Welcome to #teamhoodedeyes, where droopy eyelids and missing crease sashay in unison! While we own up to our ethnicity vis-a-vis aging, we hereby pledge to make our eyes selfie-worthy. Watch out Instagram because we are here to rock your world.
Got hooded eyes like this zilla? come spend a minute or two because I am here to show you how to create the illusion of having higher crease and larger lid space. Mind trick and makeup, you bet.
If you know me well enough, I go for neutral eye makeup in most days. Fuss-free is the word because I don’t have the time, let alone sit for an hour fixing my genetic inheritance. It is what it is, #hoodedforlife.
I prefer matte eyeshadows like Paula’s Choice The Nude Mattes over sheen or metallic because they create more depth and dimension. But then again, it’s just makeup so feel free to use whatever you have in your stash. Just remember these two imperative rules: use light eyeshadow to create bigger lid space and dark eyeshadow to create an illusion of higher crease.
1. Apply eye primer as you normally would.
2. With domed eyeshadow brush (small crease brush), apply dark eyeshadow (dark brown or gray are my favorites) few millimeters above your normal crease. Trick: angle your mirror up and look down.
3. Blend crease upward with lighter shade of brown for dimension.
4. With flat eyeshadow brush, apply light eyeshadow (flesh or light brown) on eyelid up to your “fake crease”.
5. Highlight brow arch and inner eye corner with sheen eyeshadow (champagne).
6. Tight-line with black kohl eyeliner to open up your eyes and create the illusion of darker/fuller lashes. Skip lining your upper lash line because it will reduce the space between your lid and crease.
7. Lightly smudge dark eyeshadow (dark brown) on lower lash line,
8. Apply a coat or two of mascara.
Any tips you want to add?