Glittery Purple and Electric Pink Abstract Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial
*Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Porcelain
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100+N0
*KVD Shade+Light Pallet, Shadowplay
*Inglot Cosmetics – Face & Body AMC Cream Blush, 81
Skincare has become one of my favorite things to advocate for ever since Perfectly Posh came into my life! I feel BEYOND comfortable going out of the house WITHOUT makeup now, which is major because I always put on a light coating of foundation, please check out my beautiful friend Leyna’s link for a discount and free product, tell her Lillee sent you: https://www.perfectlyposh.com/leynakee/. The night prior to this makeup tutorial I actually applied my ALL TIME favorite Apricots Overnight mask, it can be deduced that this mask should be left on from the time you sleep until the time you wake up! I actually experienced a NEW side of this product- literally all my dry patches peeled off like lizard skin, the dry patches DID NOT even look human, thanks Posh for purifying my skin, reasons why it is best to stick to VEGAN products that happen to be cruelty free. Aside from the peeling my skin was flawless and SUPER soft, I did not wanna mess with the texture further using harsh scrubs so I simply set everything with my favorite Fresh Seaberry Oil :)! OMG I have been on the hunt for my Natasha Denona Face Glow Primer ALL WEEK, they seem to be sold out everywhere, it’s making me salvage the product more, ugh. Once my Fresh Seaberry Oil began absorbing into my pores I moved along to dotting on the ND Primer across the high points of my face, these include the cheekbones, bridge of one’s nose, and the forehead/chin! I then proceeded to gently blending the glowing formula in using my fingertips with circular motions, I prefer starting from the center of my face for the simple reason it helps to evenly disburse product out as opposed to starting at a random destitution point. The primer dries rather quick which lead me onto the foundation stage, where the magic begins! Using ONE pump of my Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Porcelain and a Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush, I gently began brushing the product onto my skin with comprehensive downward stroking and clockwise stippling motions. I find it best to work in light layers with this foundation otherwise it gets “clumpy” and can lead to a streak like effect!
Onward to tedious steps that once more deal with your preference- straight off the bat however I DO SUGGEST the contouring/bronzing step powder wise, it will contrast off of Lolita beautifully! IF you haven’t noticed by now this look really plays mind tricks as everything is an illusion contrasting off of one another–without the brown lipstick the eyes would not be as daring, without the extreme contour the lips would not stand out as much, ya’ feel?! Using Givenchy’s Healthy Glow Powder in 4 and my Mac 168 brush, I firmly blended the shade across the outer three of my face using fluent side to side AND uplifting blending motions. DO NOT be afraid to build up pigment with this step, all can easily be toned down with a coating of the cream contour product from before, if your bristles still contain residue that is! To deepen up my contour and add drama to my features I then took Shadowplay from the KVD Shade & Light Pallet and lightly blended it into the hollows of my cheeks, under my chin, and a tad on the sides of my nose. I picked the most RANDOM shade for blushing, Ingot’s AMC Cream Blush in #81. I was sorta feeling the plum like hue and figured it would look dashing against the other demure yet vibrant colors, so I gently stippled it onto my cheeks starting from the apples up to my hairline, I worked in two light layers for intense pigment (using an Elf Ultimate Blending Brush, duh)! To finish up the face makeup I took a bit of Benefit’s High Beam onto the tips of my fingers (brushed some product across using the applicator) and began tapping it onto the high points of my face (cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupids bow, forehead/chin). LASTLY in honor of Jaclyn Hill’s new pallet tease on Instagram, I decided to use some of Champagne Pop onto the exact areas I originally liquid illuminated using a Sephora Pro Small Teardrop Highlighter Brush.
