Perfecting a cat eye or smoky eye makeup is hard enough, but for people who are blessed with hooded eyes, the struggle of mastering an eye makeup is made even harder. The eyeshadow seems to completely disappear, the mascara constantly transfers on the brow bone, and the eyeliner flick look all crooked. Luckily, hooded eye gals no longer need to struggle to get your eye makeup right with the help of these top makeup tips.
- Opt for Waterproof Mascara. If there’s one annoying thing about having hooded eyes, it would be your lashes frequently touching your brow bone. With this, you’ll likely end up with black smears beneath your eyebrows when your skin gets oily or sweaty. Counter this by ditching your usual mascara and going for a waterproof one. Just take your pick between lengthening and volumizing mascaras.
- Play With Colours. One perk of having hooded eyes is that you get to experiment with colours. The little eyelid space that you have is already an enough excuse for you to sport seasonal eyeshadow colours like violet, which looks overwhelming when applied on a larger eyelid space.
- Smudge Colours on Your Lower Lashes for a Smoky Eye Effect. Smudged liners and shadows are often swallowed by hooded eyes, making your dramatic smoky eye look almost non-existent. If you constantly experience this, then it’s time for you to flip the traditional smoky eye placement upside down. After working o your eyelids, give your lower lash area some love. Use the same colours you applied on your eyelid on your lower lash to bring the drama down. And add a couple of coats of your favourite mascara to complete your smoky eye look.
- Try Several Cat Eye Looks. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually several cat eyes that one can try. Experiment on your cat eye look by making your flicks more curved or triangular, depending on the shape of your eyes. You’ll surely be surprise as to how many looks you’ll be able to create.
- Practice Good Eye Makeup Placement. Instead of focusing your time and effort on applying your makeup on your moving lid, work on your eye shadow just below your brow bone where the hooded part begins. The colour will show more visibly when you open your eyes compared to applying it on your eyelid.
Having hooded eyes can cause few makeup challenges, but understand that these challenges aren’t insurmountable. Beauty is all about experimenting and figuring out what works for you. So, if the standard eye makeup isn’t working for your eye shape, don’t hesitate to experiment and try something new. Remember that it’s just make up; you can just put it on and wipe it off if it doesn’t suit you well.