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Hooded Eye Makeup Tips and Ideas To Make Your Eyes Pop

Hooded eye makeup can be tricky for some people. It takes proper technique and know-how to make sure that you accentuate your eyes and not waste products that don’t do the job.

We’ve gathered the best tips to help you with your hooded eye makeup, from using the right products to applying your looks!

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Here Are the Best Tips and Tricks for Hooded Eye Makeup!

1. A Great Primer Goes a Long Way

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Investing in a really good primer is one of the most important tips on this list. Those with hooded eyes know the pain of applying eye makeup only to have it smudge all over the lids because of the hooded fold.

So making sure that you have a really good primer for your eye makeup is a must.

2. Matte Shadows Are the Way to Go

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Opting for matte eyeshadows to use on your upper eyelids make your eyes open up more. You can use whatever brand that works for you.

And if you wish to add some shimmer, you totally can, as long as you place it on your inner eyelids and not on outer area.

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3. Eyes Open for Hooded Eye Makeup Application!


For hooded eyes, it’s best to apply makeup pigment while your eyes are completely open. It’s a little unconventional for those with normal almond eyes, but for hooded eyes, it plays a great role.

The reason for this is because it is a bit more difficult to find your eye crease when you close your lids. When you apply makeup while your eyes are open, you can easily determine where your creases are and apply the proper technique with ease.

4. Use Waterproof Eyeshadows

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Just like having a great primer, using waterproof eye makeup is ideal for hooded eyes. This is so you can prevent smudging and transferring when your upper lids fold over your lower lids.

Investing in a great waterproof formula for both eyeliner and mascara is especially important, so make sure you do so!

5. Brows and Lashes


One of the most simple tips you can do for hooded eye makeup is to simply pump your lashes and define your brows. Whether or not you’re applying eyeliner like the video above, having wispy long lashes and defined brows already help accentuate your eyes beautifully.

That’s right, you don’t necessarily have to put on eyeshadow just to accentuate your eyes, opting for a simple step like this makes for a clean eye makeup that is perfect for hooded eyes.

How to determine if you really have hooded eyes? Check this video from AdviseMyStyle to find out:

Those are the easiest and simplest tips on how to do hooded eye makeup properly. Try any of the tips above and up your makeup game while staying safe indoors!

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