Myla of @Pradaolic Shows Us How to Perfect the Squiggle Cut Crease

August 07, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
squiggle cut crease tutorial
The cut crease look has been reinvented many times. There’s the classic curved style, floral versions and even negative-spaced variations. Now the cut crease has shape-shifted once again into a squiggle, and we’re seeing it just about everywhere. We challenged Instagram artist and renowned face painter Myla of @Pradaolic to walk us through how to create the anything-but-linear look. Follow her step-by-step tutorial below.
  • STEP 1: Build Your Base

    Myla began the look with a strong eyeshadow base: a coat of the NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Base in White Pearl. Apply the product by rounding out the shape of it into a half moon, extending it slightly above the crease, toward the inner nose and just past the outer corner.

    squiggle cut crease tutorial
  • STEP 2: Apply a Bright Shadow

    Next, Myla went in with Switch, a vibrant orange from the Urban Decay Wired Palette. Using a flat shader brush, she tapped the shadow over where she placed the white base for a highly pigmented finish.

    squiggle cut crease tutorial
person applying orange eyeshadow to eyelids
  • STEP 3: Draw Your Squiggle

    After applying orange shadow, use the NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Liner in Sapphire for the squiggle. When recreating the look, use the tip of the brush to create a squiggly line just above the crease. Feel free to apply as many squiggles and bumps as you please — make it as non-linear as you’d like. You’ll notice that this liquid formula is ideal for creating this type of shape as it’s pigmented and flexible.

    squiggle cut crease tutorial
  • STEP 4: Complete the Look

    Myla completed the look by applying Chaos, an electric blue from the Urban Decay Wired Palette, with a tapered brush on the lower lash line to tie the whole color story together. Apply a coat of mascara for a feathered-lash finish (we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Noir Mascara).

    squiggle cut crease tutorial
person wearing orange and blue graphic eye makeup
Photo Credit, Makeup : Myla of @Pradaolic; Design: Hannah Packer

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