Cobalt Blue Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial

cut crease

I saw the turquoise cut crease eyeshadow look on Emily Ratajkowski attending Met Gala, and it clicked with me. I have a cobalt blue liner that was screaming “wear me!” from the bottom of my eyeliner drawer. That’s why I ended up using similar colors to create a cut crease eyeshadow tutorial.

To create this cut crease look, I used:

How to Do Cut Crease? Step-by-step Tutorial

Time needed: 30 minutes.

  1. Primer

    Start by applying your favorite primer and a foundation. My current favorite combo is Korres Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturiser and Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation. I apply the primer with my hands and use a pink beauty blender to apply foundation.

    Korres Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturiser and Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation

  2. Concealer

    The next step is a concealer. My current favorite high-end concealer is Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector Concealer. It’s a lightweight luminous product that is perfect for the days when you want the under eye area to look flawless and natural.

    Usually, I apply a few dots of a product on a selected area and blend it with my micro-mini beauty blender.

  3. Powder

    Remember the rule of combining makeup textures? Since we applied a creamy concealer, it’s essential to set it with a powder. For this look, I used Eve by Eve’s Mattifying HD Loose Powder that I received in my February’s GlossyBox. It’s a slightly pigmented powder that helps to eliminate the under-eye discoloration.

  4. Brows

    For my brows, I decided to think outside the box and picked Clare Blanc Mineral Brow Powder. It turned out to be a bit lighter shade than I expected. I used a two-sided brow brush first to brush eyebrow hair with a spoolie and then fill them in with an angled brush.

    Clare Blanc Mineral Brow Powder

  5. Eye Makeup

    For eye makeup, I decided to use mineral eye shadows by Clare Blanc in the shades Coral Rose and Royal Burgundy.

    First, I applied a rose shade onto my crease and spent a good few minutes blending the eyeshadow to create a luminous transition.

    Then, I followed with a burgundy shade to emphasize the outer corner of the eye. Finally, I took a bigger blending brush to mix two shades.

  6. Cut Crease

    To create a cut crease, I decided to use an eyeshadow Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Using a brush that comes with a primer, I made a line on my crease and filled in this shape, moving towards eyelashes.

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

  7. Fill-in the Crease

    To make the cut crease even more standout, I filled in the area that I prepped in the step before with Clare Blanc Luminizing Mineral Powder. I used a small flat brush to ensure that I do not move outside of the cut crease line created with the primer.

    cut the crease tutorial how to

  8. Eyeliner

    For eyeliner, I used a gorgeous cobalt blue liquid liner by Elizabeth Arden. I guess you’ll agree based on these photos that the pigmentation of this product is fantastic. I have to add that the product features a brush that is super easy to work with.

    cobalt blue eyeliner by Elizabeth Arden

  9. Lashes

    For lashes, I used Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara, which is perfect if you are looking to create a voluminous lash effect.

  10. False Lashes

    To emphasize the cobalt blue eyeliner, even more, I decided to put on false lashes by Ardell.

  11. Blush

    Moving back to the cheek makeup, I applied a baby pink mineral blush by Clare Blanc using my favorite blush brush by Luxie.

  12. Highlighter

    For highlighter, I used a new liquid highlighter by Elizabeth Arden in the shade Golden Kiss. I applied using a mini beauty blender designed for contouring.

     liquid highlighter by Elizabeth Arden in the shade Golden Kiss

  13. Lipstick

    To finish the look, I used a liquid lipstick by Elizabeth Arden Liquid Lipstick in the shade 08 Passionate Peach. It’s been my go-to product as I’m obsessed with this gorgeous shade of peachy beige.

    Elizabeth Arden Liquid Lipstick

I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial. Please let me know in the comments area below if you tried any of the products I used in this tutorial. I look forward to hearing if there are any luxury makeup products that you’d like me to test out on the blog!

cut crease tutorial


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  1. Such a pretty look! The warm shadows and blue eyeliner paired up together so beautifully. Really like that look.

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply
  2. Chloe wrote:

    This look is so fun and colorful! I JUST bought blue eyeliner so I definitely want to try this look out. :)

    xo, Chloe //

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply
  3. love the tutorial! looks so pretty!

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply
  4. I LOVE THIS LOOK! In fact, I’m wearing it right now! Nars St. Honoré is my favourite cobalt blue eyeliner…

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply
  5. This is such a beautiful makeup look that you created

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply
  6. This is such a pretty look on you!
    xo, Liz

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply
  7. Dressed With Soul wrote:

    I adore this perfect makeup!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply