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Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial w/ Inspire Cosmetics

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Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial w/ Inspire Cosmetics

I’m gonna be real with you guys for a second. I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues for the past year that, as a huge makeup lover, have prevented me from doing any makeup tutorials. I’ve been struggling with feeling good about myself and the way that I look that every time I’ve put makeup on, it’s really hard to see the good when I see a lot of bad. I’m trying to work through my issues and rise above it for you guys because I love doing makeup tutorials, but it’s going to be tough. I just want you guys to know that there still is a face behind the blog and she’s trying really hard to come back out again!

For the past month, I’ve been working with a Canadian indie makeup brand called Inspire Cosmetics and the experience has definitely been helping me with my self esteem. Their brand is all about embracing your individuality and enhancing it with highly pigmented and professional quality products. I’ve been playing around a lot with the products I received in my Experience Box and knew right from the start that I wanted to create a fun makeup look with them.

Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial w/ Inspire Cosmetics

Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial w/ Inspire Cosmetics

  1. Start by using a creamy pencil to fill in your brows. They frame your face and are a great starting point for putting together a makeup look. Top your brows with a brow powder in a shade slightly darker to set the brow pencil and define your brow edges.
  2. Carve out the surrounding area around your brows with a creamy concealer and a concealer brush.
  3. Apply a light beige eyeshadow base to your lids and brow bone.
  4. With a crease brush, apply a green-blue shadow to your crease and outer 1/3 of your eye lid and blend outwards.
  5. Define your crease by lining it with a teal liquid liner.
  6. Apply a green concealer to your lids with a concealer brush to define below the crease and create a sticky base for the pigment and then apply a green pigment to your lids with a flat brush.
  7. Apply a few dots of tinted moisturizer on the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose and buff out.
  8. Smooth on a stick concealer on your under eyes and any blemishes or discoloration by applying it with your ring finger.
  9. Set your base makeup with a powder that matches your skin tone.
  10. Apply a soft pink blush to your cheeks.
  11. Line your lips with a dusty pink liner and slick on a pink gloss over top.
  12. Set your makeup with a dewy setting spray.

Products Used:


Hylamide HA Blur Primer

Inspire Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer in Radiance*

Inspire Cosmetics Corrector Stick in Silky Beige*

Inspire Cosmetics Two-Way Powder in Cream Beige*

Colourpop Cosmetics Forget Me Not Highlighter

GLAMGLOW Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray


Inspire Cosmetics Indelible Retractable Brow Pencil in Natural Taupe*


essence cosmetics Nude Beige Eyeshadow Base*

Inspire Cosmetics Eye Lights in Lemon Lime*

Colourpop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow

Colourpop Backseat Pressed Powder Shadow

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Liner in Intrepid Teal*

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara in Blackened Brown*


Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Lolita*

Colourpop Cosmetics RSVP Ultra Glossy Lip


What do you think of my Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial? Have you ever tried a cut crease with liquid liner?! Share your thoughts below!






Disclosure: This post features makeup provided for editorial consideration and those products are marked with ‘*’.

Getting Inspired with Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box

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Getting Inspired with Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box

Subscription boxes are very exciting and sometimes they can also be a disappointment. Some subscription boxes only come with deluxe size samples of stuff we’ve already got a ton of and who really wants another body lotion or shampoo?! I prefer to know what to expect with a subscription box, so sneak peeks are always nice to see but what if you could choose the products that go into it? That makes things even more exciting! The Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box got me all kinds of excited and anxious because I got to choose what went into it before it came to me.

Getting Inspired with Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box

Inspire Cosmetics is a Canadian indie beauty brand that has a huge offering of makeup products. They’re all about making the process of putting on your makeup enjoyable and their mission is to also inspire women with the knowledge and confidence to successfully create and apply their makeup like a pro.

Getting Inspired with Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box

The Experience Box is a quarterly subscription box service that lets you choose a mix of full size products. The subscription box has different options for ordering so you get exactly what you want. You can choose between paying annually at a discounted rate of $256 or quarterly at $69.99 and you can select either 1 luxury item (a product valued at over $23) and 3 regular items or 2 luxury items and 2 regular items.

Getting Inspired with Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box

For this post, I actually got to try out 5 products to share with you guys. The first product is their Tinted Moisturizer ($45 / 30 ml) in Radiance. It’s a universal shade with SPF 15 that’s oil-free and contains vitamins C, E, and A. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid that activates collagen to plump and lift the skin. The Tinted Moisturizer gives you that perfect lightweight, sun kissed, illuminated glow. The Corrector Sticks ($24.50) offer medium velvety coverage with SPF 18 that comes in six shades. It conceals, protects and nourishes with the help of shea butter and only a small amount of it goes a long way. The Two Way Powder ($29.50) sets your base makeup with an effortless coverage to make your skin look fresh and flawless. The powder is finely milled to ensure a silky smooth application and comes in six shades.

Getting Inspired with Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box

Sparkle, shimmer and shine with the Eye Lites ($18) loose powder eyeshadow dust. They come in four shades in a spill-proof jar that help you create a sparkling look which can be used in multiple ways. Create beat face brows with the Retractable Eyebrow Pencil ($19), which comes in four shades. It has a waterproof, vitamin-enriched formula with a spooley brush on one end to ensure your brows look perfect.

My Glittery Thoughts:

As my first true experience with a subscription box, I love that you can choose full size products and if you go with two luxury products and two regular products, you will be saving at least $15 compared to buying those products individually.

With universal shade tinted moisturizers, I always worry about it not working on my very pale skin but the Tinted Moisturizer actually just adds a touch of colour to give my skin a glow which looks perfect for summer. And I like that it’s really lightweight and contains SPF as well. I love that you can change the coverage of the Corrector Stick depending on what you’re trying to cover. I tried the lightest shade, Silky Beige, which has a bit of a warm tone to it which helps for concealing my dark circles and any redness.  You can sheer it out to a light coverage or build it up to a medium and I love that it contains SPF too. The Two Way Powder is a nice, coloured setting powder that I like applying under my eyes and on my T-zone to make sure my makeup looks good. Cream Beige is their lightest shade and it leans a bit neutral which I like since it doesn’t add any really cool or warm tones to my skin. I love my loose eyeshadows and fell in love with the Lemon/Lime shade. It looks stunning as a topper over an eyeshadow base and is very easy to apply and blend. I’m obsessed with brow products so I had high hopes for the Retractable Eyebrow Pencil and was very impressed by the Taupe brow pencil. I love not having to sharpen it and how the formula is pigmented and creamy and makes it easy to create fierce brows. Overall, I’m very impressed by these products and the Experience Box in general, which has led me to know now that you shouldn’t ignore what indie makeup brands (especially Canadian ones!) are doing these days because a lot of them are doing some very exciting things, like Inspire Cosmetics is with their subscription box!

And I want you guys to get inspired with me and check out Inspire’s huge selection of products, so I’m also offering a coupon code that gives you 10% off your first order! Just enter ‘ITSMYTREAT‘ when you’re ordering your products.

What do you think of the Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box?! Share your thoughts below!






Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however these are my honest opinions.