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Winged/Cat Eyes for Hooded Lids

I'm Asian, and I have hooded eyelids. Does anyone have any recommendations for how to get the perfect winged liner or cat eyes? I can apply a simple cat eye with ease, but I'd like to get a little more complex with it. Suggestions appreciated!

Re: Winged/Cat Eyes for Hooded Lids

Oh and I definitely agree with your methods! I basically draw a straight line diagonally away from my eye to get that sharp edge, and then it's easy peasy from there.

Re: Winged/Cat Eyes for Hooded Lids

@kushiekins I also have tapered Asian lids and doing my eye make-up/finding looks that actually look cute on me is more of a chore than it needs to be as a result.

I took a look at your gallery on here and it seems like you already have a good grasp on how to do a pretty nice cat eye. My own personal advice is that more is, well.. more when it comes to using eyeliner on Asian lids. It tends to disappear when I open my eyes or look up unless I apply it a bit more liberally than I would initially be inclined to. I also find that it helps to make the wings closer to being straight/almost horizontal as opposed to literally winged when you draw them on because of the way my lids fold over. Otherwise, you'll end up with demon horns on the end of you eyes, lol.

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I also have hooded eyelids. Agreed with @HereticHime that instead of angling up high, I find a cat eye works best if the flick is drawn more straight at first and once you're past the eyelid fold, then you can angle upwards. You can also curve your flick around the fold instead of drawing a straight angle upward. A find a curve looks more flirty, less severe. It depends on the vibe you are going for.

Re: Winged/Cat Eyes for Hooded Lids

Hi @kushiekins,


Try using a pen liner if you are not already using one! I find that that they dry faster and you can create different types of looks with it and create a thin or thicker line. For hooded eyes, start from the center of the lid and draw small dashes and then connecting them before the liner dries. You can then add a thin line from the start of the eye. It should be a thin line and then gradually get slightly thicker towards the wing. I also like to have my eyes open and raise my brows when I do liner, I find that it is easier to apply! I also recommend the

Stila Stay All Dayยฎ Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.

โค๏ธ Melissa

Re: Winged/Cat Eyes for Hooded Lids

Right now I'm using the Clinique - Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, after having used the KVD - Tattoo Liner for the longest time. Stila never worked out too well for me. After I'm done typing this I'm gonna go ahead and order the Lancome & Tarte ones as well!


Thanks for all of your advice ladies! โค๏ธ

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