When it comes to ‘70s makeup, bolder is definitely better—and no look is more emblematic of this era than the cut-crease. Yep, the look that’s a YouTube makeup tutorial glam staple got its start way back when—the ‘60s to be precise, but you get the idea. To differentiate this statement eye from its modern counterparts, you’ll want to adjust the shape. “Modern cut-crease eye looks are usually extended outwards towards the tail of the brow, while ‘70s cut-creases are much more rounded,” explains Hernandez. Think doe-eyed shape, rather than cat-eyed.
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To master the ‘70s cut-crease, embrace softer transitions between colors, opting for earthy tones or vibrant hues. It’s about framing the eyes with a playful yet sophisticated touch.According to Hernandez, the essential product for creating this look is a silky, kohl eye pencil. Everything else—eyeshadow colors, blending brushes, etc—are totally up to your personal preference. Though we highly recommend adding in a lengthening mascara or voluminous false lashes to get those mile long, feathery lashes.
To start, prime your lids with concealer (this will help your look stay in place) and gently draw your “crease” with a kohl liner, making sure to keep it rounded. For this, we love PIXI BY PETRA Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Caviar. Hernandez’ trick to nailing the shape is relaxing the eye and looking ahead. “Look straight into a mirror when mapping out your crease—if you tilt your head back and try to sketch a crease, it will disappear.” Make a mistake while sketching? Micellar water and a cotton swab will be your best friend. Once you’ve got the shape down, softly blend your line with a stiff blending brush for a diffused effect. Then, pat in an eyeshadow below the crease—Hernandez loves pastels for 70s-like contrast. The hard part is done! Now, define your upper and lower lash lines with the same kohl liner—opting for a kitten flick (a baby cat-eye liner) up top. Then, finish with a bit of white liner in your waterline and two-to-three coats of mascara. You’re ready for the spotlight.