Tutorial: Dramatic Smokey Cut Crease

May 21, 2011 8 comments
I was very surprised to see how many people like this look! It made me VERY happy! Two people requested a tutorial and here it is!! I did notice a few differences between the tutorial version and the original look. I guess subconsciously I made this one a bit lighter, but you can easily fix that by adding more black and dark brown :) I hope this is helpful!
As always, start with a clean canvas, no leftover makeup!

Then smooth your canvas out by applying your favorite concealer, powder and eyeshadow base.

The first eyeshadow is a skin toned shadow, very light(try to get it as close to YOUR skin tone as possible). I applied it to the entire lid with my finger

The next color is about two shades darker than the lid color(adjust according to YOUR skin tone), for me this is a light brown. Again I applied it with my finger, this time to the outer part of the lid.

The next color is about two shades lighter than the first color, for me this is a neutral cream color, again adjust according to YOUR skin color. I applied this with my finger to the inner part of the lid.

Next take a black eyeshadow and a pencil brush and trace the shape that you want in your crease. I really wanted an elongated wing shape to this look, so that is what i drew, don't worry, it doesn't have to be perfect we will blend it out next.

Take a fluffy dome brush and apply a neutral shadow four shades darker than your skin tone and blend out the black shadow. Go back and fourth with this shade and black to make sure there isn't any harsh lines in the lid area. Keep the line crisp near the outer corner.

Now take a dark brown shadow using the same brush and deepen the crease.

Now take the same shadow that is two shades darker than your skin tone and blend out the crease so there is a nice gradient.

Now take your skin toned color and blend out the crease colors even more, we don't want ANY harsh lines except for where the cut crease is.

Next apply a white sticky base to the brow bone and tear duct and blend it out with your finger

Set the sticky base with the same shadow that is two shades lighter than your skin tone using a brush like the one pictured.

Now apply a black liquid liner to the top lash line, you want the line to get thicker in the outer corner and match up with the shape of the cut crease. Also tight line the top and bottom waterlines

Using a pencil brush, apply all the shadow to the lower lash line in order from darkest to lightest

Finish off the eyes with your favorite mascara and fill in your brows :)

For the lips I just applied a nude lip gloss

And your done!!

Have a great day!


  • Kassie said...

    @Cari: I would love to see your version :)
    @Cloudy: Your very welcome! :D Thank you for looking at it
    @Foxy: Thank you!
    @Meredith: Thank you! The pencil brush that I use is the Loew Cornell 272 Dome Round art brush, I got it at Hobby Lobby, but I am sure many craft stores and art stores have them :)

  • Anonymous said...

    Wait....why are your eyebrows so odd? One is way bigger than the other! Fix that and the look would be stellar!

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