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Eye make-up for hooded eyes

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Ponymagic Sat 09-Jan-16 17:00:50

How does anyone with hooded eyes wear their eye makeup? If I put eyeliner on my upper lash line it just blots onto my upper eyelid so I wear it on my lower lash line which, I suspect, looks pretty out of date. Would love some tips as to how to update my look.


ThatsNotMyRabbit Sat 09-Jan-16 17:10:27

YouTube. Loads of tutorials there 😀

Readysteadyknit Sat 09-Jan-16 17:16:10

This video is good

Readysteadyknit Sat 09-Jan-16 17:18:22

Link doesn't take you straight there - scroll down to Specific Problems and there is one on make up for hooded eyes.

Ponymagic Sat 09-Jan-16 17:36:04

Thanks Ready, will have a look later.

Anyone with hooded eyes and to share their secrets??

prettygreen Sat 09-Jan-16 21:43:45

I used to have the same problem when trying to wear eyeliner on my top lash line. But since using a primer, it's been fine. Have you tried primers? They also help my eyeliner stay put during hay fever season when my eyes leak like mad.

I use Urban Decay and Nars but there are loads out there. It has completely changed my make up look.

Tate15 Sat 09-Jan-16 22:09:39

Have you seen these?

Little adhesive strips that help disguise hooded eyes

Ponymagic Sat 09-Jan-16 22:10:20

I haven't tried primer prettygreen - sounds worth a shot, thank you. Had a look at your video Ready ... some great tips there too, thanks!

Grok Sun 10-Jan-16 04:56:12

I just skip eyeshadow tbh unless I'm doing something smokey. But for everyday I just wear mascara and maybe brightening shadow (like a soft cream colour).

I might add some eyeliner - top and bottom lashes - or I use Liquid Tattoo or something, which is just a great liquid eyeliner that doesn't budge (way better than They're Real eyeliner from Benefit which still made a mess of my eyelids). I forget the brand but it's a high street one in most Boots

I can't wear primer everyday though because it dries out and irritates my skin. When I do, I use Urban Decay's one which always does the job.

TimeToMuskUp Sun 10-Jan-16 08:27:42

NARS and Makeup Revolution eye primers are the best I've found (hooded eyes also). Estee Lauder Double Wear gel eyeliner is amazing at staying-put all day even with my oily lids and Urban Decay pencils are fantastic.

The only other thing I do are lash extensions. They're £55 a pop every 5/6 weeks but make my eyes look amazing in a way products can't. They aren't ridiculously long or thick or false, just enough to make my eyes look brighter and bigger, and I don't have to search for the Holy Grail of mascara.

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