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This Reddit Guide to Makeup For Hooded Eyes

This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes
This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes

The struggle to make hooded eyes look more alive with makeup is real. It takes some serious skill and a serious understanding of the anatomy of eyes to make it happen, and only the chosen few are able. But one very talented Redditor is changing that.

This woman’s step-by-step pictorial posted less than 24 hours ago already has thousands of reactions and hundreds of comments. It’s easy to follow and may make those with hooded eyes rethink their eye shadow routines.

Has she just unlocked the key to mastering makeup on hooded eyelids? We think so.

The first step, she wrote, is to figure out where your crease lies.

This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes

“I first start by mapping out my crease with my eye open. This helps me determine where I want my shadows (as in contours of the eye) to fall. By doing it with the eye open, you can see exactly where you are placing the new crease,” she began the thread, showing the result of sweeping a transition color right above her crease.

Then she adds a darker shade for dimension.

This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes

The added color makes for a more blended look.

“After blending [the first shade] out, I then deepen the crease shade with a darker color. For this, I keep it along with the shape I’ve created making sure not to bring it in too much. This prevents deepening the natural shadow in the fold of my eyelid,” she noted.

Who knew shimmer had a greater purpose than just looking pretty?

This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes

“Then it’s time to add the lid shade,” she recommended. “For this, I find it is best to use a shimmer or satin shade because it will reflect light which makes the eyelid fold less pronounced looking. I bring this above my natural eyelid crease, up to where I mapped out my new crease. I bring it almost completely to the outer corner as well.”

Then it’s time for more blending.

This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes

And no need a new brush, she used the same thing and a perfect blend.

“Next, I blended the emulsions to make sure everything was seamless. I usually took the same brush I had used for previous wrinkles without any additional products on them. ” she writes.

After some adjustments, the eyes became clear with eyelids.

This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes

After she added a bit of emulsion glow in the inner corner to get the much-needed eye brightness and eyelash lift, the interface was complete.

The results were astonishing.

This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes

This is a comparative photo with a few different angles. Both have useful techniques and look great but have very different results! By following my natural wrinkles and using the eyeliner, it magnifies the natural folds of my eyes to create a pair of smaller-looking eyes.

This Redditor Just Masterfully Broke Down Makeup For Hooded Eyes

The secret to mastering hooded eyes is easier than any of us ever thought. Who knows a little bit of patience can lead to a much brighter, much brighter appearance? So for all the makeup lovers out there who have struggled to achieve this look, we hope you’ve memorized it.

Happy blending!