Super Easy Winged Eyeliner Look for Hooded Eyes

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
12 Materials
20 Minutes

If you have hooded eyes and you do a regular wing, sometimes it can interfere with the fold of your hood and look distorted.

Instead, you should try the dot-and-pull technique. It's a soft wing which will not interfere with your hood and looks absolutely stunning.

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Tools and materials:

  • Brow gel
  • Brow pencil
  • Primer
  • Makeup brushes
  • Translucent powder
  • Kohl pencil eyeliner
  • Eyeliner pen
  • Concealer
  • Setting powder
  • Matte and shimmer eyeshadow
  • Lipstick
  • Blush

Hooded eyes are when you don’t see much of your lid space because it's hiding under some extra skin which we call the hood.

Usually, with hooded eyes, there is a fold line or a crease line, and when you try to do a winged liner, it can interfere with the fold.

If you stretch that fold to do your winged liner and then release your fold, then the wing looks distorted.

Combing brows

1. Brows

Before we try the dot and pull technique let's get done with the brows.

You want to create as much space as possible beneath the brows by pushing your brow hair upwards.

First, go in with a spoolie and brush your brow hair upwards, and then apply some brow gel itself that will hold your brows in place.

Pushing your brows upwards will create more space underneath them.

Filling in brows

Then fill in just the sparse areas with a brow pencil.

If you fill in too much, it's going to look heavy and weigh your lid down so just try to fill in the sparse areas.

Even if you have low brows, try to push them upwards because the key here is to maximize the space underneath the brows.

Applying primer

2. Primer

If your lid color is completely different from what it is underneath the brows, even out your skin tone using a primer.

Using a fluffy concealer brush, buff out the primer all the way from your lash line to your brow bone.

Applying translucent powder

3. Translucent powder

Then using a translucent powder, lightly set your lids just so that the primer doesn't settle in the full line and crease.

Applying eyeliner

4. Eyeliner

Using a kohl pencil eyeliner, dot the outermost corner of your eye, exactly where your upper and lower lash lines meet in the outermost corner.

A creamy eyeliner is perfect for a look like this. 

Dragging dot outward

With your finger, simply drag the dot outward and upward.

And as you can see, we already have a wing, it's that simple. Even if you don't have hooded eyes, this is a fantastic way of creating a wing.


Now with a small flat shader brush, start smudging this towards the lid to soften it.

Again, if we leave it as it is, it can interfere with the fold of the hood, and we don't want to be doing that.

I also like to use my finger to drag it further toward the lid. 

Eyeliner for hooded eyes

Although that fold line is going over the wing, it doesn’t look distorted because it's a soft wing.

So whether you relax or lift your hood, it will look fantastic.

Applying concealer

5. Concealer

Using some concealer and a flat concealer brush, clean up the outer edge of the wing.

Blend that out and lightly set it with a translucent powder because we do not want our liner to bleed into the concealer. 

Applying eyeshadow

6. Eyeshadow

Dip into a taupe shade of eyeshadow with a flat fluffy brush and use it to diffuse that eyeliner more towards the lid, so it looks softer.

Adding translucent powder

7. Translucent powder

Brighten up the inner corner with translucent powder.

Applying eyeliner

8. Eyeliner and eyeshadow

With a micro-tip eyeliner pen, draw a very thin line close to your lash line. It will almost look like an invisible liner.

Then diffuse out that outer edge with black eyeshadow.

Adding shimmer

9. Shimmer

Apply a shimmery eyeshadow right in the center of your lid to give that pop of highlight.

Then using the lighter shade of brown, smoke out your lower lash line.

Adding highlighter

10. Highlighter

Highlight the inner corner of your lids as well as the brow bones.

Applying mascara

11. Mascara

Curl your lashes and then apply mascara. If you want to use false lashes, go for something wispy, so it doesn't weigh down on your lids.

You can also use lashes only in the outer corner that wing out, so they don't cover your lid space.

Applying blush

12. Blush and lipstick

Now let's quickly finish the rest of the face.

Apply blush on the highest points of your cheekbones to create a lifted effect, and then apply lipstick.

Winged eyeliner makeup look for hooded eyes

Winged eyeliner makeup look for hooded eyes

Here is the finished look. 

Winged eyeliner makeup look for hooded eyes

How quick and easy was that wing? It looks stunning and doesn’t interfere with the hood.

This is one of the quickest ways to do an extended eye look without any tapes or mess.

If you give it a go, let me know how you get on in the comments!

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