Mastering Makeup For Hooded Eyes: Your Guide

Written by Kinnari AsharFeb 06, 2024
Mastering Makeup for Hooded Eyes: Your Guide

Hooded eyes can be a challenge to work with when it comes to applying makeup. The unique shape of this eye type can make it difficult to create the desired look and achieve the perfect winged liner or eyeshadow application. But don't worry; with the right techniques and products, you can easily master eye makeup for hooded eyes. In this guide, we'll take you through everything you need to know about this eye shape and provide you with some helpful tips and tricks on step by step eye makeup for hooded eyes to help you create stunning makeup looks that enhance your natural beauty. So, let's get started! 

Mastering Makeup for Hooded Eyes: Your Guide  

Firstly, it's essential to understand the shape of your eyes. Hooded eyes have a fold of skin that covers the crease, making the eyelid look smaller. To enhance your eyes, you need to apply eye makeup in a way that makes your eyes look more prominent. Let’s understand more about hooded eyes

Understanding Hooded Eyes 

Hooded eyes are a common eye shape characterised by a heavy brow bone that causes the eyelid to droop. This drooping effect creates a hood over the eye, which is why they are called hooded eyes.  

Hooded eyes have a small crease and a lack of visible eyelid space, making applying eye makeup challenging. There are two main types of hooded eyes: monolids and double eyelids. Monolids have no visible crease, while double eyelids have a visible crease.  

Prepping Hooded Eyes For Makeup 


Prepping your eyes before applying makeup can make a huge difference.  

  • Start with a good skincare routine to ensure your eyes are moisturised and ready for makeup.  

  • Next, shape your eyebrows to lift the eyes and create a more open look.  

  • Finally, use a good eye primer to prevent creasing and ensure your eyeshadow stays put all day.  

The Lakmé Facelift Brow Sculpt Palette is your ticket to slay your brow game like never before! It comes with two handpicked true-match shades of brown that give a natural look to your brows. The light shade fills the sparse areas of your brows, while the dark shade adds definition to the arch and tail.  

Step-By-Step Guide For Mastering Eye Makeup For Hooded Eyes 

Once your eyes are prepped well, it’s time to accentuate them with makeup.  

1. Applying eyeshadow 


One of the key aspects of mastering eye makeup for small hooded eyes is applying eyeshadow correctly.  

  • Firstly, choosing eyeshadow colours that complement your eye shape and skin tone is important.  

  • Next, apply eyeshadow to the crease using a fluffy brush to create depth and definition.  

  • Then, apply eyeshadow to the lid, blending it well with the crease.  

  • Finally, blend all the eyeshadow for a seamless and polished look.  

We recommend trying out the Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Paints which are perfect for hooded eyes. These eyeshadows feature a luxurious, crème texture which is extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear. Enriched with cocoa butter, they are designed to prevent your lids from feeling dry. With 7 dazzling shades to choose from, they also feature high shimmer and shine with a rich colour payoff for you to rock your look all day.  

2. Applying eyeliner 


When it comes to applying eyeliner, it's important to choose the right formula for your desired look. Gel, liquid, and pencil eyeliners all have different textures and finishes.  

  • Once you've chosen your formula, apply eyeliner to your upper lash line, starting from the inner corner and moving towards the outer corner.  

  • For a winged look, extend the liner outwards and upwards at the outer corner of the eye.  

  • Lastly, apply eyeliner to the lower lash line, starting from the outer corner and moving towards the inner corner. 

Try out the Lakmé Eyeconic Ultra Smooth Kohl Liner to create an intense, captivating look that exudes elegance. Its intense black pigment is guaranteed to make your eyes stand out, leaving you with a bold and glamorous look with long-lasting wear that lasts all day. 

3. Applying mascara 


Applying mascara may seem simple, but there are a few things to remember to achieve the perfect look

  • First, ensure you've chosen the right mascara formula for your needs.  

  • Next, curl your lashes using an eyelash curler to enhance their shape.  

  • When applying mascara to the upper lashes, start at the base and wiggle the brush to the tips.  

  • Use a light hand and a smaller brush for the lower lashes to avoid clumping. 

A mascara that lengthens and volumises your lashes is perfect for hooded eyes. Check out the Lakmé Lash Boost Extreme Mascara to get ultimate lash transformation. It comes with an innovative formula and specialized elastometric brush that gives increased curling and lengthening benefits; making this mascara the holy grail for hyperlifted lashes. The formula is also waterproof, ensuring your lashes stay stunning for hours. 

And there you have it! A perfect way to apply makeup for small hooded eyes! With these application tips and techniques, you are all set to rock your eye makeup game. 

FAQs about Makeup for Hooded Eyes 

Q1 How can I make my hooded eyes look bigger with makeup?  

A: Techniques like tightlining the waterline, using light-coloured eyeshadows on the inner corners of the eyes, and applying mascara to the upper and lower lashes can help make hooded eyes look bigger

Q2 Should I use false lashes for hooded eyes?  

A: Yes, false lashes can be a great way to enhance the natural shape of hooded eyes. However, it is important to choose lashes that are not too long or heavy, as they can weigh down the eyelids.  

Q3 Can I use eyeliner on my lower lash line if I have hooded eyes?  

A: Yes, you can use eyeliner on the lower lash line, but it is important to keep the line thin and close to the lash line to avoid making the eyes appear smaller.  

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