6 Steps for a Hooded Eye Lift


Hooded eyes can appear heavy on mature skin.  We will combat aging by helping define the crease we want the mirror to see using six easy steps.  I’ve coined this method the Tri (angle) Fecta Method.  We will lift your hooded eyes with these six steps.  Your lids will look raised, lifting the eyes so that the color along the crease POPs in a triangle shape almost.

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From your crease line and just above the crease, we are carving out our crease for the hooded eye lift.

I have practiced these six steps for my hooded eyes with my new travel makeup palette.  I can do everything I want on my face with this one palette.  Today, I’m teaching you how to lift your hooded eyes with chocolate-y brown and pink colors.  Use these colors on yourself, or use other ones that I suggest in the video.

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Got this travel palette last week, and I’m using it this weekend for our trip to leaf peep. I love The Balm Voyage eyeshadow for this hooded eye look.

1) Start with primed and off white color if that’s your base skin color.

2) Pick a transition color; one that is close to your skin tone but with a sun kissed look.

No windshield wipers in hooded eyes.

Go straight across a few times.  Then you can blend.  We are carving out the crease….not the direction of YOUR crease.  We’re making our own crease.

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Not too much; not too little; with practice your hooded eyes will appear lifted.

For hooded eyes, our crease needs to lift our lids…so don’t bring the eyeshadow down into the crease.  See where your crease ends down here at the outer corner of your eye?  We don’t want crease colors to go down in that angle; otherwise, it’ll look like your eyes are sagging out there.  That line will be the base of our lift.

3) Dimension:

We are smoothing and adding dimension by building color with two-three similar colors.  I’m using this skin-toned color, a chocolate color that isn’t dark at all and a deep dark brown.  These are going to be our base of colors…our stairway to the color we want them to see.  It’s as if it was a pyramid with rosy chocolate being the top.  We’re doing the same movement with each of these similar colors.

When you mix pink and brown, it has a purple cranberry tone to it.   It’ll almost glow upwards, instantly lifting your hooded eyelids.

If you can’t do tan, try light pink tones as your crease 2-3 shades.  Then put an orange or deep blue or deep purple (with no pastel in it).

4) Blending:

With transition colors or mid tone colors, I use a fluffy or wider blending brush.  It takes some of the color while blending.

So I’m blending around the edges for my hooded eyes crease to lift into a triangle shape.

5) Rocket Launcher Color

Now I’m taking a brush that is not going to spread color.  I’m choosing a brush that will keep the color exactly where I put it – a deep brown.  Most of my weight was on the middle of my eye inside the crease, but the shades extend straight outward by blending.  Here I use the pointed blending brush by Elf.  I use a pointed blending brush-a tight blending brush if I don’t really want the color to sweep everywhere…like in the corners later on.  The tight blending brush just softens the edges of my more intense color.

I cannot have deep color in the inside corner of my eyelids.  Because I have hooded eyes, they look heavy on the inside and weigh my eyelids down.  Then, my eyes look small instead of lifted and opened.  With dimension layers, my eyelids look raised.

This color is so important.  This deep color will propel the space above your crease to glow.  It’s launching your eyes to see the space ABOVE your crease.

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I have way too many brushes lol. I don’t like mixing colors. Do you use the same brush on several colors?

6) Repeat Transition Color

Sweep on one final windshield wiper motion sweep of the pink or light tan transition color you used.  You are going to be surprised how this eyeshadow lift looks after you put on the rest of your makeup.  Don’t miss this process.  If you need the color to be a bit brighter, add a touch of your blush above your triangle base.

Chocolates and browns give the illusion that there is a purple and bright burgundy and gray in the mix of your hooded eye lift look.  And then you add that illuminator along your lash line; there’s a tad of shimmer in it so don’t put it all the way up.  This is just helping the tri-angle-fecta lift to POP.

I’ve recently gone back to my kabuki brush for applying foundation.  I’m in-between seasons right now, and I probably should’ve used the lighter foundation shade only.

I’m adding my It Cosmetics CC UnderEye Concealer; this helps my skin look luminous and conceals like no other.  I need to buy another one.  I’ve had this for a year.

I add my eyeliner right there on the edge of my upper eyelid and lower lid.  Just go along the corners; give that a try!  You don’t want any skin to show between the lash line and the eyeliner color.  Smudge the edges with any brush or your fingers.

Then I carve out the darkness with my It Cosmetics Super Hero Volumizing Mascara.

Be careful with blush; you can see I put on a little too much; think sun-kissed.  Not drenched with color.

