Super Easy Eyeliner Hacks for Hooded Eyes

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
7 Materials
10 Minutes

If you need a great makeup hack for tired and hooded eyes, then this one is for you!

With just three eye pencils and supplies you probably already have, you can brighten up your droopy eyes. Follow along to learn how.

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Tools and materials:

  • Concealer or eyeshadow primer
  • 3 eyebrow pencils: brown, black, and nude
  • Translucent loose powder
  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick
  • Assorted makeup brushes
Prepping eyes

1. Prep your eyes

Start by cleaning up the lid space with a concealer or eyeshadow primer to create an even tone for the makeup.

Prepping eyes

 Use a concealer to cover up dark circles if needed. Set lightly with translucent loose powder to prevent creasing.

Eye pencils

2. Gather your eye pencils

Gather three eye pencils: a black one, a brown one, and a nude eye pencil.

Applying eye pencil

3. Apply eye pencil

Begin with the brown eye pencil to frame the lid. Apply it in the outer V and extend it to the lash line. 

Also apply the brown eye pencil to your lower lash line.

Applying eye pencil

Use the black eye pencil to tight line and shade the outer corner of your eye, creating a small wing.

Apply the black pencil to the lower lash line to prevent skin from showing.

Applying eye pencil

Use the nude eye pencil in the outer half of the lower waterline to brighten the eyes.

Applying eye pencil

Also use the nude pencil to highlight the inner corner and brow bones.

Blending eye pencil

Dab the nude eye pencil on the center of your lid to make the eyelid appear bigger.

Blending eye pencil

4. Blend eye pencils

Blend everything out using your finger or a small makeup sponge for a clean and blended look.

Curling eyelashes

5. Apply mascara

Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler.

Applying mascara

Apply mascara for length and volume to your top and bottom lashes.

Lining lips

6. Don’t forget your lips

Optionally, line your lips with a brow pencil to prevent bleeding.

Applying lipstick

Apply lipstick. 

Eye makeup for hooded eyes

Eyeliner hacks for hooded eyes

By following these steps, you can achieve a simple yet elegant eye makeup look using just three eye pencils in less than 5 minutes.

Enjoy experimenting with different pencil shades and techniques to personalize the look! 

And remember to leave a comment to let me know how you liked this eye makeup hack for hooded eyes.


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Suggested materials:
  • Concealer or eyeshadow primer
  • 3 eyebrow pencils: brown, black, and nude
  • Translucent loose powder
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