How to Do Winged Eyeliner on Hooded Eyes

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
10 Materials
15 Minutes

If you struggle with your hooded eyes, I will make you fall in love with them!

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial for a sharp and stunning winged eyeliner look on hooded eyes that will make all the difference.

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Tools and materials:

  • Clear brow gel
  • Fine tip brow pencil
  • Concealer
  • Assorted makeup brushes
  • Translucent powder
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
  • Lip gloss
Hooded eyes

Hooded eyes usually have a fold resting on top of the lid.

With hooded eyes, when you apply winged eyeliner, it tends to get lost in the fold of the hood, which can distort it.

Hooded eyes

The key is to maximize the space under your brows so the lids look bigger. 

1. Apply brow gel

Use clear brow gel to push your brows upward as much as possible.

Applying brow gel

Lightly roll the tube upward on your brow to press the hairs flat.

Applying brow gel

2. Fill in with an eyebrow pencil

Lightly fill in sparse areas and shape your brows underneath.

When you keep your brows light and feathered out, it doesn’t look heavy on the lid. 

Filling brows in

3. Even out skin tone

If, like me, your eyelids are naturally a different shade than the skin under your brows, even this out by applying some concealer.

Ultimately, evening out the skin tone in this area will give the illusion of larger lid space.

Setting lids

4. Set your lids

Use translucent powder to lightly set your lids. This will help prevent the concealer from settling in the fold lines and creasing. 

Applying eyeshadow

5. Apply eyeshadow

With a large blending brush, swipe a burnt orange eyeshadow outward and upward in the outer corner. 

This should give an elongated look to your eye, even when your hooded eyes are open.

Applying eyeshadow

Next, use an ivory eyeshadow to brighten up the inner half of the lid to make the lid space appear bigger.

Applying eyeshadow

6. Make a wing with eyeshadow

Using an auburn shade and a small, angled brush, create a wing.

Rather than creating a wing from the upper lash line, I’m going to extend my lower lash line before creating the wing.

Avoiding that fold line, pull out a straight line.

Making wing

Then join the line to your lower lash line. 

Making wing

Further sharpen the end of the wing with your fingernail.

You can do this step with eyeliner but I highly recommend practicing with eyeshadows since this method is more forgiving.

Making wing

Begin to thicken the line and lightly join it to your upper lash line at the very outer corner.

Making wing

Now, even when I keep my hooded eyes open, the wing is not interfering with the fold of the hood.

Winged eyeshadow

7. Clean it up

Using concealer on a flat blush, clean up the edges of the wing.

Cleaning up wing

8. Diffuse 

Using the burnt orange shade, diffuse the wing toward the inner corner of your eye, along the lower lash line. 

Applying eyeliner

9. Apply eyeliner

Tightline your inner lash lines for more depth, without taking away from the lid space.

Applying eyeliner

9. Curl your lashes

Use an eyelash curler to lift your lashes. 

Curling lashes

10. Apply mascara

Darken your top and bottom lashes with mascara.

If you choose to use false eyelashes, go for a wispy set that does not cover up your lid space. 

Applying mascara

Here is the absolutely stunning result of this winged eyeliner hack:

Winged eyeliner on hooded eyes

11. Finish your makeup

For the complete makeup look, I’m going to keep the lips simple so as to highlight the eyes.

I’m using my brow pencil to lightly shade the borders of my lips inward.

Lining lips

Apply lip gloss.

Adding lip gloss

Here’s the finished look:

Winged eyeliner on hooded eyes

Winged eyeliner on hooded eyes

Now that you’ve learned how to apply winged eyeliner on hooded eyes, would you try this winged eyeliner hack?

Next, check out my top 5 concealer hacks that you need to try

Suggested materials:
  • Clear brow gel
  • Fine tip brow pencil
  • Concealer
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