How many times did it happen to you that you’ve seen a makeup look you were super eager to try out, you followed all its steps impeccably, only to find that it doesn’t look all that good on you? Today we will talk about makeup options for a particular eye shape: the hooded eye.
Although they are definitely important, makeup is definitely not all about skills. Different makeup looks different on various faces: there are many factors that play a role, from your skin tone to your eye color, from your hair to your facial symmetry. It is all about finding out what works for you.
So, how do you know if you have hooded eyes? Sometimes also called ‘bedroom eyes’, their crease isn’t visible beneath the upper lid and/or your brown bone. If you look into the mirror and cannot see where your lower lid (or your ‘mobile lid’) meets your upper, your eyes are probably hooded.
We are bringing you a tutorial by makeup expert Stephanie Lange who will share the most important Do’s and Don’ts for hooded eyes makeup. Read the full list and watch the video below.
Hooded Eye Makeup Do’s and Don’ts
Do blend up that first color. Use a makeup brush to blend the color up and over the entirety of your mobile lid, into the crease and onto the hood of your eye.
Do use matte colors. They’ll absorb light and make the hood look like it’s receding.
Do keep your highlight as close to the arch of your eyebrow and as far away from your hood as possible.
Do apply eyeliner to your lashline, and no further.
Do use a pencil eyeliner.
Do apply a minimal amount of eyeshadow only to your lower lashline to balance things out.
Do apply your line to your waterline.
Do use mascara to build up your lashes as much as possible to make your eyes look as big and beautiful as possible!
Don’t forget to blend up. When you apply your first eyeshadow color to your mobile lid, the worst thing you can do is only smudge the color on the bottom-most part. Doing so will only make your eyes look more hooded. If, after you put the color on, you look straight into the mirror and can’t see any of the color you’ve applied, you need to blend it higher!
Don’t use shimmery or satin colors. The shimmer reflects light and will make your hood appear even larger and puffier than it really is.
Don’t hop on the winged eyeliner bandwagon. Most of the time, the hood of your eye is going to cover up most of the wing anyway, and – like most of the mistakes here! – it will make your eye appear more hooded.
Don’t bring your highlighter down too low. Doing so will only highlight the hooded part of your eye and make it appear bigger.
Don’t use liquid eyeliner.
Don’t draw attention to your under-eye area! It’ll only make your entire eye look droopy and dragged down.
Don’t skimp on mascara.
Don’t apply eyeliner above your waterline. Doing so takes up what little visible space on your lid you have, and makes it appear smaller.