TikTok Has A Genius Hack For Mastering A Cut Crease With Hooded Eyes

Cut crease eyeshadow is one of the most glamorous makeup looks. This technique is when you take a light-colored eyeshadow and place it across the middle crease of your eye to make your eyes appear large and dramatic. You can play around with a myriad of color combinations to find the cut crease look that suits you best, however, this technique doesn't work equally well on all eye shapes.


Applying eyeshadow to hooded eyes requires adjusting your process with several styles of makeup, but especially when doing a cut crease. According to MedicalNewsToday, people with hooded eyes have excess skin around the eyelid, which creates a hood-like effect over the eye. When applying a cut crease, the traditional way, the skin around the eyelid covers the line of the cut crease, ruining the full effect of the look. However, TikToker @michellekdoria found an easy hack to create the perfect cut crease with concealer. By simply looking up, anyone with hooded eyes can achieve this eye-drawing look.

How to create a hooded eye cut crease

To create a beautiful cut crease, @michellekdoria recommends starting by putting on an eyeshadow primer. Eyeshadow primer makes eyeshadow creasing a thing of the past, as it helps the product to adhere to your eyes smoothly. From there, take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and place the transition color on the outer and inner parts of your eyelid, followed by a deeper shade. Next, take a cotton swab and dip it into micellar water, and trace it over the middle crease of your eye, ensuring your eye is closed so no excess skin gets in the way. 


Once you've done that, take your concealer and apply it to the bottom of your eyelid. Instead of applying it to your crease with your eye closed, take a moment and look up. This should stamp the product onto the edge of your crease. Then add more eyeshadow to the area below this, making sure the space between your lids and your crease edge is filled. Go in with your matte and shimmery eyeshadows to highlight the concealer, and then you're done! 

Perfecting your cut crease

While cut creases are beautiful, they are anything but effortless, and there are a few things to keep in mind when executing the above hack. 

When applying your eyeshadow primer, you only need to apply a small amount so it can dry down efficiently. According to Ipsy, once the eye has an even base, it's best to allow the primer to sit for about half a minute before applying your eyeshadow and concealer.


One of the most important tools in your makeup collection is your brush set, so it's important to have the right ones available. Real Simple explains that an eyeshadow crease brush is ideal for getting into the crease of your eye, and can get the job done where larger and denser brushes can't. When using @michellekdoria's hack, you'll use this brush to apply your shadow before and after your concealer.

When applying the concealer, the brush that you'll use should be flat. Ensure that you apply the product with patting motions, as you want the final finish to be compact and noticeable enough to create the illusion of wider eyes, per L'Oréal Paris.