Subtle Cut Crease and Angled Lower Liner Tutorial

There was a look posted on the QC Facebook page that featured a cut crease and an angled lower liner. I decided to recreate my own version of the eye using different colors to create a softer look. Here is the finished look…

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial for the perfect cut crease!

Step 1

Start with a clean, primed eyelid. Apply a pink/gold shadow all over the lid.

Step 2

Blend a dark brown shadow into the outer corner, softening into the crease.

Step 3

Take a smaller tapered brush and drag the dark brown shadow in a fine line along your natural crease. Soften and blend up towards to brow. This is called a cut crease technique. What we have created today is a soft-cut crease. To make your cut crease more pronounced draw a very dark distinct line through the crease with a smaller brush.

Step 4

Deepen the outer corner by blending in a black shadow into the very outer edge.

Step 5

Take a makeup wipe and carve a sharp, defined line out of the shadow.

Step 6

Apply liquid liner to the upper lash line. Take a fine point liner brush and create a mirrored reflection of the liner on the upper lash line. Soften and blend down.

Step 7

Take a white liquid liner and accentuate the two-winged lines you have created by applying it between them, using outward strokes.

Step 8

Apply mascara and lashes and there you have it!

Since I used a pinky gold shadow as my base I chose to finish the look with a soft pink lip and cheek. When wearing such a bold statement eye, you don’t want it to get lost among the bright blush and a dark lip. I chose to make my eyes the focus by playing down the rest of my features. I highlighted my face using something with a gold undertone to complement the eye!

Like this? Learn more popular eye makeup techniques with Stephanie Wyatt’s blending tutorial!

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