I don't know when Eyelid Tapes came into existence, but I have heard about the tape concept quite a long time ago. When I was staying in a hostel, I had a roommate from Manipur. She told us that they used sellotape (cut into shape, of course) on her nephew's (or niece's) monolids regularly, and it really helped to create a crease line and open up his/her eyes.
Now my eyelids are not sooo hooded that I'd want to use tapes regularly, but I've always wanted to try them. I actually bought these for some looks, and ended up using them twice just to see what the deal is.
Without Eyelid Tapes, you'd hardly see the center of my lids from this angle. The tapes prevent my hooded lids from folding down too much, especially the outer half. Every other time I'd need to apply a medium brown/taupe eyeshadow on my crease for it to look somewhat like that, but I didn't have to apply anything on my crease here.
Less squinty when I smile too =)
There are 10 sheets with 16 pairs of tapes on each, so 160 pairs in all.
I bought them Eyelid tapes from this Ebay Seller for just $1.79 (Rs.108). Service was good, they reached within estimated time.
There are 2 types of eyelid tapes: The ones that have glue only on one side, like the ones I have here, and the ones that have glue on both sides of the tape - called double-sided eyelid tapes.
Single-sided eyelid tapes: They're the ones I'm using here. They show when you look down, even if they're transparent.
What do you think? Big difference or not on my eyes?
Btw, how many of you reading this have hooded lids or monolids? If there are more than 5 ladies with either, then I'll use the eyelid tapes in my next tutorial! =)
P.S. If the pics look blurry, it's because my digital camera is no good anymore. It just doesn't focus properly, especially in the evenings. Gotz to buy a new one!