How To: Define Hooded Eyes

Sneak peek: it's all about the right formula, the right colour, and the right tools.

Our tried-and-tested tips for enjoying beautiful, natural eye definition, even with low-hanging lids.

Hydralift Eye Serum

1. OIL FREE EYE PREP

No need for heavy eye creams. Choose an oil-free formula like our Hydralift Eye Serum, which is packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid and Niacinimide.

When you come to wear Secret Light Serum Concealer, focus on the inner corner and undereye area to vanish shadows.

2. CHOOSE POWDER SHADOW

Cream eyeshadows are easy to use, but in the cosy conditions of hooded lids, they always slip and slide. Instead, a powder will absorb moisture and deliver long-lasting colour that won't budge. 

3. GO MATTE

Matte is more flattering on uneven lids, even at the end of a long day. Our range of Matte Eye Define is perfect for the job.

Twilight Eyeshadow Palette

4. MAKE IT A MID-TONE

Choose a mid tone that is only marginally deeper than your skin tone, so you can build and blend with no risk of panda eyes.

Suede and Pewter in the Twilight Eyeshadow Palette are good neutrals for both cool and warm undertones.

Socket Brush

5. POSITION IT PERFECTLY

Apply the mid-toned, matte powder shadow in the "underhang" of your brow bone with a precisely domed Socket Brush. 

With the same brush, smudge the mid-toned shade into a soft outer "V". Then take it along the lower lashline.
Keep all eyeshadow off the lid itself, and keep the inner third of your eye completely clear too.
Blending Brush

Then blend out smoothly and easily with a clean Blending Brush.

 

Eyeliner Brush

6. LINE WITH POWDER

For deeper definition along your lashes, avoid cream liners and pencils. Instead reach for a deeper shade of powder eyeshadow and our finest Eyeliner Brush.

Make a paste with a droplet of water and apply in a soft line along your upper lashes, as far as you want to go.
Our model wears Blackberry from the Twilight Palette.
We hope this helps make eyeshadow work for you, for further information or personalised advice contact our Customer Service team!