Ask an Artist: How Do I Apply Eye Makeup for Hooded Eyes?

When she’s not working with big names like Mandy Moore, celebrity makeup artist Jenn Streicher is part of the Laura Mercier Makeup Artist Collective, and she’s agreed to share her expertise with us via our new Ask an Artist series. Need help selecting the best foundation for your skin type? Want to master a three-minute eye makeup look? Come back every month for a unique beauty lesson from a pro.

A hooded eye: That sounds a little dark and mysterious, but it’s not. It’s simply an eye shape. Some people have brown eyes; some blue. Some people have almond-shaped eyes, and others have hooded eyes. Just as you change the shadow shades you’re working with based on your eye color, the way you apply your eye makeup depends on eye shape. Since there isn’t a defined crease, hooded eye shapes pose the unique challenge of how and where to add that definition. Enter: Jenn Streicher (who you may recognize as one third of the beauty power trio known as the Streicher sisters). She gave us the basics and taught us a pretty dreamy look for hooded eye shapes. Of course, it’s one that not-so-hooded eyes can do too. See for yourself.

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