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

It’s a girl!

Baby bump photos

Baby bump photoshoot

Baby bump photoshoot

Baby bump photoshoot

It’s no wonder that the oldest of my siblings got the good news first.

There are five of us and I’m the youngest. So the oldest one of us – my brother –  and her beautiful girlfriend surprised us with the news in the summer. It was – and still is – so exciting and I can’t believe I’m gonna be an aunt. Luckily I’m not alone with the task and the baby will have four overly-excited aunts waiting for her!

My brother and Tiina wanted some photos of the last sweet moments with the belly so I did my best with the photos. I did Tiina’s makeup too and I got to decide all the colors. Since it’s about pregnancy and a baby girl I chose soft, romantic colors such as light pink and purple. This was not the first time I’ve done Tiina’s makeup – here is a post where I did her makeup for the very first time. I actually remember that day very well –  Tiina had just got the news about the pregnancy and we were talking about it. Now here she is with her pregnancy glow and the baby bump.

Life, and the beginning of a new life is beautiful. And love. I couldn’t be happier for my brother.

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Light pink purple makeup

PRODUCTS 

SKIN
MONUSKIN Illuminating Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear in Ecru
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Everyday Minerals Multitasking Concealer
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder

EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Zuii Organic Eye Shadows in Blossom and Blackberry
Urban Decay Naked 3
Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara
Jane Iredale JellyJar in Purple
Rimmel Brow This Way Palette in Medium Brown

LIPS
MAC Hip ‘N Happy
MAC Faux