This gradient blue cut-crease look is stunning

Makeup styles have come a long way, especially since the cut-crease trend took the beauty world by storm. For decades, eye shadow looks were achieved by carefully blending one color into another to achieve a seamless-looking result. Although a good cut crease still requires blending, it makes a bold eye makeup look very next-level.
If you’ve never tried a cut crease before, it’s easier than it sounds. Essentially, you apply transition colors to the crease area and slightly higher, and apply concealer in a half-moon shape over the lid. A concealer brush helps achieve the perfect shape. Once the concealer dries, apply three different shades of blue for a striking ombré effect.
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Materials
- Makeup primer (Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer, Hydrating)
- Yellow-beige cream eye shadow (MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Soft Ochre)
- Buffing brush
- Baby blue eye shadow (ColourPop, Moonlite)
- Blending brush
- Cool matte blue eye shadow (ColourPop, Fine China)
- Metallic blue eye shadow (ColourPop, Right Tempo)
- Shading brush
- Matte black eye shadow (ColourPop Blowin’ Smoke Palette, Let’s Do It)
- Light-colored concealer (L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer)
- Concealer brush
- Metallic cerulean blue eye shadow (ColourPop, Tide Pool)
- Frosty teal eye shadow (Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, Pool Party)
- White eye shadow (MAC, Gesso)
- Makeup remover wipes
- Black liquid eyeliner (Stila Stay All Day, Waterproof)
- False eyelashes (not shown)
- Tweezers (not shown)
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Liquid foundation (not shown)
- Foundation brush
- Light-colored concealer (ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Concealer)
- Beauty sponge
- Dark concealer (Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Contour Concealer)
- Loose setting powder (KYLIE Cosmetics)
- Brow gel or powder (not shown)
- Fluffy brush
- Bronzer (Bare Minerals All-Over Face Color, Warmth)
- Cheek brush
- Pinky coral blush (ColourPop Super Shock Blush, Drop of a Hat)
- Pencil brush
- Small tapered eye shadow brush
- Warm beige lipstick (Tarte Sea Color Splash Lipstick, Rum Punch)
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Instructions
1. Pat and press makeup primer into your skin to ensure a smooth application of your base.
2. Cover discoloration and prime the eye area for pigment by patting yellow-beige cream eye shadow onto the entire area with a buffing brush.
3. Sweep baby blue eye shadow along the crease of your eye with a blending brush.
4. Intensify the crease and outer corner by layering cool matte blue eye shadow over the first shade.
5. Give the corner of your lid extra drama by patting metallic blue eye shadow onto the outer third with a shading brush.
6. Apply matte black eye shadow to the outer third of your upper lash line with the shading brush.
7. Pat light-colored concealer onto the inner two-thirds of your lid with a concealer brush. Take your time during this step as you aim to create a half-moon shape to emphasize the crease.
8. Apply metallic cerulean blue eye shadow to the center of your lid with a shading brush.
9. Pat frosty teal eye shadow onto your lid next to the metallic cerulean blue, but don’t cover the innermost corner yet.
10. Brighten the inner corner of your lid by applying white eye shadow with the shading brush.
11. If any eye shadow particles have fallen below your eye, gently remove them with a makeup remover wipe.
12. Line your upper lash line with black liquid eyeliner.
13. Hold the false lashes with the tweezers, and apply a small amount of lash glue onto the lash band. Let the glue set for 10 seconds, and apply the lashes just above your upper lashes.
14. Apply foundation to your skin with a foundation brush. Apply the product in downward strokes and stippling motions to avoid leaving brush marks.
15. Cover darkness under your eyes with light concealer. Apply it to the center of your forehead, the bridge of your nose and above your Cupid’s bow to restore dimension. Press the product into your skin with a damp beauty sponge.
16. Contour the hollows of your cheeks with dark concealer. Sucking in your cheeks will help you determine the proper location. Press the concealer into your foundation with the damp sponge.
17. Dip the damp beauty sponge into the loose setting powder, and lightly drag it along your skin below the dark concealer. Press additional powder below your eyes and onto the center of your forehead. Leave the powder on your skin while you complete the next step.
18. If your brows are sparse or uneven, fill them in with brow gel or powder.
19. Dust off the excess setting powder with a fluffy brush.
20. Warm up the contours of your face with bronzer. Use a cheek brush to buff the product just below your cheekbones and onto the upper corners of your forehead.
21. Give your skin a flush of color by patting pink coral blush onto your cheeks with the cheek brush.
22. Sweep cool matte blue eye shadow below the outer half of your lower lash line with a pencil brush.
23. Layer metallic blue eye shadow over the previous color with the same brush.
24. Apply baby blue eye shadow below the inner third of your lower lashes with the shading brush.
25. Use the small tapered eye shadow brush to apply white eye shadow near the tear duct of your eye.
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26. Complete your look by applying warm beige lipstick to your lips.
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