Our eyes are said to be the window to our soul. Perhaps it’s true, because when we’re sad, no matter how much we smile and laugh, those who are close to us will still be able to discern our true feelings just by looking at our eyes.As we age, gravity will win, no matter how we tuck and pull our skin. Fortunately, there are skincare products and procedures that can delay or mask the ravages of time, and there are also clever tricks and tips that could help such as the wonderful world of make-up.
One of those eventualities that is going to hit us is hooded and droopy eyelids which are the norm as we grow older. In my case, I am naturally blessed with almost invisible and hooded lids since I was young – thanks to genetics and slight sensitivity to light. Only when I am in the dark that my eyes look slightly better, as I don’t squint much.
There are many video tutorials on YouTube regarding eye make-up tips but most are tailored for young ladies with lovely, youthful eyes. No puffiness, no eye-bags, gorgeous eyelashes, lovely skintone. So I looked for videos made by and for my generation. One of the make-up tips and tricks that I enjoy is a video by SugarPuffAndFluff called HOODED .DROOPY EYES – my makeup tips and tricks
She patiently shows us how to apply make-up that would improve hooded, droopy eyes. What I like about her video is that she does different types of make-up application on each eye : the right (on her right eye) and wrong (on her left eye) make-up application. It’s especially for those with hooded or droopy eye-lids – meaning it applies to most women in their 40s.
Prior to and during application, she also gives tips on what not to do when applying make-up on the eyes. She also encourages us to display an excited or surprised expression, to make our eyes look better. Although I doubt that we can do that all the time, I think it’s an important tip to remember when taking photos. 😀
In the video, she really focusses on the eyes and asks viewers not to mind her lipstick, face or hair. She slowly explains each step and states her tools specifically.
The video was published in April 2013, and she pointed out at the beginning that she was not a make-up artist, nor an expert. Well, in my opinion, she was as good as any professional and since then has become quite a sensation. She looks fabulous, too!
So, if you’re looking for eye make-up tips, or looking to improve your make-up skills or you’d like to uplift your eyes albeit temporarily, then do watch the video.