How would one apply eyeshadow to hooded eyelids?

curlyerikacurlyerika Registered Users Posts: 247
I really don't know how to apply my eyeshadow right. Whenever I try applying it, then open my eyes, my upper lid folds over the lower lid and theres no visible eyeshadow. It's not a triangle shape like most people with hooded eyelids, it's just all around folded over, almost like a monolid. I also have minimal lid space, so I have no idea what to do with my makeup.

Anyone have the same issue and can help? If you need photos of my eyes, I can provide some if that's any help. :toothy5:
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    People typically apply eye shadow from lash line to their eyebrow. So even if your eyelids are small, there should be enough space for your shadow to be visible.

    You'll find your crease at the top of your eyeball. (Feel for it under your skin.) You can apply your eye shadow just like anyone else, with up to three shades: medium below the crease, dark at the crease, and light at the brow bone. If the space between the lash line and eyebrow is very small, you can just stick to a wash of a fairly light shade, with a thin highlight at the brow bone.
  • *Marah**Marah* Registered Users Posts: 8,032 Curl Neophyte
    curlyerika wrote: »
    I really don't know how to apply my eyeshadow right. Whenever I try applying it, then open my eyes, my upper lid folds over the lower lid and theres no visible eyeshadow. It's not a triangle shape like most people with hooded eyelids, it's just all around folded over, almost like a monolid. I also have minimal lid space, so I have no idea what to do with my makeup.

    Anyone have the same issue and can help? If you need photos of my eyes, I can provide some if that's any help. :toothy5:

    Here are some YT gurus that you could look at that may help with your situation..they either have heavy lids, monolids, or are showing how to do eye makeup for people with those types of eyes:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7H9hxAGLqY

    http://www.youtube.com/user/fafinettex3

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MichellePhan

    http://www.youtube.com/user/kuuipo1207

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npZRMJ6r5z8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxNCTX2ehkc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W00XLRnFWoQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1yIvIMw8rc
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  • dreamingmusedreamingmuse Registered Users Posts: 28
    I have hooded lids and it took me a while to figure out what to do. I'll link you to some of my photos I took for some of the makeup communities I am active in. For at least my shape of hooded lids, it is important to carry the crease color well above the actual crease at least 1/2 to 2/3 past the visible part and the brow. And blend the shadows very well, no harsh lines! You can do a lighter color on the lid and darker color in/above the crease. Or you can do a darker/bolder color on the lid and blend it into a lighter shade above the crease for a smokey look.

    http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n88/dreamingmuse/makeup/january82010_eye1.jpg
    http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n88/dreamingmuse/makeup/january82010_eye2.jpg

    http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n88/dreamingmuse/makeup/nov92009_eye1.jpg
    http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n88/dreamingmuse/makeup/nov92009_eye2.jpg
  • The New BlackThe New Black Registered Users Posts: 16,754 Curl Connoisseur
    I like (relatively) darker colors on hooded lids, blended above the crease.
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  • hypnotichypnotic Registered Users Posts: 613
    um i just realized i have this issue LAST WEEK...but only with one eye

    sigh

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  • amandajukamandajuk Registered Users Posts: 8
    My eyes are hooded too real bad :(

    I spend all my time trying to do pretty eyeshadow then open my eyes and want to try lol!

    When my eyes are open my eyelids are that heavy/hooded that it pushes my eyelid down slighty if that makes sense? and for them to look 'normal' i have to open my eyes wide bit *sigh* If only I had the money to correct it...

    Is there anyone here with hooded eyes that would ever consider surgery if they had the money? Some of the bad results kinda put me off it though lol
  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    amandajuk wrote: »
    When my eyes are open my eyelids are that heavy/hooded that it pushes my eyelid down slighty if that makes sense? and for them to look 'normal' i have to open my eyes wide bit
    It's normal for eyes to be hooded. I'll admit, it's not generally considered to be as desirable as non-hooded lids. But it's still pretty trivial. It's certainly not enough to make someone ugly.
  • amandajukamandajuk Registered Users Posts: 8
    Yeh, true..

    I've had hooded eyes all my life and they're uneven too grr lol I guess to the majority of people they are seen as normal, but to me they're not (yeh i know i have some self esteem thing going on here lol). I look at most people with hooded eyes and they're honestly not that bad, but I'm 23 and have the eyes of a 50yr old :(
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    amandajuk wrote: »
    My eyes are hooded too real bad :(

    I spend all my time trying to do pretty eyeshadow then open my eyes and want to try lol!

    When my eyes are open my eyelids are that heavy/hooded that it pushes my eyelid down slighty if that makes sense? and for them to look 'normal' i have to open my eyes wide bit *sigh* If only I had the money to correct it...

    Is there anyone here with hooded eyes that would ever consider surgery if they had the money? Some of the bad results kinda put me off it though lol


    I didn't have them when I was young, but I've acquired more hooded eyes with age. I would consider surgery (an upper eyelid lift) but, I've seen some pictures where people's eyes look a LOT smaller after the surgery. Eye size gets smaller with age anyway, so I think it would probably bother me more to have small eyes than the heavy lids I have now.

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