Duo-tone Eye: Basic Cut-Crease Tutorial
If you were curious about the dual-color eye I did the other day, it isn’t actually all that different from the usual cut-crease eye that I’ve done in several other tutorials.
The main things you will need are a:
- Soft black pencil (The Body Shop Black Kajal used)
- Deep, matte brown/taupe shadow (MAC Concrete Shadow used)
- 2 Metallic/Shimmery light- or mid-tone shadows that are equally matte/shimmery, and not noticeably lighter/darker than each other (L’oreal Infallible in 004 Forever Pink and 015 Flashback Silver)
Step 1: I wanted to use a really dark and really matte taupe-brown to make the shimmery colors pop and stand out more on the lids, so I first used a black kohl pencil as a base. Just smudge it on thick along the inner and outer rims of the lashes and then smudge out a little above the lashes.
Step 2: Using a flat angled brush, pick up a matte taupe brown shadow and set the black pencil with it. Smoke it out along the lower lashes. The thicker the color, the more dramatic the look.
Step 3: The crease. Just use a pencil brush or a slightly smaller and denser brush to sweep the same matte brown shadow along the hollow arc of your socket-line.
Step 4: As I was using a loose shadow (L’oreal Infallible Iridescent shadows 004 Forever Pink shown here) the best way to get a metallic effect is to smooth it on with your finger.
Step 5: Next is to use a soft blending brush to gently smoke out the brown crease line a bit, blending upwards above the socket line a little. If you unintentionally fade out the shimmery shade, touch up with your finger once again.
Step 6: Curl lashes and apply black or dark brown mascara to finish! (I’m still using Maybelline Great Lash in Dark Brown.)