I love the look of a sharp cut crease eyeshadow look, but never really got it to look exactly how I wanted to until recently. If you’ve watches some of my past videos, you’ll know that I used to go in with a flat smudge brush or even an eyeliner pencil to create the effect. This was fine, but it still never looked quite right.
In the past I haven’t been happy with how the shade blended out from the crease. It always looked too abrupt and not on purpose— like I had just forgotten to blend. Only a few days ago did I try what seems to be the legit method that I’m seeing most people use.
The secret to a sharp cut crease eyeshadow is using concealer on the lid after blending out your crease color. This allows for a diffused look leading up to the brow bone, yet a defined shape for your lid color. Using a full coverage concealer that won’t fall into your lid lines is key— I used the Covergirl Outlast All Day concealer and it worked perfectly.
How to do it: After blending your transition and crease shade normally, take the concealer on a flat eyeshadow brush and pat it onto the lid. As you work your way up to your crease, start moving the brush to “cut out” the desired shape. Let the concealer set, then apply your lid shade.
Practice definitely makes perfect, but this technique was a lot quicker to get right than what I had been doing before. As long as you’re using shadows that are easy to blend, you can master it in no time. I think this is the right way to start as a beginner, for sure!
Watch my first time trying this technique in the video above.
- L’Oreal De-Crease Eye Primer
- Pixi + ItsJudyTime It’s Eyes Time Palette
- Covergirl Outlast All Day Concealer
- Covergirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner
- NYX Matte Black Liner