How-To: Eye Liner for Hooded Eyes

Happy Monday!

I'm kicking off this week with a little how-to guide for you lovely people out there who struggles with hooded eyes like I do.

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When I was younger, I was called "Lille Lam" (Little Lam/b) because of how much I resembled my Dad. This also involved having the same monolid/hooded eyes that he has, and as I grew older, I realised how hard it would be to do makeup on this type of eyes. A common struggle is after doing your eyeliner, you open your eyes and see that everything has disappeared under the lid.

After practising for a while now, I can finally say that I'm quite happy with how I do my eyeliner. So if you have the same struggles that I do, make sure to check out my little guide!

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Step 1: Start on the inner corner of your eye, as close to the lash line as possible, and draw a thin line outwards, ending at the outer corner of your eye.

Step 2: Look straight at the mirror and check how much of the eyeliner you see. If not much, then draw a thicker line. Repeat this until you start to actually see the eyeliner when you look up.

QUICK TIP: Look up as often as possible, so that it's easier to fix any mishaps. (But remember to check if you're eyeliner has dried a bit to avoid smudging!)

Step 3: I like to start at the end of where I would want my eyeliner-flick to be, then connect with the line I've already drawn. Then continue to fill in and draw the flick until you're happy with the result.

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QUICK TIP #2: Remember that your eyes can be asymmetrical. The amount of eyeliner or the way you draw your eyeliner can vary from eye to eye.

I know this is a very simplified version of a how-to guide, but this is the thoughts that go through my head when doing my eyeliner.

PRO TIP: Hooded eyes often experience smudging of eyeliner and such, so I recommend getting a waterproof and smudgeproof eye liner. My personal favourite is the Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Eye Liner. I've used this product for at least 5 years and I still continue to come back to it whenever I try testing out new products.

I swear by this product.

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I hope you liked my little how-to guide, let me know how it turns out for you!

Remember, practice makes perfect!

Kisses, Ellen