With hooded eyes, the goal is to keep it simple with your eye makeup so the eyes appear wider and lengthier. Because there’s less space to work with, avoid getting too heavy-handed with the dark eyeshadow or eyeliner.
Hooded Eye Makeup Tips You Need To Know
Not all makeup techniques are universally flattering. Since we all have different features that are unique to the individual, there are specific techniques that work better for enhancing our natural beauty. Here are some of the best makeup tips for hooded eyes!
How can I reduce my hooded eyelids?
Use a good eyeshadow primer
The most common problem for hooded eyes? When your eyeliner or eyeshadow transfers over to the hooded part of the lid. To avoid this, invest in a good eyeshadow primer and apply a generous amount to the lids before doing your eye makeup. Priming the lids will go a long way in making sure your eye makeup stays in place when overlapping occurs throughout the day.
Contour your cheeks
How you apply makeup to the rest of your face can have a remarkable impact on enhancing your natural eye shape! With hooded eyes, apply a good amount of highlighter to the cheekbones (the same product you’re using in the inner corner of the eye) to create more balance and to lengthen the eyes. Finish off the entire look by adding a darker color to the natural contours of your face.
How can I make my hooded eyes bigger?
Keep your eyeliner thin
If your eyes are hooded, keeping your eye makeup simple is the most flattering approach. The general rule of thumb when applying makeup to hooded eyes: Less is more. Applying a thick or heavy line to the eyes can make them appear much smaller – and that’s what we definitely don’t want! For the best results, use a liquid eyeliner with a very fine tip and apply it thinly.
Choose lighter eyeshadow colors
With hooded eyes, the idea here is to create the illusion of larger, lengthier eyes. On the same token as keeping it simple with your eye makeup, choose lighter eyeshadow colors.
Avoid wearing dark eyeshadow colors and bringing them way too high up on the hood, which could make your eyes appear narrow and sunken in. To open up the eye area, apply highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes. Here are more tips for how to apply eyeshadow for hooded eyes.
Line the lower lash line with white eyeliner
White eyeliner works great as a quick fix for larger, brighter eyes. Apply white eyeliner to the lower lash line to create the illusion of wider eyes.
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Do you know any other good makeup tricks for hooded eyes? Let us know in the comments!