The Secret Is Out-Winged Liner For Hooded Eyes


Hi ladies,

Hope you are well.

So, as you do before you are about to have your evening shower I started playing with my make-up.

I wanted to try a new technique that I thought might help to get a perfect winged eyeliner on my hooded eyes.

If you have hooded eyes you will know what I mean. If you do not have hooded eyes then you are a lucky one!
Hooded eyes are a pain! Seriously. It's not a case of wanting what I don't have; they are probably the worst eye shape there is. Fact!

I always have to create a crease and I always have to make more effort to make a make-up look show.

But I think I discovered my solution for winged liner!


It basically consists of creating a vertical line on the outside of the crease. Then you need to make that line touch your crease horizontally and then create a parallel line down. 
See the second photo above and you can see what I mean.

It might look a bit too Lady Gagaish and too graphic but if you have hooded eyes people will only see the "inside" only when you blink and probably 90% of the time it will look like a winged liner.

I absolutely love this technique. It is quit a dramatic look because winged liner on hooded eyes need to be a bit more graphic to create that illusion.

I need to perfect it on my left eye- still not 100% perfect.

-Foundation- Revlon Photoready
-Liner- Gel one by Bobbi Brown

I really should credit the person who put this technique out there for me and that is Siobhan!
She didn't necessarily called it or intended it for hooded eyes (I think) but this really helps me.
I absolutely love her! I have been following her since I can remember. I was lucky that I discovered her earlier in her make-up journey so I witnessed how she perfected her techniques and how she showed the world how to do it. Her reviews are also so honest! She is based in Ireland and she is a full time make-up artist. Thanks Siobhan! 

Link to Siobhan's video here.

XXX

Mercedes


What do you think? Would you give it a go?
Any tips for hooded eyes and liners?

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  1. theswirlworld.com

    theswirlworld.com on 06/06/2012 9:42 p.m. #

    You look CUTE!<br /><br />My cousin has hooded eyes and often complains how much more difficult it is to copy certain makeup looks. I&#39;m going to forward this to her so she can subscribe to your blog (I&#39;m subscribing, too)!

  2. Emily Has Dimples x

    Emily Has Dimples x on 06/06/2012 9:59 p.m. #

    I suffer from this problem too and totally agree...It&#39;s the worst eye shape to have..EVER!! Great tips x

  3. The Peach

    The Peach on 06/07/2012 12:15 a.m. #

    What a great shape for winged liner! I have hooded eyes :( so I know how difficult eye makeup can be. Thanks for sharing this with us! Looks great on you!

  4. Makeup and Macaroons

    Makeup and Macaroons on 06/07/2012 4:30 a.m. #

    Great tips Mercedes! I have semi-hooded eyes and it can be a pain doing my eyes as I have to always fake a crease, otherwise when my eyes are open you can&#39;t see my eye makeup at all. This trick with the eyeliner looks fab and I&#39;ll be trying it for sure! xo

  5. LoubouLush

    LoubouLush on 06/07/2012 2:56 p.m. #

    That look really suits you :) x

  6. yessie

    yessie on 06/08/2012 5:15 a.m. #

    I have hooded eyes and always leave out a winged liner because I haven&#39;t found a proper way- this looks great! Will def have to try it! Thanks!

  7. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 06/10/2012 12:21 a.m. #

    Thanks!!! :)

  8. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 06/10/2012 12:21 a.m. #

    Thanks! we need to work with what we&#39;ve got hey? X

  9. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 06/10/2012 12:22 a.m. #

    Thanks! Try and and let me know. X

  10. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 06/10/2012 12:23 a.m. #

    I know what you mean! Let me know how you get on. X

  11. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 06/10/2012 12:23 a.m. #

    Thanks! Finally I&#39;m happy with a shape that suits my eyes :) X

  12. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 06/10/2012 12:24 a.m. #

    Please do and let me know how you find it. X

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