Have your hooded eyelids been keeping you from getting the full effect of your makeup? If that is the case, then let us tell you about the best eyeliner tips and makeup techniques that can make all the difference in the world. We have put together a list of 5 essential things you need to know about hooded eye makeup so that your eyes look better every single day.
1. General Guidelines for Hooded Eyes Eyeliner
· DON’T apply traditional winged eyeliner
If you try out a traditional winged eyeliner on your hooded lids, the result may not be exactly what you expect. Depending on how hooded your eyes are, the eyeliner will cover part or even all of your mobile lid. Then, the hood will come directly over the eyeliner, thus making your eyes look smaller.
However, this does not mean that winged eyeliner is not for you. We will tell you all about how you should adapt the technique to suit your hooded eyelids in this article so that you can get that perfect winged eyeliner every time.
· DO apply your eyeliner on the waterline instead of the lash line
When you apply eyeliner to the lash line, this will cover most of your mobile lid, thus making you eye look smaller and more closed. To accentuate your eyes, try applying your eyeliner to your waterline. You can even go a little bit above that to get a very slim line that will contrast with the eyeshadow you apply on your mobile lid.
· DON’T apply eyeliner to the lash line of your bottom lid
This is one common mistake that women with hooded eyes are tempted to do. While it might seem like a good idea to accentuate your bottom lid since your top lid is hooded, we strongly advise against it. In fact, applying dark eyeshadow to your lower lash line will actually make your eyes look even more hooded.
· DO apply eyeliner to the waterline of your bottom lid
If you do want to accentuate your lower lid in a way that will flatter your hooded eyelids, then apply eyeliner to the waterline instead on the lash line. This will help you steer clear of that dragging effect that will make your eyes look droopy. It is equally important that you avoid dark eyeliner and opt for lighter tones instead. In fact, white eyeliner may become your new best friend. But we will tell you all about that further into this article.
These are the core eyeliner tips that your need to follow if you have hooded eyes. In the rest of our article, we will tell you all about how you can adapt various eyeliner looks to suit your eyes and make them look bigger.
To get a better idea of why these eyeliner tips are so important, take a look at this tutorial. Miss Stephanie Lange will show you why steering clear of you lash lines is important and how moving towards your waterline will be life-saving. You can find the video below.
2. Winged Eyeliner Tips for Hooded Eyes
Having hooded eyes does not mean that you cannot wear winged eyeliner. However, you may have noticed that the traditional approach does not provide you with the results you hope for. By applying a few simple eyeliner tips, you can adapt the entire look to the specific shape of your eyelid and get that dazzling winged eyeliner you love so much. Here’s what you need to know!
· Apply pencil eyeliner to your top waterline
Remember to keep the line as slim as possible to accentuate your lash line without adding too much to your mobile lid. Start with the inner corner of your eye and drag it all the way to the outer corner of your eye. It is equally important that you know that waterproof pencil eyeliner is your ideal choice for this part of the technique.
· Apply liquid eyeliner to the outer third of you lash line
This is the most important liquid eyeliner tip for hooded eyes you need to remember. The pencil eyeliner you have already applied to your waterline is everything you need for the inner corner of you eye. Then, you want to apply liquid eyeliner, but only to the outer third of your lash line. In fact, you will basically have to bring the entire winged eyeliner look down to make your eyes look bigger. And the best way to do that is to draw your wing on the outer third of the eye.
· Apply pencil eyeliner to your lower waterline (Optional)
Depending on how bold you want the look to be, you can apply pencil eyeliner to your lower waterline. The most important things you need to remember are to steer clear of your lower lash line and to keep it all within the waterline.
We have also provided a video tutorial to help you visualize this valuable technique. Miss Stephanie Lange will show you every step of the way to the perfect winged eyeliner for hooded eyes. You can find the video below.
3. Every Day Eyeliner Tips for Hooded Eyes
There are a few simple eyeliner tips that will help you achieve that perfect everyday look. In just a couple of minutes, you can get the perfect eyeliner if you follow these simple steps:
· Use waterproof pencil eyeliner and apply a very thin line to your top lid
This line is meant to accentuate your top lid and make your eyes look bigger. And the best way to do this is to apply this line to the very bottom of your lash line. In fact, you should aim for the space between your lashes because this is the very border between your waterline and your lash line.
