I love the idea of a cut-crease look. I don't know why, I just really like the concept. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at executing one (this is the story of my entire life when it comes to makeup, actually). After several disastrous dark-on-light looks, I decided to do a dark-on-dark cut-crease look. Yes, this somewhat defeats the point of cutting the crease inasmuch as it decreases the contrast. But hey, it allowed me to actually do one, so have some pictures!
I started by patting the exclusive purple shade from Too Faced's Enchanted Glamourland palette over my lid. Then I took my Urban Decay eyeliner pencil in Zero and drew two straight lines on my crease: one from the inner corner of my eye to the middle of my crease, and one from the middle of my crease to the outer corner of my eye, to make a sort of triangle on my eye. I took Too Faced Stiletto and blended upwards. I was nervous that Stiletto wouldn't blend properly with the UD eyeliner but it came out pretty well in the photos. Yay! I also lined my eyes with Zero, but forgot to put on mascara (not that you can tell, since the look is so dark).
Messy eyeliner, what? I didn't take a full-face picture, but I was surprised at how much I liked this look with the overall balance of my face. I have small eyes so I'm always nervous about doing very dark looks. While I wouldn't wear this, say, to work, I might wear it out at night.
What do you all think of cut-crease looks? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Wish you could do them more precisely?
Friday, May 13, 2011
Dark-on-Dark Cut-Crease Looks, How Do They Work?
Posted by Amatyultare at 9:25 AM
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