Hooded Eyes Tutorial

Mastering the art of applying eyeshadow can be a daunting task, especially for those with hooded eyes. However, by understanding your eye shape and utilizing the right tools and techniques, you can achieve a stunning eyeshadow look. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with the do’s and don’ts for hooded eye eyeshadow to help you achieve the perfect eye makeup look.

Understanding the Structure of Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes are distinguished by an additional skin layer that hangs over the crease, making the eyelid seem less prominent. This particular structure of the eye presents a unique challenge when it comes to eyeshadow application as the color often vanishes under the hood once the eyes are opened. While this might sound discouraging at first, with the right techniques and a touch of perseverance, you can successfully make your eyeshadow stand out. Knowing the specifics of your eye shape will enable you to leverage your hooded eyes to their fullest potential, showcasing your eyeshadow in a way that both complements and enhances their natural structure. To ensure a flawless eyeshadow application, understanding your eye’s unique form is paramount. Be patient with yourself and remember that beauty, in all its diverse forms, comes from the uniqueness of each individual feature. Mastering this understanding of hooded eyes will be your first step to achieving an impressive and alluring eyeshadow look.


  • Use a warm shade and bring it above the fold of your eye (this creates an instant eye lift)
  • Keep your dark shade on the outer corner inside your brow and corner of the eye
  • Apply a shimmer at the peak of your brow
  • Use light shimmers on the lid
  • Liner on your upper water line
  • Use eyeshadow along the lower lash line to open and soften the eyes


  • Only apply eyeshadow on the lid of your eye
  • Bring your shadow past the corner of your eye – this will drag your eye down
  • Use a heavy liner on the top of your lid
  • Apply shimmer all underneath the brows – this adds extra heaviness to the eyes
  • waterline on the lower lid or use a dark heavy liner – this will make the eye appear smaller