Sparkly Gold Cut Crease Holiday Makeup

Welcome to the third and final post of #GlitterWeek!! We've covered Glitter Liner, Glitter Lips and now Glitter Lids! It's also my first cut crease look on Beauty by Birdy. The combination of gold glitter with a touch of green in the crease is perfect for a Christmas gathering. I paired the entire look with a deep berry lip because I like how dramatic, yet formal it ended up looking, but it can easily be paired with a nude...or red if you're really feeling all gung-ho holidays.

Now I'll be honest - cut creases are a little difficult! But I have learned a few tricks by trial and error that have made it easier:

1. Tape & Shape 
A piece of scotch tape applied on an angle from the bottom lash line up to the brow tail can act as a guide for all shadows. It creates a sharp wing when peeled away and collects most fall-out, making for easy cleanup.

2. Dip & Flip 
After dipping a flat shader brush into the shadow of your choosing, flip it upside down so most of the colour is buffed into the upper crease. It will help keep your lid mostly clean.

3. Slow & Steady
Most importantly...have patience! Use a small amount of shadow at a time and slowly build up the intensity. It's always easy to add more colour, rather than take it away.

I used the NYX Glitter Primer all over my lid as an adhesive for the golden/bronze NYX Face & Body Glitter, but also to create a sharp line between the crease and lid space. I have tried this look with a gel liner and cream shadow for the base, but found the end result looked a little too heavy.

For those of you who are thinking 'What the heck? Cut the cheese? I mean, crease...' Don't worry! I have an Eyeshadow for Beginners post planned to go up in the new year. But to define the technique, a cut crease is a sharp definition between contrasting shadows. It can tend to make the eyes look a little larger.

All Products Used:


Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Eyeshadow Primer
LORAC PRO Palette 2
  • Buff (all over lid, up to browbone)
  • Lt. Brown (upper crease)
  • Jade (crease)
  • Black (crease)
NYX Glitter Primer
NYX Face & Body Glitter in Bronze
Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof in Cocoa Bean
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Ardell Glamour Lashes (102 Black)
L'Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Blackberry Sorbet


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