I love the Balm Voyage volume 2 bronzer.  It truly gives you a sun kissed look to bring your skin tone to look alive ha and not dreary winter blah.  Like you’ve taken a trip to the tropics.  I put bronzer on my neck to blur that line between my foundation and white neck color.  I sweep it across my under eye concealer to set it.  And I sweep it lightly around the edges of my face.

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See where I carved out where my crease should be and put all the other color layers above and on it?

When I’m in a hurry, I’ve put on the darkest color first, and then I look like i have a ton of eyeshadow on.  Now I have learned that it is because I didn’t set it up for success.  Ha.  I need to build a foundation layer of dimension on my hooded eyes, and this darker color is going to give a deeper dimension that will lift upwards.

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Bad lighting, but you can see that with the light color on my very lower lid, the layers of colors at my crease and above POP?

Practice:

When you have a time to practice, take your time.  If you mess up, use a q-tip and makeup remover for areas that need erasing.  Follow my tutorial for hooded eyes and walk away.  Do something, run an errand.  Then come back and see how the eyelids look.  At first you will feel like you have a lot on.  If you practice applying layers of eyeshadow in this way, it will not look like you have caked on eyeshadow.  You will have soft depths of layers lifting your hooded eyes with some personality.

If you have a q-tip or round cotton thingy (see my paper I’ve cut out) you can put some makeup remover on it and drag it up to sharpen up the edge of your eyeshadow art.

Thank you for POPping over to hear/read these six steps for your own hooded eye lift!

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Cut Crease Method for Hooded Eyes

Tutorial on How to Lift That Hooded Eye

This tutorial will teach you how to create a cut crease look for hooded eyes using a new Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow Collection in Must Have Neutrals.  Hooded eyes can have dramatic  cut crease looks with Milani’s Must Have Neutrals.  This collection has a wide variety of colors for transitioning color onto your hood.

**This picture makes them look shimmery; the only shimmery one is the middle taupe one.

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The far left is a whiter color than shown on Amazon. This and the Plum Blasics by Milani are my two fave drugstore finds.

NOT SPONSORED-I bought this on my own.

For mature, hooded eyes, we want a gradient effect and the Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Collection has super pigmented colors that will blend together while bringing your hood up and disappear so that your eye can be seen.  As we age, the hood above your eyeball seems heavy and is right out front because it is draping down over your or near your eyelash line which makes your eyes seem small and the hooded part of your lid look large.

I have primed my eyes and now I’m patting the light shade all over the lid to set in the base eyeshadow.  Now, here is where brush use gets important.  If you don’t have brushes, just use the ones in your Milani Must Have Neutral palette or your fingers until you get more comfortable using these colors.  Milani shades are varied so that hooded eyes will look lifted but YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE YOUR CREASE IS.

Usually for hooded eyes, I go way up with my color, but for today’s cut crease tutorial, I’m placing my transition color in the crease and going straight across.  I’m not swirling with this first color.  Repeat and sweep the eyeshadow brush toward the upper inside of my eyelid.

Let’s look at how it would look on the other eye if I put all this color on the small section of my eyelid.  That part hardly shows, it brings the eye downward and make the hood whiteness bigger and heavier.  Heavy!

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Look how crepey the right one looks after using the taupe shimmer! Heavy!

Let’s put a shimmery color on the upper lid.  See how crepey and wrinkled it looks accenting them on the hood?  For wrinkly aged skin, it’s best to use matte colors and use them with the right technique.

For step two of the cut crease look, let’s add the color right above that transition color and go straight across.

For the cut crease technique, we are skipping the middle color so that you can really see the black cut crease.  I’m using my eyebrow brush; choose a precise tight brush and apply it right in the crease.  Your crease may be really really low, and that is okay.  Mine is way down here so I have my cut crease segment lego block.  See how I’m just making like an inch of a crease mark?

Now I’m using a blending brush that’s got some point to it so that it doesn’t go everywhere, it’s just getting its edges softened up a bit.

Now we’re coming in with our depth transition shade, and we’re going to make happy little trees.  We’re swirling from the corner being sure not to go below the crease line.  We’re swirling and sliding the color over our hood above the crease black line.

Blend that.  Then use this amazingly pigmented peach from the Must Have Neutrals palette.  That is going to be applied only on the lower lid-that is the part under the crease.  In the very middle!  That’s all.

I like to come in with the white powder just under my eye brow to help that gradient mix of colors POP even more!

