Enhance The Beauty of Your Hooded Eyes with Our Tips
Do you have hooded eyes and want to find out how to deal with them? Or still not sure? For starters, let’s figure out what kind of eye shape it is.
Hooded eye shapes have an excessive amount of skin on the eyelid which makes it impossible to see the crease when an eye is open. Therefore, this eye shape doesn’t have the needed lid space to make your eye look visible. Is it totally about your eyes? Then keep on scrolling.
Having hooded eyes is not a defect. If you still think so, you are terribly wrong. A ton of the world’s most gorgeous celebrities also have hooded eyes. The hooded eye shape is pretty in its own way. You just need to know how to deal with it in order to enhance its beauty. And we will tell you what to do and what is a no-go area.
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Hooded Eyes Makeup Rules
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These rules that we have compiled will give your eye makeup a new lease of life and are a must for everyone with hooded eyes.
- Prime Like a Pro
It doesn’t matter whether you believe in the power of eye primer or not, you have to use it for hooded eyes. Otherwise, once you are complete with your eye shadow and close your eyes, you will have a total mess. Concealer and foundation can also easily perform the function of eye primer.
- Apply Makeup with Fully Open Eyes
This trick will help you to know what kind of look you will have as a result since the biggest part of your eye lid will be not visible.
- Use Waterproof Eye Makeup Formulas
Mascara and eyeliner tend to smudge on hooded eyes. Use waterproof ones if you do not want to look like a raccoon.
- Eyebrows for Hooded Eyes
Groomed and plucked eyebrows are also an essential part. They will not only lift your face but will give you a little bit more space to work with, as well.
- Highlight Your Brow Line
Apply matte white or shimmering eye shadow onto your brow bone. This trick helps your eyes to look awake.
- Mascara for Hooded Eyes + Extra Coat of Mascara for Hooded Eyes
Some people skip mascara on the lower lash line. Applying it to both lash lines is another trick that makes your hooded eyes awake and open. You should also go for a second coat of mascara that will be concentrated on the roots in order to make them more curled up.
Keep scrolling to find ins and outs of hooded eyes makeup further in the article.
Matte Eyeshadow is Great For Hooded Eyes
Steer clear from shimmer and glitter eye shadow shades. They will make your eyes even more hooded if it is possible. The only area you are allowed to use shimmer eye shadow – inner corners. Instead, use matte shadow that will perfectly elongate your eyes.
There is nothing worse in this world than unblended eye shadow. Blend literally till your hands hurt. After defining your crease, take a fluffier brush to make it seamless. Then you will get a nice gradient of different eye shadow colors. No one wants harsh edges or patches.
Use Dark Eyeshadow to Lift Eyes
Generally, dark eye shadow colors are not the best for hooded eyes. But if you still want to go for a darker one, place it closer to the end of your crease and blend it upwards. This technique lifts your outer corners and thus helps to create an illusion of a lifted eye.
Drastic Effect with Cat-Eye Makeup
A hooded eyes makeup hack that gives the most drastic effect is a cat eye technique. By way of creating a pointy shape at the outer corner of your eyes, you can see how much different and better it looks. As a result, you have a wide open and lifted eye.
Add Color to Make Eyes Bigger
This trick is widely used by makeup artists who definitely know how to enhance hooded eyes. In order to make your eyes look bigger, they put the crease eye shadow not directly on a crease but slightly above it. You may also drag your crease color slightly higher, which works the same way.
Cut-Crease Makeup Looks Good
Cut crease is a relatively new trend in the beauty department. And this is a life savior for hooded eyes. As you basically create a new crease, you can make it higher than your actual crease is, which creates an illusion of open eyes. Define your crease with concealer and add matte eye shadow on the top. You may also define your crease with glitter liner.
Bright Shadow as Another Great Choice
Having hooded eyes does not mean that your eye makeup has to be boring. There is a way out of this situation. As your lid may not be visible, why not add a pop of color on inner corners? This kind of look is really fresh and unusual and will satisfy the wishes of those who cannot live without bright eye makeup.
Eyeliner For Hooded Eyes
Hooded eyes eyeliner is a part where most people can mess up everything. So here is what you need to know about it. First things first, thick eyeliner is definitely not for you. It is one more thing that makes you look like a raccoon as there is not enough lid space for it. Instead, define your lash line with sparse and small strokes. Secondly, opt for winged liner. This kind of liner lifts a downturned shape of your eyes up. And most importantly, liquid eyeliner is a harsh no. Choose a pencil instead.
Some Tips on What You Can’t Do With Hooded Eyes
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Apart from eye makeup tips that are a must to know, you also have to get acquainted with a couple of taboos.
- Do not even try wearing eye liner that does not work for your eye shape. Yes, it can be tempting.
- A lot of people apply eye shadow only to the lid. Never avoid your crease.
- Do not go for extreme false eye lashes. Opt for the most natural ones.
- Do not try to make your eyebrows extremely arched and unnatural.
- Do not blend your eye shadow down. This makes your eyes even droopier
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