I think this is the first time I have successfully tried out a 'cut crease' look!
Cut crease means a very distinct line from your socket line upwards to your crease. The 'cut' part is usually a lighter, brighter color, and then the color above the crease would be a darker color. This is different from the usual gradient, darker color at the lids blended lighter and lighter upwards to the brow brow.
I have always been reluctant to ever try out this method of doing my eyemakeup because #1 I have rather pouffy monolids, there is not distinct socket line on my eyelids at all #2 I am usually lazy with doing my eyelook and I just slap one main color all over my lids #3 perhaps same as reason #1 I always thought that this cut crease look is better for caucasians or rather people with deep set eyes.
Until a couple of days back, I saw this fantastic and easy to follow tutorial by RAEview that made me think "hey I think I can try this out" watching a tutorial that is done by someone with rather similar eye structure to myself is so much better, because I know where to 'cut the crease' and how to complete the eyelook.
She did a neutral cut crease using the NAKED palette, but I tried out a olive green color instead, mainly because I felt like using my UD pencil in Stash to draw the line for the cut crease.
I shall not go into details of how I did this look, but if you watch her tutorial, that's EXACTLY what I did. I didn't use the tape though. I got my 'sharp' line at the outer corner by simply dipping a cotton stick in makeup remover and swiped clean the edges. I also did my foundation AFTER the eyelook is done.
For me, my double eyelids are rather 'ingrown' -- if you know what I mean... so when I open my eyes, you can't really see the 'cut crease' at all.... but when I blink or look down, you can see the contrasting color. Overall, this method also gives the illusion that I have bigger eyes (of course, one may argue that my big lashes and big lens also work together to contribute to the big eyes effect -- totally valid!).
It took me longer than usual to achieve this eyelook, but in the end I am happy with the results --- makes my eyes look more animated for some reason, and I didn't have problems getting both sides equal.
All products used will be listed:
Foundation: Illamasqua Skin Base No4, Chanel Translucent Loose Powder
Cheeks: Shiseido Powder Bronzer No2, Illamasqua Powder Blush Lover
Lips: Illamasqua lipstick in Sonnet
Eyes: Etude House eyeshadow primer, Benefit high brow pencil as base for the 'white' lid space followed by MAC Solar White eyeshadow. Cut Crease line drawn with Urban Decay Stash pencil. Matching olive green eyeshadow on the crease MAC Mink & Sable, and a bit of MAC Carbon to darken the outer corners. Brow bone highlight MAC Vanilla and Dazzlelight eyeshadows.
Liners: Bobbi Brown black caviar ink gel liner, Urban Decay Stash to line lower lids
Lashes: Benefit Pin Up lashes, and Lancome Virtuose Precious Cells mascara on lower lashes
That's all, hope this has been helpful, and thanks for looking!
Posted on December 04, 2011 at 6:17AM | Permalink
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