Having uneven eyelids is a very common occurrence that many of you might not know about. Unless you’re Denzel Washington, your face is not 100% symmetrical, so your eyes are slightly different from each other. Having uneven eyelids is not a problem unique to Asians–it is a problem that crosses all racial and ethnic boundaries. It can be a very frustrating for cosmetic reasons and simply because it’s annoying to take the extra time to do your makeup differently on each eye to try and make them look even.
The good news it that it’s possible to fake eyelid symmetry without getting surgery to correct the problem. Eyelid tape and eyelid glue (often called eye putty) are two widely available options to help you. These products allow you to naturally create a new crease over time. Eyelid glue originated in Japan in the 1970s. It was originally used to eliminate the monolid, which is where the eyelid doesn’t have a crease at all, and to create a double-lid, where there is a visible crease in the eyelid. Nowadays, both eyelid glue and tape can be used to even out eyelids.
Personally, I think tape works better because it lasts longer and creates a stronger crease than eyelid glue. The tape often comes in pre-cut double-sided strips that are easy to apply. Make sure that the tape is medical grade so that it won’t irritate your eyes. While glue looks the most natural, you have to reapply it every few hours to maintain your newly created crease. It can also get a bit messy. It all depends on personal preference. You apply the product where you want the crease to be, and then using an eyelid fork or tongs, you press back into your eyeball area so that your eyelid sticks to the glue or tape, creating a new crease.
Here are my favorite eyelid products:
D Up Eyelid Tape
Eye Talk Eyelid Glue
If you’re truly looking to even out your eyelids, using eyelid tape is best route. I recommend wearing your eyelid tape for at least 22 hours everyday for three months straight. You can wear eyeliner and mascara, but avoid wearing heavy smoky eyes and applying any makeup on the eyelid you’re correcting. There are even some eyelid tapes specific designed for a more dramatic eye makeup look:
Using eyelid tape or glue to even out your eyelids is a big commitment, but it will be worth it in the end if uneven eyelids are really bugging you that much. I used eyelid tape to even out my creases, and I was very pleased with the result:
Using tape or glue to even out your creases is not something to rush into. Do your research, and make sure that this is something you really want to do. Check out my latest tutorial to learn more:
The technique I used works best if you already have one natural double-lid, even if it’s not very pronounced. If you have two mono-lids, you might have to wear the tape longer than three months.
Do you use eyelid glue or tape? Have you used it on a consistent basis to even out your eyelids? Share your stories in the comments section!
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