There is always an occasion for festive makeup this time of year. This red and gold cut-crease is a showstopper. I’m going to show you how to recreate this holiday-inspired look that’s perfect for parties or nights out, or even a casual Friday if that’s your style. I kept my base makeup simple, to not distract too much from the eyes. I used It Cosmetics CC Cream in Medium mixed with a little Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Ivory. I did a light contour (I say light because I usually pile that shit on, but this is probably a normal person’s contour) using Sombre from the Kat Von D Shade & Light palette and UD Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed as blush. I highlighted just the tip of my nose with my favorite highlighter of all time, UD Eyeshadow in X. For lips, I stuck with a soft pinky nude, ABH Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood.I’ve been lazy lately (lol, that ain’t new) and favoring a more natural brow, so I used the Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe to comb them through and fill in any gaps. For the eyes, I used the ABH Modern Renaissance palette and the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom palette. I used Tempura by ABH as a brow highlight, then swept Sweetheart by Tarte in the crease as a transition color. This doesn’t have to be too precise just yet, you really just want to focus on getting a nice gradient and depth in the crease. To get that rich red, I used Red Ochre by ABH. Once that is blended for a million years, you can start cutting the crease. To get a very precise cut, I used It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer and a concealer brush. Take your time really carving out the shape you want. I decided to wing the crease out at the end for a little added drama. I find that the best way to do this is to look down at your mirror so you can really see what your doing and make sure they’re even. I set the concealer with Primavera by ABH, making sure to really pack on the color. To clean up the edges and make them even sharper, I went in with Red Ochre again on a very fine brush just along the very edge of the crease. For extra glam, I went on top with Nyx Face & Body Glitter in Ice, and also added that to the inner corner. Under the eye, I lined my lashline with Red Ochre and then used Sweetheart to smoke it out.To get that really sharp wing that this look deserves, I used Nyx Vinyl Liquid Liner, connecting it to the wing along the crease. For finishing touches, I used Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara on the top and bottom lashes, and Eylure Lux Faux Mink Lashes in Baroque.
And it’s really that simple! Just kidding, this took for-fucking-ever to do. But the end result is so gorgeous that I almost forgot what a pain in the ass it was! Regardless, I encourage you to try it, or at least take some inspiration for whatever holiday plans you have. Enjoy your week and this wintery weather!