• NO.1 KVD BEAUTY Tattoo Eyeliner
  • NO.2 Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
  • NO.3 CLINIQUE Quickliner for Eyes
  • NO.4 NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Epic Ink Liner
  • NO.5 MAYBELLINE Unstoppable Eyeliner
  • NO.6 Essence Long-Lasting Eye Pencil
  • NO.7 L'Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof
  • NO.8 Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner
  • NO.9 Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner Pencil
  • NO.10 STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

10 Best Eyeliners For Hooded Eyes 2022

Jan 20, 2022

There are many types of eye shapes, and not all are born with big eyes in double eyelids. Many people are born with hooded eyes or single eyelids that make it difficult to apply eyeliner perfectly. Those with hooded eyes need to draw lash lines to accentuate the contour of their eyelids. Lash lines can stress the beauty of the eyes. Dark lash lines can serve as a bright contrast to the eye white to make it clear and bright as well as reduce the fatigue state that eye blood vessel brings.

The best eyeliner for hooded eyes should have a thin tip that can outline the lash lines accurately, instead of a marker-type of the thick tip which is difficult to control. The thin tip is easy to color. A good eyeliner is consisted of solid tips, focusing on fast drying, waterproof and anti-shading features. You can opt for a dark black eyeliner and use it to create a nice lash line end. Hooded eyes feature long and narrow eyelids, so a pointed eyeliner is needed for accurate lash line position which shall not cover double eyelids. If you want to draw up your eyes, you can get your lids ripped up gently to draw the upper lash line for a little wide look without covering double eyelids.

Based on users’ reviews, advice from my makeup artist friends, and the comparison over all kinds of eyeliners including those with high sales volume, we round up the 10 best items for hooded eyes. If you didn’t use any of them, trust me, maybe there is the one you are looking all the way.

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  • Long-lasting
  • Vegan
  • Highly-pigmented
  • Oil-free
  • Slightly expensive
  • The tip is prone to dryness

Kat Von D has a wide range of popular products with good quality. Tattoo Liner is the star product of Kat Von D and also the winner of Allure Readers' Choice Award 2017 and 2018. It is a go-to item for both beginners and makeup artists. Tattoo Eyeliner comes in only two shades with high pigmentation, making it easy to draw intensely-pigmented lines. It’s suitable for people with hooded eyes to lift the outer corners of the eyes, creating an ideal shape for smokey eyes. With excellent staying power, Tattoo Eyeliner will not smudge or fade throughout the day. In 2018, a Twitter user said this eyeliner still looked flawless after a car accident. This oil-free formula is suitable for most skin types. Aside from being used as an eyeliner, Tattoo Eyeliner is also a 1-Day Tattoo eye pencil. With vivid hues, it blend seamlessly into skin, ideal for drawing patterns. However, some customers complain that the tip is prone to drying out after applying several times, making it difficult to glide on. Therefore, we recommend placing the eyeliner tip side down to keep the brush moist. As the price point of Tattoo Liner is a bit higher, it’s recommended for those without worrying about budget.

One of the Sephora users reviewed after use, “Best eyeliner for hooded eyes!...I like this eyeliner it is the darkest eyeliner easy to use it and affordable but I do have a runny sensitive left eye so when I used it it was tearing so the liner on the corner didn't last that long but on the right eye it was perfect I had to reapply on the left side once wore it for about 10-11 hours lasted me all day :)”

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Long-lasting
  • The tip is prone to dryness
  • Slightly expensive
  • Only one shade

Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner, the bestseller of Fenty Beauty, was voted as the best eyeliner by Byrdie in 2020. With a ultra-fine, super-flex felt tip, Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner leaves skin feeling comfortable. This highly-pigmented formula glides on effortlessly to draw lines. Even people with hooded eyes can use it to lift the outer corners of the eyes for a “winged” eye look and make eyes look bigger. The brand claims that “Rihanna even perfected Flyliner’s tapered precision point with all eye shapes in mind, with an extra long, flexible tip designed for max versatility.” This long-lasting and waterproof eyeliner dries quickly after applying, and won’t smudge or flake off if you apply makeup setting products first. With an easy-grip, triangle shape, this eyeliner is easy to create perfect lines, suitable for beginners. However, it comes in only one shade: CUZ I'M BLACK. Some customers complain that the tip is prone to drying out after applying several times, making it difficult to glide on. Therefore, we recommend placing the eyeliner tip side down to keep the brush moist. Plus, Tattoo Liner is a bit pricey, so it is recommended for people without worrying about budget.

