Saturday, 29 October 2016

10 Eye Makeup Tips For Hooded Eyes

I have hooded eyes which can be annoying when you try to perfect your cat eye or smokey eye and it doesn't turn out the way you want it to. I know how you feel and if you have another eye shape, don't worry some of these tips may help you too.

Use a Primer/Base

It is important to see a primer or base shadow, especially with hooded eyes as it is much easier for eyeshadow to crease and slip. I like to use Maybelline Colour Tattoo Gel Eyeshadow as it acts like the perfect base. It acts like a primer since it is a cream like eye shadow.

Keep Your Mirror Parallel To Your Face

I wish I had learned this a few years ago. Do your eye makeup with your eyes open and mirror parallel to face. There's not point in spending ages trying to do a beautiful cut crease when you look straight ahead in the mirror and realise you can't see your beautiful work.


Get Some Celeb Inspiration

Two actress that I love that have hooded eyes are Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. I feel finding a Celeb that has a similar eye shape as you can give you inspiration to what may suit you. I think it is a simple and easy way to see what works.

Put Your Crease Shadow Slightly Above Your Natural Crease

If you have hooded eyes and put a crease shadow into your crease, you won't see it. Put it in your crease and slightly above it to make sure it can be seen.

Set with Powder

This may sound weird but if you set your foundation with powder to make it last why not use it for eye shadow. I find this helps with the longevity my eye makeup as I use it beofre and after I put on any eye shadow. 

Go For Longlasting Products 

Waterproof mascara is a must for me as otherwise by the end of the day I have panda eyes. It can be a pain it take off but it is worth it. I try to look for products that state they are long lasting as then they should last for more than two hours on my face.

Don't Go for the Mega Cheap Eye Makeup

I know there are some brands that have amazing products for very cheap but there are a lot of other brands who can't hit that mark. When I mean cheap, I mean €1-2 on a product cheap. I personally haven't been lucky enough to find any of this makeup to ever work for me.

Avoid Going over Your Crease with Eyeliner

This never turns out well. Try to avoid extending the wind of your cat eye over your crease. It makes it look droopy and misshaped of you so. Try to extend further out and away from the crease as it looks much better.

Use Matte Eye Shadows

I've heard this one a lot but I don't always use it. I sometimes like using shimmery or satin eye shadows but if you use in moderation it will look wonderful.


I think it is so important to experiment with eye makeup to see what suits you. I used to only wear eyeliner as I was too afraid to start using eye shadows but now I'm the opposite way around. I love trying out different techniques and different colours to find what looks good.

What are you eye makeup tips?

Thanks for being awesome,


  1. Loved this post! My sister has hooded eyes, and I do her hair and makeup for dances and things like that. Our big dance is on November 18th. I am definitely saving this post! Going to reference it come time for the dance. xx

    1. By the way, I love the direction you are going with your blog design! It looks so sharp!

    2. Thanks for commenting Guilianna! I'm glad you find this post helpful, I enjoyed writing it. I hope you enjoy the dance. I've been trying to change my design little by little as I like to change things up a bit.

  2. This is a great post! I have quite hooded eyes as well so it's so handy you've shared your tips! Xxx


    1. Thanks for commenting Libby! I know the struggles.