*Urban Decay Electric Pallet: Urban (first cut crease shade), Savage (lower lash line), Jilted (second cut crease shade)
*Too Faced Le Grand Palais: Delightful (lid), Party Dress (smudged on lower lash line), Satin Sheets (brow bone)
*Glitter Injections Pressed Glitter, Poison Berry
*Lorac Unzipped Pallet: Unafraid (fourth and last cut crease shade), Unconditional (cut crease outline), Unedited (third cut crease shade)
*Wet N’ Wild Megasparkle Confetti, Pink Sugar 774B
*KoKo Lashes, Goddess
Oh yes I had some fleeky brows today and I am NOT ashamed to say so :)! Just as explained during the very beginning of this blog post, you MUST make a choice of thick brows thin lines OR thin brows thick lines– DO NOT opt in for an equal balance of medium to medium as this will ruin the abstract effect. Just as always I lined my top and bottom brows using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Caramel and a Morphe G11 brush, once the lining was complete I then gently stroked my brush upwards to fill in sparse areas! The next step up was smudging Nyx’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt across my entire lid area straight from the stick, as you probably suspected I then proceeded to blending the shade in with a cleaned ring finger, excess product was smudged under my lower lash line. Try to stick within the frosty pink-white range, this will help strengthen the tone of the cut crease hues as well as emphasize the lid shade 10X more as opposed to using a matte shade! Be sure to have a GOOD liner brush handy, it’ll be used throughout the whole eye makeup look, for the most part. Also, be equipped with a paper towel this way you can occasionally wipe off product such as pressed glitters!
First things first, getting a good cut crease line set. I was inspired by the natural wing flicks us beauty’s do in retro inspired makeup tutorials, you MUST make sure your line’s are firm, straight and adjacent to your natural lash line, just a few inches above your crease! Using a freshly cleaned Sephora #20 brush I gently dipped into the shade Unconditional provided by the Lorac Unzipped Pallet. The shade was first brushed in one single stroke across the upper part of my crease, then followed by tinier strokes the shade was gently carved into a concaved UP parabola shape (math, this is how it helps hehe), and finally flicked out towards my brow mimicking winged eyeliner! To begin adding definition and color I took Urban onto the first third of the cut crease line, this would be considered above the tear duct, the next shade smudged onto the line was Jilted, followed by Unedited and Unafraid, MAKE SURE these shades are seamlessly blended into each other. I like to gently stub my brush back and forth using side to side blending motions to really ensure the hue is pigmented AND blended out this way the gradience goes from vibrant purple to subdued burgundy! Leave the crease alone for now, begin working on the lids and lower lash line :). I first patted across my entire lid area Delightful, this will take some packing on to ensure the finish is shimmery but it is worth it! I opted in for my Mac 239 brush primarily because it has a good tendency to pick up ALL particles of the shadow at hand, thus the process took all of 20 seconds to get a bold, soft shade on my lid. With that same Mac 239 brush I picked up Savage from the Electric Pallet and gently smudged it across the outer fourth of my wing using gently lining motions, you DO NOT want this to blend in so much as disappear, you want it to be seen!
Speaking of being seen, I lightly dusted Party Dress across my lower lash line using a fluffy Sephora #27 brush. To intensify the pigment up I switched back to my Sephora #20 brush and in ONE flick applied Savage from my tear ducts straight up to the ending of my lower lash line, from that point I created a line PARALLEL to the cut crease, extra lines calls for extra precision! I really could not imagine having one line of glitter under my cut crease, as being a fond glitter love this just didn’t do, so I took Poison Berry Pressed Glitter by Glitter Injections and gently brushed it across my lower lash line with a few firm strokes, this builds up pigment fast, not much product is needed love! NOW using the Sephora #20 brush once more I took a pea-sized amount of my Too Faced Glitter Glue and GENTLY yet firmly placed it under my original cut crease line, the glitter glue line was the filled up with Wet N’ Wild’s Megasparkle Confetti in Pink Sugar. I do not believe they sell this glitter anymore, however if you search hard enough Amazon should have it in stock! Pack up AS MUCH pigment of the glitter as you want girl, go all out, just make sure fall out is kept to a minimum. The last few steps involve serious liner skills– begin by first giving yourself classic black wings (I used Makeup Geek’s Immortal Gel Liner), as you can see from my step by step pictorial above the liner “fades” out towards the other lines, try to go less heavy handed on this area! Any excess product was taken onto my waterline in ONE thick smudge, when I finished up the makeup I went over the waterline again and literally smudged the shade right under my lower lashes to add drama, hence why the 7th image is less intense liner wise. I finished up the liner by applied a few coats of ACDC Heavy Metal Glitter by Urban Decay across the black line, the purple/blue contrast is stunning against the berry tones :)!