 

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  • Rich in shades
  • Highly-pigmented
  • Slightly expensive
  • Breakable refill

Clinique has a variety of eyeliners, of which Quickliner for Eyes is suitable for people with hooded eyes. This eyeliner comes in 11 shades to suit different needs of makeup looks. It is worth mentioning that Quickliner for Eyes is a dual-ended eyeliner. One end is a highly-pigmented eyeliner glides on smoothly to offer precision strokes and lift the outer corners of your eyes. The other end is a sponge for smudging. The brand suggests that it’s better to smudge within one minute. This product is easy to use. Just twist up without sharpening. However, it should be noted that the refill of Quickliner for Eyes can not retract back, so be careful when using. Plus, remember to keep the lid on tight after use, or the refill will dry out. This eyeliner is a bit expensive, so it is recommended for people not on a strict budget.

 

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Cost-effective
  • Average staying power
  • Some customers complain it is not waterproof at all

The drugstore makeup brand NYX’s products feature rich shades and exceptional effects. Its eyeliners enjoy a good reputation. Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner is the star product of NYX, coming in 2 shades. This highly pigmented eyeliner is smooth and easy to use. People with hooded eyes always have higher requirements on the tip of the eyeliner. The ultra-fine, soft Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner glides on smoothly without irritating the eyelids. It’s easier to draw clear lines to create "winged" eyes and make your eyes look bigger. The brand claims that this eyeliner is water-resistant, but many customers complain that it is not waterproof at all with an average staying power. Therefore, we recommend applying makeup setting products after applying to deliver a better makeup effect. Overall, the affordable Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner is a cost-effective option.

 

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Waterproof
  • Smudge-proof
  • Cost-effective
  • Dry texture
  • Breakable

Maybelline provides a wide range of eye makeup products, including eyeliners. Unstoppable Eyeliner is a pencil eyeliner that comes in 5 shades to suit different needs of makeup looks. This self-sharpening eyeliner keeps the point sharp, making it easy to apply. This highly-pigmented formula offers clear strokes effortlessly. People with hooded eyes can use it to create a “winged” eye look and make the eyes look bigger. This waterproof and long-lasting eyeliner makes your makeup stay put all day long if you apply makeup setting products first. Plus, the brand claims that the ophthalmologist-tested eyeliner is safe for people with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. The affordable eyeliner is a cost-effective product perfect for beginners. However, many customers doubt that the formula has been changed, because of the dry texture and breakable refill.

 

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Cost-effective
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Paraben-free
  • Prone to smudging on oily skin
  • Breakable refill

The drugstore makeup brand essence has a wide variety of eyeliners, including liquid, pencil and gel eyeliners, to suit different needs. Available in two shades, black fever and hot chocolate, the Long-Lasting Eye Pencil is suitable for people with hooded eyes. With an affordable price point, this eyeliner is very cost-effective. The soft formula glides on smoothly to line the waterline without irritating the eyelids. Highly-pigmented, it allows users to easily draws clear lines in intense color and to create a “winged” outer-v for bigger eyes. The twist-up eyeliner is easy to carry around without sharpening. The brand claims that it is excellent in staying power, but many oily-skinned customers say it’s prone to smudging. For this reason, we recommend applying makeup setting products for a better finish. Due to its soft refill, be sure to twist up properly and apply slightly, or it may break.

 

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Cost-effective
  • Average staying power
  • Dry texture

Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof comes in 4 shades, including conventional black and bold, personalized blue, to create different finishes. The finely-pointed, flexible eyeliner can draw both ultra-fine lines and thicker lines. It allows people with hooded eyes to deliver a winged outer-v with precision strokes for bigger eyes, and to create sexy and charming “cat eyes”. Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof is a quick-drying formula, suitable for people with good makeup skills. This cost-effective eyeliner is also a good choice for gift giving thanks to exquisite packaging. However, some customers complain that the design of Liquid Dip Eyeliner is not reasonable for its long pen which tends to touch the eyes while using. What’s more, due to its dry texture, people with dry skin may have a tugging sensation on the eyelid after using, so you’d better use makeup setting products first. Although the eyeliner promises long wear, some users say it flakes off and becomes patchy after a period of time.

