A Curvy Cut Crease Is a Must-Try This Summer — Here’s How to Get the Look

July 06, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

If you haven’t already tried curved eyeliner, let this tutorial be a sign that you probably should. Curved liner follows the natural creases of your eyes and eliminates the need for eyeshadow and blending. We tapped NYC-based makeup artist Jaleesa Jaikaran to create her take on the curvy liner trend. Here’s exactly how she got the look so you can try it at home.

person applying purple eyeliner to eyelid
  • STEP 1:

    Create Your First Line

    After applying a base of foundation and concealer, pick up the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Eyeliner Stick in Fierce Purple. “You want to make sure your pencil is sharpened well!” says Jaikaran. Start your line above your eye’s natural crease, mimicking your eye shape. “If you have hooded eyes, you want to make sure you’re above the crease so you can definitely see the color. 

  • STEP 2:

    Create Your Middle Line

    Pick up the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Eyeliner Stick in Pink Spirit, a hot pink shade, and create your middle line, mirroring exactly what you did with the purple shade above it. A pro tip from Jaikaran: “The major thing with this is that you wanna make sure that every time you’re doing this, you want to keep looking forward in the mirror as best you can. When your eyes are open, you’ll be able to see exactly where you’re placing the color.”

  • STEP 3:

    Create Your Final Line

    Next, go in with Graphic Purple, a frosted lilac shade from the Epic Wear Eyeliner Stick range, and create your final curved line in the same way you created your first two.

  • STEP 4:

    Apply Mascara

    Complete the look with a few coats of mascara with the IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara. “Focus it on the top lashes so that your lashes look very feathery — I didn’t put too much on the bottom lashes.” 

Photography and Makeup Artist: Jaleesa Jaikaran

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