Makeup look for "Hooded Eyes".
Hooded eyes, also known as mono-lids,
eyes with "abundant" skin,
Either because it doesn't show up where you'd like it to, or it disappears when you relax your eyes. It can be tricky to get the awake look, most of us like.
Here's a quick breakdown:
And here is a before and after of what the right technique and coloring, can do.
The bottom eye looks more open and lifted.
To begin, prime your eye with either a white eyeliner, or a cream white base. A regular primer will work fine, if you don't have either white bases.
From this step on: MAKE SURE you are looking into a mirror that is level to your eye, in a relaxed position.
Throughout the look, you need to keep your eyes relaxed.
Step 2: Apply a shimmer/metallic shadow (the lighter the better)
With a wet brush.
Place light color on eyelid and above your natural crease line, if you have one.
If you don't, go up to however high, you want your eye lid to appear.
It's key to wet the brush, so the metallic or shimmer element of the shadow, will create a better illusion of a bigger eyelid, by deflecting light.
Step 3: Using a small brush and a matte medium brown, apply shadow in a rainbow motion, ABOVE previous color.
MAKE SURE you don't ever go over first shade. There should be a distinct line of division.
Also, blending the top part of the medium brown shade is very important.
You are creating a new and deepersocket of your eye.
Step 4: Whith a smaller brush (I used an angled liner brush) and a darker brown, draw a line, where the light shadow ends, and dark shadow starts.
Bring the line, to the inner part of the eye, as well.
Step 5: With a tiny brush and a matte black shadow, draw in the "new crease" one final time.
Step 6: this could be done along with step 3. Apply medium brown, to outer corner.
Apply liner to the outer corner and connect to the black line you created in step 5.
Then take the liner into the inner corner, avoiding any liner on the lid.
This should be on the WATER LINE (pink skin between eyeball and lashes).
Add medium brown lashline and. A little below to tie it all in. (This could also be done in step 3)
Add mascara and FILL IN BROWS ;)
I also added a highlighting shade along the bottom of the brow, to sharpen up the line, and create a more dimensional effect.
And voila! There it is!
This look takes some practice, but it's well worth it because of the dramatic change it gives.
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