Eyeliner just from the middle of the lash line out.  And I add again my mini travel mascara that lasts me like 6 months.  You don’t have to spend tons of money on good makeup.

Thanks for POPping over; I hope this cut crease tutorial really helps with your hooded eye makeup application.  I think it will look great as well as neutral.

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5 MakeUp Organizers That Are Already In Your House

I seriously need help with how to organize my cosmetics.  I looked to my makeup holders and my existing beauty products drawer situation.   I didn’t want to buy a caddy to hold all of my make up so I adjusted my “glasses.”

I stared at my drawer for 3 seconds and thought, “Why am I using this narrow drawer for my makeup?”  A wider drawer is RIGHT BESIDE the narrow one.  Wider drawer equals more organized eyeshadows, powders, and other essentials for skin care.  But I know wider, for me, means more room to spread everything around with no rhyme or reason.How-to-Organize-Makeup-Drawer-Holders-Caddy-Beauty-Products.001

When you put your Creative MakeUp Organizing spectacles on, you see your ordinary items in a whole NEW way.  Pantry Containers I now see as Makeup Holders: Makeup - bag.001

Fit

I have been in this house two years, bought these containers on Amazon just to get everything in a place and am now rethinking that plot.  I tried both containers side by side, and they just don’t fit.makeup-messy-organized

No idea why I gave fingernail polishes a home in the wide drawer! organize cosmetics holder makeup vanity repurpose

  1. Switch drawers.
  2. What containers will puzzle together for maximum storage?
  3. Which containers are free in my house?
  4. Spray paint for a uniformed look.

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See how perfect these shapes are?  We can puzzle piece them together for cosmetic storage, uniform look and fit all for one super low cost!  I spray painted them all and love them! PIC_0478

I also spray painted my yogurt container and wrapped it with washi tape from my Happy Planner videos. Look what fits perfectly in them! holder-how-to-organize-makeup-holder-qtips

I truly love the containers I bought and have used for two years!  I will continue to use the more narrow one to hold just the cosmetics that I use the most often.  It’s super sturdy and clear and clean looking.  The wider one will continue to hold my fingernail polishes.  In the video above you can see the beveled floor of these containers.  I would venture to say that they are unbreakable!

 

So I put my blush, Milani Eye Palette, Japonesque Matte Palette, Bronzer, brow gel, and blue eyeshadow in the narrow container.  five-makeup-organizers-already-in-your-home-holder-cosmetics

My cracker box holds my highlighter, vaseline, powder and hair holders.  I love the look of this.  Even more is my love for function!  I did this for such a low cost!  Yay DIY!  Yay me!

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POPsocket and Fidget Spinner, Coconut Oil, and a Smart Strapless Dress Hack

I’m going to review Coconut Oil – I’m obsessed!  You will see an easy clothing hack for strapless dresses or see through dresses.  I will share my favorite eyeshadow accent Crystal Waters by Cover Girl.  You will love this new iPhone gadget – the PopSocket.  The pop socket is a 2017 accessory for iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPhone 7 for kids and teens that gives your phone a grip.  Then the Fidget Spinner is trending and spinning.  Whether or not it helps with ADHD is yet to be sure.  They relieve stress.  And they’re fun to fidget with!  All of these make up my Favorites products for the month of May in 2017.

straplessdresshack I love this dress!  It’s the first strapless dress I’ve bought since my wedding gown 15 years ago haha.  But…it’s a tad see-through.  The brilliant gal at Anthropology suggested a mini skirt slip pulled to my chest.  I just so happen to have one.  Ta-da!  Self confident dress now.

Coconut Oil has been the rage for a while now, and I just last week tried it.

  1.  It isn’t oily, it goes on like lotion.
  2. It doesn’t smell like coconuts or the old afro-sheen from when I was growing up.
  3. I’ve heard you can put Coconut Oil in your hair to protect it from chlorine.

Watch the video above to see how smoothly it goes on.  It is hard to keep it solidified in my house though.  I feel like I need to keep it on my counter because it stays cooler there.

coconut oil review

For Mother’s Day, my preteen gave me a Popsocket.  Do I feel like the coolest mom now?!  popsocket iphone It gives you a grip while using your phone.  You can text one-handed more easily.  You can even stand it up to watch my LauriePOP videos!

This Cover Girl Crystal Waters blue toned eyeshadow palette is a replacement from the cheap, not-so-bright blue Ulta eyeshadow I’ve been using.  The funny thing is is that I used to use this palette almost ten years ago and recently found it.  They’re bright eye enhancers for the corners or my eyes and for smudging

right along my eyeliner.  In the video, you can see it more clearly.

