Do You Have Droopy or Hooded Eyes? Try This Eye-Lift Makeup Trick

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I’m going to show you one of my favorite anti-aging eye-lift makeup tricks! It’s super easy, and you'll love how it gives your eyes this fantastic lift.

I actually use this makeup trick regardless of how much eyeshadow I put on. It works great for day-to-day looks as well as evening looks. So, for all the ladies who want to know how to lift hooded eyes with makeup, keep reading.

Tools and materials:

  • Assorted eyeshadows
  • Assorted brushes
  • Foundation
  • Liquid highlighter
  • Concealer
  • Mascara
  • Makeup sponge
Prepping the face before doing eye makeup

1. Prep time

Before we get into the actual eye-lift makeup tutorial, go ahead and apply your foundation and concealer around your eyes. Also, go ahead and groom your brows as you normally would. 

Applying eyeshadow for the instant eye lift makeup

2. Apply eyeshadow

I absolutely love eyeshadow, but through the years, I’ve had to learn some special application techniques to avoid droopiness.

As you know, our eyes tend to go south as we get older. This includes droopiness on the outer corners of the eyes and hooded eyelids.

So, start applying a neutral eyeshadow over your mobile eyelids. I’m using a light pink tone. 

Apply the base eyeshadow all over your lids, and bring it up slightly over the crease. Light colors help any other eyeshadow you apply on top look more vibrant. 

Eye lift makeup tutorial

Next, I’m going to use a medium-light brown matte color. 

I highly recommend applying this color above your socket area if you have hooded eyes. You don’t want to deepen that crease with a dark color. So, placing it above will take away any emphasis on your hooded eyelids.

Use gentle strokes when applying, with a slightly circular motion, too. Take the color out, straight across your lid. 

How to lift eyes with makeup

Next, go for a darker brown and apply this to the outer corners of your eyes. Apply this eyeshadow from the corner, moving inward. 

How to lift hooded eyes with makeup

How to do eye makeup for drooping eyes

As you can see, when I open my eyes, the dark eyeshadow on the outer corner flows with the light brown eyeshadow just above my socket, but it’s dragging my eyes downward, which is something I have to avoid.

Applying black eyeshadow as eyeliner

3. Add definition

Ok, before we clean up the outer eye area for that youthful lift, let’s quickly focus on the lashline.

Apply black eyeshadow along your upper lash line to give your eyes more definition. This method is really fantastic if you’re not so great at using liquid eyeliner. 

Using eyelash curlers

Next, apply your mascara and use a lash curler as it really helps lift your eyes.

Eye lift makeup trick: using a highlighter pen

4. Use a highlighter pen

Now for the instant eye-lift makeup trick you’ve been waiting for! Use a luminous highlighting pen and sweep it up from the corner of your eye. This gives the illusion of pulling the eye upward. 

Tip: If you do not have a highlighter pen, you can use your foundation, too. 

Blending the highlighter with a makeup sponge

Blend the highlighter with a makeup sponge. Do this gently as the area around your eyes are pretty sensitive. 

Patting the finger to blend the highlighter

Then pat your finger across the line for a smoother and more natural blend. 

Before and after eye lift makeup

Eye-lift makeup tutorial

Can you see the difference? The left side has the eye-lift makeup technique, while the right side is untouched. I love this trick, and it really works wonders!

Thank you for joining me on this eye-lift makeup tutorial! I hope you try this out for yourself and let me know if it works for you.

Products used

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  • Assorted eyeshadows
  • Assorted brushes
  • Foundation
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