5 Cut-Crease YouTube Tutorials That’ll Help You Master the Look

October 20, 2020
By: Marisa Petrarca | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
You’ve most likely heard of making a cut crease with your eyeshadow, but you may not be entirely sure what that entails. In short, you create a cut crease when you apply a lighter shade of eyeshadow all over your lid and then a contrasting shadow shade over your crease to define it. One of our favorite things about this makeup look is its versatility. If you’re looking to try a cut-crease look on your own, we’ve pulled five of our favorite tutorials from YouTube. You’re welcome in advance.

For a Subtle Cut Crease

For those who are new to the cut-crease technique or are hesitant about it, this tutorial by Denitslava Makeup is a must-see. Vlogger Denitsa explains that this look is ideal if you don’t have a lot of time but you still want a makeup look that’s polished and glamorous.

For an Easy Cut Crease

If you’re looking for a cut crease that’s more defined, this tutorial will take you through the steps in detail. If you’re not one to wear glitter, keep in mind that you can skip this part of the look and still get a flawless cut crease.

For Hooded Eyes

This makeup tutorial is great for everyone, but for those of you with hooded eyes, you’ll be especially grateful for the way it makes your eyes pop and look larger. If you don’t have hooded eyes, vlogger Brianna will let you know which steps you can skip. 

For a Glitter Cut Crease

If you’re glitter obsessed, this metallic cut crease has your name all over it. Amy of Amys Makeup Box walks you through the steps to get the dark rose gold look.

For a Bold, Colorful Double Cut Crease


First of all, this look by NikkieTutorials was inspired by a similar look by Zendaya. This blue and purple double cut crease is daring, bold and begging to be Instagrammed.

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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