Eight Cosmetic Tricks for Hiding Droopy Eyelids

Both eyelashes and eyebrows play an indispensable role in making eyes look more open. Fortunately, if you have droopy eyelids, there are several beauty tricks to conceal this condition. Here's what they are.
Eight Cosmetic Tricks for Hiding Droopy Eyelids

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Droopy eyelids are caused by reduced elasticity and firmness of skin over the years. Although this is a natural and genetic condition, people that have it are always looking for ways to disguise it.

Currently, there are several surgical procedures that can correct it, especially when it compromises your vision.

However, fortunately, you don’t need to resign yourself to this condition. Some cosmetic tricks can improve your appearance, and make you look fabulous. Today we’d like to share with you the 8 best cosmetic tricks for droopy eyelids to include in your routine. Let’s take a look!

Hiding droopy eyelids

1. Use a makeup base for droopy eyelids

A woman putting on some makeup.

Using a small amount of makeup base on your eyes can help prevent shadows from darkening your eyelids and brow bone. This makeup is also known as a “primer” and it’s a type of base that is applied before other products that are designed for this purpose.

You can find primers in different tones and shades, helping you to choose the version that best fits your needs. In fact, some brands make both a liquid and powder version.

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2. Choose a water-resistant eyeliner and mascara

People that have this problem tend to have difficulty applying products like eyeliner and mascara since the eyelids, being droopy, come into contact with these products.

When using products that are not waterproof, oftentimes your makeup will run every time you blink or the area moves. That’s why you should use water-resistant products and concentrate well when applying them.

3. Use brown tones on your droopy eyelids

Some brown makeup to hide droopy eyelids.

First of all, rub a small amount of matte brown eye shadow on your upper eyelid.  Then use a lighter color above the eyelid down to where your eyelid begins. Finally, follow the curve of your eye and rub it to prevent sharp lines and to blend the colors.

4. Mark the line of your upper eyelashes

This is one of the best eye makeup cosmetic tricks for hiding this type of eyelid problem. Use your waterproof eyeliner to draw a line at the base of your upper eyelids, as close to your eyeball as possible. This will create more defined, larger-looking eyes, which will hide droopy eyelids.

You can do this on both your upper and lower eyelashes, but do not apply the eyeliner to the internal part of your eyelids.

5. Try out the “cat-eye” look

The “cat-eye” look isn’t just a style for young kids. If used on the tip of your eyes, they’ll look more defined. Furthermore, if you put it into practice, you’ll get an elegant and distinguished effect, so put your creativity to the test!

Sometimes it’s hard to draw a good cat eye on droopy eyelids, but the more you try it, the easier it’ll become.

6. Use a fair amount of mascara on your lashes

A woman with droopy eyelids putting on mascara.

Thick, dense, and curvy eyelashes play a fundamental role in creating a young, expressive look. Applying several layers of mascara, without clumps, will create big eyes no matter what state your eyelashes are in. Try to focus on the tips of your eyelashes, making them curvy and daring.

7. Use fake eyelashes to hide droopy eyelids

If nature hasn’t provided you with long, thick eyelashes, then try using fake eyelashes to complement your eye makeupHowever, keep in mind that you should choose the ones that go well with your face. If they’re too big then they’ll look obviously fake. You can apply them to the entire eyelid, or simply from the center to the outer edge.

8. Cosmetic tricks for your eyebrows

Although they’re above your eyelashes, eyebrows can be helpful in achieving perfect eye makeup. Make a higher angle to help raise your look.  However, if your eyebrows aren’t very full, fill them with the appropriate product for your eyebrows. Firstly, a bit of lightening just below the eyebrow can also help make your eyes look more open.

Use high-quality products

Finally, remember that the best way to create the perfect makeup for your face is to just experiment with it. So, try different kinds of makeup, making sure you always use safe, high-quality products.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.