As you probably know if you’re reading this post, many people have to deal with hooded eyes or droopy eyelids, either because they were born with a certain type of eye configuration, or because eyelid droop has developed over time with aging. We are going to examine both eye issues, provide some tips on how to address these issues with makeup, and show how Eye Magic can also assist with shaping and redefining eyes with the “hood” or drooping skin.
Hooded Eyes Many people are born with “hooded eyes”. This term can be loosely defined as eyes that are set in such a way that the skin above the eye protrudes over the natural crease of the eyelid. The crease of the eyelid is the line on the lid that forms the back curve of the eyelid when the eye is open. Many celebrities including Paris Hilton, Blake Lively, Leelee Sobieski, and Malin Akerman all have what can be considered hooded eyes.
So what can be done to address hooded eyes? Makeup tricks can be used to help create an alluring shape and a defined eyelid. To enhance hooded eyes with makeup, try applying a light eye shadow in the inner corner of the eye and on the brow bone. Then, apply a medium or dark shadow on the crease and hooded area. Line the upper lid to open the eye, and apply black mascara to the upper lashes.
If the tips above do not give you a dramatic enough effect, you can try combining them with Eye Magic eye lift strips. These strips are designed to add support to the crease of the eyelid, creating a more defined, visible lid.
Droopy Eyelids The difference between hooded eyes and droopy eyelids is that unlike hooded eyes which people are born with, eyelid droop usually occurs over time and is associated with loss of elasticity in the skin above the eye. Eyelid droop is very common among men and women, who, as they age, begin to lose firmness in their skin. Once the skin above the eye loses elasticity, the loose skin above the crease slides down, obscuring the lid below and creating droopy lids. Droopy lids are dealt with slightly differently than hooded eyelids.
Several makeup tips are available for dealing with droopy eyelids. First, use light or gold shadows to help make the eye area more visible. Apply a base shadow and contour the back curve of the lid with a darker color. Lightly apply eyeliner (preferably not deep black; use darker gray or brown, deep purple or green) and use mascara to detract attention from your drooping eyelids.
If the drooping can’t be improved with makeup alone, Eye Magic can provide dramatic and effective help with this issue. Eye Magic was designed to add support to the crease of the eyelid, preventing the loose, droopy skin from sliding forward over the eyelids. Eye Magic works without any makeup or in conjunction with makeup, to help shape, redefine, and beautify the eyes. Use the tips above and experiment with the Eye Magic strips to find the right combination. When applied properly and combined with makeup, you can take years off your look and unveil your beautiful eyes once again.