Holiday Party Look – Rose Gold Cut Crease

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First holiday look of the season! Who’s excited for all of the holiday parties? And when I say “holiday parties” I mean staying home and watching Love Actually with my cats…

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I decided to do a Rose Gold Cut Crease and paired it with the ColourPop Lippie in Creature. In my ColourPop Haul I promised I would do a look featuring Creature, so here it is!

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I’ll be honest, creating a cut crease takes a bit of time and patience. It’s one of those looks that halfway through you’re like, OH MY GOSH WHAT DID I DO?! You start hyperventilating but just keep blending! Blend, blend, blend! This honestly didn’t look good until I tight lined and added some lashes.

As you can see I carved my cut crease just a fraction above my natural crease. I have hooded eyes so when my eyes are open this look isn’t too dramatic. But you get that nice cut crease action when you look down. I think it’s a great holiday look, very sultry! Maybe not great for Grandma’s Cookie Exchange Party but you get what I mean.

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Just a note: taking pictures in my apartment in Philadelphia, during the winter, is an art form in itself. So when a makeup look is taking a bit longer than expected (like this one) I start freaking out and screaming about the light.

I’m losing light, the light is waning! THE LIGHT!!!! Just a nice picture of my life for you. You’re welcome.

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If you’re looking for a fantastic cut crease tutorial there are so many great ones out there. I think it really depends on your style and what you’re looking for.

Nikkie Tutorials does some very intense cut creases (linked here) and Karima from Shameless Fripperies does a much softer cut crease (linked here). Totally depends on your preference and your eye shape. Adjust your placement and intensity to suit your face.

Products Used:

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 110 mixed withCovergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation in 120

Concealer: Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer

Highlighter: Colourpop in Lunchmoney

Contour: Marc Jacobs #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder in Mirage Filter 40

Eyeshadow: Paula’s Choice The Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (lid shade is a mixture of Chopper and Half-Baked)

Liner: Rimmel Kohl Liner in Black

Mascara: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Mascara in Black

Lips: Colourpop Lippie Stix and Pencil in Creature

Lashes: Eylure Love it Layer it No.117 (just the corner pieces)


  1. Ela December 9, 2015 / 14:42

    This is my favourite now! You look absolutely beautiful and this makeup would be perfect for holiday season! I will practice cut crease again, last time I tried, I made a big mess and it looked nothing like yours. Also creature looks fab!

    • Ellen December 9, 2015 / 17:14

      A good tip is to use concealer or a tinted eyeshadow primer to sharpen the crease once it’s done. Makes it a ton less messy! Thanks so much Ela

  2. Alina December 10, 2015 / 09:43

    I’m usually not a fan of cut creases as I just think they look a bit unnatural but this is beautiful! Just a soft look and the dark red lips work amazingly well x

    Beauty with charm

    • Ellen December 10, 2015 / 12:23

      Thanks Alina! Yeah I agree it can definitely look a bit harsh. Thanks so much!

    • Ellen December 14, 2015 / 12:56

      Awe thank you!! It was a fun one to create!

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