Thursday, 17 May 2018

HAX Cut Crease Kit Review

Hi guys,

A few weeks ago I was sent the HAX Cut Crease Kit (£20) which is available exclusively to ASOS. Cut crease eyeshadow has become one of those Instagram trends that I just love and is great for making a statement. It is not the easiest look to create, so when I heard about this kit I was intrigued as it claimed to have everything you need to get that perfect cut crease look, but I did have my reservations. Could it really help me to 'master the cut crease like a pro'? Read on to find out.




So in the kit you get an eyeshadow palette with three colours, light beige for the lid, dark brown to cut the crease and medium bronze to blend through the transition. You also get a double ended brush, liquid liner, stencil (to use as a guide for the cut crease and liner) and an instruction card to guide you.

The first thing that stood out to me was that there was no cream base to cut the crease with or prime the lids with. Usually in my experience this is necessary to get that really clean defined line. I was really determined to only use the products provided in the kit however, as it is marketed as a complete tool kit to get the cut crease look. See what I created below.

Top to Bottom: Medium bronze, light beige, dark brown, black liquid liner.



As you can see the look I created with the kit is no where near as defined as the cut crease on the box  however I still think it comes across quite nicely. It is definitely more of a subtle look and this is largely due to the fact that the eyeshadows were not as pigmented as I hoped they would be. Also as I said previously no cream base is included in the kit so it is really hard to create that clean definite line, however the stencil provided does help to create a somewhat defined crease. The stencil also works really well with the liquid liner to get the perfect flick. One of my favourite things in the kit has to be the liquid liner. It's consistency was perfect and the nib on the liner was the right size to create that defined look. 

Another pro is the double ended brush. One end is fluffy which helps with the blending and the other is very small and rigid in order to create the line for the crease. I can see myself adding this brush to the rest of my collection.



I think this kit would be perfect for a make-up novice who doesn't have their own collection of makeup at home to get this look, or for someone who maybe just starting their collection and practising their techniques, or even as a gift. I would love to see a cream base added and even false lashes as I added my own here (Kiss Lashes in 'Midnight') to complete the look. The stencil and liner in the kit is definitely a selling point for me, especially if you struggle with your liner as it saved me a lot of time.

What are your thoughts on the Cut Crease? Have you ever used a stencil to get a makeup look?

Amina xx


*PR sample. All opinions are my own.

8 comments:

Roxie Watt said...

I keep seeing these sets on ASOS. I think I really need to invest in one asap. Even though I love makeup I still haven't mastered a cut crease quite yet.

Parie said...

This is such a genius idea, I love their lip kit but now I need this too! x

Annie Qadeer said...

This is such a good idea for someone wanting to learn this! Love the concept behind it x

Lauren Hills said...

Oh what a great lot! I’m terrible at cut creases so this would come in handy for sure x

Allure La Vie said...

Wow this is such a great concept. I am terrible at cut crease so I must check this out. X

Louisa said...

I've attempted a cut crease on many occasions but they're never very defined. I think I need a lot more practice. This kit looks great for beginners.

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Trishna Patel said...

I've got this too and I've been loving it, its such a handy kit xx

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Nicole Baxter said...

This is such a clever idea! Xx

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