Those with hooded eyes will know that sometimes your eyeshadow can do a disappearing act. One minute it's expertly applied and the next its nowhere to be seen. Luckily though, with just a few application tips and tricks you can learn how to make your eyeshadow work for you.
Speaking to makeup artist Tre Dallas, we got some expert tips on how to work with your hooded eyes.
"Hooded eyes are when you have excess skin folding down from the brow bone to the lash line," Tre explains. "More people than you might think have hooded eyes, whether they were born with them or they are a result of ageing. They can make your eyes appear smaller and some find it hard to achieve the makeup look they desire because of them."
Below, the best tips straight from an expert.
The first step, according to Tre, is to prime the lids! This will help prevent creasing and will keep the makeup in place. After priming, lay down a neutral eyeshadow base, one shade lighter than your skin tone. "This will be your blank canvas and lock your primer in place," Tre says. You then want to place a mid-tone neutral shade in the socket and blend this out.
Top tip: "Make sure your eyes are open when doing this to so you can see where your natural socket is. Blend this out past the outer corner of the eye slightly to elongate the eyes."
You then want to follow on with a slightly darker shade to add more depth to the crease. You then want to connect the outer edge of your lash line to your socket with a vertical V shape. "This will give the illusion of a deeper socket, opening up your eyes."
Another trick is adding eyeliner to the root of your lashes at your upper waterline. Because people with hooded eyes already have less lid space, Tre doesn't recommend adding liner above the lashes as it can often make eyes appear smaller.
"Lashes play a big part, always curl your lashes and add mascara top and bottom," Tre says. "False lashes also help to open up the eyes - be sure to use natural separated lashes so you can see the eye shape you've just created."
"I find matte eyeshadows always work best. Once you've mastered the technique of using the three neutral shades you can be more daring with different colour combinations!"