Do you have hooded eyes? Have you struggled with knowing how to apply eyeshadow? Have no fear! Here are some eyeshadow tips for deep set hooded eyes with Seint eyeshadow that will be helpful for you!
What are Deep Set Eyes or Hooded Eyes?
According to the Cadogan Clinic, “Hooded eyes feature a heavy brow bone with a deep-set crease. In hooded eyes, skin hangs down over the crease. This makes your upper eyelid look smaller. If you cannot see the crease when your eyes are open, then this means you have hooded eyes.” (resource) There are lots of women that have hooded eyes! It’s not a good or a bad thing…it’s just natural. But knowing how your eyelids are made will help you know how to apply eyeshadow so you look your best.
Eyeshadow Application Techniques for Deep Set Hooded Eyes
There is a strategy in applying eyeshadow for deep set or hooded eyes. Here are a few simple tips that you can use:
- Apply a medium brown in the crease of your eye to give it dimension. Apply it with your eye open and blend it back and forth in the crease. This will help apply the color in and above the crease so you can see the color when your eyes are open. Having a good eyeshadow blending brush is key! This Eyeshadow Brush is amazing!
- Apply a light color on the inner 1/3 of your eyelid. This helps open and brighten up your eyes. This Smudge Brush is great for pressing color right on your lid.
- Apply a dark color on the outer corner of your eye. This helps draw the eye out. Apply it in a sideways V shape and blend it UP! This will lift the eye up.
- Add a light color under the highest part of your brow and on the inner corner of your eye. This lifts and brightens the eye.
- Don’t apply eyeliner on the entire upper and lower lid. Just focus on the outer corners. If you apply it fully on the upper and lower lashes, then it makes the eye look smaller. Focusing on the outer corners will help them look bigger. This Multitasker Brush is great for applying cream eyeliner. It makes it easy to control and apply.
- For mascara, apply it on your top AND bottom lashes. This will help them look bigger and wider. My very favorite mascara is the Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions. It’s so so good!
Watch the video below for a step-by-step hooded eye eyeshadow tutorial. This is the eyeshadow palette I used in the video…the colors are very versatile and look great on everyone!
Makeup Tools and Products for Hooded Eyes
Having the right makeup tools and products makes all the difference in a great makeup application! Here are some tools and products that will help you get a great look:
1.Eyeshadow Brush– This is the best eyeshadow brush for blending!
2. Smudge Brush– This is a great brush for applying eyeshadow exactly where you want it. The dense bristles help get a pretty full coverage application.
3. Multitasker Brush– This is the best brush to apply cream eyeliner! It makes the application process so quick and easy! Plus, it can be used for lots of other purposes too (brows, eyeshadow, lip liner, lip stick).
4. Brown Eyeshadow– A mid-tone brown is a great color to have in your eyeshadow palette so you can create shadow and dimension.
5. Dark Eyeshadow– A dark shadow will add dimension on the outer corner of the eye.
6. Light-Medium Eyeshadow– Apply a light-medium color on the main part of your eyelid. Going for something too dark will close the eye off, making it look smaller.
7. Light Shimmer Eyeshadow– Every gal needs a light shimmer shadow in their palette to brighten under the brow and on the inner corner of the eye.
8. Cream Eyeliner– Cream eyeliner is an easy way to get a lined look without having to worry about precision and cleanliness. Using cream eyeliner with the Multitasker Brush will help you quickly apply a line. Since it’s cream, it’s easy to apply and easy to clean up if you make a little mess in the process.
9. Eyeshadow Primer– If you’re going to go through all the effort to apply a pretty eyeshadow look, then make sure it stays all day! This eyeshadow primer works great!
10. Mascara– You must invest in a great mascara if you want great lashes! The Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions mascara is my very favorite…I’ve been wearing it for years!
Hopefully these eyeshadow tips for deep set hooded eyes was helpful! Sometimes makeup application is a little trial and error until you get what works for you. Have fun in the process and know that you are beautiful just the way you are!
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How to Avoid Under Eye Creasing
How to Conceal Dark Circles Under Eyes
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