Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hooded Eyes

I love the almond shaped eyes with beautiful lids - my sister has them. She can rock almost any form of make-up and always looks fabulous. No wonder I have always thought of her as the pinnacle of female beauty :-)

My eyes are hooded.
Having hooded eyes means that more or less of your eyelids are obscured, either by skin or bone structure, which gives an appearance of heaviness. This type of eye structure is also called “bedroom eyes”.

Here's some samples of occidental and oriental hooded eyes. Now, I don't think "monolid" is hooded - that is, I disagree with Olivia of that Jessica has hooded eyes. But, what do I know. I'm not oriental. None of my business. Anyway, Olivia gives in that entry the basics of hooded eye makeup, and that's great :-)

As not much of the eyelid is showing, it's no use to even try having the elaborate eye shadow experiments... as nothing of it will show anyway. Nevertheless, there are things you can do...

Here's a "weekend make-up, daytime makeup with color and nighttime make-up" presented by a very beautiful pair of hooded eyes :-)
Make-up for hooded eyes
all about hooded eyes
Pacific Style - hooded eyes and the follow-up on hooded eyes with additional information, like a list of YouTube makeup artists with hooded eyes.
smokey hooded eyes - very pretty

It's funny how some people define "hooded eyes" or "hooded lids" :-D
Yes, this happens with age. My eyes were hooded already when I was 10, though... but 10 is an age. :-D
This is what Colour Focus claims hooded eyes look like...
Very pretty... I suppose there's some hooding going on in the outer end of the lid... but that's not what my eyes look like, or how the eyes of most other women with hooded eyes look :-D
(Now, in the above mentioned "difference between occidental and oriental hooded eye, Jane has that kind of hooded eyes! And, yes, I agree, her eyes are hooded. Not as much as mine, but...)
They look more like this:

I took their suggestion of "deep set eyes" and tweaked it a bit.

Hooded Eyes
These eyes are set so the natural crease in the eyelid is not readily seen. Highlighting the brow bone and lining the lash base gives hooded eyes an alluring shape.

To enhance hooded eyes
- Apply a medium to dark shadow on the crease and hooded area.
- Sweep a lighter shadow on the brow bone and on the inside corner of the eye.
- Draw a very thin line along the top lash line (to keep the eye looking open) and smudge with a cotton swab.
- Apply black mascara to upper lashes.
- Line upper lash-line only. Gradually soften shadow as you approach the brow.
- Vanity Rich: How to Work Your Eye Shape

(Now, Vanity Rich is a very beautiful woman who does NOT have hooded eyes, and doesn't seem to be interested in figuring out how to ENHANCE the very specific and alluring look the hooded eyes give you, but takes the same road everyone else does - even women with hooded eyes - that is, trying to make them look less hooded.)
Also, my sister is blond and blue-eyed - like my mother... I don't have a chance! :-D

You see, my eyes are hazel - or mud-colored, as I so kindly refer to them, when I'm not feeling well. The color of dark amber, says my husband. Green, on a good day. Can even look brown with right clothes. But - alas - they are not blue, so I cannot be beautiful.

Then I read this:
"Hazel eyes are considered to be one of the most expressive and one of the most unique eyes as well. The reason is that hazel eyes can change the color according to the person’s mood!
When the person gets angry, the hazel eye color tends to get more greenish,
when in a frisky mood, it turns to gray or blue!
Not only the mood, but even the color of the clothes influences the hazel eye color."
- fabulous makeup tips for hazel eyes
Oh...So instead of having droopy eyelids and mud-colored eyes, I have sexy "bedroom eyes" and the most expressive and unique eye color... (Now, I wonder which color eyes I have when "frisky"... because my eyes are never blue. They get grey as colorless when I'm afraid, stressed, worried, anxious or in pain, though. Truly mud-colored.)

Nevertheless, for the other girls out there with bedroom eyes, here's some celebrities who share this quality with you :-) See how they have their eyes made up and copy the look if you like it :-)

Anne Hathaway

Blake Lively

Brigitte Bardot

Carmen Electra

Catherine Zeta Jones

Dianne Wiest

Drew Barrymore

Elizabeth Hurley

Eva Mendes

Faye Dunaway

Gisele Bündchen

Jaclyn Smith

Jenna Elfman

Lauren Bacall

Leelee Sobieski

Malin Åkerman

Maura Tierney

Melinda Clarke

Milla Jovovich

Nicole Kidman

Reneé Zellweger

Selena Gomez

Selma Blair

Sharon Stone

Taylor Swift

Sienna Miller

 Jennifer Lawrence

Hayden Panettiere

Emma Stone

 Clemence Poesy

 Eva Green

Kirsten Dunst

 Claudia Schiffer

Jessica Szohr, Megan Fox, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kristin Kreuk, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Middleton and Veronica Hamel
have been mentioned as having hooded eyes, but I'm not sure...
Besides, there's plenty of very beautiful women with hooded eyes on this list already :-)

Now, some mention Madonna, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lopez as samples of women with hooded lids.
I disagree.