It can be particularly tricky on hooded eyes; achieving a flawless flick that doesn’t curve up, become disjointed or look a little off-kilter is made that much more difficult. IYKYK.
Because we believe that everyone should be able to whip out a killer cat eyeliner look whenever the mood strikes, we're breaking eyeliner down for our hooded-eye friends out there. But first...
What is a hooded eye?
While there is a hooded-eye spectrum, from slightly to very hooded, this essentially covers any eye shape where the eyelid is not visible when the eye is open. Rather than exposing the lid, the skin around the eyes folds over the crease, showing not much more than the lash line. Hooded eyes are genetic (and completely normal), but they can also develop with age.
As this creates a fold at the outer corner of the eye, a wing drawn on while the eyes are closed can be warped by the movement of the skin into that fold. It can cause some frustration when trying to craft a cat eyeliner, as you're trying to make the eyeliner visible and not smudge all over the lid and draw an excellent wing, but with the right technique and some expert-approved tips, you'll be well on your way to the winged eyeliner of your dreams.