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Above The Fold: Color In Just The Crease

Despite how much I obsess over saturated shadows, I rarely experiment with my own eye makeup — I just haven’t gotten around to learning how to layer and blend shadows myself. Earlier this week, though, I had to get my skills up to speed because I filmed a Birchbox video tutorial on essential eye makeup brushes (get excited!). I did a lot of research, spent some time practicing, and — drumroll — did all my own eye makeup for the shoot. It came out pretty well, if I do say so myself. Plus I picked up some tricks along the way.

My new favorite move is to take a crease brush and use a color that is a couple shades darker than the one on my lid and apply it softly to the deepest hollow of my eyes. It adds drama to your look and makes your eyes appear a lot bigger.

But in my blog research, I’ve also noticed a cool trend where you forgo color on your lid completely and apply a really deep saturated hue to just your crease. It looks incredible, but it’s definitely daring and I wouldn’t recommend it for novices (or the daytime). That said, I am considering wearing it for my next evening out with the girls. I’m totally inspired by the picture above — thinking I’ll try it with shades of lavender and deep purple.

Would you wear a dark color in just your crease?

—Meredith

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