Quick and Easy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
15 Materials
20 Minutes

This tutorial is going to be your cheat sheet for cut crease makeup, especially if you have hooded eyes.

It's going to change the way you think about cut creases, so if you're ready, let's begin.

Tools and materials:

  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Concealer
  • Setting powder
  • Eyeshadows
  • Makeup brushes
  • Eyelash curler
  • False lashes
  • Gel eyeliner
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Mascara
  • False lashes
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Lipstick
  • Lip liner
Shaping brows

1. Shape brows

Start by shaping your eyes with an eyebrow pencil.

How pigmented you need your product to be will depend on how thick your brows are and how much you need to fill them in.

Applying concealer

2. Apply concealer

Next, go in with a concealer to clean up underneath your brows, and also use it on your lid as a base for the eyeshadows.

Applying setting powder

3. Apply setting powder

To prevent the concealer from creasing, set it with some setting powder.

Dotting eyeshadow

4. Dot eyeshadow

Because I have hooded eyes, I'm going to map out a new crease above my natural crease line by placing three points.

One will be right in the center above my eyeball in the socket, and two in the corners. Using a warm purple shade of eyeshadow, I'm going to map out my new crease.

Using a small blending brush, place those three dots one in the center and two in the corners.

Proceed to join the three dots, and the easiest way to do it is to lift your hood while you blend it out.

While you join the dots, keep on adding more eye shadow till you’re happy with the intensity.


5. Blend out crease

Next, pick up a warm pink shade and blend the crease out further on the outer edge.

Keep on blending till the two eyeshadows melt into your skin tone. Then, diffuse it towards the center of the lid.


To balance everything out, repeat it in your lower lash line. So, picking up the deeper shade, smoke it out in your lower lash line from the very outer corner to the inner corner.

Then, using the lighter shade, soften this further.

Cutting the crease

6. Cut the crease

Now, I’m going to show you a fabulously easy way to cut the crease.

Saturate the top, curved part of an eyelash curler with some concealer.

Stamp it at the socket, placing one end of the curler in the inner corner of your eye.

Painting lids

7. Paint lids

Take some more concealer and paint your lid under that cut crease. Be sure to use a small brush to keep it concise.

Then, use your finger to diffuse out the edges.

Adding shimmer

8. Apply shimmer

While the concealer is still tacky, apply a gold shimmery eyeshadow on top of it in your inner corner.

Adding shimmer

Then, take a pink shimmery eyeshadow, press it right in the center of the lid, and blend it out with the other eye shadows.

Tightlining eyes

9. Wing and tightline lids

Using a gel eyeliner, pull out a wing and line your lash line. Then, using an eyeliner pencil, tightline your eyes.


10. Highlighter inner corner

Next, highlight the inner corner with a little bit of shimmer. It adds so much drama. 

Adding mascara

11. Apply false lashes

Curl your lashes and then apply some mascara to give your lashes some length and volume. Proceed to add false lashes.

If you have hooded eyes, go for false lashes that are winged at the side so that they don’t cover up the lid space and will give you a lot of volume in the outer corner.

Finishing face makeup

12. Finish face makeup

Finish the look by using some bronzer to add warmth and dimension to your face.

Then, add a little bit more color with some blush.

Finishing face makeup

Complete the look by outlining your lips and then filling them in with a touch of lipstick.

Cut crease makeup

Cut crease makeup

Here's the finished eye look - how absolutely stunning is that?

And it gets done so quickly because you're stamping the cut crease as opposed to carving it out, which takes a lot of time.

It also comes out perfect every single time.

Cut crease makeup

I'm living for this look. I love the overall look with the hair and the makeup and everything it looks so elegant.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Next, check out my Easy Facelift Makeup Tutorial.

Products used:

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Brow Harmony Pencil & Gel Cool Brown (Selena's shade) https://amzn.to/3qHgsM2

Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer (warm beige) https://howl.me/ckmr1pToqni

Dominique Cosmetics Smooth & Blur Setting Powder In Translucent https://go.magik.ly/ml/1vzl4/

Huda Beauty The New Nude Palette https://howl.me/ckqjjfOS8kX

sally hansen lash curler https://amzn.to/3ORSmq6

Nail art brush https://amzn.to/44a92i5

Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 https://amzn.to/448qSlw

milk makeup infinity long wear eyeliner https://amzn.to/3P6lL0P

MILK MAKEUP KUSH High Volumizing Mascara https://amzn.to/3KR1dH5

Tatti Lashes Faux Me Mink B*TCH Is Back

LH Cosmetics Infinity Bronzer https://go.magik.ly/ml/1vzl5/

essence Pure Nude Baked Blush in Berry Cheeks https://amzn.to/3qKsOms

On my lips: Colourpop Precision Eye Brow Pencil (Bangin' Brunette) https://amzn.to/3U2t4rs

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick Calle Ocho https://bit.ly/45jTjya

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