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Make-up artist Erin Parsons has the simplest hack for a defined cut crease


by Holly O'Neill
09th Oct 2019
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If you aren’t following make-up artist Erin Parsons on Instagram, I hereby grant you permission to momentarily stop reading this and go and follow her, but you have to come back because you’re going to really want to hear this tip.

 

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See? She is the creator of some of the best make-up on Instagram. Did you see the rainbow jewels she created at Schiaparelli’s SS20 show? Or the quilted lips?

 

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In between working backstage, creating incredible make-up art on Instagram and inventing those spikey white lashes for Gigi Hadid at the Met Gala, Erin Parsons is also Maybelline’s global make-up artist.

 

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Over on Maybelline’s YouTube channel, Erin has created an under ten minute ’90s supermodel make-up tutorial on model Emily DiDonato that is ostensibly for Hallowe’en but is actually about to become our new everyday make-up routine. This tutorial is where she dispended the cut crease make-up hack of make-up hacks.

She says she learned the tip from Kevyn Aucoin’s book and has seen the look on Naomi Campbell. First, use a fluffy brush and blend your dark shadow in the crease, Erin is using a dark smoky brown, because of the aforementioned ’90s supermodel look.

Are you ready for the cut crease tip that will change your life?

Erin takes a q-tip with make-up remover and wipes it across the lid to create a clean, sharp edge. It is so painfully simple that I am furious to have never thought of it before.


Would you look at that final result? Is this not the most ’90s thing you’ve ever seen?

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Watch the full tutorial in the video below.

Photography by Maybelline.


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