Unintended Cut Crease

Amidst all the revision I should be doing for my upcoming exams, I decided to put in a little make-up practice as a stress reliever. I knew I wanted to practice a cut crease because I’m nowhere near an expert on them, but I didn’t quite realise I’d end up with the following look. Of course, glitter was involved and of course, I spent an hour trying to remove each spec from my face (some people never learn, and I am one of them).

This is definitely an over the top make-up look rather than an everyday one, but I took some pictures so I thought I may as well share!

Love, Chloe.

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Step 1: Firstly, after concealing my lids and setting them in place, I took a tiny amount of brow pomade on my eyebrow brush and began to sketch out where I wanted my cut crease. I usually start by adding all my shadows then carving the crease out with concealer but I found this method was so much easier.

Step 2: Once I had my very light line, I started going in with the shadows. Firstly, I took Make-up Geek’s ‘Cocoa Bear’ shadow on the same eyebrow brush and went along the line I drew, buffing the product up into the crease to try and diffuse the shadow. Then I went in with Morphe shadow ‘Spice’ and put this all over the crease as a transition and to further blend out the other shadow. I kept alternating between shadows building up the amount of product until I was happy. To deepen the cut crease further I took a deep brown/black colour and applied it lightly to the crease line making sure to blend with a small pencil brush as I went along.

Step 3: I took my Maybelline fit me concealer on a small flat brush and carved out the crease, directly under the line. This step was easier than usual as the line already acted as the cut crease, I just needed to clean up the shadows that fell underneath. I then set the concealer when it was in place.

Step 4: I went in with liquid liner and created a wing as I usually would. At this point, you can stop, put on some mascara and lashes and go about your day. Of course, I had to be extra. So, I piled on some too faced glitter glue and added a copper glitter to the entire lid. I can’t tell if I liked it or not but it was definitely different! If I was to go back and do the look again I would probably skip out the glitter.

Step 5: I added mascara to my lashes and applied all the shadows that I used on my top lid, to my lower lash line. I placed some highlighter on my inner corners and brow bones to complete the look.

Bombshell Smokey Eye

I’ve always been too scared to use black eyeshadows when doing my make-up just in case I mess it up and end up looking like a panda. Butttt.. with a bit of practice I’ve managed to do a look that I am happy with and decided to share (because this rarely happens)!

Love,

Chloe.

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Step 1: Firstly, I used the Maybelline fit me concealer in shade 35 to prime my eyes and carve out my eyebrows. I then blended it in with a beauty blender and set my lids with the Rimmel stay matte translucent powder.

Step 2: Using ‘Spice’ single eyeshadow by Morphe on a Morphe E23 brush, I buffed it into the crease as the first transition shade. To deepen this, I went in with Make-Up Geek ‘Cocoa Bear’ on top using a Morphe M441 brush.

Step 3: Taking a black gel liner, I began placing it all over the lid, avoiding the crease area. As I got closer to the crease area, I made sure to place it bit by bit and buffed it in the crease as I went along using a very small buffing brush to make sure there were no harsh lines as well as preventing the black from going too high onto the lid (otherwise you’ll look like you’ve been punched). Before doing this, I put the liner onto the back of my hand to see how quickly it dried, so I knew how much time I had to blend it out before it settled into the crease. Once the lid was to my liking, I set the liner with a black eyeshadow.

Step 4: I curled my lashes and then added mascara. I then went in with any pair of false lashes I could find (I’m an amateur at these and I’m still very much in practice of getting them on perfectly).

Step 5: To make sure everything was blended nicely, I took a small amount of ‘Punk’ eyeshadow by Urban Decay, a deep purple/brown on a small Morphe M506 brush and blended it between the black and the transition shades.

Step 6: Using any black pencil liner I placed it in the waterline and set it with black eyeshadow. I then buffed some of the black shadow and punk into the lower lash line to smoke it out. To finish the eye look I placed some highlighter on the inner corner and the brow bone.