9 Makeup Tips & Tricks For Enhancing Hooded Eyes

Eyeshadow over the natural fold creates a new crease, giving the eye a lifted appearance. This method defines eye shape and enhances eyelids.

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Creating a New Crease

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Blend eyeshadow upward toward the brow bone. Hooded eyes might droop, but this upward action lifts them. It adds dimension with a gradient look.

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Blending Upwards

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Applying a subtle, shimmering color to the inner eye corners may make a big impact. This tip illuminates the eyes, making them look more alert.

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Highlighting Your Inner Corners

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For hooded eyelids, an eye primer prevents makeup from smearing or transferring. Primer smooths and locks in eye makeup all day, keeping it clean and defined.

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Using Primer

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After heavy makeup on the upper lid, a shadow beneath the eyes helps balance the appearance. Adding symmetry and openness to the eyes prevents top-heavy appearance.

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Adding Eyeshadow to Your Under-eye Area

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Mascara on bottom lashes opens eyes greatly. It balances eye makeup and takes attention away from the hooded top lid, making eyes seem bigger and more defined.

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Using Mascara on Your Bottom Lashes

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Hooded eyes make mascara smear on the upper lid. Waterproof mascara prevents smearing, which may make eyes seem smaller or fatigued.

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Using Waterproof Mascara

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Hooded eyes need a good primer. Primers prevent creasing and keep eyeshadow in place, keeping your makeup fresh and your eyes bigger and more defined all day.

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Getting a Great Eye Primer

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Thin eyeliner defines eyes without taking up lid area. To enhance hooded eyes, use a thin line at the lash line instead of thick eyeliner.

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Thin Eyeliner Application

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