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If you have hooded eyes a la Madonna or Blake Lively, it doesn't mean you're swinging swords around like Zorro. The term "hooded" just refers to eyes that have more of a "hood" on the lids, so the crease is not as noticeable. If you want to achieve a flirty, fun look like the cat-eye on your lids, you can, you just have to use the right lining technique.
First thing's first, and that means prepping those pretty peepers. You can use a bit of your regular foundation, or an actual eye primer; both work the same way. The point is to create a bit of a base on your lids for the liner to stick to. It goes on smoother and lasts longer so yes, it's definitely worth taking a couple of seconds to prime before lining, even if you do skip the rest of your regular makeup routine today.
Hold your liner in one hand. Every girl has her own method of lining her eyes, but you'll figure it out. It takes practice, as with any other makeup product. The basic way to hold liner is as you would a pen -- think study hall or writing out a check for that uber-fashionable new Tiffany bracelet -- and look on a slightly downward angle into a mirror. You should be looking with both eyes half-open, so you can easily see while lining your lids.
Starting at the inner corner, start lining one of your eyes. Keep the line close to your lash line and extend it outward toward the outer corner. On hooded eyes, you want to make the line a bit thicker, to draw attention to your lids and the lower crease area, rather than the top hooded section of your lids. Flick the end of the line up and slightly outward, to get that winged-out cat-eye effect.
Line just the outer half of your lower lash line, meeting up with the flicked up line above. This creates a subtle yet sexy cat-eye look, and brings the attention where you want it on your eye. Now, just repeat this on your other eye -- it may look a little strange and '80s-inspired if you only have one cat eye -- and you're good to go. You're lined to perfection and can go show off those baby blues -- or browns, or greens ... you get the point.
You can add a bit of highlighter underneath each brow bone to help open up your eyes and lessen the hooded effect.
You may want to add a bit of white liner to each eye on the water line, or on the inside corners of each lash line.
To help your liner stay put, you can go directly over the liner with an eyeliner brush and shadow in the same color.