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Dramatic Deep Navy & Cream Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial

Whew, I’m on a ROLL today! As always, from my sneak peak posts, here is the final tutorial. I wanted to try out something I’ve never done which is color blocking, in a complementary mannerism. It sounds a tad wonky, but essentially this means to choose drastically different colors, that sorta fit together, such as bright cream, and deep grape with navy! Color blocking is generally two bold shades, but I’m taking it from the approach of bolds contrasting light bolds. This is a bit more complex than my typical smokey eyes, since it was a free hand done tutorial with small details that truly count, but with the right mindset, and with adequate time I’m sure anyone of any skill level could complete the eye makeup flawlessly. Hopefully you cuties enjoy, it seems many of you have been waiting all night for this post! Cut crease, here the love bunnies come.


Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em’ clearly!



Time to complete this tutorial: 32 Minutes (professionals/myself)

1 Hour (beginners/ intermediate)

Marc Jacobs Beauty – Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer

Cover Fx – Total Cover Cream Foundation, G20


NYX Cosmetics – Cream Blush, Boho Chic

Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer; 1 Pump of Primer


Mac Cosmetics – Mineralized Skin Finish, Lightscapade

Mac Duo-Fibre 159 brush

ColourPop Cosmetics – Lippie Stix, Skimpy


Nars Cosmetics – Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

Hakuho-Do + Sephora Pro Large Teardrop Pointed Powder Brush



It’s not the face makeup that consumes the full 32 minutes, it’s actually the eye makeup, although it typically is time constraining for me! As simple as it might seem, just a flick of blue, one must really put the pedal to the metal and blend slowly, otherwise it’ll be too disbursed, or not as defined. Yes, I am mentally preparing you all, MWAHAH! Since I was planning to use my Cover Fx G20 Foundation for cut crease clean up, I decided it’d be smarter to use it as an all over base, too. With that being said, right after priming my skin with the Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, I clicked open the Total Cover Cream Foundation container, and firmly streaked my Morphe M439 brush bristles across the circular cream layer. Once it appeared that an adequate amount of product adhered to the bristles, I began buffing G20 onto my face starting from areas needing the most coverage that being on my forehead, to areas that need a sheer coating for a color balance, my cheeks. Cream foundation tends to stump most as it CAN cake up, and CAN look oily as the day progresses, but I’ve found the Cover Fx foundation line to be flawless, and always yield me a creamy complexion! I personally enjoy makeup that blends in, so while still having foundation on that M439 brush I swirled into Boho Chic by Nyx Cosmetics, and lightly stippled it onto the apples of my cheeks as well as up towards my hairline! The ratio of foundation to blush should be 2:1, thus making it a hint of color. You’re welcome for the tip ;)!




Anastasia Beverly Hills – Dipbrow Pomade, Auburn

Morphe Brushes R44

Cover Fx – Total Cover Cream Foundation, G20


Morphe Brushes – Cream Eyeshadow, Dusk (cut crease outline)

Morphe Brushes – Single Eyeshadow Pan, Grape Day (cut crease shade 1)

Makeup Geek Cosmetics – Eyeshadow Pan/ Foiled Eyeshadow Pan: Boo Berry (cut crease shade 2); Vanilla Bean (lid shade); Corrupt (cut crease shade 3)

Mac 231 Brush; Mac 239 Eye Shader Brush

ColourPop Cosmetics – Super Shock Eyeshadow, Baby T (lower lash line)

Urban Decay Cosmetics – Electric Pallet: Revolt (inner corners); Gonzo (center eyeliner color)

Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush


L’Oreal Paris – Voluminous Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara


Mac Cosmetics – Eye Kohl, Smolder

Huda Beauty – Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett




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