This one is for all my over-35 and/or Asian ladies. If you have an epicanthic fold o’ doom….I’m with you. I have the kind of hooded eyes that are noticeably dropping year after year, and I worry I’ll be blinded down to squints by the weight of them.
Although I make mineral makeup, I’m not a makeup artist, so I rely on some amazing Makeuptubers (?) to help me navigate ma face. Behold!
The easy peasy basic dome color technique:
I’m very happy with the depth she goes into, and also the straight-up ease of this method.
The slightly more dramatic but still easy straight line technique:
Wayne Goss is often my go-to, although not all of his tricks work for me. This one is more difficult for me than the first video, because my hood gets more dramatically folded over as the day goes on- meaning a ‘right to way out’ straight line *becomes* a downturned line by the end of my workday. Thanks, gravity!
The actual way to do cat eyes:
Finally, a cat eye for hooded eyes! This one takes slightly more practice, but once it clicks, it clicks.
The relatively simple cut crease technique:
I thought cut creases were stupid until this video- and now it all makes sense! This is another one that requires practice, but works really well (especially for those of us with a lot of space between eye and eyebrow).
The technical tips to know:
This is less of one tutorial- more like three quick looks with technical guidance regarding brush and technique. And here’s a visual guide to the basic eyeshadow brushes:
And if you can’t watch these vids, here’s the TL;DR that they all say:
Extend the color past the fold (above, or outside), using a matte shadow, which will make the fold recede and the eye look larger.
I’m a coffee-fueled, hobby-addicted bibliophage who makes cruelty-free mineral eye shadows (inspired by novels). I’m usually in front of a screen (writing, reading, or gaming), but I’ve been known to emerge for geekery, good food, and dark chocolate.