How To Do a Dramatic Cat Eye on Hooded Eyes

How To Do a Dramatic Cat Eye on Hooded Eyes

posted on: 3.07.2014

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 Today I have another hooded eyes tutorial for you guys, and I could not be more excited. I have my friend Jessica modeling for me, because when you're friends with me, you either succumb to being my model or you are dead to me. She doesn't wear makeup often, so I knew I wanted to do a cateye on her today. When I did the cateye, it was just so boooooring, so I punched it up and added a graphic eyeliner twist. You guys, I am SO into this look. Like, I would willingly do this look on Jessica every day for the rest of her life (I swear I'm not needy!). SO. GORG.

For some reason, people with hooded eyes seem to think they can't wear eye makeup. FALSE. I feel like people with hooded eyes can, in fact, pull off some of the most dramatic looks. While I don't have a photo-by-photo tutorial of this, I will explain things as best I can. On to the tutorial!

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  1. What I find to be the easiest method of doing this graphic eyeliner is to actually start with the eyeliner first. I used a gel eyeliner (I used this one from Maybelline) to draw the shape out. Some may find using pencil liners may be easier to use, but I like the sharpness of gel eyeliner. To keep the wings on both eyes even, aim your wing towards the end of your eyebrow. Also, it doesn't have to be perfect. Any mistakes made can be fixed with makeup remover or will be covered up by the eyeshadows we use. Don't stress!
  2. After you draw your shape out, now it is time to "fill in the blank"! I used the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette for this, (which I don't think is available anymore, sorry!), but the colors I used are easily dupe-able. I used a dark, navy blue eyeshadow and filled in the whole lid area with this color, making sure to "color within the lines." Make sure not to bring the navy blue into the inner corners of the eye, as this will close up your eyes.
  3. Once that is done, I took a black eyeshadow and darkened the outer corners of the eyes. As you can see in the picture above, the eyeshadow progresses from black, to a gorgeous metallic blue. Adding the black eyeshadow on the outer corners will help accomplish this gradient.
  4. Next, take a metallic blue eyeshadow and pat it on the center of the lids. This will add some nice dimension to your eyes.
  5. Next, I took a light turquoise eyeshadow and concentrated on the inner lid to complete the gradient effect. 
  6. On the inner corner of the eye, I used a matte eyeshadow that was the same color as Jessica's skin, but you could use a light, shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corners as well.
  7. Now is a great time to touch up your eyeliner. Trace over the shape you made in the first step to intensify the look, and also apply the eyeliner onto your upper lashline. You can also add the eyeliner to your waterline to make the eyes really pop.
  8. After adding the black liner onto the waterline, I took the navy blue eyeshadow used in step #2 and smudged it on the lower lashline with a small, flat brush.
  9. Add mascara. For additional points, add false lashes!
And that's it. Really! Of course, you don't have to use blue eyeshadows. If you have brown/hazel eyes, try using purple eyeshadows. I really love how this navy makes Jessica's eyes stand out. Love a good ol' dramatic eye look! To finish the look off, I just applied some lip gloss to keep things simple. And I didn't add any blush; that's just Jessica's naturally gorgeous rosy hue!

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And in case you are interested, I compiled a list of products that you can use to try this look at home. I compiled both drugstore and high-end options!


If you have hooded eyes, what are some of your favorite looks to do? I'd love to get some ideas!

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5 comments:

  1. such a gorgeous look! I have pretty hooded eyelids, so I'm always looking for some eye makeup inspiration! Great post; your friend is so pretty! :)

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  2. I have hooded eyes too, and it can be a bit tricky to do eye makeup sometimes, but I find it quite easy to do eyeliner since your don't have to worry about the line being too thick!

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    1. This is very true! I think it's a fun eye shape to work with :)

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  3. I don't have extremly hooded eyes, but I do have slightly heavy eyelids. I really love doing a smokey eye, be it heavy or a more light daytime thing, it's the makeup look I do the most.

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