If you’re looking for a fun, easy way to mix up your eye makeup game, try a cut-crease. Using one of my favorite palettes, I created a vibrant and ultra-glam eye look in under 10 minutes. To find out how to re-create the look using Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette, keep on scrollin’.
Gather your tools:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism palette (or comparable shadows) – Dimension, Eden, Saturn, Unity, Obsidian, Lucid
- Liquid Concealer – Colourpop No Filter Concealer in Medium 30
- Flat synthetic shader brush – MAC 248
- Fluffy blending shadow brush – Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush/Unnamed Morphe brush
- Pencil brush – Morphe (unnamed from set); choose something dense to deposit rich pigment into crease
- Mini tapered blending brush – Morphe M506
- Detailed shader brush – Real Techniques
- Liner brush – Morphe (unnamed from set); really anything small will work!
Let’s get started!
To create a cut-crease look, you basically work on building up the crease color before cleaning up the lid with concealer and applying the lid shade. I love the way the winged shape elongates the eye, as well as the crisp definition the technique creates.
I first applied Unity (cream color with yellow undertones) all over my lid and crease to serve as a base. This step is optional, but I love to apply a neutral skin color all over using a fluffy brush.
Next, I started building the crease by applying Eden (light peachy tangerine) with the Real Techniques deluxe crease brush. In this step, you don’t have to be careful with application because you will “cut” the crease using concealer later. You can diffuse this shade as high up as you prefer; play around with your eye shape to decide what looks best on you. I began creating a winged-out effect by flicking the shadow out as well.
Using a tapered brush or pencil brush, start to add definition to the deepest part of your crease using Saturn (vibrant tangerine). Follow the natural shape of your crease by allowing the brush to sink into the “pocket” of your eye. Blend this shade into Eden to create a seamless transition, and build up the intensity to your preference. The more intense you make the deepest part of your crease, the greater contrast you will achieve.
We want to “cut” the crease using our concealer now that we’ve applied our crease colors. I like to apply a puddle of concealer to the back of my hand so that I can dip my brush in little by little. My MAC 248 is perfect for this because of how precisely I can create the sharp lid shape. Slowly, I carve out a lid shape by following the natural contour of my crease and slightly winging out the concealer. I like to let this dry slightly before applying a lid shade.
While the concealer dries, I clean off my MAC 248 brush and slightly dampen it with water. I find that the ABH metallic shades in this palette work with water, but not any of my usual setting sprays. I dip my damp brush into Dimension, a gorgeous duochrome shade with micro-glitters. This is applied directly on top of my concealer. The brush will allow for precision, but once I get the color down, I like to use my finger to add an extra oomph.
Going back to the tapered blending brush, I quickly apply Saturn to my lower lashline. I then line my upper and lower lashline with the matte black shade in the palette, Obsidian. I stamp the shade onto the upper lashline, but I diffuse it out on the lower lashline for a smokier effect.
To highlight the inner corner, I used my Real Techniques detail shader brush to press Lucid down and lightly buff it into the orange and purple. This step, in my opinion, ties the look together and opens up the eye quite a bit.
Don’t be discouraged if you mess up. It takes practice to figure out what works best and to develop dexterity! You can play around by changing up the colors, textures and shape as well as adding liners and glitter.
If you’re curious, I’m wearing Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Thumbelina on my lips!
Where would you wear this look??
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