Crisp Cut Crease featuring Brija Cosmetics

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Hello! Super fun look for you guys today. I decided to have a bit of fun with my makeup today. So you know those beautiful ladies from the 60’s with those intense cut crease eyeshadow looks? Go look it up, it’s awesome. Totally not an everyday look but super fun once in a while.

A 60’s cut crease was rarely blended out too much and it was often taken into the inner corners of the eyes. Many of the trendy cut crease looks that people rock today are primarily placed on the outer halves of the eyes and often follow the angle of your wing. That’s all well and good (in fact I did a look just like that here) but I wanted something dramatic.

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Here’s what I did!

(1) Prime your lids. Once your lids are primed make sure to apply a loose powder. I used the translucent Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer. This is just going to make it so much easier to blend your crease a bit.

(2) Define your crease every so slightly with a fluffy brush. I used the shade Man of Leisure which is a slightly cool, mid tone taupe. I have a swatch here.

(3) Once your crease is nicely defined, take a stiff angled brush and cut that crease. I used the shade Notes in the Margin, a deep brown, and blended that out with Live for a Minute which is a cool gray. Make sure to take the cut from the inner portion of your crease and arc it down towards the outer lash lines. This is going to look messy, don’t freak out.

(4) Take a nude eyeliner or cream shadow and, with a small brush, cut the bottom of your cut crease. This is just going to make it super clean and sharp. It also provides a base for your lid color.

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(5) Add your lid color. I used the shade The Boy Who Lived which is a shimmering green. When you put shadows like these on top of a nude base you really brighten up the eye look. It prevents everything from looking muddy and poorly done. We want a cut crease, not “I forgot to blend” crease. 

(6) If you’re brave, go in with a liquid liner. If you’re not *raises both hands* go in with an angled brush and some powder. I sprayed my brush with a bit of vegetable glycerin and water and dipped into Notes in the Margin to create a deep brown wing. I have my foiling medium recipe here.

(7) I used the You Know Who highlight in the inner corners of my eyes, my brow bone and my cheek bones.

(8) Add your lashes…obviously. I am using my lashes to death, anyone have any great recommendations for new lashes?!

(9) Add your lips and your off to the races! I wanted to warm this look up a bit so I used Make it Count. I absolutely love this color and this formula is so creamy and so moisturizing but really sticks around!

I totally get that this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But hey, you have to do what makes you happy! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial friends 🙂 I have a lot of my matte Brija shadows swatched here.

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Products Used:

Primer: Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer

Eyeshadows: all of these shadows are Brija shadows in the shades: Man of Leisure, Notes in the Margin, Live for a Minute, The Boy Who Lived.

Highlight: You Know Who Face Highlighter

Lips: Brija Make It Count

Foundation: Juice Beauty Phyto Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation in Cream

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

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