8 Most Popular Makeup Tips for Wrinkled Eyelids

Let see together will most popular tips for Hooded Eye work or not on mature, wrinkled eyelids.

I have uneven hooded eyes. One eye is hooded and droopy and another is semi hooded. It’s a blessing in disguise. We can see the difference these tips will make for wrinkled eyelids.

8 Most Popular Makeup Tips For Wrinkled Eyelids

1. Eyebrow Shaping

One thing you can do to correct a hooded eye shape is eyebrow shaping. Everyone has heard of using your eyes, nose, and straight lines to shape your eyebrows (start with edge of the nose, arch straight across the pupil, end of the tail ends on a line connecting your nose to the corner of your eye).

Example of finding brow shape using three line method

But one important rule that never gets mentioned is that the end of your tail and inner corner should lie on the same horizontal plane. If eyebrow tails drag down lower than this plane it will accentuate the weight of a hooded lid.

eyebrow shaping example for hooded eyes

Shortening/angling the tail of your brow more upwards will help to lift a hooded eye as well as give more lid space.

good and bad example of brow shape for hooded eyes

2. Use Eyeshadow Primer

Apply eyeshadow primer before applying any eye makeup. Eye primer will keep eyeshadows from disappearing and collecting in the crease on your eyes.  

My favorite right now is the M.A.C. paint pot. It stays put whole day and covers discoloration and veins on my mature, wrinkled eyelids.

3. Apply Your Makeup with Your Eyes Open

If you have hooded eyes, it’s often recommended to apply your makeup looking straight into the mirror with your eyes open and relaxed.

This will help to find where you should be placing your crease colors.

You heard this before. “Dark colors make an area recede, so darkest colors should be placed on the heaviest point of the fold reduce it.”

If you apply dark eyeshadow with your eyes close, you may not see it when you open them.

On a photo below, I demonstrated it by drawing a line where my crease is on the right I drew it when my eye was open, and on the left, I drew it when my eye was closed.

Example on how to find crease on hooded mature eyes

4. Balanced Your Eyes

This tip isn’t as common, but I think it’s important!

It’s common to concentrate the color in the outer corner of the eye, and that’s what I like to do.

However, for some, the heaviest part of their hood is the inner corner of the eye. Applying transitional matte color to the inner part of the crease helps to lift the entire hood and make the eye look more balanced.

Also, blend and bring your crease color up, so it’s visible with eyes open. On wrinkled eyelids use tapping motions with your brush or fingers.

If you start to use windshield motion the way you see in videos, your eyeshadow will not blend as well.

5. Shimmery Shades on the Mobile Lid

It’s commonly suggested for people who have mature hooded eyes to stick to the mattes, especially if the hood is severe. This is because shimmery shadows will make your hooded eyelids appear more prominent.

I think that applying shimmery shades to the mobile lid actually helps to correct a hooded eye, as it will cause the lid to appear more prominent as the shimmer catches the light.

shimmery versus matte eyeshadow example on mature wrinkled eyes

6. Eyeliner

Keeping your eyeliner thin (or nonexistent) increases the amount of visible lid space. In the video (above) I have done tight lining.

Tight lining upper eyelid will make your lashes look thicker, great for short eyelashes.

To avoid transfer of eyeliner to bottom lash line use waterproof eyeliner. My favorite is very affordable Elf eyeliner.

7. Open the Eye

A common problem with hooded eyes is the hooded lid makes the eyes appear smaller, so one way to counteract this is bringing shadow under the lower lash line.

This is called a ‘drop shadow’ as it mimics the shadow which would be dropped by your hypothetical voluminous eyelashes, but it also makes your eye look bigger as it sets a definitive bottom to your eye slightly below where your eye naturally ends.

8. Curling Your Lashes

Curling your lashes is another great way to make your eyes appear larger.

before and after makeup on mature wrinkled eyelids makeup

Here, I have applied many of the tips mentioned, except for a smoky eyeshadow look. I blew out my crease colors, concentrated some darkness on the inner corner, used matte shades for the majority of the eye, but used a shimmer shade on the lid. I only tight-lined my eyes, added a drop shadow below, and curled my lashes.

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