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13 Makeup Tips Every Person With Hooded Eyes Needs To Know

Yes, you can wear a killer cat eye.

Before we start, let’s find out if you actually have hooded lids. Do your eyes have a crease?

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If you do, draw a straight line across your eyes and see if the outer corners pull up or down.

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If they don’t turn up or down (aka they are just straight), ask yourself one last question: Is your crease visible?

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If not, you have hooded eyes, which means all of the following tips apply to you. Woo-hoo!

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Now, are you ready for some ~eye-popping~ tricks?

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1. For starters, get a great eye primer.

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Those with hooded lids know better than anyone else how easily their eye makeup smears and smudges, so invest in a great primer to get things off to a stellar start. Most swear by the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $20.

2. It’s best to apply makeup with your eyes open, because it can be hard to find your natural crease with your eyes closed.

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3. Apply the eyeshadow just above where you’re marking your crease as opposed to in the natural fold of your eyelid.

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That way, the color won’t get lost when your eye is open.

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4. If you’re a beginner at applying eyeshadow, try this foolproof straight-line technique.

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Grab a handkerchief and place it on the outer corner of your nose to your eyebrow. Apply eyeshadow from the center of your eye straight out toward the handkerchief.

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It’ll give hooded lids the illusion of lifted eyes.

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Notice how he’s also not scared to add some shadow on the lower lashline.

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5. If you’re looking to minimize your upper brow bone, stick with matte shades.

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Any shimmery shades will reflect light and make things look bigger than they are, so if you want to bring the attention away from the hood, keep the shimmer on the part of your lid that actually moves.

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6. Invest in a waterproof mascara.

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Since your lashes are often touching your brow bone, you don’t want a mascara that will smudge. Plus, long lashes open up hooded eyes in an instant.

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7. A cat eye is probably the biggest struggle for small-lidded ladies, but here’s a quick and easy trick.

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8. If you’re still having trouble, this disconnected wing technique may look wild, but it actually works.

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See how she connects her cat eye with her eyes open? Genius.

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9. Wanna try a silvery smoky eye? Let this tutorial be your guide.

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10. If you’re into warmer colors, here’s great smoky look with a copper hue.

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11. You can also create a “cut crease,” which fakes a higher fold on your eyelid.

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12. Basically, “cutting” the crease with eyeshadow can transform any hooded lid into this makeup masterpiece.

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13. If you want to try something bright AF, be sure to bring the shadow up past the hood to maximize the color.

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And, as always, continue being your bad self.

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