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Step-by-Step Guide to the Cut Crease  

Here we detail how to break down this dramatic eye makeup in eight easy-to-follow steps. What you'll need:

  • 3x eyeshadow shades in your chosen colours. You need a dark, a medium and a very light highlighting shade.
  • Black eye pencil/eyeliner
  • Eye makeup brush 
  • False eye-lashes (optional) - Skip step 8 and use mascara instead, if you don't want to use lashes


1. Patience is key

To start the look, apply an eye primer to the entire lid. Next, apply a base shadow to the lid, and use a white highlight like on the brow bone and inner corners of your eye. 

2. Sketching

Use any eyeliner to sketch a V-shape starting from the crease in the middle of your eye and connecting to the outer corner of your eye. Make the line thicker toward the outer corner, and use less pressure toward the inner corner, to make the liner thinner and lighter.

3. Making Mistakes  (It's ok to make them. Don't worry about grabbing the makeup remover)

When your cut crease is drawn in, it should look something like this.

4. Blur It Out

Next, use an eye brush to blend your eyeliner out toward the outer corner of your eye. If you can, try to keep the bottom of your cut crease a sharp line. 

5. Add Some Colour

Using the top line of your eyeliner as a guide, apply any eye shadow you'd like over the line and slightly above it, blending in toward the inner corner of your eye. You can also clean up any mistakes along the way with your light/white eyeshadow. 

6. Flair For The Dramatic

Wing out your eyeliner for added drama. (This step is optional, but too gorgeous to skip)

7. Finishing Touch

Run the same eyeshadow you used on your eyelids, or an eyeliner in a corresponding colour along your lower lashline for another subtle pop of colour. 

8. The Final Look

False eyelashes finish off the cut crease eye makeup look


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