The Pearl Cut-Crease Eye Makeup We Challenge You to Film on TikTok

May 29, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
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The internet makes playing with makeup more fun than ever before. Whether it’s recreating the glossy lip tutorial you witnessed on TikTok or simply admiring the graphic liner looks you swipe through on your Insta feed, DIY beauty creativity is everywhere. One of our favorite trends popping up everywhere lately is the pearl cut crease, in which makeup users outline their eye shapes with teeny pearl embellishments. We were so inspired by this look that our Art Director Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy recreated it, ahead, and we challenge you to do the same. Once you’re done, share it on Instagram, TikTok or any other platform you like. Trust us, the end result is so worth the photo op.
  • STEP 1: Apply Your Eyeshadow

    Begin your pearl cut-crease look by applying a two-toned eyeshadow combo to your lids. Here, we used the Urban Decay Wired Palette in Savage and Slowburn. Start by applying Savage, a  hot pink hue, to the inner half of your lid and crease and blend it out toward the inner corner. Next, apply Slowburn, a vibrant red, to the outer half of your lid and crease and slightly wing it out. Bring both colors underneath the eye, and make them meet at the center of your lower lash line. 

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  • STEP 2: Get Your Eyelash Glue

    Next is the fun part: applying your pearls. You can pick up whatever size pearls you like at your favorite online craft store or even on Amazon. Then, grab an eyelash glue — we recommend the Duo Brush On Adhesive — and place it on the back of each pearl. Let the glue sit there for a few seconds to ensure that it gets tacky, and then pick up the pearl with tweezers.

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  • STEP 3: Apply the Pearls

    Apply each pearl in a curved line with the tweezers. The easiest way to get your shape is by following the natural downward curve of your crease. You can use as many or as few pearls as you want, spacing them closer together or farther apart. Feel free to overextend your line of pearls to your temple, too. Let your creativity go wild here!

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person wearing pink eye makeup with pearls on crease
Art Direction and Makeup: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Photography: Luis Omar Landestoy

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