Every eye shape is unique and gorgeous in its own way. There are so many makeup tricks to enhance and beautify your eyes and make them look appealing. Smokey eyes, winged eyeliner, glitter eyes, the options are endless, however, the problem arises when you have hooded eyes. Applying makeup to hooded eyes can be quite tricky, because of the lack of visible lid space. If you are someone who has hooded eyes, we understand your ordeal. That’s why we thought of coming up with a detailed hooded eye makeup tutorial that several women can benefit from. We know you can’t wear every eye makeup look, but there are several others that will flatter your eye shape.

Before we give you a detailed hooded eye makeup tutorial, here are a few dos and don’ts that will come handy each time you do your eye makeup.


Dos and don’ts for hooded eye makeup:

Dos and don’ts for hooded eye makeup:




Hooded eye makeup tutorial: Eyeshadow

Hooded eye makeup tutorial: Eyeshadow

In this article, we will focus on application of one product at a time, since eye makeup begins with eyeshadow, let’s take a look at that first.

Step 1: Prime your lids before picking up that eyeshadow palette, you know too well how annoying it is to see your product smudged on your upper eyelid, and a primer helps prevent that. Start by applying a tiny amount of primer on each eyelid, wait for a minute or two and then dab some foundation and concealer.

Step 2: Take your eyeshadow palette and pick a matte shade onto the brush and dab it on the lower section of the eyelid, right above your eyeball. You can wear more than one shade but make sure to blend them well. Alternatively, adding a pop of highlight on the centre of the eyelid will make your eye appear slightly bigger.

Step 3: The next step is to pick a shimmery highlighter and dab it in the inner corner of the eyes to brighten the area. Don’t forget to apply some right below the arch of your brow.

Step 4: More than a step, this is a tip, while doing hooded eye makeup, make sure your eyes are fully open and relaxed, this way you will know exactly how your final makeup will look.

Step 5: Spritz some makeup setting spray to lock the look in place and prevent it from smudging.


Hooded eye makeup tutorial: Eyeliner

Hooded eye makeup tutorial: Eyeliner

Many people may have told you to avoid a cat eye or to avoid extending your eyeliner beyond your lash line when you have hooded eyes. They are right, as it can make your eyes look smaller, but there’s a solution for everything. We’ve found the perfect one – a fake cut crease! Follow the steps below and sport that winged eyeliner you’ve been avoiding all this while!

Step 1: No makeup will ever look perfect without the perfect base, therefore start by prepping your lids with some primer and create a smooth canvas.

Step 2: With the help of pencil eyeliner, create a line that starts at the outer edge and moves towards the inner corner of the eye. The line should appear darker on the outer corner and get lighter as you move inwards.

Step 3: Wait for a minute, let it set, then grab your fluffy brush to blend and soften the line you just created. Blend it in an upwards and outward direction towards the brow bone and outer corner of the eyes. Do not blend out the outer edge of the line as it defines your crease. 

Step 4: Take a waterproof eyeliner and draw a diagonal from the inner corner of the eye, extending slightly beyond the lash line. Then draw a line that extends up from your lower lash line and meets the diagonal line. 

Step 5: Add a few strokes of waterproof mascara to finish the look.


Hooded eye makeup tutorial: Eyebrow pencil

Hooded eye makeup tutorial: Eyebrow pencil

Finding the right brow shape can make all the difference. When filling brows, don’t go too dark or your hooded eyes will look tired. A thin brow will give the illusion of space and open up the eye area.

Step 1: Go to a professional to shape your brows, they will know exactly what will complement your eye shape. If you shape your own brows at home, don’t keep it too bushy or thick.

Step 2: Lightly outline the natural shape of your brows using a brow pencil. Begin at the bottom and draw light, feathery strokes. Fill in sparse brows using the same light strokes. Using a spoolie, gently comb through the brow for a natural look.

Step 3: To further enhance the shape of your brows, first use a concealer over and under the brow then using a highlighter, illuminate underneath the arch for brighter-looking eyes.


Also Read: Best Eye Makeup for Different Eye Shape​


FAQs on Hooded eye makeup:

FAQs on Hooded eye makeup:

1) Where do I apply eyeliner on my hooded eyes?

A. Makeup artists believe applying eyeliner to hooded eyes can make it look smaller. While some are of the opinion that applying liner to the waterline is better, others feel a small, thin line close to the lash line looks pretty. So experiment with these styles and see what works best with your eyes.

2) What’s the prettiest eye shape?

A. Every eye shape is pretty in its own unique way, but some women with hooded eyes feel they can’t create too many eye looks. With the help of makeup, every eye shape can be enhanced and given the illusion of bigger eyes.

3) Which celebrities have hooded eyes?

A. There are many celebrities with hooded eyes, but they know the best makeup tricks to make their eyes look more appealing. Some of them are Alia Bhatt, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Blake Lively, Megan Fox and more. Image courtesy: Instagram