Hooded eyes are those where eyelids are almost fully covered by skin and are not clearly visible when your eyes are open. When you look in the mirror straight and are not able to see the whole shade of your eyelids, this means that you have what is known as hooded eyes. Getting the perfect eye makeup when you don’t have enough eyelid space can be difficult. But you can make it possible using the below mentioned tips and tricks. A number of celebrities also have hooded eyes like Blake Lively, Camilla Belle and Jennifer Lawrence, but their makeup artists make it work by using the below mentioned techniques.
Below Are The 5 Makeup Tips For Hooded Eyes:
1. Get A High Quality Primer
Hooded eyes often tend to be quite creased and oilier than rest of the facial skin. Therefore, to keep the eye shadow in place and avoid it sliding everywhere on the lids, you need to use a good quality eye primer. Apply it on the eyelids before applying any eye makeup to make sure it stays in place. There are a variety of eye primers available in the market these days with varying price tags; so get the one that suits your requirement the best. If you don’t want to invest in a primer, then use your concealer as a base for your eye makeup.
2. Use Smudge-Proof Mascara And Eyeliner
People with hooded eyes often face problems with smudging and smearing of eyeliner as well as mascara. After applying your eyeliner perfectly, get it instantly smeared with the blink of an eye can be truly a horror. So to avoid this from happening, always use smudge proof and waterproof eye makeup products such as eyeliner and mascara. Fiber mascaras can be a great choice as they never smudge but still can be removed easily with water before you go to bed.
3. Tight-Line Your Upper Lash Line
Tight lining is the technique of applying your kohl or eyeliner directly on the upper waterline where your lashes begin. Though it seems to be scary, but it is easy to do and gets even easier with practice. The best part is that it makes the eyes look amazing and bright. This step is very important since you don’t have limited space on the lips so by tight-lining your eye, you can skip a thick eyeliner which covers up most of the space on the lids.
4. Upside Down Cat Eyes
Getting the perfect cat eye can be quite difficult with hooded eyes but you can still get that glam look by flipping your cat eye upside down. Simply use a dark colored eye shadow and use an angled brush to create a smudged line starting from the inner corner the eyes; follow the natural curve of your lower lash line, go past the outer corner and angle it up towards the end of the eyebrow. You can also use an eyeliner to do this step, but using an eye shadow makes it look less harsh.
5. Blend Above The Crease
The most important step for perfect eye makeup when you have hooded eyes is to blend your eye shadow above the crease line. If you have hooded eyes, you know that all the color that you put on the lids will simply disappear when you open up your eyes. So for the color to show up, you need to extend it beyond the crease towards your brow bone.