Posted on July 12, 2022

Best Makeup Tips for Hooded Eyes

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Makeup tips look different in every eye shape, with slight variations and final looks. This shouldn’t be a discouragement for those with hooded eyes, thus we gathered the best makeup tips for hooded eyes.

Keep reading to find out the best way to make your eyes look incredible and achieve a magnificent look.

What Is A Hooded Eye?

Hooded eyes are a condition in which the soft tissue and excess skin around the eyebrows cover the eyelid, leaving a visible crease (1). People can have this eye shape since birth or develop it throughout their life.

It usually affects both eyes but you can develop one hooded eye only too. Over time, the condition can increase as the elasticity in your skin decreases and the formation of wrinkles increases.

3 Makeup Tips For Hooded Eyes

There are many makeup tips for hooded eyes to help you achieve an elegant look, even for your day-to-day makeup. Here we gathered the top 3 that have to do with the main struggles people with hooded eyes have.

  • Invest in a good eye primer. If you have hooded eyes you might notice that your eyeshadow tends to crease and smudge more frequently, therefore investing in a great eye primer is essential.
  • Apply eyeshadow with your eyes open. Unlike what many people might find useful, applying eyeshadow, and even doing the final part of your eyeliner, with your eyes open is a great way to find your natural crease and adjust your makeup to it.

    Pro tip: create a new crease just above the natural fold of your eye to create an extended and fierce look.
  • Shape your eyebrows differently. The shape of your eyebrows plays a key role in your makeup look, and if you have hooded eyes it is recommended that you keep a slight arch under the brow bone to “open your gaze”. For those who don’t have a lot of hairs in their eyebrows, microblading is a great option to achieve that full and arched brow.

How Eyebrow Shapes Can Make Or Break A Makeup Look

Your eyebrows shape your face and can make or break a makeup look. If your brows are too arched or too thin, they can change how you look and how you’re perceived. If they’re too thick and straight they can make your eyes look smaller.

What’s more, how further apart they are from each other and many other factors contribute to choosing the right eyebrow shape. Consulting an expert is crucial in this decision process to decide how to shape your face and balance your look.

This is what we do best at Samara Beauty. Where we help every client achieve the look of their dreams with quality and effective services that comply with standards and procedures. We’re proud to be the best microblading San Diego salon with over 5 years of experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.


Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, used for the purpose of reconstructing sparse eyebrows or simply to enhance already full brows. The proper ink is chosen and mixed to fit your exact skin tone to look the most natural and realistic. We then create small, hair-like strokes to perfectly mimic natural and gorgeous eyebrows.


Healed microblading results last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin, results usually fade a little faster than those with dryer skin types. Touch-ups are required to maintain the microbladed look. First touch-up is included.


Please read the faqs page completely to ensure that you are an eligible candidate for microblading. Prior to your procedure: -Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E ,drink alcohol or take caffeine within 24 hours of your procedure, go tanning within 24 hours of the procedure, make sure to not have had facial fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Do not do facial fillers at least 2 weeks after the procedure.


-Anybody can get microblading done as long as the following does not apply. Those who are: Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor),Viral infections and/or diseases,Epilepsy, A Pacemaker or major heart problems, Had an Organ transplant, Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.), Sick (cold, flu, etc.), Pregnant or Nursing. Please contact us if you have had any facial fillers in the past two months*. Please contact us if you have used any prescription acne medication in the past year*.


Microbladed brows typically take 6 weeks to fully heal. Within the first week the pigment will appear much darker, and your eyebrows will look very bold. Do not worry! This is part of the healing process and it means that you are healing properly. After the first week the eyebrows will begin to get lighter, as by now the scabbing should be taking place. This is also normal! Around week 2, most of the scabbing should be done, and you will begin to see your full and natural eyebrow shape come through. Let it heal naturally, and only begin to wash your eyebrows with a mild foamy anti-bacterial soap after 14 days.


There should be absolutely NO picking at your eyebrows for the first 10 days. The first 10 days are the most crucial for having healthy healed eyebrows. Let the epithelial crust and natural scabbing occur on its own. After the first two weeks, you are allowed to begin washing them again. Try to keep the area as dry as possible in the first 10 days. Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated pool water for at least 2-4 weeks following your procedure. Limit sun exposure for 14 days following the procedure. For the first two weeks, avoid:Water, cleansers, creams, makeup, heavy sweating in the brow area, tanning and heavy sun exposure, Facials, facial fillers, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion.


Discomfort is minimal, although a numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort.