The art of eyeshadow application has evolved significantly, with makeup enthusiasts and professionals constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance their eye makeup. Tape is a versatile tool that has gained popularity for achieving sharp cut creases and assisting in eyeshadow blending.
Creating Sharp-Cut Creases
A cut crease is a makeup technique that involves creating a defined, contrasting line in the crease of your eyelid, separating two different eyeshadow shades. Achieving a perfect cut crease can be challenging, but tape can be your best ally in this process:
To start, apply a piece of tape diagonally from the outer corner of your eye to the end of your eyebrow, following your desired cut crease shape. This tape is a guide to ensure your cut crease is precise and even on both eyes.
With the tape in place, apply your eyeshadow, following the cut crease shape you desire. The tape prevents eyeshadow from spreading beyond the defined line, ensuring a sharp and clean crease.
Once your eyeshadow is applied, carefully remove the tape, revealing a perfect cut crease. You can then blend the eyeshadow on your lid and create a seamless transition between the shades, resulting in a striking and professional-looking eye makeup look.
Maintaining the Desired Eyeshadow Shape
Tape isn’t just for cut creases; it’s also incredibly useful in maintaining the desired eyeshadow shape and preventing fallout, especially when working with bold or intricate designs:
To avoid eyeshadow fallout that can mess up your foundation or concealer, apply a piece of tape at an angle from the outer corner of your eye to the end of your eyebrow before starting your eyeshadow application. It ensures that any excess eyeshadow that falls while blending will stick to the tape rather than your skin.
When you want to achieve sharp and well-defined edges for your eyeshadow, place tape along the outer corner and lower lash line. It acts as a stencil, allowing you to apply your eyeshadow precisely and maintain your desired shape.