25 Days of Makeup – Day 24 + 25 – Cut Crease Christmas Makeup

 

Finally, Last day of the 25 Days of Makeup! I combined 24 and 25 into one post showing how I created my Christmas Eve  cut crease makeup. I’m a bit late posting, been pretty busy with the holiday get togethers and friend time… and repeat viewings of Star Wars.

Anyway, here’s how I got my Christmas Eve look. It’s pretty dramatic but I love it for an evening event.

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Too Faced Le Grand Chateau

I got to use this little beauty for this look! I’m in love with the Too Faced Le Grand Chateau!  photo pixlr_20151225134623372_zpscphgddtg.jpg

In this look, I used the mint green palette which has some gorgeous golden warm tones.
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As usual, I started with my brows done and a primed eye.

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Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden

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Next, I laid down a base of  “Pot Du Creme” (matte cream) concentrating the most pigment under the brow bone and inner corner to highlight.

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As a transition shade, I used “Fifi” ( matte warm brown) keeping it darkest at the outer corner.

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Next, I mapped out the cut crease with “La Femme” (dark matte brown) and built up the intensity. It’s best to use a matte shade for this because it will create depth, whereas a shimmery shade will pull light to the crease.  photo 20151225_134303_zpsykjio1om.jpg photo pixlr_20151225171650730_zps3r7rl1bz.jpg

Once I’m happy with the placement of my cut crease, I clean up the lid with a tiny bit of concealer so it will appear sharp and crisp. I prefer to have the line softer as it blends up into the transition shade.
 photo pixlr_20151225171733175_zpshd4gf2fr.jpgOn a flat shader brush, I packed on “Bonjour” ( shimmery bronze gold) on the lid up to the crease line.
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 photo pixlr_20151225171844544_zpsrgo6grcn.jpgThen I placed “Merci” ( copper) on the inner and outer corners for some depth.

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Next, I created a dramatic wing with gel liner.

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Sephora Outrageous Intense Waterproof Gel Eye Liner in Onyx


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I took “Oui” (black brown with gold glitter)  on an angled liner brush and set the gel liner. I also traced the cut crease with “Oui” to add some intensity to the crease. “Oui” is one of my favorite shadows in the palette. Oui s’il vous plaît! photo 20151225_134303_zpsykjio1om.jpg

 photo pixlr_20151225172123708_zpsnqhyqb0o.jpg I added more definition to the crease and cleaned up all the fallout.

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On the lower lash line, I placed a bit of “Oui” then blended it out with “Le Femme”. Then placed “Merci” in the center and blended it into “bonjour” on the inner corner.
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Then I finished off with a few coats of mascara. This would look great with some falsies.

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On to the skin!

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Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer

For my primer, I used the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer.

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I used the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Foundation , Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, and Revlon PhotoReady Translucent Finishing Powder.


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Then I contoured and brightened using the Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette. I used a combination of all 3 contour shades and “Lyric” ( banana shade) in my under eye area and “Lucid” (pink matte highlight) on the high points of my face.

 photo grgrggrrgrgrr_zpse2vyn1iv.jpgFor my super shiny cheek highlight, I used “flush” from the Too Faced Le Grand Palais Palette.
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And I used the blush in the same palette I used on my eyes from Too Faced Le Grand Chateau.
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On the lips, I wanted to go for a cranberry red so I used MAC Auburn lip liner and elf Matte Lip Color in Cranberry.

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MAC Auburn Lip Liner
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elf Matte Lip Color in Cranberry

And here’s the finished look!

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Bee Beautiful. Bee You.

 

 

 

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Anna Bankester, author of Bee Beauty is a 30 something, freelance Makeup Artist, and Beauty Blogger in Louisiana with a Southern Gothic flair. She has a background in fine arts and writing but her true passion is makeup and coffee.... and bees

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