Saturday, August 10, 2013

[Requested] Dramatic Cool and Warm Cut Crease Look (88 Matte Palette)

Sky-blue shadow with a warm Cut Crease, with tawny cheeks and caramel lips

There were some requests for a specific cut-crease tutorial, but I didn't want to use a typical black for the crease shade. Here's one where I pair a pale sky-blue with warm shades like burgundy and orange on the socket, then cool shades like purple and silver on the lower lash line. 

The first thing you need to remember if you're doing a cut-crease look is that you don't actually cut your CREASE. Everyone's crease is in a different spot and if you mono-lids, or hooded eyes, part or all of your crease might be hidden. You should always follow the hollow of your SOCKET line instead. (Close your eyes and feel for the hollow right above your eye ball.)

Tip: Use a slightly smaller brush for the cut crease, because you need the border with the blue to be quite precise.

Tip: Again, use a soft brush to blend out the edge of the burgundy so it fades up and out with no harsh lines.

Tip: Use a small detail brush or something very firm and flat to apply color on the lower lash line. You will get more precision and less fallout.
(The silver shade is not pictured but it's on the right column of the palette.)

Product used: Clinique Quickliner Intense in Intense Black.

Liquid liner is a perfect base for a black false lash band. It's also something that adds extra strength and definition to a cut-crease look. 

Product used: Shu Uemura S curler and Diamond Lashes in the design "Rich". This curler is perfect for tucking your natural lashes into the false ones so they don't peek out below. If you only have normal curlers, curl your natural lashes before you apply falsies.

Other products used:
  • Blush - Lancôme Blush Rose Désir (tawny peach cheeks)
  • Lipliner - Urban Decay 24/7 lip pencil in Illegal (nude)
  • Lip color - OCC Lip Tar in Marion (caramel beige)



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