5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Winged Eyeliner on Hooded Eyes

Winged eyeliner is a classic makeup look that can instantly elevate any look. However, creating the perfect wing can be a challenge, especially if you have hooded eyes. Hooded eyes have a fold of skin that covers the crease of the eyelid, making it difficult to create a smooth and even wing. But fear not, with the right techniques and tools, you can achieve a flawless winged eyeliner look. Here are five tips to help you create the perfect winged eyeliner on hooded eyes.

Choose the Right Eyeliner

The first step to creating the perfect winged eyeliner on hooded eyes is to choose the right eyeliner. A waterproof liquid or gel eyeliner is the best option as they offer precision and long-lasting wear. We like the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner. Avoid using pencil liners as they tend to smudge and smear, which can make your wing look messy. If you’re new to using liquid or gel eyeliner, start with a pen-style liner as they’re easier to use and control.


Prime Your Lids

If you have oily eyelids, make sure to prime your lids before applying eyeliner. Oily eyelids can cause eyeliner to smudge and smear, ruining your winged eyeliner look. Use an eyeshadow primer to help keep your eyeliner in place all day. You can get primer specifically for eyelids as they tend to be less moisturising which is ideal when you have hooded lids –  we like Morphe’s Translucent Primer, and Mac Prep & Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base.

Map Out Your Wing

Mapping out your wing is a crucial step in creating a flawless winged eyeliner look on hooded eyes. Start by placing a dot where you want your wing to end, then draw a line from the dot to the outer corner of your eye. Next, draw a line from the inner corner of your eye to the middle of your eyelid. Connect the lines to create the wing shape. This technique ensures that your wing is even and symmetrical on both eyes. You can use a piece of tape or a business card to help guide you in creating a straight line.

Extend Your Wing Slightly Higher

When creating a winged eyeliner look on hooded eyes, we suggest extending your wing slightly higher than usual. This is because the fold of skin on hooded eyes can cover the wing, making it appear shorter. By extending your wing slightly higher, you can ensure that it’s visible and looks balanced and elongating the eye. Make sure to take a step back and look at your winged liner from different angles to make sure both wings look even.

Use a Small Angled Brush

Using a small angled brush can help you create a precise and even winged eyeliner look on hooded eyes. Mecca has a range of brushes in store like Morphe’s Angle Liner Brow Brush. Dip the brush into your eyeliner and apply it using short, controlled strokes along your lash line. Then, use the brush to create the wing by following the line you mapped out earlier. The small size of the brush allows you to create a thin and sharp wing, making it perfect for hooded eyes. If you make a mistake, use a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover to clean it up without ruining the rest of your makeup.

Curl Your Lashes

Curling your lashes can help open up your eyes and make your winged eyeliner look even more defined. Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes before applying mascara. This will help lift your lashes and make your eyes look more awake and alert. When applying mascara, focus on the outer corners of your lashes to help enhance the winged eyeliner look.

Now You Can Create The Perfect Winged Eyeliner!

Creating the perfect winged eyeliner on hooded eyes may seem challenging, but with these five tips, you can achieve a flawless look. Remember to choose the right eyeliner, map out your wing, extend it slightly higher, use a small angled brush, curl your lashes and prime your lids to make sure your winged eyeliner look lasts all day. With a little practice and patience, you’ll be able to master this classic makeup look and rock it on any occasion. At Twidale Hair & Makeup Artists, our team of experienced makeup artists can help you achieve the perfect winged eyeliner look that suits your unique features and preferences. Whether you have hooded eyes or not, we can create a customised makeup look that enhances your natural beauty. For more, you can read our blog on natural summer makeup looks, or how to achieve the perfect 90s blowout, or get in touch to book a makeup or hair appointment or learn more about our services.