If there is one eye lid shape that seems to get more attention than any other it would be hooded eyes. It’s probably because women with hooded eyes find it frustrating to apply makeup and aren’t sure how to create the illusion of the eye appearing open and big. Almost every woman I know and have worked with want their eyes to appear bigger and to be their main focus. Brides need to also consider their wedding day photography. If you have hooded eyes you really need to ensure you open them up so that the camera captures the beauty and sparkle of your eye, rather than your lid!
When applying shadow to a hooded eye keep the actual lid itself a light colour. You could use a shadow that has a sheen to a light frost or matte finish. To make the eye appear larger, apply a darker shadow (one or two shades darker than the light shadow on the lid) slightly above the hooded section. Ensure this particular shadow has a matte finish not a frosted finish. Your goal is to open the eye lid not draw attention to the excess skin and using a matte shadow will do just that. Keep the frosted colours for the lid and the bottom lash line only. The actual hooded area should be completely matte. You may add a light sheen under the brow bone but be careful it’s not overly frosty! Be sure you blend very well. (My favourite blending brush is MAC 217.) If you are using a liner, line as close as possible to the eye lash line top and bottom. Then blend, blend, blend!
If you’re thinking you might like to try a winged liner for your wedding day makeup, take a look at the latest Pixiwoo video demonstrating (very well in my opinion) how to achieve this look for yourself.