This is a 4-part series on some information about eyelid tapes.
Double eyelid tapes are commonly found in Asian cosmetic stores with more varieties than ever before.
Let me share some tips with you so that the next time you go shopping for eyelid tape, you can think about these pointers before you make your selection.
The main factors to consider are these 4: ‘Type, Color, Shape and Texture. This post covers the first one: Type.
TYPES OF DOUBLE EYELID TAPE
There are single-sided and double-sided eyelid tapes in the market.
A. Single-sided tape is like regular cellophane tape (one sided). When you stick it on your eyelid, it sits flat on the surface, thus pushing and supporting your lid, creating a fold at the top of the tape.
There are 2 types of single-sided eyelid tape.
- One comes in a roll (like cellophane tape – picture above) and you need to cut them into shape yourself.
- The other type has been cut out for you. You just need to detach them from the backing and stick them onto your lids.
B. Double-sided tape, like double-sided tape, is sticky on both sides. If applied correctly, it is hidden – sandwiched between the skin folds of your eyelid. Correctly used, you won’t be able to see the tape at all, therefore faking the most ‘natural’ looking double-eyelid for you. The best quality double-sided eyelid tape is produced by Japan, called ‘D-Up Wonder Eyelid Tape’.
Which one to use?
1. For newbies / those who hate fuss : the single-sided cut-out tape
You just need to get the right shape and size for your desired double eyelid effect and tape it on. With practice you’ll get it right.
2. For the adventurous / those who are conscious about displaying their eye tape: double-sided eyelid tape
But be warned, this is tricky to use. An applicator comes with the tape when you purchase them, but getting the tape out and sticking them correctly on your eyelids without using fingers takes practice. (But truthfully, single-sided eyelid tape is just as tricky to use!)
Who uses the eyelid tape in rolls?
This is usually used by makeup artists who encounter a variety of eye shapes in their line of work. They also have the expertise in cutting the tape into the shape, size and length that is required.