Dixie-Ann John is a professionally trained makeup artist who specializes in airbrush makeup artistry. Catch her on CFstyle.com every month with tips and tricks on makeup application for you to use at home!
You’ve seen them in magazines, on YouTube or even Facebook, and like most, admired the delicately blended and elaborate cut crease eye shadow designs.
The ‘Cut Crease’ is really about creating a line of demarcation between two places in the eye area. The color is placed slightly above the eye socket and is then blended out to create a shadow effect.
The good thing is that there is no one way to do a ‘Cut Crease’ and the look below is perfect to accentuate that outfit for the night time and the best part is that it will only take you under a minute to do!
STEP 1 – PRIME
Here you can use a primer to give the eyeshadow a smooth surface to adhere to for neutral eyeshadow shades.
STEP 2 – APPLY LINER
Line the inner portion of the eyes for both the upper and lower lids.
Dixie Tip: It is important to use a slanted brush as this will glide along the eyelids without pulling and reduce mistakes.
STEP 3 – APPLY CREASE COLOR
Using a precision brush or a crease brush, apply a main colour right above the eye socket. For this look, we used a forest green matte eyeshadow, but don’t feel limited! Try playing around with other colours to see which ones work for you.
STEP 4 – BLEND OUT COLOR
Using the same brush, blend out the color making sure to stretch it all the way to either parts of the eye.
Take your time to blend by using a windshield wiper motion – back and forth until the harsh lines are gone
And you’re done!
Photographer: Cecil Evans
Model: Rennitta Achan
Makeup: Dixie-Ann John
Facebook: DAJ Airbrush Makeup Professionals