Soft Sultry Purple Cut Crease

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Hello everyone! If you saw my post on Saturday, a review + swatches of some Honeybee Gardens products, you’ll know that I promised you a makeup look! And I deliver on my promises. In fact, I was so inspired that I shot two looks for you guys! This one is a bit more sultry while the one I will post in a few days is definitely more smokey.

On to the look! So, I wanted to create something that was really soft and sultry while still being a bit edgy…? So many adjectives, but you know what I mean. Here are the steps!

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(1) Prime your lids if you need to. I need to. It was 94 degrees in my makeup room…if I seem glowy that’s just sweat. Cute.

(2) Sweep Porcelain all over the lid with a fluffy brush. Porcelain is a soft pale matte pink so it will just knock out any uneven coloration on the lid and allow for ease of blending when you get to the crease.

(3) Grab a more directional blending brush and start building up Canterbury, or your favorite matte brown, in the crease. Do not skip this part! If this is the first time you are doing a cut crease make sure you deepen your crease a bit. It’s just going to be more forgiving if you fudge the cut crease a bit. Trust me.

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(4) Before you do your cut crease, do your wing. I know it seems like an odd order but your wing will help with the angle of your cut crease if you’re mirroring the wing. I used the Honeybee Gardens Effortless Eyeliner in Jet Set. If you’re good at liquid liner, go for it. I am not. So I don’t try ha. I set my liner with a bit of matte black shadow.

(5) On to the cut crease. Take a stiff, thin, angled brush and map out your cut crease. I suggest placing your cut crease a few millimeters above your natural crease. I used the shade Dragonfly. Now, remember that how much you blend your cut crease is completely up to you. However, if you do want to blend that cut crease, make sure not to blend down onto the lid, rather blend upwards towards the brow bone. If it gets a bit messy, don’t be afraid to go in with makeup remover or some cream shadow right below the cut crease to sharpen that baby up.

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(6) To finish off the look, take Dragonfly onto the lower lash line and blend that out a bit with Canterbury. Add your mascara and lashes. Boom. Done.

What do you think? Do you rock the cut crease? Have you tried any other Honeybee Garden shadows that would look great as a cut crease shade?! Let me know down in the comments!

A huge thanks to Honeybee Gardens for sending me these beautiful products! Although these products were sent to me for review I was not payed to write this review and I maintain full transparency on my blog! I am here for my readers and my reviews are always honest!

Products Used:

Foundation: Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation in Cream

Highlighter: Silk Naturals Fluff

Mascara: Organic wear®100% Natural Origin Work It! Full! Flared! Fit! Mascara

Lashes: Ardell 120 Demi Black

Lips: Brija Draw me like one of your French Girls

 

10 Comments

  1. Linda July 26, 2016 / 21:35

    How well does the honeybee gardens eyeliner last? And is it good for extremely oily eyelids?

    • Ellen July 27, 2016 / 05:32

      It’s definitely a creamier formula so I suggest an eye primer and setting it with some powder if you’re very oily.

  2. Kim G. July 26, 2016 / 22:40

    Very pretty. Glad to know I’m not the only one who has trouble with liquid eyeliner!

    Honeybee Gardens has some great shadow colors . They sell samples on their website for .50, which allows you to play around and test out different shades before purchasing.

    • Ellen July 27, 2016 / 05:31

      Hahaha yeah the liquid liner isn’t my friend! I love that they sell samples! It’s just such an amazing idea and super helpful!

  3. Melissa Buckley July 27, 2016 / 10:59

    I love this look! And you did a great job on the tutorial.

    • Ellen August 3, 2016 / 16:29

      Thank you so much Melissa!

  4. Ela July 28, 2016 / 08:20

    I love the look of the soft cut crease, it is not edgy but so romantic!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Ellen July 28, 2016 / 08:27

      Thank you so much Ela I’m so glad you like it!!!

  5. jeannine August 2, 2016 / 20:38

    Love these looks!! I’m a pretty natural minimal makeup type person, but its wonderful to have ideas for those big events where we want to look our best!! Great tips and I’m going to need the mascara. I would be happy with half the volume and length you have. Great review, great post, great photos. You always impress!!

    • Ellen August 3, 2016 / 16:30

      The mascara is AMAZING! I am wearing lashes though so i’m cheating a bit 😉 Thanks so much Jeannine!

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