Hooded lids are tricky at any age and as we mature, the skin around our eyes tends to sag more, making eyeliner even more difficult to apply. With hooded eyes, you’ll want to draw your liner very close to your lash line, as you won’t have much lid space. Avoid a harsh wing, as it’ll look distorted when you open your eyes. Instead, using a dark brown or black eyeshadow, draw a very slight uplifted wing with a stiff, angled brush and connect it to your lash line, going towards your inner corners. Smudge the wing with your brush to create a smoky effect and then clean up the bottom part with your concealer.

If you want a more natural look, you can skip the smokey eye and line your top waterline instead. You’ll want a black waterproof pencil for this. To apply, look slightly downward and gently tug your eyelid upwards with your finger. Draw along the waterline with your pencil until it’s filled in. After you’re done, blink a couple of times to get rid of any residue, and wipe the surrounding area clean with a Q-tip. This will define your eyes without making them look obviously lined. For non-hooded eyes, a more upturned wing will do wonders to make them look lifted.