The Highly Intimidating “Cut Crease” Eyeshadow

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I did it, I did it, I did it!  I have been SO intimidated by the popular cut crease eyeshadow looks.  I mean, this stuff is downright scary.  So, of course I just HAD to try it!

I am kicking my own butt for not getting photos of the process, but honestly, I didn’t think there was any possible way it would turn out.  Since this was my first attempt, I went with some fairly sedate colors.  I may go bolder if I try this again.  Anywho, here’s what I did:

I primed with Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow primer, then applied Champagne Truffle from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette all over my entire eyelids, from lash line to brow.  Then, I used my Estee Lauder brown eyeliner to draw a very light line across my eyelids- this would be the bottom edge of the cut crease color.  After the border was established, I used a precision eyeshadow brush and applied Haute Chocolate, starting at the line I drew and going upwards.  I also blended in a bit of Amaretto.  I blended the top border a bit, but left the bottom border alone.

I also applied a bit of Haute Chocolate under my lower lash line, then used Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper on my top lash line.  I finished with a coat of Diorshow mascara.

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Tips:  If you are going to do a lot of blending, make sure to cover your whole eyelid with a flesh-toned or light shadow, or a face powder.  This will provide a surface that is more conducive to blending.  For some reason, I just read on several other sites that people have only recently started doing this.  I have no idea why they just now figured it out- I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager!

If you are new to blending, make sure you are using high quality, very pigmented shadows.  It also helps if they are NOT matte- those are a bit more difficult to blend for “noobs” (my nephew, Ty, tells me that’s the new word for “newbie”).

If I do this look again soon, I will try to remember to take pictures of the process!  (Although Murphy’s Law always seems to apply to me, and if I try it again, it won’t come out as good… )

Other products used:

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Hydrating Primer, NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Barcelona, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, NARS blush in Deep Throat, Anastasia Brow Powder in Medium, Kat Von D Shade Light Contour Palette, Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Posh Spice.

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