The Fidget Spinner will most likely be the toy of 2017.  It’s awesome.  We love it because our child can actually afford it and wait for it and be invested in working for something.  NPR and Newsweek put out debates on the effectiveness for combatting ADHD but the jury is still out.  And by jury, I mean teachers and parents.  Could the fidget spinner be distracting to other students or teachers?  They are really cute and can even be built with Legos.

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Best Nail Polishes for 2017 Events

These are the best fingernail polishes for every event in 2017.  You’ll see in my YouTube video the best neutral nail polish, the best red nail polish, the best pink fingernail polish, the best color to wear to the beach on your nails, and a perfect bonus color that looks good on every skin tone’s fingernails!

I just want to work for OPI and have so much fun creating names for each nail polish. Have you ever bought one of their fingernail polishes solely based on its name?  They’re creative!

I still want the Dulles line and the Texas line.  I’ve heard from a manicurist that the TX line flakes off very easily.  Why is there a difference?

Since we’re all beautiful in his sight, we have different skin tones and pigments.  Take some time to observe your skin colors under different lighting and with these thoughts:

Skin Tones:

  1. Do you look better in blues or reds?
  2. Are you an orange tan or an olive tan?
  3. Notice what shirts brighten your skin when you hold it up in front of a mirror.  (More on that here)
  4. Take the polish that doesn’t work to the store and hold it side by side before you pick out a new color.

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The Best Neutral Nail Polish: Tickle My France-y

The Best Beach Nail Polish: Suzi’s Hungary Again

The Best Red Nail Polish: I’m Not Really a Waitress

The Best Pink Nail Polish: A-Rose at Dawn; Broke by Noon

The Best Dark Nail Polish: OPI Scores a Goal-sold out so I’m linking a similar color

The Best Nail Polish for any skin tone:  Grand Canyon-sold out so I’m linking a similar color

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Girls Night Idea – Have Your Own Makeup Party

Girl’s Night Out Idea – Host Your Own Eyeshadow Party

Your friends are bringing the supplies; you’re just going to set them up to feel pampered.

This does not mean you’re going to spend a lot of money on decorations.  You’re going to spend maybe $7 per person, unless you want to give them the little item I’m suggesting in this video.

INVITATION:

I’m giving you an invitation to make them feel special and to help them look forward to the evening.  Free printable!

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I’m giving you a list of 5-7 items for each person’s area that you can spend money on.

Seriously, just being together with no to-do list is a fantastic evening to this girl right here.

But, this idea popped into my head so I’m sharing it with you.  The above video explains and pumps you up so please take a looksy!

Invite no more than 5 other girls to your house for an Eyeshadow Application Party.  Side note: you want a house with good overhead lighting since you’ll be applying eyeshadow.  This would be awesome during the brunch hours b/c of the natural daylight.

Everyone brings her own brushes (all different kinds) and eyeshadows, even the ones she thinks are bad colors.

Your gal pals also need to come with no eye makeup on.

SETTLE THEIR JITTERS:

You are in charge of assuring the women that they will not be judged if they make mistakes, that the protection masks that we women put on to protect our insecurities are down; that they just need to come as they are. 

You are helping everyone at the table be on the same playing field.  We’re all women with insecurities; but red and yellow black and white, we are precious in his sight.  We are just experimenting and getting creative. girls night idea

One idea is to say in the invitation that everyone has to wear yoga pants.

ARRIVAL:

You are going to make your guests feel like queens for the day!

I used long note pads, a cute pen, mirrors that my former Mary Kay friend had for us to borrow, and a makeup baggie

In each MakeUp Baggie, I gifted them two different eyeshadow brushes-the two most important brushes:  Eyeshadow Brush and a Blending Brush.  If you can afford one more brush, I recommend a Crease Brush since you’re using five colors in the video above.  Please watch the video; it’s a gorgeous arrangement of colors!

Cotton Balls

Hair Band to keep the hair out of their eyes if needed

3 Cheapy Cheap Eyeshadow Brushes – this way they can use a clean brush to experiment with someone else’s eyeshadow color eyeshadowbrush

If you have the money, you could buy each one the cutest trinket around these days…this Blushing Lady MakeUp Brush Cup

If you don’t have the money, maybe you could decorate a white styrofoam cup just like her!  My above video shows you the styrofoam version; she’s adorable!

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Girls Night Idea

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