Skip to main content

Dramatic Cut Crease Look

Cutting the crease is an eyeshadow technique that I've been practicing for some time. It's a very dramatic eye look and you sometimes see it on drag queens or fierce divas! If anyone remembers "Mimi" from The Drew Carey Show then you may have an idea of what I'm talking about, lol.

Cutting the crease is a dramatic line just above the eye and you can extend it all the way to the side part of your nose. The line is intended to be sharp and precise to the point that it resembles the sharp line you see when you cut something with a knife or scissors. For me, a cut-crease is not an everyday makeup look that I would wear but it can be worn when you want to stand out or maybe a night out the town or just cause you feel like wearing it. Here is a look that I did cutting the crease. I used Mac's Hello Kitty Too Dolly eye palette that came out in 2009.

As you can see the look is dramatic. I used scotch tape on the sides of my temples to make the sharp, precise line. To create a "cut the crease" look you need an angled brush to create sharp lines. Here is what I used:

Mac Hello Kitty Too Dolly Palette
-I applied Yogurt (soft pale pink) as my highlight color under the brow bone.
-I applied Too Dolly (frosted mid tone mint) to my lower lid area.
-I applied Stately Black (rich blue with silver sparkle) as the "cut the crease" color.
-I applied Romping (rich magenta with pink pearl) over the black to soften up the black a bit.
 I used NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in milk (white) as a base to make the colors pop.

-Mac 266 angled brush
-Red Cherry Lashes #82
-Elf Brow Kit in Dark

So, there you have it. I'm still working on this technique, because I want to make it perfect. The right eye came out better than the the left eye :) but this a fun look to do and you can use any colors you want to create the look. If you have any questions about it let me know.


Very pretty! I love the colors you used too
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks! It means a lot coming from a beauty blogger/mua like you :)
Mocha Mish Mash said…
Pretty look! I've never used the tape trick, but will have to try!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks! The tape does make it easy.

Popular posts from this blog

How I Refurbished my Louis Vuitton Speedy...

I bought an authentic preloved Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy bag a few months back. While I was so excited to finally get the bag and wear it, I realized (at that time of buying and when I received it) that the bag had some wear on it that could use some fixing up. After searching online, I found a blogger, Lollipuff, who posted an article on how to refurbish LV bags.

Based on the recommendations in the post, I used the following products: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Blue Magic Metal Polish cream (tube) and Cadillac Boot and Shine leather conditioner. I also used laundry detergent and baby wipes. All of the products used can be used on any bag to spruce it up. Read on for the deets, to see how you can spruce up your handbag!


At first glance, the bag had some sheen on the exterior. Most of the brass fixtures had green tarnishing (which happens with aging of brass). The leather handles were dull. The bag had lost some of its shape. The inside was the kicker! The red interior was terrib…

Sigma Pro Program + Recent Haul

Hey Dolls,

My first post of 2015! I hope the year is starting off wonderful for everyone and I hope 2015 brings in great things for all of you. I wanted to thank everyone for supporting my blog in any form and I hope that you continue to do so in 2015 and beyond!

I'm a member of a several Pro Artistry programs and I wanted to share with you all the newest one that I've joined and a few things that I bought. I have been on Sigma's email list for years and I was sent an email a few months ago introducing their new Pro Partners program that offered a 20% off discount on their products. The program also offers previews and sneak peaks of their new products, and to network on their Pro blog.

The qualifications are to submit a photocopy of your state/federal ID and to provide proof of one of the following: a website providing artistry work or makeup services offered, call list on production company overhead, editorial page, professional license (cosmetologist, aesthitician), unio…

Elegant Night LOTN and OOTN! (Look of the night & Outfit of the Night)

Before I left for vacation, I was gifted some makeup from a friend. She gave me the Zoeva Mixed Metals palette, a few Zoeva blushes and a Tom Ford Cream color. Of course, after she gave it to me she told me that she wanted to see a makeup look that I created using the products. I wasn't going to post it because the lighting isn't the best; but, here it is along with what I wore on Elegant night.

What I'm Wearing:

-Jumper by Rainbow Shops
-Heels gifted by a friend
-Clutch by Lane Bryant
-Necklace, ring and earrings by Vivi Jewelry
-Bracelet by Body Central

Makeup Deets:


-Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Caramel


-Too Faced shadow insurance for eye primer
-Mac Arena eyeshadow as brow highlight
-Viseart matte brown eyeshadow as transition color
-Viseart matte dark brown eyeshadow in crease
-Viseart matte black/Zoeva Onyx eyshadows to darken crease
-Zoeva Ore Stone eyeshadow on lid
-The Balm Schwing Black liquid eyeliner
-Broadway Strip Lash glue
-G.L.A.M. by Samantha A…