Video: Wayne Goss’ Tutorial For Smoky, Hooded Eyes

Without giving away too much (because this deserves its own post), while backstage during fashion week, a model friend told us that she showers her way to a perfect smoky eye. So simple, right? It's almost like, for some women, the look is as easy as eating a sleeve of Oreos while watching Girls and smudging the remaining cookie dust on their lash lines. A smoky eye, itself, exudes a sort of "I woke up like this" nonchalance, making its execution a deceptively challenging task. If you can master it with little effort, a gold star for you. Seriously. But for everyone struggling with kohl and smudge brush, stop to consider the shape of your eyes. Look in the mirror—can you see your eyelid skin above your lash line? Or is it mostly covered by the skin at your brow bone, above the crease? If the second case is true, you have what are known as "hooded eyes," and the news that the reigning king of the YouTube beauty scene, Wayne Goss, has posted a smoky eye tutorial geared specifically toward those without plenty of lid space to spare might just validate (and end) your frustrations.

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  • Bella

    God bless Wayne.

    • Jessica Robinson

      It's buttery, blendable, and the colours are perfect for pretty much any occasion.

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  • msenesac

    What a great tutorial!!

  • Marsi

    Thanks, I needed that!!!

  • Vanessa Reyes

    what a great tutorial!

  • Charlotte

    Love Wayne and love that he used himself as the model!! He is the best instructor.

  • angela

    I love his videos

  • Mia

    I'm going to play with some of your techniques! I have close set, prominent, hooded eyes, which I believe turn down a bit. I have stayed away from the beloved smokey eye because I just did not know how to do it correctly. Your video was quite educational...I think I can do this!