Here comes Part 3 of my double-eyelid tape series, on the shape of double eyelid tape and what types of eyes they are suitable for.
Eyes that need double eyelid tape are those that are mono-lidded, hooded, or droopy. In general, mono-lidded eyes are often described as ‘asian’ eyes which have no obvious lid crease or line above the lash line. Hooded lids are lids that are heavier in the middle of the eye, like Taylor Swift or Hayden Panettiere’s, making their eyes look longer, rather than round. Older people may have hooded eyes as they age too. Droopy eyes are more often seen in older people whose eyelids of the outer corner sag because of age.
My double-lidded lines are hidden, so at first glance, I have mono-lids, while in fact my lids are actually hooded (they fold over the lines and I have a flat eyelid space from eyelash to eyebrow).
To open up the eye, I can use an eyelid tape to ‘support’ the lid above my lash line.
The same eyetape shape will work for hooded eyelids as well, but often the tape will need to be thinner to prevent the tape from flipping.
For the droopy eye, you’ll need an eyelid tape with a shape that can ‘lift’ the outer corner of the eye.
The SHAPES of the eyelid tapes above are simply a guide, but you’ll need to adjust the thickness and length of the tape according to your eye. So far, I’ve found those of the ‘crescent shape’ (see the first one above) the most versatile.
The hardest to use for me is the following:
For the most natural look, I still think that the double-sided eyelid tape is the best.
Notice how the tape can’t be seen even after it’s been taped on.
This tape doesn’t come cheap, but it’s worth the money if it does what you want it to.