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Make It Up Monday - Try This Simple Method to Make Your Hooded Eyes Shine

Make It Up Monday - Try This Simple Method to Make Your Hooded Eyes Shine

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Posted by Heather Coopersmith on February 18, 2018

Having hooded eyes can be a frustrating challenge when trying to put on eye makeup. Thanks to your eyelids being mostly covered, trying to place colors that really accentuate your eyes can seem impossible. But there is hope! Just take a look at the snapshot of Mia Michaels below. She is gorgeous and has a classic hooded eye area that doesn’t stop her from shining!
Eye makeup techniques for hooded eyes Applying our eye makeup techniques will help you bring definition and drama to your hooded eyes.
In this post, I will share a simple method for bringing more attention to your eyes. If you have struggled with brightening up your hooded eyes in the past, I think that these tips may help you reach a new level. Let’s get started!


With a hooded eye, your crease is not visible, which makes your eyelids look small or non-existent. To get over this challenge, my first tip is to do your makeup with your eyes wide open so that you can see your natural eye crease. For this tutorial, I am going to use GladGirl's Be Eye Beautiful Eye Shadow Palette as my color guide to help you bring out the shine in your eyes.
Eyeshadow palette for hooded eyes Our cruelty free eyeshadow palette is formulated to help give your eyes a natural glow without damaging your eyelash extensions.


Once you have your shadow palette open and are looking straight into the mirror, place a light brown color on your outer eyelid, just above your natural crease. Then blend so that the color doesn’t get lost when you open your eyes. Next, take a mix of the iridescent white shadow and brush it on your inner top eyelid and through your inner corners. Finish by sweeping the color under the lash line, from the inner corners to the middle of your lower lash line. This will give the illusion that your eyes are wider apart and brighter, as seen in our Mia Michaels example.

You can also use any of the other lighter colors in this palette, since they all have the right element for pulling off this trick! For the third step, use your palette’s darker brown color. Sweep from under the lash line where you last stopped in our previous step to the outer edge of your lower lash line, and then onto the eyelid area. However, only go up to where you swept the original brown color, no further. Now blend!

Now Let Your Hooded Eyes Shine!

To add a final touch, I would recommend taking aflesh colored pencil and highlighting your inner lower lash line. Thanks to this trick, your hooded eyes now have the illusion of depth and definition. Top off this look with curled lashes and black mascara, and you are ready to slay with your newly defined eyes!

Heather Coopersmith

Heather Coopersmith

With almost two decades as a professional makeup artist working on film projects, tv shows, photo shoots and weddings, LA based Heather Coopersmith brings some serious skills and knowledge to the Glad Lash Blog with her guest posts. Heather sees her art (and her hair!) as a creative outlet, and says "My world is a visual experience and I want to make you a part of it!" We're super excited to have Heather brightening up our world. You can reach out to Heather on Instagram @makeupthebride

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