Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial – Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Tips

Calling all women with hooded eyes! We have a way to make your eyeshadow and eyeliner stand out beautifully, even with hooded eyes! This hooded eye makeup tutorial will have you rethinking your makeup routine.

Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial | Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Tips

When I first started my makeup journey, I always wondered why my pictures looked like I didn’t have any eye makeup on at all. Creating that deep crease illusion was puzzling and something I could never master… until I discovered what hooded eyes were. Hooded eyes are the extra skin hanging from your brow bone, making it appear that you don’t have very visible mobile eyelid space when you open your eyes.

That is why even when you put a lot of eyeshadow on your eyelids, when you open your eyes – it’s gone!

So when I found this article on the internet, I couldn’t help but share it with y’all because it’s life-changing for all us gals with hooded eyes! Thanks Kelly!

Primer Is A MUST

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You need to use primer. That’s nonnegotiable. Not only are my eyelids hooded, but they’re also the only oily part of my face (go figure). I finally started using Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion and haven’t looked back.

I put this on before using any kind of eyeshadow or liner, and it keeps everything from sliding around on my oily lids or getting transferred to my brow bone.

Use Eyeliner Instead of Eyeshadow

Sometimes I want a bold, colorful look on my eyes. Unfortunately, it never seems to work out very well with eyeshadow. My efforts feel like a waste of time when you can’t see most of my lids anyway.

Instead, I use a thick swipe of liquid liner for a bright pop of color. Right now I’m really into Sigma Line Ace, which comes in a lot of fun colors like the purplish-blue Inscription shown below.

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After applying primer, I make a thick line along my upper lash line (except at the inner corners, where I keep it thin). As you can see below, when my eyes are closed or half-closed, it’s obvious that I didn’t cover my entire lid with color.

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However, when my eyes are fully open, no one’s the wiser. The color appears to take over my entire lid, making for a bold look that’s actually incredibly fast and easy to do—no blending required.

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