Friday, 25 October 2013

Six eye makeup tips for hooded eyes

Model: Yulia
Hair and Makeup: Williamspromakeup
There is no one size fits all when it comes to eye makeup, because we all have different eye shapes. 

I love hooded eyes or 'bedroom eyes', because they have such a sultry, moody look.

Here are some simple tips to make the most of your hooded eyes:

1. Use small eye brushes

A lot of eyeshadow brushes sold on the high street are quite large. However with hooded eyes, you will need to use much finer brushes to create a more precise finish, otherwise you will deposit too much product across the lid.

2. Keep darker colours close to the lash line

Avoid using dark shadow across the entire lid. It will create a very heavy effect and make the eyes look too small. Keep dark shades as close to the lash line as possible, pressing into the lashes then blending up.

3. Keep the browbone neutral

Adding too much highlighter across the browbone can accentuate the hooded appearance of the eyelid. Avoid too much shimmer and keep the browbone neutral and fresh.

4. Remember the lower lid

Line under lower lashliner then smudge for a softened, wide-eyed look. Add a neutral, white or pink shimmer pencil (my favourite is by Makeup Forever) on the waterline to make eyes pop.

5. Define the brows

Creating a full, defined arch instantly created lift and sultriness to the hooded eye. Avoid over-plucking and fill brows with a brow wax and shadow. Benefit, Sleek and Bobbi Brown all do fantastic brow kits.

6. Avoid heavy fake lashes

Use a lash extending mascara or individual lashes at the ends of the eye. Stay away from thick fake full lash to avoid the dreaded 'Lamb chop' effect:

Related articles

What makeup to wear for work

The power of colour

The Firming Facial Miracle

Sometimes you stumble upon something and think wow, this is too good to share! But hey, I'm 
generous, so here is a cream that's made for something else, but firms up the face like something 
heavenly. No need for a facelift with this trick. Read more.

Top Age-Defying Makeup Tips

Makeup has an amazing ability to transform, contour, lift and shape - and it is all painfree! Find out my 
top makeup tips for women over fifty. Read more.


1 comment:

  1. Such a great post! It had a lot of great tips that I hadn't known before, and I have hooded lids

    Maha Maven
    Maha Maven Youtube