Makeup Mistakes For Hooded Eyes

Eyes come in all shapes and sizes, and the hooded eye is incredibly common. It affects many people including some of the world’s most stunning celebrities. Hooded eyes are caused by excess skin folding down from the brow bone to the lash line, which hides the crease, shrinks your eyelids and can make you look drowsy. Lots of people have this eye shape from birth, but it could also be the result of your lid drooping with age.


The problem with hooded eyes is that make-up techniques for typical eye shapes don’t always work, and the key is learning how to select and use the eye make-up that will make your eyes look wider and more awake. The goal with hooded eyes is to lift them up to create a more youthful lift but also to take away the “hooded” area. The technique in this video is great for lifting and opening up the eyes and making hooded eyes appear less so.



  • Use an eye makeup primer, as this can keep your eye makeup from transferring to your upper lid.
  • Use matte eye shadow shades on your upper lid, and use shimmery colours on the lower section directly above your eyeball.
  • Apply makeup when your eyes are fully open and then you won’t be surprised by what ends up being visible.