Cat Eye Cut Crease

A cat eye cut crease look aims to define the eyelid crease by ‘cutting’ across it with a contrasting eyeshadow that uses very little blending.

This striking look can lift your eyes and make them look more open. The cat eye cut crease is also very versatile, choose between soft or dramatic depending on your mood or occasion.

Follow our tutorial below to recreate the distinctive cateye cut crease makeup look.

What Will I Need?

  • Cotton Bud
  • Sticky Tape
  • Eyeshadow – this should have contrasting light and dark shades
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Mascara

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Step 1: Prime Your Eyelids

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 1 - Prime Your Eyelids

Start by applying concealer to your eyelid.

Step 2: White Eyeshadow

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 2 - White Eyeshadow

Lightly dust white eyeshadow over your eyelid and brow bone.

Step 3: Use Sticky Tape as a Guide

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 3 - Sticky Tape

To make sure that you get a sharp and accurate finish to your cut crease, use sticky tape as a guide. Once you’ve done this to one eye, repeat the process on the other side.

Step 4: Dark Brown Eyeshadow

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 4 - Dark Brown Eyeshadow

Apply a dark brown eyeshadow to your eyelid to create the cut crease effect.

Step 5: Blend

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 5 - Blend

Use a slightly larger brush to blend the two eyeshadows together.

Step 6: Layer and Blend

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 6 - Layer and Blend

To emphasise the cateye cut crease add and blend another layer of dark brown eyeshadow.

Step 7: Add a Darker Shade

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 7 - Add a Darker Shade

Next, use a smaller brush to go over the crease with a darker brown shade. Once the eyeshadow has been applied blend it together.

Step 8: Remove Sticky Tape

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 8 - Remove Sticky Tape

Once you’ve finished blending your eyeshadow gently remove the sticky tape.

Step 9: Clean & Conceal

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 9 - Clean & Conceal

Use either a wet or dry cotton bud to clean the edges of the cut crease. To neaten the crease apply concealer along the eyelid and cut crease.

Step 10: Shimmery Eyeshadow

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 10 - Add Shimmer

To add a touch of sparkle to your look apply a shimmery eyeshadow to your brow bone and eyelid

Step 11: Apply More Sticky Tape

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 11 - Apply More Sticky Tape

To help guide your eyeliner apply sticky tape parallel to your bottom lash line.

Step 12: Liquid Eyeliner

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 12 - Liquid Eyeliner

Use the sticky tape to guide the eyeliner, this will help to create a neat, straight line.

Step 13: Remove Sticky Tape Near the Eyes

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 13 - Remove the Tape

Remove the tape that has just been applied.

Step 14: Apply Eyeshadow to the Lower Lashline

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 14 - Apply Eyeshadow to the Lower Lashline

Use an eyeshadow brush to gently apply a medium brown shade eyeshadow to your lower lashline.

Step 15: Curl Your Eyelashes (Optional)

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 15 - Curl Your Eyelashes

To give your eyes the wide awake look use an eyelash curler to gently curl your lashes. Clamp the eyelashs 2-3 times in the curler to get the best result.

Step 16: Mascara

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 16 - Mascara

To finish off your cateye cut crease apply a few coats of mascara.

Step 17: Finished

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 17 - Finished

Enjoy your striking new makeup look.