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Our guide to a flawless cut crease

Eye makeup

New and exciting makeup looks are being created every day, each one sparking the imagination for avid makeup artists and enthusiasts.

One such trend is the cut crease, an eyeshadow technique where the crease of the eyelid is defined by using a stark contrast between light and dark eyeshadow. The result is a Bambi-eye effect, making your eyes pop with definition.

But how do you master a flawless cut crease? We are here to help!

We have put together a little guide to help you start experimenting with cut crease makeup, with tips, tricks and friendly advice to support you as you explore – let’s go!

A few tips to start with

  • Cut crease tools – Finding the right brushes and tools that work for you is the first thing to do. Try experimenting with different shapes and sizes of brushes until you find the best ones for you and your technique. 
  • Start simple – It can be super tempting to go all in with a super bold look and stark contrast, but it is always best to start simple and work your way up to a bolder crease. Neutral tones are always a winner, so starting off with a gentle contrast will help you master your technique before moving on to more intense looks and exploring different types of cut creases.  
  • Messing up is a good thing – Perfecting a makeup look can be pretty frustrating when it doesn’t go right, but don’t give up hope. The more you try, and the more you mess up, the more you learn. The time you put into practising your craft is never time wasted.

A handy 5-step guide to a flawless cut crease

Step 1 – Start with a neutral eyeshadow and gently cover the eyelid.

Step 2 – Taking a darker shade, brush the colour above the eyelid crease and just near the brow bone.

Step 3 – Concealer comes next; cover the lighter eyeshadow with a thin layer of concealer and use an angled brush to define the crease and neaten up the edges between the shadow contrast.

Step 4 – Now, this is where the magic happens. Cover the layer of concealer with white eyeshadow for a stark and stunning contrast.

Step 5 – To define the look further, apply a cat eyeliner look, and there you have yourself a stunning cut crease!

Want to know more?

One of the best ways to get your career off to a beautiful start is by taking makeup lessons at a professional makeup school. Here at New Zealand Beauty School, we offer a professionally tailored Certificate in Professional Makeup Artistry. Our online makeup courses will provide you with a creative, supportive space in which to practise and explore your craft. 

We are one of the more comprehensive online makeup courses in New Zealand, offering flexible, hands-on experience to help you be the best you can be.

Our makeup certificate comes with a custom-designed kit containing everything you will need to complete your training, sent right to your front door. The kit will have all the necessary gear to aid you on your MUA journey, allowing you to experiment and explore from the comfort of your own home. You will learn the classic makeup tips, tricks and techniques, as well as start to curate your own branding and find where you fit in the beauty industry.

All our courses come with a downloadable brochure with further information about course content, modules and assessments, accessing your learning online and tutor support. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of attainment, adding that touch of impressive professionalism to offer to potential employers.

Choosing to study on one of our makeup courses will give you 24/7 access to your studies, giving you the flexibility to work your learning around your schedule and lifestyle.

Master a sharp cut crease with training at New Zealand Beauty School, and you’ll be unstoppable.

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