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How to Fake a Defined Eye Crease with Makeup

Adding definition to your eyes couldn't be simpler. With a few strokes of the brush and some careful blending, you'll have a whole new look.


  • Step 1: Coat your brush with shadow Coat your makeup brush with the light or neutral shadow. Shake off any excess shadow by tapping the brush against a hard surface.
  • Step 2: Apply to entire lid Brush the light or neutral shadow over your entire eyelid, from lashes to brow.
  • Step 3: Coat the brush Coat your makeup brush with the darker shadow, making sure to shake off the excess.
  • Step 4: Define the crease Starting at the outer corner of the eye, brush the darker shadow inward along the crease and up toward the tip of your eyebrow.
  • TIP: Dust off any flakes of eye shadow that fall on your cheeks with eye makeup remover.
  • Step 5: Blend to finish With a clean fingertip, blend the darker shadow upward and outward until you cannot see any defined line between the darker color and the light or neutral shadow.
  • FACT: Did you know? Ancient Egyptian women used the green mineral malachite to highlight their eyes.

You Will Need

  • An eye shadow brush
  • Light or neutral eye shadow
  • Darker eye shadow
  • Eye-makeup remover (optional)

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