If you’ve been on social media anytime within the past couple months, the Cut Crease Stamp may have landed across your feed. It was featured in a viral video of a woman flawlessly achieving the popular cut crease look using a simple tool that basically did all the work for you. No more evening out edges, failing, giving up, throwing your concealer against the wall…erm, oh, that was just me? Sorry…
Yes, the cut crease eyeshadow look can be a hard one to master, and I’m still trying to get it down myself. So when I saw this stamp in the video ad, I ordered it in about .2 seconds. It was from a sketchy website and took a month and a half to get to me, but the stamp is actually also available on Amazon for $9.99.
Something to note: I recently learned that this is a knock off, and the original product is more pricey and also comes in different eye sizes. I have no idea who makes the original or where to buy it, but I thought that’s important to mention.
The stamp is a lid-shaped piece of curved silicone attached (poorly) to a puffy handle. This handle gave me so many problems right out of the box, constantly popping off the stamp. Nothing a little super glue can’t fix, but it was super annoying.
Another huge problem with the stamp, at least the cheap versions, is that it only comes in one size. And that size is big. I don’t consider myself to have particularly small eyes, but the highest point of the crease this creates is straight up approaching my brow bone. If you do have small eyes, this might be a major problem. For me, I can still get away using this for half cut creases, but not sure I’d do a full one for fear of it looking ridiculous with my lower brows.
Watch the video to see the full demo & review.
So let’s get to it: does it work? Pretty much. There’s a bit of a learning curve, especially when getting used to the size, but it actually does lay down the concealer pretty well and with a sharp, clean edge as long as you use the appropriate amount of product. Too much concealer will pool from under the stamp, so less is best with this. As far as using it to transfer eyeshadow on top of the concealer, I didn’t have a lot of luck— I feel like it was easier to just use a brush to pat the shadow over the concealer myself.
I still needed to clean up the concealer a little bit with a brush toward the top and inner corners, but yeah— it did a decent job. But is it a must-have? Meh. I feel like I’d rather just practice on how to do a cut crease on my own rather than juggling one more tool, ya know? Plus, like I said, if you have a smaller lid space, this will be useless. I’m curious to see how it’d work on larger eyes, though. It may help if you struggle with getting even creases of the same size.
If you want to check it out, see it on Amazon here!