Is your mascara permanently imprinted on the skin above your eyes? Do you constantly catch yourself reapplying eyeshadow that was there an hour ago or fixing the eye-liner that transfers to your brow? We get you, girl. If you wanted your makeup there, you’d have applied it there which can only mean one thing: hooded eyelids!
The extra fold of skin on hooded eyelids often makes them a little difficult to make up but fear not sisters; we’ve got you covered! We pulled together some ultimate tips and hacks on how to do makeup for hooded eyes, just for you.
Covertly avoid transfer with Waterproofs and Primers
There are products out there that will do for you, what mother nature should have done. Smudge-proof your look by opting for quick drying, waterproof formulas such as the Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara. Anchor your eyeshadow and eye-liner to your lid with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion for an all-day crease-free and budge-proof eyeshadow magnet!
Correct the hood by creating your own crease
The main thing about hooded eyes is that they either have very little or no crease. Nothing, however, stops you from using quality products to create your own crease. Corrective highlighting becomes a reality when you use Urban Decay Brow Box – Blondie. It is perfect for hooded eyelids and flaunts your go-to neutral and matte creamy white colours. Experts recommend mattes when creating depth, so keep this in mind when enhancing your creases.
Lighten your lid and wing it like a pro
The challenge of hooded eyelids comes from having “vanishing” lids. Apply dark blue eyeshadow or a solid navy eyeshadow to your outer corners, with subtle highlighting in the inner corners. A dab of the same colour under your brow bone will define your eyes. This will offset any chance of your eyes appearing sleepy or small, and redirect the gaze to where you command it.
Pull out your tightlining skills
Just in case you’re wondering what’s tightlining? It is a go-to skill for all hooded eye peeps out there. This nifty skill involves using eyeliner to “fill out” your upper lash water line. Use a long-lasting waterproof eyeliner on your eyes such as the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil to create gorgeous definition.
Celebrate your hooded eyes with know-how, and the right products! Be well-primed, waterproofed and wiser with our quick tips which offer you different styling options to seriously rock those hooded eyes. Love yourself!