· Close your eyes and use the pencil eyeliner to apply the line
The easiest way to apply this type of line is by closing your eye. All you have to do is take your waterproof pencil eyeliner and gently feather through the bottom of your top lashes. Start from the outer corner of your eye and move gently towards your inner corner.
· Keep the line thicker towards the outer corner of your eye
By making the line thicker on the outer corner of your eye, you will get an enlarging effect. In fact, you can even skip the inner corner altogether to keep as much as you can of your mobile lid free.
Take a look at this tutorial to see these everyday eyeliner tips in action. This technique will prove to be extremely useful every single morning and it will make your hooded eyes look absolutely fantastic. You can find the video below.
4. Cat Eyeliner Tips for Hooded Eyes
The cat eye look is quite complicated to achieve if you have hooded eyes because the hood of your eyelid will alter it considerably. But rest assured that there are ways to adapt the look for the specific shape of your lid and make it look absolutely fantastic. These are the best eyeliner tips for cat eye makeup for hooded eyes:
· Begin with the wing of your cat eye
The best way to start out your cat eye look is to draw the wing so that you can perfect it from there on. Your wing should continue the lower waterline to make it appear as natural as possible. Start from the outer corner of your eye and make it as long as you want, depending on how dramatic you want your cat eyes to be. You can use matte eyeshadow or liquid eyeliner for this step.
· Create a triangle shape on your top lid
The next step of you cat eye look is to create a triangle on your top lid. The wing you have drawn and your top lash line are your first two lines. Then, you are going to connect the inner corner of your eye with the top end of your wing. To do this, you should use waterproof liquid eyeliner.
· Adapt the cat eye look for your hooded eyes
At this point, your cat eye will look perfect when your eyes are closed. But when you open your eye, the edge will look curled instead of straight. This is because the hood of your eye is flapped over your mobile lid and it covers part of it. But rest assured that this can be corrected quite easily.
All you need to do is complete the triangle again, but this time with your eyes open. You need to look straight ahead into the mirror and fill out those white spaces to make the triangle complete. You will get an arrow shape when you are done. You can use liquid eyeliner for this part of the technique. We recommend waterproof eyeliner because it is crucial that everything remains perfect.
· Fill out your upper lid makeup by making the line appear normal
After adapting your cat eye for your hooded eyelid, it will look perfect while your eyes are open. However, it will look quite unnatural when your eyes are closed. To soften the arrow shape you have created, simply take some matte black eyeshadow and use it to fill out the inside of the arrow.
· Apply eyeliner to the inner corner of the eye
To balance out the dramatic cat eye wing, you will have to use some waterproof eyeliner and draw a small inner wing as well. This is one of the best eyeliner tips for the cat eye look for hooded eyes.
· Complete the cat eye look by applying eyeliner to your lower waterline
The final step of the eyeliner routine for cat eye makeup is applying eyeliner to your lower lid. Remember to stick to the waterline and you will look fantastic. We recommend waterproof pencil eyeliner for this step because this will guarantee that your cat eye will stay put.
To visualize this extensive process, you can take a look at this video on the best eyeliner tips for cat eye makeup for hooded eyes. Follow each step in the video tutorial and you will achieve that perfect cat eye you’ve been aiming for.
5. White Eyeliner Tips for Hooded Eyes
If you have hooded eyes, then white eyeliner can make a significant difference in your makeup routine. By applying white eyeliner to your lower waterline, your eyes will essentially appear larger, thus minimizing the droopy eye look created by the hood of your eyes.
One of the best white eyeliner tips for hooded eyes is to always stick to the waterline of your lower eyelid. Moreover, you should steer clear of dark eyeshadow on your lower lid because you will get that unwanted dragging effect we mentioned earlier. However, you can apply light matte eyeshadow to even out your makeup.
To get a better idea of what this type of eyeliner can do for you, take a look at this tutorial on how to make your hooded eyes look bigger.
We hope our list of the 5 best eyeliner tips for hooded eyes will prove helpful to you and that you will get the results you are aiming for. Experiment with these techniques and adapt them even further to best suit the specific shape of your eyes. Lastly, remember to have fun with your makeup every time because this will make a considerable difference in the outcome.