Smokey Cut-Crease Makeup Tutorial

Hey beautiful people!

So lately, I have been more than obsessed with LustreLux and her amazing makeup looks. She does some natural makeup looks, but she does some really dramatic glam looks as well. But she’s known for her cut crease tutorials, which she loves to do. My eyes are a bit difficult to do a cut crease on, as they don’t have much lid space, and no distinct crease. But I did try my best, and I’m going to take you step by step as to how I created this smokey cut crease look:

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  1. 1. I started by priming my lids with MAC’s Soft Ochre Paint Pot. I do this so that my eyeshadows blend seamlessly and I have ย a blank canvas to work on. It also prolongs the wear of my shadows.
  2. Next. I took Creme Brulee from Makeup Geek to use as a transition. If you look closely, you can see the transition shade peeking out from the smokey colors. This will help all the colors blend on top of each other nicely. I applied it right above my crease and blended it out.
  3. Then I went in with a mid-tone brown color and drew a line right above my crease “cutting” the fake crease and blended that right in, making sure not to blend past the line I drew. I blend the shade a little past halfway on my lid, but not to the inner corner. Drawing the line of the cut crease above my actual crease helps make it look like there’s extra lid space.
  4. I build up the brown shade, added a deeper brown, then an even deeper brown, and a bit of black, building up the intensity in that crease, blending up towards my brow just a little bit, but making sure not to touch my lid space. I am focusing all the smokey shades on the outer thirds of my lid, not taking it in too far.
  5. Then I added a matte white shade all over my lid and underneath the crease shades to brighten up the eyes and highlight my brow bone to add a lifted effect,
  6. I then added my Stila Stay All day liner to create a tiny wing, and Urban Decay’s Cannonball and YSL Babydoll to my lashes.
  7. For my brows, I used Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Brow Wiz in Dark Brown and Dipbrow in Ebony. I have a tutorial here.

That’s pretty much it! It takes a bit of time and patience, and it was hard for me not to smoke out those darker colors onto my crease the way I normally do but I really like this! it’s a different take from my normal smokey eye, it has a bit of flair and when you look down, people can see just how artistic and clean your shadow looks. The key is to blend and keep your shadows focused in one area above your crease as opposed to all up in the outer V.

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I hope this quick tutorial helped you guys, have an amazing day! ๐Ÿ™‚

*Disclaimer: All products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money. There are no affiliate links or sponsored content in this post.


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