My friend stares at me in horror, she looks like I've just told her she has a life long deformity that no one has ever brought to her attention. What could I have possibly said to her to provoke this reaction you wonder?
I told her she has hooded eyes.
What are hooded eyes?
First of all there's nothing wrong with hooded eyes, it's just a particular eye shape. It is where the skin on the upper lid hangs over the mobile lid (the bit that moves when you blink). Most people experience hooded eyes as they get older. This is because the skin around the eyes is very thin and loses elasticity as we age causing it to 'droop' and cover our lid. Others have hooded eyes from birth, like my friend, caused by a prominent brow bone.
Do I have hooded eyes?
Look straight into the mirror and determine how much of your mobile lid is visible. If it's not a lot or none at all then you have hooded lids.
Hooded eyes are beautiful
If you have hooded eyes then don't panic! There are many stunning iconic celebrities that have hooded lids and they rock it! Here are a few:
Back to my friend, the topic of hooded lids rose when she described how she couldn't do a winged liner. I told her it was probably because she had hooded eyes. It's very difficult to try and do this type of liner as the flick gets lost when the eyes are open in the folds of the lid. Don't throw away that liner just yet though! Keep reading....
Yesterday I was talking to her again about makeup and she described how she'd bought a new gel liner but found it was 'printing' on her upper lid, more hooded eye problems. Another friend involved in the conversation then asked how to apply liner on 'wrinkly eye lids'. She described her battle with 'gappy' liner as her skin folded when trying to run liner across her lash line. I told them both about the 'smokey liner technique.' Two birds, one stone. Perfect for hooded eyes as it's soft and feminine and won't transfer to the upper eye as it's done with powder and not gel liner. Also perfect for more mature eyes as you don't have to be able to apply liner perfectly as it is smoked out, covering any gaps.
So ladies this video is for you......! Hope you all enjoy.