My life long battle - double eyelids WITHOUT surgery

Like a majority of us asians, I was born with monolids :'(
I've had monolids up until around grade 9, when I first discovered double eyelid glue. The trend was just picking up. Everyone was like "ewwww what! you're gluing eyelids and poking your eyes!" :\

Despite that, I REALLY wanted to try. But because I was so young ... I had no money ;-; and the eyetalk glue wasn't really readily available in my area/it was expensive (at that time to me :p)

Lucky for me, Daiso opened and they had their cheap eyelid glue available. I picked it up and ever since used it every day for the next 5 YEARS.


The glue is absolutely terrible though. Those that have tried it will probably know. After it dries, it becomes flaky and crunches off if you happen to rub your eye or anything like that. Even if you don't touch it, it will still become flaky pieces attached to your lid :\

So I am in no way recommending this :p just sharing my experience here.
I used this mostly when I'm home after school, at night when I sleep. Basically whenever I didn't have to go out, I would have this on. It was a way of creating the crease and having my skin get used to folding that way.

I started having a semi-permanent double eyelid around the 3rd or 4th year. By semi-permanent I mean that it goes away sometimes and I would have to put the glue on to re-form my crease in the mornings. The daiso glue is great for this purpose. I would put it on as soon as I wake up. Then by the time I've gotten changed, I will wash it off and my crease will be back :D
During this entire time I hadn't really experienced with eyelid tape just yet.

Most of the time now, I have a slightly folded in double eyelid
(I don't really know what this is called in english :\ 內雙?)


The crease isn't super prominent like say Tsubasa Masuwaka's but it still makes a big difference. In some angles it still looks kind of like a monolid.


When I want eyelids like that, I'd resort to eyelid tape. Way back then, the eyelid tape that was available were all super obvious when you used them. Now, there's so many different types - eyelid fibres, all sorts of different shapes/materials.

I usually use the small moon shape ones to create a more prominent crease.


The ones here are super invisible. It was pretty hard to try and photograph them on my lid actually -_-
**Update**
I think these eBay ones are the same/close to what I'm using
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Hot-Sale-Invisible-double-Eyelid-Tape-TRIAL-240pairs-stiker-/110937773820?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d46816fc


You can kindddd of see it on my right eye here. I only used it on one eye to show the difference between with/without.

You can see the difference in the next photo.


So you CAN get permanent double eyelids without surgery. You just need a lot of patience :D
If you're not a fan of using eyelid glue, eyelid tape works as well. There are even special eyelid tapes to use overnight now...I didn't have that many choices back in the days ;________;

Don't give up!

Kristine Lam

24 comments:

  1. where did you get the small moon shape eyelid tapes? ^_^

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    1. they were actually a gift included with an online purchase i made a long time ago :( i wish i knew!

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    2. Did a quick search and I think these ones from ebay are pretty close to the ones I have!

      http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Hot-Sale-Invisible-double-Eyelid-Tape-TRIAL-240pairs-stiker-/110937773820?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d46816fc

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  2. Wow, so double eyelid tape/glue really does work over time.. I was born with uneven eyes, one eye being monolid, and the other being double eyelid. I've been putting on eyelid tape on my monolid almost everyday now~ not seeing any permanent lines yet but I'm trying :)

    Just wondering, but did you get the small moon shaped eyelid tape at Daiso too? I have the other kind of eyelid tape from Daiso (the one that comes in like 4 versions). I was wondering if there was a certain brand you preferred using/or saw better results with..

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    1. Keep it up! <3
      It does take quite a while

      I haven't actually tried any eyelid tapes from Daiso. The ones I used in this post are a complimentary gift from another purchase I made a while back.

      But a quick ebay search...I think this is pretty close/the same thing
      http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Hot-Sale-Invisible-double-Eyelid-Tape-TRIAL-240pairs-stiker-/110937773820?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d46816fc

      You can give it a try!

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  3. can i ask how long does the tape last for before it comes off?
    I have uneven eyelids one 內雙, one monolid and its really annoying when I'm trying to put makeup cos i would have to line my eyes thicker on the monlid side.

    thanks for sharing your experience. This was really helpful :)

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    1. it lasts for the entire day until i decide to take it off - IF you don't rub your eyes often!
      usually won't happen since i dont want to smudge my make up :p

      glad this helped someone <3!

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    2. thank you, i will definitely buy some of this tape next time i go to hk :)

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  4. What kind of eyelid tape would you recommend? c:

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    1. i'll actually be making a post soon for all the different "tools" i've tried :3
      but im really liking the ones i used in this post - they work great for my eye shape and they're really invisible. it really differs for each person though!

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    2. where can i get ones like yours then? I cant buy online since i dont have paypal so im hoping theres a shop somewhere that sells them

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    3. have you tried daiso? i get all of mine online so idk about stores :(
      sorry!

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  5. Hi Kiyo! Have you also tried using the eyelid glue? They say the lids look more natural with it. The only trouble is the application. I think, with glue, it really requires expertise since it is extremely sticky and dries up easily. I can see that you’ve already mastered the trick with the tape though. You look great! ;]

    --> Jacinto

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    1. Hi!
      I've tried the eyetalk glue in the past but I get allergic reactions to it so I can't use it :(

      Glue is definitely less visible and natural!

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  6. Oh those are amazing! This one’s really perfect for those who weren’t born with double eyelids. It’s quick and easy to apply. Well, the eyelid glue is effective too, but in your case, since you’re allergic to it, you better stick with the tape! You look more gorgeous with double eyelids! ;)

    Terry Bayer

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  7. Hi, i have a monolid eyes too and i want double eyelid. How long had you been taking eyelid tape until you get a permanent eyelid?

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    1. I used eyelid glue for around 3 years before I got permanent double eyelids :)

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  8. I achieved a permanent double lid without surgery, watch for helpful tips
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC8e6uRbie8

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  9. I think I'm lucky enough to have double eyelids, especially after knowing that some temporary ways to achieve a rounder and bigger eyes could be terrible. I just wish this doesn't cause any harm to your eyes while using it. Anyway, I think the point of your story is that you got to achieve having double eyelids without surgery by using this tape. That's awesome! But yeah, a huge amount of patience is needed since you got to see the results after 4 years of using it. Still, congratulations, Kiyo!
    Shavonda Duarte

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  10. I have been using eye tape for almost two years. When I take off the eye tape, my crease goes away. Will I be able to get the permanenet double eyelids if I continue using the eye tape for another few years??????

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    1. Yeah you can. Michelle Phan did a video on her success and teaches you how. You just need a lot of patience and good quality eyelid tape/glue. Good luck and don't give up!

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  11. Thanks for the review! You are so pretty!! Your eyes are quite big for being monolid. I have a friend who is monolid and her eyes are really small. I have naturally deep doublelids but sometimes when I wake up puffy, I need to use them to even my eyes out. Great review :)

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  12. I bought the glue at yokoyaya today, and it works great! It's the same brand but not the aloe formula (it's in a pink packaging!) and I think the way you fix your eyelids is what makes it flaky... I applied the glue and waited a couple seconds for it to set and harden, then pushed it up with the stick. So far, I haven't found any super noticeable flakes. I can only see it when I shut my eye completely. All in all, great review! Will definitely try the tape!

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