Eyelid tape is one of the most popular beauty tools out there. Quite often it is Asians who use this amazing tool as an overall beauty enhancer.
What eyelid tape does is to make the eyes appear larger and rounder.
So, how do you apply an eyelid tape and where can you purchase it?
Basics of Using Eye Tape
Before we cover the step-by-step process of using an eyelid tape, let’s first start covering a few basics.
Eyelid tape come in either one-sided or double-sided. Each one has its pros and cons, so make sure that your purpose is in line with the pros of the kind of eyelid tape you choose.
The eyelid tape comes in two forms. One type comes like in a roll. This means that you have to do a lot of cutting so it will fit your eyes. However, this type is a lot cheaper.
The other one is the pre-cut. As the name suggests, it’s already shaped like half eyelids. However, you will still have to do some fine trimmings to make it fit to your eyes.
Now that we have covered a few basics, let’s move on to the specifics on how to use an eyelid tape.
Eyelid Tape – How To use
Step 1 – The first step is to prepare your eyes. The most important part of this step is to make sure that your eyes are completely clean and make-up free. If the eyelids have dusts, dirt or makeup, the eyelid tape will simply stick to the dust and not to the eyelid itself.
The last thing you want is the eyelid tape taking off in the middle of an event or whatever occasion that you are planning for.
Don’t worry; you can still wear your eye make-up. Just as long you do it after you have attached the eyelid tape.
Step 2 – This is the tricky part. The next step is to take a piece of eyelid tape. You will need to trim it so it will fit your eyes.
Ensure that the length of the eyelid tape is slightly shorter than the length of your eyes. You don’t want the eyelid tape to stick out.
Step 3 – The next step is to step in front of the mirror. Work with one eye at a time. Close one eye, while the other eye will ensure that the eyelid tape is placed at the right spot.
Now that one eye is close, locate the natural crease of your eye (the crease that runs through the middle of your eyelids).
Step 4 – Carefully, place the eyelid tip on the top half of your eyelids.
The tape should be shaped like a half-moon. The curved part of the tape should be facing the top of the eyelids, while the straight half should be on top of the natural eyelid crease.
Step 5 – The hard part is done. Open your eyes, then start to blink a couple of times.
Look at your eyes carefully while facing the mirror. What you want to make sure is that you can’t see the tape while your eyes is open.
You may have to re-adjust if it seems the eyelid tape is not perfectly placed.
Where To Buy Eyelid Tape
Now that we have covered how to use an eyelid tape, the next topic we are going to cover is where to buy them.
Well, there are basically two categories in terms of you where you can buy them. You can either buy them offline or online. Each has its own pros and cons.
One advantage of buying offline is that you don’t have to wait. Once you purchase the product, it’s in your hands immediately. Also, you can have that feel for the product, or at least the packaging. On the downside, buying offline usually means it’s going to be a bit more expensive.
If you decide to purchase the old fashioned way, just head out to a local department store. Go to the make-up section and chances are, you can get your hands on an eyelid tape. If the department stores near you don’t have one, then your best bet is to check a beauty store in an Asian community.
The other option is to purchase them online. One of the biggest advantages of purchasing online is that the prices will most likely be cheaper. Your options are also varied. On the downside, you will have to wait for the item to be delivered to your doorstep. Also, if you are not careful, you might pay for the product and you will never receive the item.
A good starting point when shopping for eyelid tape online is Amazon.com or Ebay.com. These online stores carry almost everything as they syndicate other smaller shops. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about getting scammed as these online marketplaces have a very good reputation for customer service.
So that’s it. You now have a good idea on how to use eyelid tape and where you can purchase it.