Frenzied over the ‘back to back’ makeup launches and the varieties of new eye-shadow palette lining up makes this season super overwhelming and we ‘makeup geeks’ can gleefully say ‘this is a good time to be alive!’ All the same, we all have our individual makeup frustrations and grievances- one of which we can jointly attest to, is the unavoidable reality of having hooded eyes… faced with the challenge of not being able to apply eye-shadow like other eye shapes for example ‘almond eye’ generally tagged as the perfect eye outline.
What is a hooded eye?
When the excess skin under the brow bone folds over one’s eyelid, thereby hiding the lid space- this is commonly referred to as a ‘hooded eye’. In the long struggle, some of you beauties may have given up on eye-shadow application- but hey!
Not to worry these simple tips will take you out of the hooded eye dilemma and help ease your makeup hassle.
Prep your eye base with a good primer… this will prevent your eye-shadow from shifting and creasing.
Since the lash line is close to the crease, there is a high tendency of mascara and eyeliner smearing. In order to avoid messy eyes a smudge-proof product will be of great benefit.
Get falsies that have some gap between them, for example, wispy lashes – it will give you volume and length while having your lid still in view. Thick lashes will completely hide the lid space you’re trying to enhance.
Do not overline the lid else you eat into the little lid space. A thick line isn’t needed for a hooded eye, however, to make the eye pop more, tight line the upper lash line to darken the eye- with that you still have a lid space.
The trick with the hooded eye is creating an illusion. By this, we mean knowing what eye-shadow tincture and texture to use in the different sections of the eye area. Technique matters with eye-shadow application; know where to apply matte and shimmery eye- shadow- whilst been able to blend well.
This is a call to action; go beyond your regular makeup routine by trying your hands on a cut-crease eye-shadow glam to give off a façade of a higher crease… you can opt for a mini or full cut crease.