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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: My Eyeshadow Techniques For Hooded Eyelids
A lovely Friday to everyone! My giveaway's doing VERY good since its launch-thanks for supporting, as always. If you still haven't joined, you should and you should now! :)
But first, read our Fan Mail Fridays for today, most especially if you have hooded eyes as I'm dishing out a couple of useful and easy eyeshadow tips for this eye shape. Thank you, Diane, for the question. :)
I noticed that you have hooded eyes (and so do I), but even if you have those, you still come up with good eye makeup. Are there any techniques or methods you can share in applying your eye makeup? Thanks and have a wonderful day.
Quick story before I reveal my eyeshadow tips: Before, I used to dislike my hooded eyelids-I've always adored deep set eyes and I used to feel unfortunate to not have been born with it. When I got older, I luckily got over my insecurities and realized that my Almond- shaped eyes and hooded eyelids are actually cute-they also enabled me to unleash my creativity with makeup, especially with eyeshadows. Now I'm very thankful for having been born with this gorgeous set of eyes! :)
Hooded eyelids can both be a blessing and a curse: it's a blessing because you can get away with just a wash of color and it will look effortlessly even on it, unlike on deep set eyes where the color can sink into the creases, thereby causing a patchy, uneven finish. It's a curse because since it folds outwards, you have to spend extra effort to showcase multi- color eye makeup looks! Either way, hooded eyelids are awesome. #LoveYourOwn ;)
I only swear by three tips when it comes to applying eyeshadow on hooded eyelids. Click READ MORE for the reveal.
For multicolor or gradient eye makeup: FIND YOUR CREASE
We all have creases. It's just that it's more prominent on some and hidden for others. Obviously, it's hidden on those with hooded eyelids so you have to locate it. Using your ring finger (why? Because it applies the lightest pressure), tap on your eyelids and look for the hollow on your eye-if you find it, then congratulations, you've found your crease. If you want to showcase a gradation of eye makeup colors, simply apply the second or third colors right above the crease for them to show even if your eyes are wide open and it starts to fold outwards.
Here's a perfect example: it's a look I created called In The MOD For Love. In the photo, I've outlined my crease in and applied the third color right on top of it-with this technique, I was able to showcase my intended look and the color gradation.
To make eyes look bigger: HIGHLIGHT, HIGHLIGHT, HIGHLIGHT
This is particularly useful on overly hooded eyelids or when your eyes get puffy (a nightmare for those with hooded eyelids haha!). Highlighters make the eyes look fresh, awake, brighter, and bigger, too. I like applying highlighter on my lower crease and the teardrop area for a widening effect.
If pressed for time and I simply want to give my eyes a touch of color: WASH AWAY
When I'm in a hurry and I'm not in the mood to create an intricate eye makeup look, I simply grab either a cream or powder eyeshadow (but most of the time, it's cream), swipe the product all over my lids, and blend it all the way to the above crease or the area right on top of the crease to give the impression that I'm wearing eyeshadow, therefore I spent effort on my look for that particular day. :D
I wrote a comprehensive eyeshadow tutorial way back in 2012. Click HERE and learn the essential steps in mastering the good ol' eyeshadow.
Hope you loved this post! :)
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