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13 Makeup Tips Every Person With Hooded Eyes Needs To Know

Yes, you can wear a killer cat eye.

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1. For starters, get a great eye primer.


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.

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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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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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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