Makeup Tip

Makeup for hooded eyes

How can you best apply makeup to hooded eyes? Eye makeup normally focuses on the mobile eyelid. But for those with hooded eyes, this area is covered by the upper lid.

We’ll show you how to disguise your hooded eyes, step by step. Make your eyes look bigger, now!

Step by Step

Define your eyebrows

Fill in any gaps in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil.

Then use a gel to keep your eyebrows in place for longer.

Light eyeshadow

Apply an eyeshadow primer to your lids before your eye makeup to increase the longevity and intensity of your eyeshadow.

Then apply an eyeshadow in a shade similar to your skin tone to your entire eyelid, corners of your eyes and your lower lid. Applying a matte eyeshadow the color of your skin tone makes blending darker matte shades easier.


Start applying the darker eyeshadow at the end point of your natural lid crease. 

Highlight your eye crease, your eyelid curve and the lower eyelid. 


A smoky look makes your eyes appear more open and bigger. Finish off the smoky shading using the All In One brush while looking directly in the mirror with open eyes.

Daniela Rother

Senior Makeup Artist

Apply highlights

Apply a light, shimmery eyeshadow using an eyeshadow brush to your mobile eyelid.

For more intensity, use your fingertip to pick up pigment and gently apply it.

Eyeliner for hooded eyes

Using a kohl eyeliner, draw a thin line as close to your lash line as possible.

Get bigger eyes

Use a mascara primer on your lashes to get them ready for mascara.

Then apply mascara to your upper and lower lash line. Make sure to separate your individual lashes by using your brush in a zig-zag motion.

Go for Glow

Make your eyes look bigger by using a shimmery highlight in the middle of your lid and the inner corners of your eyes.

For more intensity, use your fingertips to pick up and blend a metallic eyeshadow.

Lash Booster Mascara Base
Amazing Effect Mascara
All In One Eyeshadow Brush
Eyeshadow Brush Premium Quality
Eyeshadow Base
Soft Eyeliner Waterproof | 10 - black
Pro Tip Brow Liner | 15 - brown tip
Eyeshadow Matt | 551 - matt natural touch
Eyeshadow Matt | 525 - matt handmade chocolate
Eyeshadow Pearl | 27 - pearly luxury skin
Eyeshadow Pearl | 29 - pearly light beige