make up for hooded eyes


Applying eyeshadow can be pretty difficult specially if you are a beginner and have zero knowledge about it. The reason I made this tutorial is to help the beginners in eyeshadow or make up application. When choosing colors, you can never go wrong with neutrals. They are perfect for everyday wear. You don’t need to be a beauty guru to have beautiful looking eyes. All it takes is a little practice and more practice to be able to get the perfect blend of eyeshadow colors. 

Try these simple steps of eyeshadow application and get on your way to be a beauty of envy.

1. Clean up your face by washing it or by applying facial toner. Professional make up artists prefer to apply eye primer first on their clients eyelid so the eyeshadow can hold for longer hours. But, if you will only wear it on a casual day and you have no problem with retouching your eyeshadow then you can do it without a primer. Apply a concealer on areas with uneven skin tone.

2. Choose three colors from your eyeshadow palette. You must have a light, medium and dark shade to start. If you are not sure about which shades to choose then go for the neutral shades like peach, browns, nude shades or beige. Apply the lightest color all over your eyelid and on your brow bone. Also apply it on the inner corner of your eyes to make your eyes appear fresh and awake.

3. Take the darker shade of the eyeshadow and apply it on your eyelid. This is the most common technique used for those with hooded eyes because it can make the eyelid more noticeable. Make sure to apply evenly and don’t forget to blend.

4. Take the medium shade of the eyeshadow and apply it on your crease. It can help in defining the shape of your eyes. Make sure to cover the whole area of the eyeball. Don’t forget to blend. For hooded eyes, it’s okay to go a little bit above the crease.

5. Line your upper lash line with a dark eye pencil to make an illusion of thicker eyelashes. Just blend them out to make it appear more natural. We don’t want a harsh black line on the lash line. 

6. To make your eyes appear bigger, line half of the lower lash line with dark pencil then apply white eyeliner on the lower waterline for a fresh looking eyes.

7. Curl your eyelashes using eyelash curler. To really open up your eyes you can wear falsies. There are variety of false eyelashes in the market. If you are wearing eyeshadow for a casual every day look you may opt for a not so dramatic eye lashes. For hooded eyes like mine, you can select a pair of falsies that feature long and short strands, with the longest lashes right above your pupil. But, in this tutorial, I opted not to wear falsies anymore.

8. Apply 2-3 coats of mascara and you are done.

9. The effect should be soft and natural looking eyes that you will not be afraid to wear during day time and on a casual day. You can pair it with  earth shades of lippies. You may wear this eyeshadow at night just go a little bolder by pairing it with a darker shade of lipstick.

More Tricks:

- To make eyes appear awake and bigger, apply a white or nude eye pencil on the waterline.
- Put a highlighter shade on your brow bone to add a lift to your face.
- Clean any fall outs using a wet q tip to achieve a clean crisp look.
- Invest in a good eye primer to boost your eye makeup and help keep shadow on for long.
- Brushes are equally important in making a gorgeous eye makeup. So, invest in some basic brushes. 

Please do not hesitate to drop me a line after you tried it yourself.

n i hate when i look up youtube videos abt eye makeup for hooded eyes and i think i find a good one… n then some bitch who has actual visible eyelids shows up? like???? u don’t know the struggle ok. u don’t know the pain

anonymous asked:

how do you do your eyeliner? your make up looks so good

thank you!!!! i have hooded eyes so i just draw it up to where my crease is using a brown eyeliner so it’s not too harsh and then i make sure my wing isn’t curved, if that makes sense

Hooded & Easy: Rose Gold Eye Make Up

Hello, it me, Mario! JOKES! We’re off to a great start, huh.

The fashion industry went gaga over rose gold everything last year and Apple made it officially “cool” by creating an iPhone with the prettiest rose gold shade. I decided to interpret my own version, in terms of make up, which I think will be gorgeous for a first date, Valentine’s or prom! It’s also quite soft so I believe anyone can pull this one off, easily! Ready your tools… and go!

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L’oreal True Match Liquid Foundation in G4 Gold Beige & Real Techniques Sculpting Brush

Started off with just a layer of foundation and blended it with a Sculpting Brush. This brush is supposedly for contour but it’s very dense that it makes a great foundation brush, as well.

Eye - Gold

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Maybelline The Nudes Palette (Gold)

I applied the gold shadow from The Nudes palette across my eye lid. I didn’t put any base shadow as it is already very pigmented and the colors turn out well without help from primer.

Eye - Rust

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust Rouille

Since I have hooded eyes, it can be difficult to figure out where my crease is, so I cheated my way by using an eye pencil to create one. Draw a sideways V as seen below. Connect the outer corner of your eye towards your brow bone and extend it along your eye socket.

Blend afterwards. You can build up the color by applying the eye pencil again and blending it again until you get your desired shade.

Eye - Blush

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NYX Blush in Natural

I used a blush powder and added it on top of the blended Rust eye pencil to make it rosy.

Eye - Liner

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Maybelline The Nudes Palette (Dark Brown)

I wanted to create a soft look so I decided against blacks but instead, I used the darkest brown from the same palette. I put it on top of my lash line but made sure it was very thin, just enough to define my eyes.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Whiskey

I also used a brown eye pencil for my waterline.

You may skip this bit but if you can, then tight line using the same brown pencil. It can be intimidating and it gives an odd sensation so I understand if not everyone does it.


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Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

I curled my lashes and applied some mascara. I also put on some fake but simple lashes. Nothing dramatic, just enough to thicken my lashes. 


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Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer

Now, this is a new product but I’ve heard about this from several beauty gurus all around the interwebs. This is one of the most, if not the most, raved drugstore concealer. I finally got to try it and I was surprised by how pigmented it is. I knew it was good but I didn’t know that it has high coverage so I applied the usual amount and was gobsmacked by how white my under eye is, lol!

Oopsie daisy. This is me realizing my fault. Almost half of my face is white, haha. I should’ve applied less of that concealer. Anyhow, I put a pea of foundation across my cheeks to rectify my mistake.


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MAC Lip Pencil in Soar & Maybelline Velvet Matte Lip in MAT 12

Continuing with the softness of this look, I opted for a pink nude shade for my lips. 


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Milani Stay Put Brow in Medium Brown

I forgot to film the bit where I drew on my brow but it’s the same brow technique I’ve used since my last make up tutorial.


I also put a tint of color on my cheeks using the same blush I used for my eyes. Again, nothing dramatic, to complete this soft rose gold eye make up.

This is now my favorite look, it’s classy but not boring. It brightens your face and gives you a very charming look. Let me know if you like this make up and if you’re going to recreate it, tag me across all social media!

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