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Glamm In The Hood:  The Only Makeup Tips You Need If You Have Hooded Eyes

Glamm In The Hood: The Only Makeup Tips You Need If You Have Hooded Eyes

Have a look around you and you’ll notice that eyes are busy making a statement!

Hello 2020, how are ya! Ever since corona came into our lives, wearing a mask has become the new normal and the makeup industry has taken a huge setback. But thankfully, people are now back to playing with makeup and creating iconic looks for the ‘Gram! Currently, eye makeup is all over and honestly, we cannot keep up with the new trends that keep blowing up!

When it comes to doing eye makeup, most of us dread matching our wings, let alone doing a full-fledged eye look. Makeup on the eyes, especially on hooded eyes can be a tad tricky, and here are some tips on how to enhance makeup on hooded eyes.

How To Enhance Hooded Eyes With Makeup

Our eye shape plays a pivotal role in the kind of makeup look we’re going for. And if you have hooded eyes, you know how difficult it can get to do makeup on hooded eyes. You can spend hours perfecting that eye look, only for it to be hidden by the ‘hood’ of your eyes!

So without further ado, let us understand how you can do makeup on hooded eyes and we bet by the end of this article, you’re going to be a pro at it!

Prepping The Lids With An Eye Primer

The first and foremost thing to do is prepping your lids with an eye primer. You may think that an eye primer is unnecessary or that your eyeshadows work just fine without one but trust us, you need one!

An eye primer will ensure that your eyeshadow stays intact throughout the day and the colour comes out beautifully. Especially with hooded eyes, where the chances of getting your eye makeup ‘smudged’ are higher, an eye primer can become your biggest asset! You can also use a concealer in place of your eye primer but make sure you set your eye makeup with a setting spray.

And now that your lids are prepped, time to learn some noteworthy makeup tips for hooded eyes. 

How To Apply Winged Eyeliner On Hooded Eyes

Now that our eyelids are prepped and primed, let us learn how to apply winged eyeliner on hooded eyes as it is definitely not a cakewalk. And let’s start with our favourite, a classic black eyeliner.

Applying eyeliner on hooded eyes can be a ‘waste’ if no one can see it. You can either drag it out for that extra attention on the eyes or apply a thicker liner. If you have small eyes, we’d suggest you do not apply a thicker line as it’ll make them appear even smaller. 

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Another thing that you can do is get on the #FoxEye trend that people can’t stop trying. Bella Hadid and most of the makeup mavens are loving it and it looks really good too. This is not just on-trend but also gives the illusion of bigger eyes, instantly!

bella hadid fox eye makeup


If you really want your eyes to do all the talking, opting for a liner that’s NOT black is a great idea! And if you want to go a little further, do a bold eyeliner on your lower lashes and we bet you’re going to be the talk of the town!

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Seriously, how amazing were these makeup tips?


Also Read: Classy Makeup For Black Dress

How To Shape Eyebrows For Hooded Eyes

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Doing makeup on hooded eyes also depends on how your brows look and the shape of your brows. Here’s what you can do so that your makeup looks #InstaWorthy at all times:

  • If you have small eyes, keep your brows arched upwards as it leaves more room to accentuate your makeup on the lids and do more creative stuff.
  • Keeping your brows natural shape is always a great idea but do not go overboard with eyebrow products to make them appear darker or fuller as it’ll make your eyes look smaller than they actually are. It will also leave less room to do eye makeup and your overall makeup look may end up looking blotchy.
  • If you are planning to use eyebrow products, use eyebrow taming products such as a brow gel or brow wax to change their shape. Use the spoolie to comb them upwards so that your eye makeup looks snatched. Always comb them upwards to make more space.
  • Focus more on the makeup on your lids and less on filling your eyebrows. Changing your eyebrow’s shape is one way to make more room for the stunning makeup looks you’ve saved on your phone.

How To Apply Eyeshadow On Hooded Eyes

Applying eyeshadow on hooded eyes is a task as not everyone can see the art you created on your lids!

Firstly, make sure that you invest in good quality eyeshadows as you wouldn’t want them to move around and create a colourful mess around your eyes. Secondly, when doing your eyes, apply darker shades outside and pastels or a muted colour on the inside. This will not only give the illusion of bold eyes but the darker shade will ‘hide’ the hooded situation like a boss!

Another thing that you can do is using just one dark shade on your lids to hide the fact that you’re from the hood or go crazy with glitter eyeshadows! When it comes to applying glitter on your lids keep a few pointers in mind:

  • Apply minimal glitter on your lids. Either use liquid eyeshadows or apply it on the outer corner of your eyes.
  • Make sure you prime your lids as it’ll make your eyeshadow pop out and also increase its longevity. 

If you love making a statement with your eye makeup, you’re going to love these eye makeup related stories that make up for a good read on a lazy afternoon.

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Bridal Eye Makeup Looks: Since the shaadi season is around the corner, here are some beautiful bridal makeup looks that you should look at, especially if you’re the stunning bride to be.

Purple Eye Makeup Looks: Purple has turned out to be one of the hottest makeup trends of 2020 and here are some stunning purple makeup inspirations that definitely made a statement and here’s how you can give them a try too.

Kajal Tips: Love defining your eyes with a stroke of kajal? Here are some amazing tips on how to properly use your fave makeup product and make it last throughout the day.
Smokey Makeup Without Brushes: Smokey eye makeup is eternal and will remain forever. Here’s how you can smoke out your peepholes without using your makeup brushes. Genius, right?!

We bet you’re already reaching out for your eyeshadow palettes!

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30 Sep 2020

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