Now, I’m the first to admit I’m far from an expert at doing cut creases, but I’ve learned a few things that helped me with them. I think that with more practice I’ll get better, and hopefully learn more tips on how to improve them. I’m going to share some of the things that I’ve learned that have helped me.
The first thing that I found helpful, was learning about my eye shape. I wouldn’t say that I have a huge eyelid, if anything I have hooded eyelids. I realised that the way I apply my eyeshadow will have to change, and the idea of the perfect cut crease may not actually fit my eye shape or size. Some people I see on instagram, can fit a whole bunch of different colours on their eye lid, and then do a cut crease as well, and that might not be achievable for me.
The second thing I’ve learned is that a cut crease shouldn’t necessarily be in the crease. I find that If I follow the line of my eye socket, then I get a smooth line, and a nice shape that fits my lid perfectly. Obviously this won’t necessarily help everyone, but I think finding a constant to follow is a good way of applying a cut crease.
Another thing, is that to create a cut crease that really stands out, there needs to be definition along the crease. The reason makeup artists use a darker shadow where the crease will be is because it creates a striking contrast. The crease stands out from the rest of the lid even if it isn’t a brighter colour.
Another thing that I’ve found works better for me, and I know that a lot of people don’t need this, but I use a fuller coverage concealer. I use the revolution pro camouflage concealer, and I’ve noticed that my cut creases always turn out better when I do.
using a flat round brush makes it easier to get a nice curve and keep the lines sharp, but don’t use a brush that’s too small or you’ll just make work for yourself. Using a brush thats about the size of your finger should work well.
The final thing that I’ve found to be useful, is just practicing and rocking it. It isn’t going to be perfect every time, and even when I follow these tips, I don’t get them right every time. Practice is the only way you’ll learn the best place for your crease and the sort of shape you like.
I hope you found this post helpful. These tips are just what I’ve learned that have helped me, so I really hope they help you too. Do you have any tips for doing the perfect cut crease?