 

 

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Free of parabens & mineral oil
  • Ophthalmologist & dermatologist-tested
  • Slightly expensive
  • Breakable

Featuring natural and botanical ingredients, Tarte offers mild and non-irritating products, suitable for most skin types. Double Take Eyeliner comes in 2 conventional shades: brown and black. This versatile product combines liquid eyeliner and gel eyeliner in one. You can first twist up the gel eyeliner to draw a tightline and contour your eyes along the upper and lower lash lines, then fill in with the liquid eyeliner on the other end. Double Take Eyeliner glides on smoothly and dries instantly after application, leaving a semi-matte finish. This liquid eyeliner draws intensely-pigmented lines and lift the outer corners of your eyes, suitable for people with hooded eyes. It is worth mentioning that this eyeliner is formulated with Amazonian clay that helps enhance the staying power. It also contains mineral pigments to soothe the eye area. This ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested product is also safe for people with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Plus, there are tutorial videos on the official website of Tarte, which are very helpful for makeup beginners. However, some customers complain that the end of the gel eyeliner breaks easily, so be gentle when applying. In addition, Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner is a bit expensive, so it is recommended for people without worrying about budget. Or you can also try out a mini size on Sephora.

 

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  • Waterproof
  • Long-lasting
  • Rich in shades
  • Vegan
  • Paraben&preservative-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Breakable refill
  • Slightly expensive

With good quality, CT products are well-received by consumers. CT has launched many eye products with good reputation. Rock n Kohl Eyeliner Pencil comes in 6 shades to create different makeup looks. Suitable for people with hooded eyes, it has moderate hardness and pigment, and blends seamlessly into the skin. This eyeliner can easily draw clear lines and create “winged” outer-v to make your eyes look bigger. It is worth mentioning that it contains crushed pearl powder to promote the production of collagen, moisturize and smooth the skin around the eyes. Plus, Rock n Kohl Eyeliner Pencil is long-lasting and waterproof. The brand claims that it lasts for up to 14 hours and will not smudge throughout the day. For those who are not skilled at drawing eyeliners, you can watch a tutorial video for beginners on the official website of CT. However, some users complain that the refill is easily broken when sharpening. Therefore, be careful while sharpening. In addition, as CT eyeliner is a bit expensive, it is recommended for people not on a tight budget.

 

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Long-lasting
  • Waterproof
  • Rich in shades
  • Prone to dryness
  • Slightly sticky on oily skin
  • Slightly expensive

Stila has a wide range of popular eye products with excellent quality. Available in 14 shades including conventional browns and bold greens, the bestseller Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner suits different needs of makeup looks. The finely-pointed eyeliner glides on effortlessly, suitable for people with hooded eyes. Also, the highly-pigmented formula can clearly draw the inner and outer rims of eyes to create a winged eye look and make eyes look bigger. You don’t need to worry about separation even in the water because it’s long-lasting and waterproof. A customer on Sephora leaves her review, “Amazing product for hooded eyes...i've bought this product several times and the first time I bought it I absolutely loved it, it was completely waterproof I took a nap in it WITHOUT any setting spray and it stayed in one place, it lasted for a long time too.” However, some users with oily skin complain that it leaves skin feeling sticky after applying. So you’d better apply some makeup setting products first. Plus, some users say that it gets dry after a period of time, making it unusable. Therefore, we recommend placing the eyeliner tip side down to keep the brush moist. Besides, Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is a bit expensive, so it’s recommended for people without worrying about budget.

Many Glamour’s staff reviewed this eyeliner. Bella Cacciatore, the beauty associate, said, “The formula is super smooth, doesn't pull on your eye, and doesn't bleed, so it's easy to get a nice wing. I generally prefer a brush tip over a felt—it's a little easier to control—which is the reason I stopped using it in the first place, but when it comes to staying power and inkiness, this Stila eyeliner can't be beat.”

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