I love eyeliner, however, as I have hooded eyes, it is hard to find the perfect eyeliner that does not completely cover my eyelids. This also prevents my eyeshadow from being completely obvious! Any tips on how to fix this? xx
I agree, it's really tough! I don't wear a lot of eyeliner anymore because of that reason. Either it's the only eye makeup I wear, or I don't combine it with shadow.
Brush or felt tip liquid liner are good as you can control how fine the line is. I've just picked up a brush tip one from Japan called DollyWink that I'm excited to try as it's a super fine tip.
Basically I still wear eyeliner, I just try to keep it as fine as possible. Other people recommend lining your upper waterline instead, but I can't get the hang of it without stabbing myself in the eye! So that's another option.
I am finding eyeliner harder to apply as I get older and skin becomes saggier. But to me it's about the way you apply it. Never easy! I don't tend to apply a thick line across my eyelid, its very fine thin line which blends well with my eye shadow.
I can suggest the "Eye of Horus" has a fabulous range of quality "felt tip" eyeliners to choose from. Eye of Horus always provide me with desirable results for my eye's.
I've had the same issue for a long time - eyeliners ALWAYS smudging and it sucks. I recently started using the Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and I love it.
I usually at some primer and a bit of nude eyeshadow to my eye lids first as I tend to have oily lids and I find this helps it not smudge. I then I apply it and try to keep looking down or my eyes shut for a minute or two to let it set and dry and then it's fine. I only had an issue with it on one day and that's because hayfever made my eyes water like crazy, otherwise it has been a true god send!
Use an eye shadow primer. Choose a waterproof eyeliner with a brush tip and line only a thin line near the lash line. Sweep a light colour across the lid first too to provide contrast.
I have hooded eyes too and find that a soft liner is good for tight lining the upper rims.
Stephanie Lange is an Australian YouTuber who does fantastic tutorials for hooded eyes, have a look at her channel and if you have any questions just hit her up on Twitter or Instagram - she has quite a few followers but I've asked her quite a few questions and she has always answered, she is really sweet.
I have one hooded eye lid (ugh), and have found that gel eye liner works best for me!
I have this problem too - the lazy girls way is to put eyeliner on all slap-happy and then have a shower and wash your face a bit later on - it's like tight lining for newbies (raises hand as newbie at eyeliner). Jaclyn Hill (make-up YouTube superstar) admitted to doing this when she's feeling lazy too :)
I just found these comments about hooded eyelids and wondered if anyone else has any sort of an update on how to deal with them. Would be much appreciated Beauties.
Hey lovely, I've posted a comment below that might help charity x
I'm a makeup artist and my advise is to go with a very thin line into the top line, there's not much eyeliner can do to enhance hooded eyes unfortunately. Choosing a softer shade like brown to add definition without closing up the eye is a good way and lashes that can open up the eye. Also eyeshadow placement makes a huge difference, can you swap liner for shadow?
Thank you Charity for your suggestions and I will try this out and maybe swap eyeliner for eyeshadow as you have suggested.
Much appreciated Charity.
As someone with hooded eyes I've actually finally found my groove. I tightline (use an eyeliner pencil on the "top waterline" if that makes sense) and then draw an extremely thin line with a very precise liquid liner (I use Essence) and then go over it with a black shadow (with a VERY thin angled brush) so it doesn't move or shine too much.
I think we all have this problem as we age, although, some more than others.
Instead of using a black liner, these days, I use a dark brown (just that little bit softer) AND instead of using an eye liner, I use a brown eye shadow that I wet and use with a fine brush.
This combination gives a really good look that is much softer, but gives the definition we want when we use eye liner.
I too face this issue and avoid using a black liner, I have used a few different types but so far no haven't got the best product for me. Thank you, everyone, for sharing these tips.
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