Purple Glitter Cut Crease

Hi! I’m back with more colors on my face!

I thought it was probably about time I posted again, and I have a super fun colorful look for you today! I had an 80s formal recently and decided that this would be the perfect occasion to put some wild colors and glitter on my eyes! This one is going to be very in-depth, so you might need to sit down, grab a snack, and get ready to read a lot!

Purple #1

I think everyone knows by now that I’m a huge sucker for a good cut crease! I knew I wanted to use a lot of fun colors on my eyes and take a lot of pictures, and this is the one technique that I know will always look good. I’ve also been obsessed with purple and blue on my eyes, so those were the two colors I knew I absolutely had to use. If you want to recreate this look, or even just follow the technique I used, I’m going to tell you exactly how I got this half cut crease using my two favorite bright colors!

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First, I picked up my trusted Juvia’s Place Zulu palette. This palette has never failed me, and the colors are insanely pigmented! After laying down my base (Tarte Shape Tape, nothing new here), I started to pack on the dark purple (#1) with a small, dense brush to achieve the shape I was aiming for. I focused this color on my outer corner and then up into my crease, keeping it on the outer third of my eye. Once I had the shape and pigmentation that I wanted, I started to blend this color out with Single (#2) from the James Charles X Morphe palette, which is a softer purple-pink, and used a small fluffy brush to do this. I went back in with the dark purple to deepen the color, blended it out with Single, and repeated this until I achieved the look I was going for.

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Once I was happy with how the first two colors looked, I used Kittenfish (#3) from ColourPop’s “It’s My Pleasure” palette to blend the very edges of the eyeshadow. I used a big fluffy brush to blend (read my previous post about my brushes and techniques here!) and very little shadow. After I finished this step, I realized that I wanted to deepen the very outer corner, so I used Escape (#4) from the James Charles palette on a pencil brush. I didn’t use very much product at all since this color is so dark and pigmented, and I remembered to use my first shade to blend out any harsh lines. Once the shadows on my lid looked the way I liked them, I took out my ColourPop No Filter Concealer in Fair 00, which is just a white concealer, and cut my crease. I explain this process in another one of my previous posts, which I will link right here! I used a white eyeshadow to set the concealer then moved onto my lower lash line.

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I knew that I wanted to create a transition from purple, to blue, to white, so I dragged a mixture of #1 and #4 onto the outer third of my lower lash line using a dense flat brush. Then, I got a little bit of Brother (#5) from the James Charles palette, using a similar brush to the one I used with the purple shades, and started to blend it into the purple, as well as onto the middle portion of my lower lash line. I wanted a little bit of sparkle and brightness on the inner part of my eye, so I took Hello (#6) on a pencil brush and focused it on the inner third. To finish the eyeshadow up, I took my favorite highlight shade from Sephora, called Wedding Day, and put a lot of this on my inner corner (this is the single eyeshadow pictured below). It’s super glittery and bright, so it looks amazing paired with bright colors!

* Since buying this shade from Sephora it has been discontinued, but any shimmery white will work! There are some good highlight shades in the James Charles palette that would be perfect!

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I decided at the last minute to add some glitter to emphasize my crease. I used the Stila Magnificent Metal in shade Ballet Baby and a very thin gel eyeliner brush. I placed the glitter all along the line between the purples and the white from the cut crease, then stopped before it hit the darkest part of my eyeshadow. Once I put on some false lashes and mascara, this eye look was complete!

Purple #2

That’s all I have for today! I think this combination of colors is absolutely gorgeous, and they are some of my favorite colors to work with. Please feel free to recommend different colors, palettes, and other products that I should try in my next post! Thank you for reading!

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Night Out Makeup Look

Typically when I leave the house at night, I tend to wear neutral colors on my eyes. My comfort zone has always been warm brown tones and not too much color, unless I’m blogging about it. Now that I’ve become more confident in wearing a little bit of color on my eyes, though, I’ve decided to incorporate more fun colors into my looks when I do decide to go out. I came up with this fun purple look the other day and I’ve been obsessed ever since! Keep reading to find out how I accomplished the look shown below.

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I started this look by packing the pink-purple matte shade from the Morphe 25C palette onto my outer corner, blending it inward. This palette is one of my favorites and I use it so much that I included it in my Best of Makeup 2018 post! I made sure to take a clean fluffy brush to blend out the edges and give the color a gradient effect. Then I took the dark plum shade from the Jaclyn Hill palette and packed it onto my outer corner where I originally put the previous shade. I packed on the color, blended it out, and repeated this process until I achieved the blend and pigment that I wanted. I needed to darken the look a little bit more, so I added a small amount of black from the same 25C palette to the outer corner and continued to blend that in with my other colors. It took me a while to get the shape and pigmentation I wanted, but all I had to do was keep packing shadows on then blend them out!

Since it had been a while since I’d done a cut-crease, I decided to do one for this look. I used Tarte Shape Tape, as I describe in this post, then blended the outer corner concealer out with my finger. I packed the same colors I used in my crease onto the outer half of my lid to make sure the eye looked gradient and cohesive, then packed the silver shimmer from the Morphe 35K palette onto the rest of my eyelid. I finished the look by using one of the highlight shades from the Jaclyn Hill palette, popped on some false lashes by Ardell, and used mascara to blend my real eyelashes with the falsies.

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I love how this look turned out! I’m so happy that I’m figuring out new ways to add some color into my makeup for nights out. I usually stick to wearing warm neutral tones when I leave the house, but nowadays I’m starting to become more confident with wearing color. This look is perfect for a night out, paired with a nude or dark lip and a bold cheek highlight. It did take quite a bit of blending, but the end result is gorgeous and I can’t wait to incorporate more colors into my eye looks when I go out on the weekends!