This request comes from Joanna and Lynn and they wanted to know the best way for applying eyeshadow to accentuate hooded eyelids. Thank you for this request, ladies!
For hooded eyes, you don’t need any certain colors to make your eyes appear more natural (you can use any and EVERY color!); the real trick is the placement of your eyeshadow. To create this optical illusion, you’ll need a light color, a medium color and a dark color. The light color is applied to the lid to help to bring the eye forward whereas the darker shades in the crease and outer v will help the eye to appear as if it’s receding. The darker shade applied to the outer v not only helps to give the appearance of an eye socket, but it also creates a ‘lifted’ effect, especially if your eyes tend to look like they’re drooping on the outer edges, as some hooded eyes do.
For complete instruction, I invite you to view the video tutorial below.
Neutral Look Using Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette
- UD Bootycall
- UD Tease
- UD Busted
- UD Foxy (for blending)
- Red Cherry #46 false eyelashes
- MAC Hue lipstick
- MAC Digit
- MAC Satellite Dreams
- MAC Indian Ink
- MAC Vanilla (for blending)
- Red Cherry #41 false eyelashes
- MAC Creme d’Nude lipstick