darker eyeshadow shade above the lid crease.

Follow the steps below to Cut your crease:

  1. Prep your eyelids with an eyeshadow primer
  2. A light shade of eyeshadow should be applied all over the eyelid, up to your brow
  3. Use a dark shadow or even eyeliner to draw a V-shape from the start of your inner crease to the outer corner of the eye
  4. Use a crease or blending brush to blend the line that was just drawn
  5. Begin to blend the shadow slightly above the crease
  6. Further, define your eye by adding eyeliner to your lash line
  7. Add the same eyeshadow used in the crease along the bottom of the lash line
  8. Final step layer on some false lashes for even more drama

Check out the tutorial below from one of my favourite beauty vloggers Desi Perkins:


My favourite palettes for a great cut crease:

Modern Renaissance palette

Tartlette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow palette