How to: makeup for deep set & hooded eyes

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Applying eyeshadow can be tricky because we all have different eye shapes.  My eye shape is a mixture of hooded eyes and deep set eyes. On this post I will share my makeup tips on how to apply eyeshadow to them and how to balance them out and make them look brighter.

hooded eye

Here you can see my eye shape. My eyes are a bit hooded, which you can see when I look straight and don’t lift my eyebrow at all. With hooded eyes the skin droops over the crease causing the lid to appear smaller.   They’re also deep set, which means my eyes are deeper into my skull making the brow bone more prominent.

Hooded eye contour

An open contour. With my eye shape this is where I should contour. It’s definitely above the crease. A neutral matte shade balances the eye when it’s brought here.

Whenever I’m doing my makeup I always open my eyes and see how it looks this way – I even apply the shadow eyes open to get it just right.

Hooded eye contour

A banana contour. This is exactly the same as above except the color is brought in the outer corner as well. This makes the eye appear wider and if you bring it even further you can do a cat eye. A very good look that compliments my eye shape.

hooded deep set eyes contour

Because I contour above the crease I always bring the lid color quite high. Here you can see my real crease and how I’ve applied the shimmery lid color on top of it. The dots show where my contour shade goes. I think of that as my “contour area”.

makeup tutorial

This photo is a good example of how I take my makeup photos so that the eyeshadow is visible. Another favourite of mine is eyes closed.

On to the tutorial!
This is a simple eye shadow tutorial using the Naked3 palette. I think these blushed nudes suit any occasion and this kind of a neutral look is beautiful without it being too fancy.  This is a great look for work, upcoming valentine’s day or even to a party. This is a very simple, beginner friendly look.

valentines day makeup

naked3 tutorial

1.Prime your lids and set the primer with a light matte shade. I used ‘Strange’. Apply a light shimmery shade to the lid. I used ‘Burnout’ and ‘Buzz’ together.
2. Contour the eye with a darker matte shade in the crease (or above it) and on the lower lashline. Blend it well using circular and windshield movements. I used ‘Limit’ and a bit of ‘Nooner’. Line your eyes. I used a black pencil.
3. Add mascara (and lashes). All done!

Naked3 shades

Here you can see the brushes and shades used. I forgot to take a photo of my blending brush, but it’s a bigger and fluffier version of that brush in the last picture.

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makeup tutorial

makeup tutorial

I hope you liked this tutorial and learned something new! I’m currently working on a beginner’s beauty guide which contains both skincare and makeup tutorials. It’s soon available and I’ll tell you more about it on my blog.

Here you can browse my previous tutorials.

PRODUCTS (contains adlinks)

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked 3
Zuii Organic Eye Pencil in Black
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
Kjaer Weis Mascara
NYX Tame&Frame Brow Pomade in Blonde

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
Clarins Everlasting Foundation in Sand
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette in 30

Rimmel Provocalips in I’ll Call You

Flawless base + Blue & Purple Makeup Look | Vice 4 Tutorial

I love blue eye shadow. I’m always drawn to it. If there’s a palette with blue shade in it I’m gonna choose it. Or if there’s a beautiful blue single eye shadow I’m gonna buy it. I love blue. And I think blue suits many eye colors – especially if you pair it right. Black eye shadow works with anything but especially with blue. Anyway – let’s get to the tutorial and to my makeup tips for this beautiful look!

FACE

Before. Starting with a clean base. Nothing on my face here (except moisturizers I applied in the morning.)

Primer. Here I’m wearing MONUSKIN Illuminating Primer. This makes my skin dewy and it evens out the color a bit. It’s also a bit sticky so the foundation sticks to it better.

Foundation. Here I’m wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in the shade Ecru. This offers full coverage and makes my skin look flawless. This foundation is gold.. as you can see.

Contour, Highlight & Blush. Here I’m wearing Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette in shade 30. I have a video where I show you exactly how to use this palette here. It’s important to apply at least some blush and bronzer when you’re using a full-coverage foundation so that you don’t look like a ghost. (Just compare this pic to the Foundation pic.)

Brows. I’ve been loving Guerlain Brow Pencil in Blonde ’cause it gives my brows a natural finish with just enough color. Essence make me brow -gel in blonde shade makes my brow hairs stay neat and gives them a bit more color.

EYES

For eyes I wanted to do blue kind of a smokey eye with a pop of turquoise on the waterline. I included the brushes in this tutorial, let me know if you find it helpful.

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1. First I applied a primer. Then I started to contour my eyes just above the crease using Zoeva 225 brush and the color ‘Discreet’. This helps to get the right shape for the darker shadows and works as a transition color.

2. Then I applied the ‘Beat Down’ blue on my lid with a CS 13 brush. I used a tapping motion and blended  it really carefully using that same brush.

3. I applied ‘Beat Down’ also on my lower lashline using that same CS 13 brush. Then I blended all that blue shadow using CS 10 brush.

4. Then I applied some depth using the black ‘Deadbeat’ shade. I applied it to my outer corners and a tiny bit to my lower lash line too using a CS 12 brush. I blended it using the same CS 10 brush I used blending the blue.

5. Then I added some light shimmer to my inner corner and to my brow bone. The shade I used was ‘Bones’ and the brush was CS 15.

6. I did an eye liner and added mascara and fake lashes. I also lined my waterline with a turquoise liner.

LIPS

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With matte lip creams you want to make sure your lips are not dry. So use a lip balm before applying makeup to them. I love Hurraw! lip balms and they are the only ones I  use.

1. I lined my lips and colored them in using Stagecolor Liner Stick in Plum Red.
2. Then I applied two coats of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania. It’s a tricky color to get even – but so pretty.

PRODUCTS

MONUSKIN Illuminating Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear (1N2 ECRU)*
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette in 30*

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Vice 4
Essence liquid ink eye liner
Kjaer Weis Mascara
Eylure Multipack, 035*
IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal in Tropical Blue

Stagecolor Liner Stick in Plum Red
NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream Transylvania*

Rimmel Lycra Pro Nail Polish in Midnight Blue

And that’s it for the tutorial. Let me know your thoughts on this on the comments below!