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Smouldering Makeup Tutorial

If you’re looking to add a touch of glam to your face for a big night out, but you’re not daring enough to opt for a dark smokey eye, we have the solution…

A smoked-out, khaki cut-crease using our Back to Basics palette (designed for beginners)!


What is a cut-crease?

A cut-crease is quite simply an eye makeup look which is defined by a sharp edge. Usually created using concealer on the lid as a base (once crease shadow has been blended), the technique has become a huge trend within the beauty community in the past few years.

Don’t panic!

We know a half cut-crease can sound daunting – especially if you’ve watched a tutorial by your favourite influencer (see Stacey McDonald’s work above) – but this is a really simple take on the ‘concealer defined’ half cut-crease you’ve seen.

Simply pop a lighter shade onto half of the lid (once you’ve blended the crease using a darker shade) to create a strong distinction between your lid and crease.

Bonus tip:

If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to raise your natural lid shape.

It’s easy to create the illusion of a larger lid surface by popping the lighter shade above the natural edge of the lid. In this video, Naomi opted for the second lightest shade to lighten the lid and finish the smouldering look!


To complete the look (like Naomi did, off-camera), simply arch your brows with our Wow Brows Eyebrow Kit and apply our Damson Lip Crayon (from the Lip Crayon Trio)!


Category(s): Cosmetics


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