Easy Glitter Pleat Ideas Every Beauty Lover Can Master at Home

Everything is better with glitter. It’s dynamic, fun and so shimmering. The sight of sequins tickles all the senses of my brain. Whether it’s in makeup, on t-shirts, decorating a costume, and wherever I can find it, glitter reigns everywhere. But while you probably won’t be drenching yourself in glitter every day, you can incorporate a bit of it into your makeup in a super sparkly way with shimmering creases that even novice makeup enthusiasts can do.

Cut pleats aren’t as difficult to make as you might fear, but there are several ways to do it. The easiest way to make your cut crease super sharp is to apply the darkest shade to the brow crease first and blend it towards the brow bone. Don’t worry if you touch the lid, because you’ll be using concealer to clean it up and really make your cut pop. Then, in addition to your concealer, you can add any type of sequins you want. A pressed shimmer powder or gel can be built up, but is easily applied in one swipe. A loose shimmer, on the other hand, is more likely to fall out and needs to be tapped on the eyelid with a finger to achieve the desired effect. For a complete Cut Fold Tutorial, including a step-by-step, Kayla Martinez’s “Cut Crease Eyeshadow” Tutorial offers a truly successful introduction that you can recreate at home.

From golds and silvers to some very colorful and bright highlights, you’ll be covered in glitter (in a good way) in no time. These cut crease and glitter eyeshadow ideas will inspire you to debut your cleanest, sharpest and most stunning cut crease glitter yet.

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A cut crease created using shimmering, smoky gold

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While making an incredible As the 2021 pre-Met Gala red carpet host, Keke Palmer debuted a shimmering smoky eye with a cut crease. The hint of gold amid its expertly blended black and gray shadows is beyond luxurious. With such contrast between colors, even the smallest dash of gold will shine. ColourPop Good as Gold Shadow Palette ($18, ColorPop) has so many gold options as well as a matte black, so you can perfectly recreate this look.

A cut fold created with purples, blues and reds

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Load up on all your favorite shimmery shades with a multi-colored cut pleat. Although it will take you a while to achieve this ombre look with all the blending between the shades to get the final effect, you won’t need to over blend to get a really shiny finish. punch. NYX Professional Glitter Goals Cream Palette ($25, NYX Cosmetics) has all the glitter eyeshadow needed to recreate that rainbow eye at home.

A cut pleat you can do at home using sunset shades

Beats by Deb stuck some seriously awesome glitter on her fiery red, pink, and orange shadows. Using fine sequins like FlutterByRo’s Unicorn Kisses ($3, FlutterByRo) on its inside corner and a thicker sheen further on, it does not lose the very neat appearance of its cut fold. To really lock in the glitter, she recommends using Duo Brush On Adhesive ($5, Ultimate Beauty).. You won’t lose your glow throughout the day.

A shimmering cut pleat made up of many shades of gray and silver

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At the 2022 Grammy Awards, Doja Cat served a silver ply. Her eyeshadow was simple, with a darker gray at the bottom of her crease for subtle definition, but the mix of her sparkling silver shadow and smoky eye served Moon Goddess to the highest degree. You can get the look yourself with Afflano Silver Eyeshadow Palette ($10, walmart).

Use double liner for extra Euphoria effect on the creation of your cut pleat

An e-girl cut crease you can create using tons of fiery eyeshadow shades

Use different shades to create a blended ombre cut crease

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Shade your eyes using one color. Building from lighter to darker shades gives the effect of a sunset no matter what color you choose or time of day. If you want to take the purple path, Bh Cosmetic Totally 2000s Eyeshadow Palette ($13, Mercari) will definitely be your BFF.

A smoky cut crease made up of golds and browns

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Bronzed and shiny, Normani’s Met Gala 2021 makeup look was soft and sultry. The blend of brown on its outer corners created a warm tone that offsets the glitter beautifully. She also brought her gold eyeshadow slightly above her crease so you could see the glitter even with her eyes wide open.

To create this more neutral look, Mirenesse 20th Anniversary Solid Gold Eyeshadow Palette ($47, Nordstrom Rack) has a bunch of buildable shades that are ideal for this kind of super blended look.

Who else is ready to go clean up their makeup brushes right now to make way for a slew of shimmery, undercut new looks to try?

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