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Beauty comes in all different shapes, sizes, and eye creases. And just how clothes aren’t one-size-fits-all, your approach to eye make-up should be just as unique to your eyes. Eye make-up for hooded eyes includes techniques that make any look work with your crease and eye shape.
What are Hooded Eyes?
Hooded eyes have a little extra fold in the eyelid, diminishing the appearance of a crease. It also reduces the amount of surface area to apply make-up. This can make it extra tricky when trying to follow your favorite YouTube tutorial with a make-up artist without hooded eyes.
Famous beauties rocking a hooded eye include Kate Hudson, Megan Fox, Taylor Swift, Meryl Streep, Lucy Liu, Renee Zellweger, and Blake Lively.
Some people are born with hooded eyes, others develop them over time as the eyelid skin reduces in elasticity. Either way, hooded eye make-up tips are timeless.
Watch the following video to determine your eye shape:
Eyeliner for Hooded Eyes
There’s no denying the power of a thick eyeliner wing added to any look. This bold line can help take your hooded eye make-up to go from day time to night time, all in a single stroke.
Hooded eyes tend to appear downturned. Winging your liner upward with an all natural eyeliner, as opposed to creating an edgy wing, adds the illusion of more lid space.
Be careful not to overdo it with the liner. Focus on the outer corner of the eye where you’ll create your wing and less on consuming the little lid space you do have.
Alternatively, you can tighten your eyeliner on the upper lash line to create dimension and bring your eye color forward. Consider using a waterproof liner to avoid smudging and only create a thin line.
Eye Shadow for Hooded Eyes
Hooded eyes have just as many options for eye shadow looks as any other eye crease. But, here’s how to successfully make hooded eyes look wider, brighter, and va-va-voom!
Make-up primer is there to make sure all your hard work isn’t in vain. It not only creates a smooth, moisturized surface that’s ideal for shadow and liner application. But the make-up primer that’s perfect for your skin type will also keep your make-up from smearing or smudging.
The idea with shimmer shades is to attract the light that hits where it’s applied in order to emphasize it.
With hooded eyes, space in the crease is limited, so you don’t want to draw attention there, instead, use your sparkles or shimmer shades near the inner corner of the eyes near the tear duct and at the arch of your brow. This causes lighting to create a halo effect that appears to open the space up between the corners of the eye.
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Deep shades/Smokey eye
For this coveted look, smokey make-up for hooded eyes is easier than you’d think. Just avoid putting dark colors on the lid, instead shade the area above the lid creating depth and dimension.
The secret is to put only a small amount of concentrated pigment then taking an eyeshade brush with no product on it and blending until you can’t blend anymore. This will get rid of any harsh lines.
When selecting an eyeshadow to create a smokey look for hooded eyes consider a variety of deep shades to play with. The Aurora Palette at Credo offers eight shades, five of which can be used to create depth in a hooded eye.
Lashes for Days!
Finding the best mascara or falsies can quickly become the holy grail for hooded eyes. Even if your shadow, brows, or liner aren’t perfect, lashes have a way of swooping in like a superhero to save the look.
Bold Hooded Eye Make-Up
The simple to smokey eye makeup tips for hooded eyes also applies for the days your makeup reflects your inner wild-child.
If you’re going for a pop of color, keep the brighter shades on the lids, while the middle tone (blending shade) will be used to bridge the gap from your bright lid and dark, contrasted upper lid.
Again, shading the three eyeshadow colors to create an ombre effect is the key to attracting light to the smaller parts of your eye, for hooded eyes this is the eyelid.
If you are going for an intense, monochromatic (one eyeshadow color on the entire eye) look, use thin eyeliner strokes and voluminous lashes to create definition, so your eye isn’t lost to the single shade.
A great video on bold color for hooded eyes:
Don’t Forget About Brows
Rounding off your hooded eye make-up are the perfect brows. So many people focus on getting the brows to match, remember–they’re sisters, not twins. What’s more critical for hooded eyes is that eyebrows are full-bodied.
Create a natural smooth arch as opposed to a flat or downturned line.
A natural full brow can stand up to any hooded eye make-up look. They don’t overshadow your eyes, but they also shouldn’t be an understatement.
The perfect brow will shape the face, brighten the eyes, and even make hooded eyes look bigger.
Last Minute Tips for Hooded Eye Makeup
You’ve got all the tips you need to complete your hooded eye makeup look from start to finish. Here are just a few extras that can take your hooded eye make-up to the next level.
- Use a bright shadow under eyes to give a brighter look as it opens up the bottom of the eye. Or, smoke out the bottom of eyes for a deep sultry look.
- Match your highlighter to your inner corner and brow highlight with the one you use on your cheeks and nose. Using this brightening shade multiple times in subtle ways is the perfect way to give uniformity to your makeup.
- Give your finished look a good dousing of setting spray, and your hooded eye makeup look is complete.
I hope you enjoyed these eye makeup tips for hooded eyes! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below so that our answers can benefit everyone. And please, SHARE this article with your hooded eye sisters and brothers!