Few words about hooded eyes

Brilliant makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin wrote in his Face Forward book: “If you read or hear the words “never” or “always” in a makeup book or at cosmetic counter, run in opposite direction. Makeup should be fun, not fascist”. Unfortunately not all of his colleagues share his point of view. For example, some of makeup artists advise girls with hooded eyes to forget about eyeliners, dark eyeshadows, use pale eyeshadows and mascara only and concentrate on their lips (girls with hooded eyes and small lips should vanish, I suppose).

What can I say about this?

Just look at Charlotte Rampling’s portrait made for NARS Audacious Lipstick compain and forget all that jazz.

Charlotte has very hooded eyes indeed. You can see it clearly at the shot from Luchino Visconti’s movie La caduta degli dei / The Damned.

Another Charlotte’s shot from  La caduta degli day / The Damned shows you how to contour heavy eyelids.

Austrian beauty Romi Schneider had heavy eyelids too, but, as you can see at these shots from Max et les ferrailleurs, they don’t hide eyeliner and eyeshadows completely.

Of course, Romi Schneider’s makeup from Max et les ferrailleurs is not a good example to follow (Romi played a prostitute in this movie), but you can adjust it applying eyeshadows not till eyebrows but till the eye crease.

Many Asian girl have hooded eyelids but see how elegant eyeliner looks on Maggie Cheung’s eyes in Kar Wai Wong’s In the Mood for Love movie.

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