Rainbow cut crease 2.0 | Tutorial

rainow makeup hooded eyes tutorial

Do you remember my rainbow cut crease makeup from last year?

 Last year I hid the rainbow in my eyes – having deep set & hooded eyes can be beneficial for hiding secret messages on your lids. But this time I wanted it to show more, so I did another version of it. I even made a little tutorial, so rainbow cut crease 2.0, here it is.

What comes to the pride week and pride, I’ll just say one thing, that is a no-brainer for me: love is for everyone. It’s your personal business, but also it’s something that connects us and so it’s really everyone’s business. Right? There can never be too much love in this world.

And now: Check out this tutorial for creating a colorful rainbow cut-crease. It’s easy to create with a white pencil as a base and some colorful eyeshadows.

rainbow cut crease with glitter tutorial

Rainbow cut-crease

raimbow cut crease tutorial for hooded deep set eyes

Again, I wanted to show you the steps eyes closed and open, because with my eye shape it’s how I work. I always check out the color placement eyes open, so I see how the makeup actually looks, when I’m talking to people.

  1. Prime your eyes the way you like. I used Urban Decay’s primer potion and I set it with light eye shadow.
  2. Create the rainbow shape on your eye, so that it shows when your eye is open, but still so that the brightest color is still a bit hidden.
  3. Blend the white pencil carefully.
  4. Start applying colors to the white base. I used three different shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, pink and a touch of red. Use any colors you like. Pack the colors on to make them as bright as possible.
  5. Blend the colors carefully so that they ‘blend in’ towards your brow.
  6. Cut the crease using a glitter liner. Apply the glitter liner also in your inner color to make it super bright. (There’s a treasure at the end of the rainbow right? Here it’s glitter.) I applied a loose glitter on top of the glitter liner to make it, you know, even more glittery.
  7. Tighline your upper lashline and create a wing. Make sure the wing meets the other end of your rainbow.
  8. Apply mascara and lashes. All done!

raimbow cut crease for deep set hooded eyes

rainbow cut crease with glitter tutorial

rainbow cut crease hooded eyes tutorial

What do you think? Which version do you prefer, last year’s or this?

I used the NYX Beauty School Palette again for my eyes and face (blush). It’s perfect for creating colorful looks – there’s so much to choose from. And I just had to use the same lipstick than the last year, it’s such a stunning pink color. I should wear it more often. Anyway, here is the full product list:

Pandhy’s Loose Mineral Makeup, Sandra (review post)
Lumene Nordic Chic Under Eye Concealer
Everyday Minerals Multitasking Concealer
Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer in Taupe

Urban Decay Primer Potion*
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
NYX Professional Makeup Beauty School Dropout Freshman Palette (tutorials with the palette)
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in Distortion*
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter, Spark
alima PURE Natural Definition Eye Pencil, Ink
Ardell Wispies lashes*

IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick, Tropical Fuchsia


My acne-friendly makeup routine

makeup for acne prone skin

As you well know, I’m all about that skincare makeup. For me it means using makeup products that are organic or otherwise 100% natural with ingredients, that help my skin. Here are some of my favorite acne-friendly makeup products that I use to create a natural yet beautiful canvas. These makeup products suit my acne-prone skin, while actually helping it to heal. The routine is super simple: only foundation, concealear, contour/bronzer and a blush.

Now obviously mineral makeup is great for acne-prone skin and I will tell you why. I have wrote more about this particular mineral makeup powder earlier, but the important thing I want to note is that you use a mineral makeup that is really just that: minerals. Lots of different brands use silicones and other ingredients in their formula, which kinda ruins the skincare effect for me. So go for the purest products. Same goes for organic makeup: look for the certificates – it’s the easiest way to check the brand is legit.

natural makeup for acne

First, let’s go through the facts here. Mineral makeup is awesome for acne-prone skin, because minerals:

a.) let your skin ‘breathe’ = they don’t clog your pores. This also means the finish is a bit sheer and doesn’t last as matte as a ‘regular’ foundation, but that is because your skin functions normally = develops sebum.
b.) don’t support bacteria = it doesn’t worsen the bacteria already on your face (=acne).
c.)  are anti-inflammatory = they soothe your skin, so they’re awesome for irritated or red skin.

Zuii Organic makeup for acne

I also love to use flower makeup (Zuii Organic) on my face. The same list kinda goes to their products but there are some other benefits too:

a.) the powder base in their products is made from flower petals: rose, jasmine and chamomile. These flowers have moisturizing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, so again they’re perfect for acne-prone skin. They’re make a super soft powder so it’s very easily blendable on the skin.
b.) they use natural oils and plant extracts in their products, which have different skincare properties. So they don’t only ‘not clog pores’ but they also actively treat the skin!

So there is the difference between mineral makeup and flower makeup. The other has more skincare properties. I feel like Pandhy’s tends to stay a bit more matte than Zuii. Then again Zuii is easier to blend and use. It’s also better when my skin is dry. Pandhy’s lasts longer and you need less product, since it’s almost just pigment.  I love to use both and sometimes I mix them together, like I did here.

acne friendly makeup to heal acne

Here is how I do my foundation step by step:

  1. I apply a light layer of the mineral makeup.
  2. I conceal any blemishes with a concealer. I blend it by tapping with my fingers. Make sure your hands are clean. You can also use a brush if that’s what you prefer, but with this particular formula it blends easier with the fingers.
  3. I apply another layer of the foundation. Just to set the concealer and to get more coverage.
  4.  I contour my cheekbones and forehead with a darker shade of Zuii’s powder foundation. This color can also work as a bronzer, since it’s a bit warm. When I’m tanned I kinda go through my whole face with this to get a bit of a color.
  5. Last but not least I apply some blush to my cheeks. I do this even though I have acne and redness on my face – blush is the key to making you look healthy and fresh! Don’t skip this. Zuii’s Melon is one of my favorites.

zuii concealer for eyes
Under-eye concealing

I forgot to use the other shade (that is more orange=color correcting blue) here, but other than that here is how I use Zuii’s concealer around eyes. The concealer also acts as an eyeshadow primer which is why I put it on the lids too. I set the concelaer using a lighter powder than on the rest of my face. Two products that I use are Everyday Mineral’s Multitasking or Zuii’s makeup powder in Ivory.

Face makeup done.

As you can see this routine doesn’t give you the perfect, flawless skin. You can still see some impurities and texture on the skin – and that’s perfectly fine. This still makes the color of your skin more even and prettier while looking natural. And the most important thing is that you’re not doing any harm to your skin. Doing my base like this I instantly feel more confident and therefore a bit happier.

makeup that helps heal acne

mineral makeup acne why

Eye shadow tutorial on this look can be found here.


Pandhy’s Loose Mineral Powder Foundation in Sandra
Zuii Organic Concealers in Fair & Beige
Everyday Minerals Multitasking Concealer
Zuii Oganic Makeup Powder in Hazelnut
Zuii Organic Blush in Melon

Zuii Organic Eyeshadows Pink Ice, Blossom, Blackberry
Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer in Taupe
Zuii Organic Sheerlips lipstick in Daisy
Essence Get Big Lashes + I love Extreme mascaras


Everyday Minerals Flat Top Brush
Ecotools Blush brush
Real Techniques Bold Metals Blush brush

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