photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

Because so many of our readers have asked for more options for hooded eyelids, we thought you’d love this one fun one for summer! The trick to this slight illusion is to create a “crease line” that is a few millimeters higher than your actual crease, therefore making the lid area appear bigger than it really is. And the best way to do this is with two colors; here I used my favorite blue cream shadow for the lid with my favorite smoky taupe kohl pencil to create the new “raised” crease line. Super easy and so pretty… here’s how:

  1. Apply the cream shadow with your finger by smearing it across the lid and crease.
  2. Line the bottom lash line with a black gel liner {I love this one because it’s super blendable (to make it appear more dark grey} and has an angled brush on one side to perfect or smudge the line), making it thicker at the outer corner.
  3. Using a smoky taupe kohl liner, line above the actual crease to create a new crease line, then blend with your finger.
  4. Apply mascara {we’re obsessed with this one because it’s so rich, you literally only need one coat}.

Notice how the eye area looks slightly more “opened” compared to the first steps! And such a flirty and fun look for summer.