Add a touch of whimsy to your makeup look with floral cut creases

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  • Friday, December 7, 2018
Add a touch of whimsy to your makeup look with floral cut creases
Add a touch of whimsy to your makeup look with floral cut creases

If flowers were feelings, roses would be love. Lavender would be serenity. And daisies? Pure happiness! Nothing sums up the joy of a sunny summer day quite like a field of bright and beautiful flowers. So how about making your eye makeup blossom with this floral cut crease eye makeup tutorial?


Word of warning: sunflower cut creases require excellent technique and loads of patience. But if you can get it right, you’re sure to turn a few heads! 


Step 1: The cut crease


Before you get to the fun bit of painting sunflowers above your lashes, you need to create a cut crease using yellow and gold eye makeup. You don’t want to use a yellow eyeshadow that is too pigmented, because the sunflowers won’t stand out nicely. We recommend NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals.


Apply a soft gold shadow to your brow bone, above your eyelid and below your eyebrow, and feather the colour to a point. Layer dark gold and bronze into your crease, blending the colour for a smokey effect.


Using a fan brush, carefully apply concealer over your whole eyelid, making a sharp line at the crease. You should now have smoky yellow eye makeup, but only above your clearly defined crease.





Step 2: The floral eyeliner


You need a selection of coloured liquid eyeliner to paint flowers onto your lids. We love Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner because it’s available in a variety of gorgeous hues. For white accents, we recommend the bright, creamy NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Crystal Body Liner.


Before you begin, practice painting liquid eyeliner flowers on a piece of paper and decide on the colours, shape, and composition of your eyeliner art.


  1. Paint the petals of your flowers in your chosen colour combination. We like the combination of purple, pale pink, and gold… but it’s up to you!
  2. Use white eyeliner to paint the centre of each flower and define any highlights.
  3. Add in leaves using green or teal eyeliner.
  4. Finish off with a line of green eyeliner at your lash line.


Complete the look with lashings of your favourite mascara, soft, nude lips, and a hint of rosy blush. Try Maybelline Facestudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit – a convenient rosy toned palette that can be used to add colour to your cheeks and illuminate your skin.


This floral eye makeup look will take a couple of hours to achieve. If you’re pressed for time, just paint one or two flowers on one eyelid for a subtle effect.


For more exciting makeup styles that you can experiment with, check out our makeup trends

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