How to Do the Perfect Winged Liner on Hooded Eyes

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
14 Materials
10 Minutes

If you have hooded eyes, stop trying to do your winged eyeliner like this.

How not to do winged eyeliner on hooded eyes

Instead, try to accentuate it by creating a faux large wing that fades into your lid, creating a beautiful ombre.

Here, I’m going to show you how to do winged liner on hooded eyes, let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Brow pencil
  • Spoolie
  • Concealer
  • Finishing powder
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Cardboard
  • Eyeshadow
  • Makeup brush
  • Angled brush
  • Eyeliner
  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick
  • Lip liner
Defining brows

1. Define brows 

Using a brow pencil, first work on the top portion of your brows to fill in all the sparse areas and give them more shape.

Then use a spoolie to brush your brow hair upwards so that you can clearly see the bottom and fill it in.

Applying concealer

2. Apply concealer 

Next, even out your skin tone all the way from your lash line up to your brow bone.

Applying powder

3. Apply powder 

Lightly set your lids with finishing powder to avoid creasing.

Drawing wing

4. Draw a wing 

Now draw your liner as an extension of your lower lash line, and then join it to the fold of your hood, creating a beautiful wing.

Using a piece of paper or cardboard as a stencil, trace the outer wing, and then extend the fold of your hood to create that wing in the outer corner, later joining it to your lash line.

Fill in that wing, and as you will later see, it looks pretty clean and does not interfere with the fold of the hood.

Applying eyeshadow

5. Apply eyeshadow 

Next, start with a black eyeshadow and a small fluffy brush. Ever so lightly, soften the inner edge of the wing and shade it towards the lid, creating a soft, smoky look.

Make sure most of the eyeshadow is concentrated closer to the wing, and then use the residue to melt it off into the lid.

Applying eyeshadow

Dip into a dark glittery eyeshadow and apply it over the black eyeshadow that you used on the lid, creating a soft shimmery finish.

Applying eyeshadow to lower lash line

6. Lower lash line

For the lower lash line, dip into the black eyeshadow with a small angled brush.

Stamp it closer to your lash line in the outer half, fading it as it moves toward the inner corner.

Then dip into the shimmery eyeshadow and apply it all over the black eyeshadow. This will give a beautiful sparkly effect.

Lining water line

7. Line water lines

Using black eyeliner, line just the outer third of your top as well as bottom water lines and then soften the line edges.

Applying mascara

8. Apply mascara

Next, curl your lashes and then apply mascara.

Applying lipstick

9. Apply lipstick

Line your lips with a neutral-colored pencil and then fill in your lips with lipstick.

How to do winged liner on hooded eyes

Here is the finished look - it’s so pretty!

How to do winged liner on hooded eyes

How to do winged liner on hooded eyes

As you can see, we've still maintained that sharp outer corner and it's not interfering with the fold of the hood, and it doesn’t look distorted because we’ve worked along the fold of the hood.

The wing looks absolutely stunning. If you have hooded eyelids, you have to try this makeup look!

For another great makeup look, check out Super Easy Makeup Hack for Bigger Eyes.

Suggested materials:
  • Brow pencil
  • Spoolie
  • Concealer
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  • Suzanne Suzanne on Aug 15, 2023

    Thank you for such clear instructions and the pictures are terrific! Going to try and see if I can do this!