If You Have Hooded Eyes, This Colorful Eye Makeup Tutorial Is For You

July 07, 2021
Mary Honkus
By: Mary Honkus | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
If You Have Hooded Eyes, This Colorful Eye Makeup Tutorial Is For You
Awe-inspiring colorful eyeshadow looks are just begging to be recreated. But for those of us with hooded eyes, the bright colors can get lost in the crease. Rocking a bold eye look is achievable, though, by using the right techniques. “By putting eyeshadow slightly above the crease or fold in your eye you are able to see the color when your eyes are open,” says Mackenzi of @satinsilkskin, a makeup enthusiast and beauty influencer. To help those with hooded eyes nail a graphic, summer-ready look, she created this stunning five-step sunset-inspired look. Read on for a full how-to, plus her tips and tricks. 
  • STEP 1:

    Start in the Inner Corner

    Using the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Festival, dip into the bright yellow shade with a fluffy eyeshadow brush and place the color onto the inner part of the eyelids and slightly above the crease as Mackenzi previously noted. Then, blend to soften the edges around the inner corner.

  • STEP 2:

    Create a Gradient

    Next, pack the orange shade onto the middle of the eyes and above the crease. Blend to smooth out the edges and to create a gradient with the yellow shadow. Do the same with the hot pink shade on the outer corners of the eyes and extend the color up towards the end of the eyebrow. “Extending the color elongates your eyes,” Mackenzi explains. “Making a rounded shape with the eyeshadow tends to make hooded eyes look more closed off.”

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  • STEP 5:

    Extend the Sunset

    Line your waterline using the Urban Decay eyeliner from earlier, then create the same gradient that’s on the lids along the lower lash line. Use the yellow eyeshadow on the inner lash line, the orange shade along the middle and the hot pink color on the outer area. Complete the look with a swipe of your favorite mascara or a pair of falsies. If you decide to use falsies, Mackenzi recommends using half lashes on the outer lash line to elongate your hooded eyes.

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Photography and Makeup: Mackenzi, @satinsilkskin, Design: Hannah Packer

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