Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Colorful cut crease makeup - first attempt at cut crease makeup

Hello Everyone, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

This is one look which has been there in my mind for ages, but never did as it requires hell lotta patience and time, at least I like to take time and do such looks. Today as I took off from work, I decided to take advantage of a holiday and do the look. 

This is my first attempt at this kind of dramatic cut crease look. I know its not a very crisp & neat cut crease. This post is not to show how well I can do it, but how I can improve from here. So, I need your valuable suggestions to improvise further.

Lets see the products I used to create this look: 

  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark
  • Dior Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup liquid foundation (Sample) 
  • Diorskin Nude Powder Foundation in #40
  • MAC Blush in Pinch o' peach
  • Guerlain Terracota Bronzer #20
  • Lancome Blush Highlighter in Rose Moonlight 

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Chromographic Pencil in Black Black
  • MAC Eyeshadows: Indian Ink, Shockaholic, Lucky Green, Nylon, Sweet Lust
  • Inglot Kohl in Black
  • Clinique Gel liner in True Black
  • Maybelline Falsies mascara
  • Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Peach
  • MAC lipglass in Pink Poodle
Here is the step wise picture tutorial on how did the look: 
  • Step 1: As always, primed my lids using Urban Decay Primer Potion 
  • Step 2: Draw a line like shown below using a black eye pencil. I have chosen MAC Chromographic pencil, because it formula is very soft and easily blends/ smudges. When tracking in the crease, make it parallel to your brows. 

  • Smothen and smudge that line like shown using an angled brush. 
  • Apply MAC Indian Ink eyeshadow using a pencil brush on the black portion as shown below. I used MAC 219 brush. 
  • Buff MAC Shockaholic eyeshadow using MAC 217 brush
  • Apply MAC Sweet Lust eyeshadow under the brows and blend 
  • Apply MAC Lucky Green eyeshadow using a flat stiff shader brush on the lid
  • Apply MAC Nylon eyeshadow in the inner corners 
  • Now is the time for lower lash line. I traced the same MAC Chromographic pencil and smoothened the lined using the same angled brush. Then I applied MAC Indian Ink eyeshadow and blended it using MAC Shockaholic eyeshadow. Also, applied MAC Sweet Lust eyeshadow in the inner third and blended it in the purple. 
        This is where I need your suggestions. As you can clearly see the Shockaholic eyeshadow blended under the lower lash line, but if you see the portion beyond the end of my eye i.e. from the outer most corner of my eye, the eyeshadow doesn't look blended there and there's a crisp line (the portion above the yellow line). It kind of look weird to my eyes. I realised it only when I saw the pictures. There are two things which I want to understand: 

1. Whether I should have blended Shockaholic eyeshadow in that portion (portion above the yellow line) as well? or 
2. I shouldn't have blended the Shockaholic eyeshadow under the lower lash line?

  • I then finished the look with a jet black pencil in the inner rims of my eyes and 3 coats of Maybelline falsies mascara and set the brows in place using MAC Clear Brow Gel. I have used Inglot Water Proof kohl in inner rims, as it is jet black and doesn't smudge or move from its place. 

Here are some more pictures of the look. But before that, I need your suggestions on the cheek and lips combo as well. I used a peachy pink blush as I thought it will complement the purple & green well and would not be over powering and same peachy pink shade on the lips mixing a peach lipstick and pink lip gloss.

As you all know that this is my first attempt at the cut crease eye make-up with little knowledge that I have. Looking forward to see your suggestions in the comments below to improve further and also some new techniques to do a cut crease and blush and lip combination to pair with such dramatic looks.

Have a lovely week ahead.

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  1. the eye makeup looks gorgeous:) i loved it :) dsnt look like ur doing it for the first time :D
    which inglot kohl have u used? have u reviewed it?

    1. Hi Poorva, Thank you. Review of Inglot kohl is coming up next :-)

  2. You did good! I personally don't feel that there should be any rules in makeup but it sure is better if you are comfortable. I think the outer corner (both upper and lower) looks just fine but I can understand what you are saying - I think instead of blending the shockaholic, you should have just extended it to match the bottom (if that makes any sense!)
    You do great makeup - for your next cut crease, would love to see a different ""cut"!

    1. Hi Scarlett... I agree that instead of blending Shockaholi, I should have blended the same Indian Ink and extended it! Thanks for your suggestion. :-)

  3. This looks stunning...being a makeup newbie that's all I can say! Shockaholic looks like a must-buy...is it permanent?

    1. Hi Swati... thank you dear. Shockaholic is Limited Edition. :-)

  4. this looks stunning!! thee colors you've used are to die for! Awesome color combination!

    1. Thank you so much Deepika. Yeah, Shockaholic is a very pretty shade. Sad that it's a Limited Edition shade.

  5. Thanks for this tutorial! I really wanted to knowhow to do this look because I have small eyelids and I can never see cut crease.talkativatam.blogspot.com


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