a close-up of a brown eye with a chocolate mint cut crease makeup look inspired by Nicki Minaj

Hi lovelies, how are you been doing lately? I'm a huge fan of cut crease makeup looks. It is fascinating how this well-defined crease shape can transform your eye shape, making them look very attractive and seductive. Some people are trying to stay away from cut crease makeup because they are thin, and small eyelids or hooded eyelids don't have enough space for such a dramatic look. Interesting to know that cut crease makeup look works especially great on smaller and hooded eyelids because you can create any crease shape you want, 'faking' a bigger eyelid shape. 

Today's makeup look is inspired by the iconic Nicki Minaj's makeup with a sharp mint eyelid, matte brown crease, and long false lashes. I've decided to change her makeup look just a little bit, making it more wearable. Instead of minty green color, you can use any eyeshadow color you like, complementing the beauty of your natural eye color or outfit. Follow this easy step-by-step makeup tutorial to recreate this chocolate mint cut crease look, which Nicki Minaj loved to wear on her eyes.

a collage with a makeup pictorial showing how to do an cut crease eye look inspired by Nicki Minaj

How to Do Inspired by Nicki Minaj?

  • Start your cut crease makeup with an eyeshadow primer. Apply the primer all over your eyelid, up to the brow bone, and blend it with a ring finger. Give the product some time to absorb into the skin and fill in your eyebrows. 

  • Sharpen your favorite matte brown eye pencil and start lightly applying it to your crease. If you have small or hooded eyelids you can draw a new 'fake' crease above your natural crease. Use a soft synthetic brush to blend the pencil upwards, leaving the crease part well-pigmented;

  • Now it is time to apply brown matte eyeshadows over the pencil. To make the blending process easier use two or three matte eyeshadows: dark brown, light brown, and nude colors. Apply the dark brown color on the crease with a help of a pencil brush and start to blend it with a fluffy blending brush. To make the gradient between colors softer use a light brown and nude color and blend the crease towards the brow bone;

  • Going back to the crease, let's re-apply the eyeshadow primer on the lid, using a small synthetic brush and cleaning the edge of the cut crease. Apply beautiful mint green eyeshadow on the lid, gently dabbing the brush with the color on the eyelid. You can use the pencil to refresh the line of the cut crease;

  • Tightline your upper waterline with black eye kohl and draw a beautiful, long-winged eyeliner with cream or liquid eyeliner. If you aren't sure how to apply eyeliner, check out one of my previous posts, where I show how to cheat and get a neat eyeliner wing. Nicki Minaj is famous for her long dramatic wings! For the bottom lash line use dark brown eyeshadow and apply brown waterproof eye pencil on the lower waterline.

  • Curl your lashes and apply a generous coat of your favorite mascara. Finish your chocolate mint cut crease with false eyelashes and some blinding highlighter! Apply a highlighter on the inner corners of your eye, brow bone, and on the highest point of your cheekbones!

a close-up of a brown eye with a chocolate mint cut crease makeup look inspired by Nicki Minaj

Together with the chocolate mint eyes, Nicki Minaj wore fuchsia pink lipstick and a huge amount of dramatic cream contouring on her cheeks and nose. Strong face contouring looks great on pictures or red carpet, but not in real life. I recommend you substitute contouring with more subtle sculpting, you can check out my contouring and highlighting tutorial and learn how to do it. For the lips I recommend you to use coffee brown lipstick with a velvet finish, instead of fuchsia color.

The cut crease makeup look is easier to create than you might think at first. Of course, any makeup look demands practice, but nothing is impossible. Lovelies, if you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment down below, I'm excited to know your opinion on this chocolate mint cut crease makeup look inspired by Nicki Minaj. Have a nice day and I hope this tutorial was somehow useful to you, until next time!

Lots of love,