Bonjour mes amis!! I'm doing something a little different today and I hope you like it. I'm taking a conceptual cut crease rainbow makeup look and applying it in a way that's more wearable and flattering. This look started out as something totally different (check out my inspiration folder on Pinterest) -- I was initially going for big and bold, but I cut it short because I liked THIS so much. I thought it was perfect for a little daytime drama, so I wore it out to brunch! Voila!
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CUT CREASE eye makeup looks the most dramatic on eyes with smaller lids or monolids. Essentially, a cut crease lifts and recreates the natural crease line of the movable lid and emphasizes the curve of the lash line. I love a good cut crease because it gives me so much more lid space to play with than what I normally have and makes my eyes appear much bigger and brighter. The look is also reminiscent of mod 60's makeup, which is some of my favorite!
-- Jordana kajal pencil in White (similar)
So, what do you think -- is this too much or not enough? Would you wear a pastel rainbow cut crease look? If so, where would you wear this to? What's your favorite nude lip combo? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below :)) Let's chat!
- Darkness false lashes VZ K-3000 (similar)
- KKcenterHK Black Lower Bottom Lashes Clear Band item A188
- NYX Special Effects Individual Lashes EL 168 Trifecta
- Missha M Perfect BB Cream #31 Golden Beige
- Bare Minerals matte foundation in Golden Medium
- Coastal Scents Contour and Blush Palette
To play down a vibrant eyeshadow look, I almost always go for a pale nude lip. MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 is very pale, but edgy and the amplified cream finish of the lipstick makes it easy to wear. I sometimes find that matte and satin finishes of MAC's paler lipsticks are a little too harsh and tend to emphasize imperfections.
If you're fair: try MAC Lipstick in Myth (also works on light Olive skin tones)
If you're medium or light olive: try Revlon colorburst lipstick in Soft Nude or Lime Crime opaque lipstick in Coquette
If you're caramel: try OCC lip tar in Kava Kava
Pastel Rainbow Cut Crease How-To:
- Prime your lids and allow a few seconds for the primer to set. While you're waiting, you can fill in or re-shape your brows. For this look, I went for a lighter and thinner brow, using NYX eye pencil in Taupe and sealing it with Beige eyeshadow.
- Using a Taupe eye pencil, outline the shape of your crease where you want it to apprear, mimicking the natural curve of your top lash line. TIP: Keep your eye open while doing this and start the line a few mm's above your natural crease. If you have monolids, draw the line in the middle of the lid.
- Smudge out the line upwards using a short, dense smudge brush and a soft brown eyeshadow. Intensify the line with a darker brown shadow and try not to cross into the "lid" area.
- Using a white sticky base on a flat synthetic brush, sharpen the brow bone and bring the color down to meet with the soft brown. Seal the base with an eggshell color eye shadow.
- For the rainbow gradient, choose 3-4 matte shades and begin to pat on the color starting at the inner corner. I'm using Royal Flush (pastel pink), Ribbonesque (lavender) and Absinthe-minded (light green) from Lime Crime Palette d'Antoinette; and Parasol (sky blue) from the Chinadoll Palette. These shadows are very pigmented and easy to blend into each other.
- Line your top lash line with a black liquid liner (Quill) and extend the outer wing. Line the lower lash line and extend the inner wing. Rim the waterline with a white pencil liner.
- Apply big, spiky false lashes to the top lash line and a pair or sparse lower falsies to the lower lash line. This opens up the eye, giving them a doll-like appearance. Add a few colorful individual lashes to the lower lash line to give the look a subtle pop.
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