If you have hooded eyes, chances are that you are very well aware of the struggles of applying eye makeup. Whether you are going for a cat eye or it is the smokey eye that you want to create, applying makeup on hooded eyes is always a little tricky. This is so because having hooded eyes means less real estate area to work with.

But don’t let the lack of surface area make you feel like your eye makeup can’t be on point. It’s simply a matter of knowing how to work with what you’ve got. Read on for our eye makeup tips for hooded eyes...

Use eye primer
 

Use eye primer

Applying makeup to hooded eyelids means that there is going to be some transfer of product on to the eyeliner as well as the brow bone. To avoid this situation, improve the hold of your eye makeup by first applying an eye primer. This not only provides a smooth base for your eyeshadow to go on, but also acts as a glue to keep everything in place.

Be mindful of the placement
 

Be mindful of the placement

Does your eyeshadow, that you spent so much time applying, disappear as soon as you open your eyes? This is a common problem that comes with hooded eyes. To save yourself some effort, do not apply any eye makeup to the part of your eyes that gets covered when you open them. Instead, you can wear some eyeliner above your lash line and apply eyeshadow either above the eyelid’s crease or just below your brow bone, where it will stand out even when your eyes are open.

Apply some eyeshadow to your lower lash line
 

Apply some eyeshadow to your lower lash line

The best way that you can make up for lost eyelid area is by adding some eyeshadow to your bottom lashes. You can start with applying a thin line of the dark shadow two-third of the way in, and then blend it in with luminous inner corner highlight. This is an easy hack to not only make your eyes look brighter but to create a statement look with nothing more than a little technique.

Experiment with colour
 

Experiment with colour

The best part about having hooded eyes is that it allows you to play around with colours without looking OTT. Since your lids end up covering a lot of the eye area, bright and bold colours will automatically look subtle. It’s the perfect excuse to use the bright red or yellow eyeshadow, which may look slightly overwhelming on a larger eyelid space.

Use white eyeliner
 

Use white eyeliner

The best way to increase your eye’s brightness is to use a little bit of white eyeliner. Simply tight line your waterline using a white eye pencil. This will instantly make your eyes look brighter and make you look wide awake.

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