We know, we know: eyeliner has probably been one of your greatest woes for your beautiful hooded eyes. If you’ve been trying to do your makeup with the same steps as everyone else (sometimes you even need different products), you’ve been met with frustration, smudged eyes and eyes that disappear.
Well, from today onward, you can literally wear the most gorgeous eye makeup everyday – including eyeliner. Read on for our 12 simple tricks to beautify your hooded eyes:
It’s time to embrace the art of tight lining your eyeliner. This is a makeup skill that really everyone should add to their routine, but for hooded eyes it can be extremely useful. To tight line your eyes, draw your eyeliner on the waterline of your lids. Remain calm, breathe easy and take it slow. It can be intimidating at first because it feels as if you’re going straight for your eyes but it’s actually not as hard as it looks. It’s more of a psychological hurdle to overcome! The finished result is fab because your upper eye area is noticeably lined, even with open eyes.
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There are loads of spectacular looks involving eyeliner placed beneath your eyes and it’s probably your favorite area to focus on since your lids pose special challenges. Continue to enjoy lining your lower lash line but remember that lining only the top and skipping the bottom can actually make your eyes appear to be bigger.
Smudge-proof and waterproof eyeliners are great picks for working makeup onto your upper lash line.
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The quality of your eye makeup does matter. Go for the good stuff when possible. Products with the reputation of working well and staying put.
Always close your eyes for a few minutes after applying your liquid eyeliner so it can dry. Be patient. Liquid liner looks beautiful but it’s a lot of work and a real mess to fix when accidentally smudged. Apply your liquid liner to one lid while your eye is still open, close it, wait for the makeup to dry and then repeat for your other eye. Tip: Gel eyeliner dries faster. Focus the liner towards the outer lid as this is where you have the most real estate in terms of color and style.
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Eliminate any potential roadblocks to your cat eye by applying them beneath your eyes instead of above them. Use a pencil or gel liner, start at your inner eyes, and work all the way out to the corners – just as you would do for a traditional cat eye. The end result is totally enchanting.
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On the subject of the upside down cat eye, there’s another interesting way to wear it to change things up. For your next smokey eye, create an upside down cat eye by starting at the center of your lower lashes and then smudge the line. When you have hooded eyes, smudging at the upper lashes can usually create a mess or it won’t let enough of the essence of the smokey eye be seen whenever you have open eyes. This adaptation allows you to give your smokey eyes a boost in a way that’s extra flattering for your eye shape.
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You can draw eyeliner on your lids and continue out just a little past the ends of your eyes for a subtle yet gorgeous touch. It really doesn’t take much effort to up your beauty game!
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Try wearing dark brown, brown or navy blue eyeliner by day to soften up your look. Black can come off as harsh in the daytime, even more so if your hooded eyes look heavy or sleepy.
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Look down at a mirror when you apply your eyeliner so you can place it as close to the lash line as possible without getting it on your lids.
Open up your eyes to make them appear bigger, fresher, and more alert with this eyeliner trick. Draw your eyeliner about 3/4 of the way in and then blend at the end of the line so that the end isn’t harsh or too clearly defined. Afterwards, strobe in the section that doesn’t have eyeliner using a shimmery white or light eyeshadow hue.
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We always recommend that you start your eye makeup routine with a good quality primer but we’ve found that it’s actually not enough for everyone with eyes that are hooded. If your primer isn’t doing the job, try this trick… Apply primer, apply your eyeliner, then trace over it with an eyeshadow in a matching color.
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