Eyelid tape review
Who needs to talk about hooded eyelid tape? If you’re in the know, you’ll have seen these nifty little stickers for hooded eyes that help to lift your lids and show more of your eyelid area – great for achieving particular make-up looks, particularly winged eyeliner.
I never even knew I had hooded eyes until I hit middle age when they became really noticeable – because they were drooping with age, urgh. Once I saw them, I couldn’t unsee them so I embarked on a search for a fix. I came across some little eyelid tape on Amazon and thought I’d give them a whirl. The first ones I ordered were crap, but the next set are working brilliantly – read on for the low-down.
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What the brand says
“The double eyelid tapes are invisible single-side stickers, which can naturally lift your eyelids quickly without surgery and can be easily covered with make-up.”
Eyelid tape review – how it works
The hooded eyelid tape comes in 2 sizes, small ( 24 x 2.4mm) and large (24 x 3.5mm). The larger ones can be used on deeper eyelids, or where there’s a lot of drooping skin and the smaller ones are for younger people, or where there’s less eyelid to lift.
They work by creating a structured support for your upper eyelid to ‘sit’ on, which allows more of your hooded eyelid to be seen. It’s quite hard to explain in writing so I’ll be making a video soon to show how I apply them so you can see what happens.
Because this particular eyelid tape is made from a mesh material, you can wear them all day without worrying that they’re going to migrate to your eyebrow or cheek (this happened to me with a previous buy!).
Eyelid tape review – how to use
Using the stickers can be a bit fiddly but if I can manage it, then most other people will be able to. You get 2 little plastic tools to assist you with the application but I haven’t used them yet as I find it easier to just use my fingers.
Basically, you peel off the sticker you want and stick it onto your eyelid. Placement will be different for everyone, but I place mine bang in the middle of my lid. If using one of the smaller sizes, place the curve as if you were making an unhappy mouth shape.
You can apply make-up over the top of them, but I don’t really wear make-up so I can’t comment on how that goes but my teen has been using them with make-up with no issues so far.
When you’re done, peel them off and bin them.
Eyelid tape review – results
You can see by the photos that the stickers really do work. One of my eyelids is drooping much more than the other so that’s the one I can see more of an effect on.
These would be great if you’re planning to take selfies or are attending an event, and if you’re careful with placement, they really can’t be seen.
The fabric ones that I’ve featured today are much better in my opinion than the previous ones I tried (they were more silicon in texture). The previous ones were really noticeable and worked their way off my eyelids a lot of the time – not a good look!
Note that my before & after photos do not have any filters on, nor have they been through any other beautification process. The photos were taken a few minutes apart in April 2022.
Hooded eyelid tape review score
- Effectiveness 95% 95%
- Invisibility 90% 90%
- Kindness to environment 20% 20%
- Price 100% 100%
I think this is a really good product as it does exactly what it’s supposed to do and lasts all day for me. I don’t think it’s a sustainable/eco product though as all the packaging is plastic and the tape isn’t reusable. Therefore, it’s not something I’m going to use on a daily basis, but will DEF be bringing out for events and special occasions.
Ingredients list (pending response from the brand)
High-quality adhesive fiber, which is hypoallergenic, waterproof and long stay. Won’t irritate the skin and leaves virtually no adhesive residue.
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