First made popular in the ’60s, cut crease eye makeup is the one thing that ties all of these women together. With the power to create depth and add definition to your eyes, this beauty trick is one to add to your staple of skills. Thankfully, whether you live and breathe makeup or are still learning to use mascara without poking out an eye, with a few simple tips, you can create this look.
The cut crease makeup technique defines that line, extending it slightly above the natural fold with a few clever tricks. As such, it shows off and widens your eyes by creating the illusion of added depth. Whether your eyes are small, large, slanted, or hooded, a cut crease will open them up for a beautiful, doe-eyed look. Additionally, the extra space created on the lids will offer a more extensive canvas to show off your favorite eyeshadows.
Ahead, see some of our favorite types of cut creases to inspire your next look.
1. Nude Lid & Orange Cut Crease
Highly versatile, an orange cut crease look can work for both day and night. This alluring look will ensure you appear sophisticated. For a fantastic look, use a neutral, nude shade on your eyelids to emphasize the orange cut crease above. Finally, complete the look with a bright blue eyeshadow on the lower lashline. This color looks incredible on women with any color eyes.
2. Purple Cut Crease
Across the world, purple is renowned as the color of magic and allure. As a result, a purple cut crease will add an intriguing element to your makeup. This look is especially captivating on women with olive or darker skin tones. Naturally highlighting any glimmers of green in the eyes, this color is perfect for those with greeny-blue, green, or hazel eyes.
3. Silver Glitter Cut Crease
Adding a little glitter to your eyeshadow while experimenting with a cut crease will ensure a stunning look that will make your eyes pop. The trick when it comes to glitter is to apply it to the eyelids themselves. Just make sure to use a slightly darker version of the shade for the cut crease eyeshadow, as this will create depth and let the sparkles stand out.
4. Brown Cut Crease
A nude lid certainly enhances and defines the cut crease in the most dramatic and beautiful way. For the cut crease, you use a contrasting brown eyeshadow that creates a sharp line that’s not then blended. That way, the eyes appear more open and lifted. Finish the overall look with dark brown lipstick and you are good to go.
4. Red Cut Crease
Looking for a sultry, bold and ultimately high fashion makeup look? Turn heads with a striking red cut crease. If you have dark blue, hazel, or green eyes, a sweep of red above your eyelids will make them smolder. The best way to create this look is with a liquid eyeliner. That way you will have more control making the lines.
6. Rainbow Cut Crease
Rainbow cut crease might look very complicated to create, but with a little practice, everyone can do it. It’s a great addition to your makeup skills, right? This makeup look looks so natural, yet very colorful. Perfect for daytime, especially during summer when everything is colorful and lovely, just like this makeup look.
7. Sparkle Cut Crease
If you don’t have the skills to create eye shadow cut crease, why don’t you try with glitter? Cover the lids with peachy, rosy, or nude eye shadow and shape the crease with some glowy glitter. It looks very natural and fun way to improvise cut crease in a more natural way.
8. Dark Blue Cut Crease
For a glamorous, bold makeup look that oozes confidence, a dark blue cut crease makes an excellent option. To enhance the intensity, add a shimmer of silver or white shadow on your inner eye area. This color is perfect for brown eyes. It makes them bigger, and the brown eyes are way more enhanced.
9. Diamonds Cut Crease
The good news about cut crease is you can get creative and make it as subtle or stand-out as you like. Experiment all you want, you never know how good your eye makeup can get. And this makeup look on the picture is the perfect example of that. Pick your favorite blue shade and accentuate your crease using diamonds as the perfect accessory. Finish the look with a natural transparent lipgloss.
10. Iridescent Cut Crease With Metalic Eyeliner
Be the spotlight of the night and create this makeup look. The bright, rich eyeshadow colors accentuate not only the eyes but the whole face as well. And the metallic eyeliner perfectly defines the crease and serves as a great “cherry on top” accessory. Put on a simple one-colored outfit and mesmerize the world with your eyes.
11. Double-cut Crease
While this look is usually not for beginners, with a few simple steps and a little practice, you’ll have it mastered in no time. Although it is called the ‘double’ cut crease, this style requires three distinct sections. This includes the eyelids, the cut crease area, and the skin above this space. For a look straight off the runway, we recommend the double cut crease.
12. Nude Cut Crease With Green Eye Liner
While a cut crease can be the perfect makeup trend to experiment with colors and sparkle, it can also be toned back for a subtle, beautiful look. If you want an easy way to highlight your eyes, aim for a nude cut crease. Then, add a little extra glamour with winged green eyeliner.
13. Turquoise Cut Crease With Pink And Purple Lid
The best think about cut crease makeup look is that you can experiment with a great number of colors that will result in a one-of-a-kind creation. This makeup is certainly one of a kind. Combine turquoise eye shadow for the crease, and on the lid blend purple with pink shades. Highlight the inner lid area for an extra dramatic look.
14. Yellow Cut Crease
Go bold this season with a sweep of gold and yellow on your eyes. The metallic sheen of the sparkles will emphasize your cut crease while the yellow eyeshadow will compliment all eye colors. Complete the look with some bold black eyeliner that will shape your eyes even more and make them bigger.
15. Half-cut Crease
Mastered the easy cut crease and ready to take your makeup skills to the next level? A half cut crease is the beauty weapon to add to your artillery. If you want to experiment with bold colors, the half-cut crease is the technique to try. this style blends the eyeshadow above down onto the lid, starting at the outer corners and extending towards the middle.
We hope that you are feeling inspired enough to try out some of these makeup looks. What’s your favorite? Feel free to leave a comment below!