Incredible Spoon Makeup Hack Tutorial

4 Materials
10 Minutes

Today, I’m going to show you a strange but fantastic spoon makeup hack for hooded eyes.

It can be hard for people with hooded eyes to find their crease. You could vaguely guide yourself from the deepest part between your nose and your eye but it’s difficult to freehand. To be more exact and for the sake of keeping things even, we’re going to be using a teaspoon to guide us.

This hack will help with droopy eyes like mine. If you follow the shape of your eye into the droopy area while making up your crease, you risk making it look even more droopy bringing the eyeshadow into the fold of your lid. You actually have to go much higher.

I am using a very small teaspoon because I have small eyes, so the smaller teaspoon is best for me. Most people will be fine with a standard size teaspoon.

The brushes I’m using are small and tapered at the top. I also have a pencil brush to carve out the crease and to apply makeup to the lower lashes.

You will need some softer brushes for blending. Pencil brushes are quite stiff. They might give you too much pigmentation and leave you with a dark line that might be a bit harder to blend out.

Tools and materials:

  • Teaspoon
  • Pencil brush
  • Small blending brush
  • Eye shadow pallet
Drawing the crease

1. Draw the crease

Take the point of the spoon and place it in the corner of your nose. Do it straight so it’s creating a 90-degree angle to your nose.

Find the ocular bone and place the spoon right up against it. Take your eyeshadow and using the spoon, start brushing a middle shade for your crease.


Drawing the crease

Now do the same on the other side, making sure to stay even with the first side. 

Finding the correct placement with the spoon is a great hack. Sometimes I do it freehand, and I go too low. Then I end up having to correct it because I have that tendency to follow the shape of my eye and make it look droopier.

Blending up

2. Blend up

Once you have that done, deepen it and blend it upwards.

This is the starting point of your crease. Don’t lift your eyebrows when you draw the crease line around the teaspoon. You need to keep your face relaxed.

Be careful not to go below the crease you made when you’re blending. Stay on that line and blend it upwards.

Deepening the crease

3. Deepen the crease

Now go in with a darker brown to deepen it. Deepen the crease where you put that first line, not higher.

Use a brush that is small and pointy for this, because using a large brush will bring the eyeshadow too high. You don't want to put a lot of pigment high up. You want the most pigment just in that crease.


Connecting to lower lash line

4. Connect to lower lash line

You can use the other side of the spoon to help you draw a line from the outer corner of your eye and connect that to the crease.

Use the darkest eyeshadow for this step.


5. Shade the center of your lid 

Apply a shimmering brown to the center and inner lid.

The great thing about this trick is you can do it with any color palette. I think this is going to be a real game changer.



6. Highlight the inner eye

Apply a light white eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes.


Applying eyeshadow to lower lash line

7. Apply eyeshadow to the lower lash line

For your lower lash line go in with a small brush using the dark shade, and then buff it out with the middle shade.


Connecting eye makeup

8. Connect the bottom to the top lash line at the outer corner of the eye

Finishing the lower lash line

9. Finish the lower lash line

Go in again with the middle shade and buff out the darker shade underneath.

Finishing the lower lash line

Go back to the shimmery white and apply it to the inner bottom corner.

Blend out all the edges so it’s perfectly even. Then just add some mascara and you’re done.


Completed spoon makeup hack

Spoon makeup hack

Honestly, I am so amazed at this trick. It just makes everything so much easier. I love it.

I can just see you running frantically around the house trying to find a teaspoon. Try different sizes to see which one fits your eyes best.

Are you going to try this hack? Let me know in the comments.

Products used:

Natasha Denona Camel palette



Brushes used

Rephr(13, 02, 28, 03, 12, 15)

Hulu P66

Small Crease brushes (Wayne Goss 19, Rephr 13, Morphe M507.Louise Young L38B)

Suggested materials:
  • Teaspoon
  • Pencil brush
  • Small blending brush
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