To start off the New Year, I wanted to share a new venture that my two friends and beauty gurus have created. Kim Greene and Melissa Street have been working on the new tutorial site GreeneStreetBeauty, and are rocking YouTube with their amazing tips, humor, and beauty goodness. Both of these women have been incredibly influential to me, and are a force in the industry. In the video and post below, Kim Greene shows you how to correct a Hooded Eye. Please show some support and Facebook love for these fantastic artists and all around ridiculously cool women. Enjoy!!
Corrective makeup - The Hooded Eye by Kim Greene:
"I happen to have hooded eyes. I used to be ok with them but as I've gotten older they really make me look tired. And you should see them after a 15 hour day! My eyes look closed, even when they're not. Ok, I'm being dramatic but bottom line is I'm very familiar with this specific corrective makeup.
I drew some quick sketches this morning to give you an idea of the difference between an Ideal eye and a Hooded eye. Ok, don't get your panties in a bunch about the word "Ideal". I'm not saying that a Hooded eye is bad or not beautiful because there are, for instance, a number of actresses that have this type of eye and are considered beautiful. However, there is an "ideal beauty" that exists. I think it's scientific or something. It spells out what the human being finds to be the most appealing to look at. I feel like Brooke Shields won "Ideal face" once. I personally think that the differences we all have make us the individuals we are but, that said, I really don't want to look tired either and while I'm at it I would like my face to look thinner and younger and... I digress. So, as I was saying, below I've shown you the technique to help the hooded eye appear less hooded.
You can use any color you want but it's best with a hooded eye to use matte makeups on and above the crease area because shimmer acts as a highlight vs. a shade. Feel free to use either matte or shimmer products on the highlighted areas just above the lash line. "