There are so many beauty trends around these days, it’s near impossible to keep up with them. And sweeping the Internet at the moment is the ‘cut crease’ make-up technique – where you add a dark shadow to the crease of your eye, and surround it by lighter shades.
Why, you ask? It’s like a beauty optical illusion, and makes your eyes appear bigger and more defined. While this look is a favourite on the Instagram and blogger wold, it’s also a particular favourite of the Kardashian sisters – who often post shots of their make-up looks on their social media.
Try this simple, yet eye-popping beauty look yourself
Fancy giving it a go? We teamed up with beauty expert Sue Moxley to give you a quick 10-step guide to mastering this trendy look.
Keep in mind, you don’t have to use bold shades – you can swap the greens for neutrals and golds – but the bright colours will help you see just how it’s done.
What you’ll need:
- A piece of sticky tape (roughly 1 inch long)
- 3x eyeshadow shades in your chosen colours. You need a dark, a medium and a very light highlighting shade.
- Black eye pencil- Black liquid eyeliner
- False lashes (optional – skip step 8 and use mascara instead, if you don’t want to use falsies)
- Glitter eyeshadow gel or powder (again, optional)
Create it yourself
Here’s how you can do the look yourself at home, with the help of our tutorial and step-by-step guide.
Take some regular sticky tape, tear off a piece and line it up with the end of the brow and the underneath of the eye. This will make sure you get a clean edge.
Take a black eye pencil and add a thick line right into where your eye creases.
Take the darkest shade of eyeshadow in your palette and blend it on top of the black line, until the colours merge together.
Use the second shade from your palette, which should be slightly lighter than the first one you just applied. Apply it just over the dark shade, blending the joining together.
Take the lightest shade in your palette (it should almost be a highlighter) and apply that on top of the second shade. Bright it up to your brows and blend it all together slightly, so there are no harsh lines.
Apply the same lightest shade underneath your darkest colour, filling in the remaining bare part of your lid.
Line your top lashes, using a liquid black eyeliner.
For a full eye effect, apply some false lashes to your top lash line.
Using the highlighting shade, apply it to the corner of your eyes, then take the medium eyeshadow shade and apply it on the outer edge of your bottom lashes, bringing it in towards the highlighted corners.
Add a bit of glitter on top of the light highlight shade in the centre of your eyes. Then remove the tape. And there you have it – a perfect cut crease look in no time!
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