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How To Apply Eyeshadow For Hooded Eyes

How To Apply Eyeshadow For Hooded Eyes

There are many different eye shapes in the world, from upturned to downturned, monolid to hooded – and each have their own particular advantage in the world of make-up.

However, hooded eyes are one of the least common and are more likely to be found on those with Asian ancestry, although it can happen to any ethnicity.

It is also true that hooded eyes can add a layer of complexity to eyeshadow application, and can be a little trickier to get right. But once you get it right, you may find yourself joining the ranks of beautiful celebrities who share the same look, such as Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Aniston.

In this blog, we’re going to show you how to apply eyeshadow for hooded eyes.


Due to the position of the brow, it can be quite difficult not to accidentally smudge your makeup on to the upper lid in a momentary lack of concentration. This can be prevented by using a primer for eye makeup, providing the makeup with a surface to which it can bond.


Open up your hooded eyes

As hooded eyes are often know for making the eyes seem smaller, it’s important to introduce a trick to make them appear bigger and brighter. Use an eyeshadow brush and apply a darker shade between the brow bone and the natural crease of the eye lid from the outside corner in an arc to the inside corner adding definition to your look.


Work on your brow

To help give your eyes a lifted form, you can now use either a matte or shimmer shade eyeshadow – depending on your skin tone – to highlight your brow bone. You can help to draw attention upwards by ensuring that the chosen shades are one or two shades lighter than your skin tone.


Colour & Blend

By using a stiffer round-headed brush – again between your brow bone and natural eyelid crease – to apply a another darker shade, by blending these colours together you can create a smokey eye look that will be the envy of many. You can then begin to blend in more shades to make the look more dramatic, such as a shimmer style eyeshadow to really accentuate the colours.

As we’re all a little different in face shape and bone structure, it’s important not to be disheartened if you don’t get the look perfect the first time round. These things take practice.

What is important, however, is to be brave enough to experiment with different shades that go well together, and learning exactly where to apply the eyeshadow to make the look your desire become a reality.

Luckily, there are numerous resources where you can contrast and compare shades that work well together, no matter your skin tone.


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