How to: Cut Crease

(VIDEO tutorial below)The famous Cut crease! Yes it looks fab and you have most likely seen it all over youtube and instagram! But when it comes to re-creating it yourself at home, it all seems a bit of more difficult and You might find yourself unsure what the technique is or how to achieve it. Well we have your back here at Whiplash lashes! So Read on to learn how to become a cut crease queen!

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What Is a Cut Crease?

A cut crease is the technique of using different coloured eye makeup to cut across the eyelid to form a sharp contrast in colours. This sharp cut is then not blended, forming a clear crease on the eyelid. Many makeup lovers and artists use neutral toned colours to make their eyes appear more open. We also love OTT so you can also go the dramatic route with bold hues. 

How to Do It?

So Start by priming your whole eyelid, then use a light base shadow colour for your lid. There are two ways to create the cut, either using concealer or creating lines with darker shadow. The former requires forming a line of darker coloured shadow in your crease and blending this out. Then add bright concealer with a small brush to form the round crease shape underneath the blended line you just created. Once blended, go over the concealer with a colour shadow to create contrast. 

A second method involves using a shadow brush to create the shape carefully, then adding the next shadow underneath that cut but without blending the two together. Follow this with additional coloured shadows in the inner corners of the eyes or lower lashes, winged liner, and false lashes for a glam finish. There are many variations of the cut crease so you can really play around with the technique to find out which colours and shapes suit you. Remember Practice makes perfect! so keep practicing as once you get it right, it can look absolutely incredible!

Still slightly confused? Check out this Youtube video tutorial from

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Should i do it?

Hell yes you should! Cut creases open up the eyes due to the lack of blending and can make the eyes look more open and work on each eye shape. It is also a great technique if you want a brighter or more dramatic eye makeup look.