2016.08.09 UPHow To

Your Ultimate Guide to Double-Eyelid Cosmetics【英語版:ふたえまぶた化粧品の基礎知識】

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Your eyes — the feature that is said to leave the most lasting impression, the feature that we obsess over, using makeup to make it look larger and prettier.
Eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow…there are a lot of products out there specifically made to enhance your eyes, but one product type you might not have explored yet are Double-Eyelid Cosmetics!

Once you understand the different types and their functions, you’ll find that these Double-Eyelid Cosmetics (let’s call them DECs, for short) are really effective. This post is your ultimate guide — we’ll cover the different types of DECs that are on the market as well as their benefits and how to use them!

1.  So What are Double-Eyelid Cosmetics (DECs)? What exactly do they do?

DECs make your eyelids fold and stick together using liquid glue or tape to give the illusion of a double-eyelid.
These products are not only for people with monolids or demi-lids. DECs can be used to further enhance your double-eyelid, by increasing the length and depth of the eyelid fold.

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2.  Different Types of DECs

Different types of DECs include liquid, one-sided tape, and double-sided tape. Each has its benefits that match the user’s eye type and preference.

• Liquid DECs
You use liquid DECs by brushing on a small amount on your eyelid where you want to create a crease for your double eyelid. As the liquid adhesive dries, it becomes tacky, making your eyelids stick together. Because you can adjust how much and how big of an area you apply the liquid DEC, it works well with all types of eye lids. Plus, one bottle can last you 2-3 months with normal use, making it a huge steal!
Within Liquid DEC’s there are two types:

• Latex Liquid DECs
This formula uses natural rubber. The liquid itself is white-ish when wet and dries clear. By retaining rubber’s natural flexibility, liquid DECs can support and conform to the shape and the movement of your eyelids, improving the user’s experience. However, it does not hold up well against water.
* Because it is a natural ingredient, there are some instances where the user may be allergic.

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Eyetalk: the basic liquid DEC. It is relatively easy to use, and highly recommended for beginners
Eyetalk Excellent:Recommended for those with a thicker, heavier eyelid.

• Acrylic Liquid DECs
Acrylic liquid DECs are transparent even before drying. Acrylic resin is used as a major ingredient. This is a strong adhesive; even as you are wearing it, you can feel its presence on your eyelids as it works.
Acrylic liquid DECs are usually waterproof (however, some products may produce non-waterproof acrylic DECs)
Because there are no natural ingredients (like rubber), those with allergies can also use these products.

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Clear Eyetalk:Recommended for those disagree with Latex.
Active Eyetalk:Resistant to water and sweat.
Eyetalk Waterproof:Resistant to water and sweat.
Pencil Eyetalk:Convenient to carry.

• One-sided Tape DECs
Once -sided tape DECs are used by sticking it onto your eyelid, almost like you’re hooking it onto your eyelid and folding it into the crease to create a double-eyelid. Because you are not sticking the folded eyelid to itself, it feels more natural. Unlike liquid DECs, there is no wait time while it dries, and because it’s just tape, it’s super easy to adjust the position and peel it off at the end of the day!

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Technical Eyetape:: A low-cost item with two sizes you can choose from (slim or wide), according to your eye-type and preference.
Shadow On Eyetape: This tape is suitable for use with eyeshadow. With two sizes to choose from (slim or wide), this tape can be used according to your eyelid!

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Dream Magic Miracle Change Eyetape: With a width two times* the others, this product is recommended for those who find it difficult to achieve a double-eyelid with other eyetapes.
* Compared to our conventional product ratio
Dream Magic Natural Nude Eyetape: With a width two times* the others, this product is recommended for those who find it difficult to achieve a double-eyelid with other eyetapes.
* Compared to our conventional product ratio

• Double-Sided Tape DECs
Double-sided tape DECs uses adhesives on both side of the tape to stick the folded eyelid together to create the crease for a double-eyelid. Pros about this product is that it’s easy to use and makes a very clear double-eyelid crease. Some products caled ‘fibers’ are also double sided tapes that are ultra fine.
With tape DECs, the area of the adhesive is smaller, so those with thicker, heavier eyelids may find tape DECs difficult to use.

3. The Basics of How to Use DECs

Seeing is sometimes easier to understand than reading, so we recommend watching the video!

• How to apply liquid DECs

* We recommend using DECs prior to applying your makeup!

⓵Decide the position of your double-eyelid crease
Use the plastic pusher to push in and lift your eyelid at a point about 6mm from the edge of your eyelid. Repeat this several times, moving along the line that will become the crease.

⓶Apply the liquid DEC
Brush on the liquid relatively thinly and narrowly, on and slightly around the crease position that you determined in step 1.

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⓷Use the plastic pusher to fold your eyelid
Wait until the liquid DEC is completely clear. Take the plastic pusher and place it in the center of the line determined in step 1. Holding the plastic pusher in place, slowly open your eye. Gaze upward with just your eyes and hold the pusher in position for 10-15 seconds. This ensures that the adhesive sticks.
* It’s okay to blink!
Use the plastic pusher to touch-up the shape of the crease to your satisfaction.

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If the liquid DEC is not applied uniformly, different parts may dry at different rates. Make sure your entire eyelid is dry before using the plastic pusher to fold your eyelid. If your push on it before it dries completely, the double-eyelid shape might not hold as you want.

• How to Apply One-sided Tape DECs
* Applying the tape DEC prior to putting on your makeup will ensure proper adhesion!

⓵ Decide the position of the double-eyelid crease line
Choose a spot 6mm from the edge of your eyelid, and push up and in with the plastic pusher. Move the pusher along the crease line to make a fold.

⓶ Put on the tape
Place the tape below the crease line that you created in step 1.

⓷ Push your eyelid in and up
Push in and up on the eyetape so that the eyelid folds over the section with the eyetape in place to create a crease for a double-eyelid.

• How to Apply Double-sided Tape DECs
* Applying the tape DEC prior to putting on your makeup will ensure proper adhesion!

⓵Decide the position of the double-eyelid crease line
Choose a spot 6mm from the edge of your eyelid, and push up and in with the plastic pusher. Move the pusher along the crease line to make a fold.

⓶ Put on the tape
Place the tape below the crease line that you created in step 1.

⓷ Push your eyelid in and up
Push in and up on the eyetape so that the eyelid folds over the section with the eye tape in place to create a crease for a double eyelid.

4. Double-Eyelid Cosmetics FAQ

Q.Can I use this while I sleep?
A. Seeing that these products are made to be used temporarily while you are enjoying wearing eye makeup, it is possible that it can irritate your body if used during sleep.

Q.Which type is waterproof? Which type of DEC holds up against sweat and water?
A. Active Eyetalk, Eyetalk Waterproof

Q. If I keep using this product, will I naturally develop a double-eyelid?
A. There have been cases where customers who continually used these came to have double-eyelids, that is not the intention of the products. Please enjoy them as a means to temporarily create a double-eyelid look!

Q.My double-eyelids won’t even last a day because they peel, etc.!
A. Try double-applying the liquid DEC. Brush on a small amount of the liquid adhesive, and let it dry. Add another layer of the liquid DEC and then follow the steps. This should help in creating a more beautiful double-eyelid look!
If you are still having troubles, try increasing the area on which you brush on the liquid DEC.
Furthermore, try using Eyetalk Excellent that has a stronger adhesive, or Active Eyetalk that is waterproof.

Q.I want to touch it up during the day, but it’s a lot to carry around and a little embarrassing
A. Try using our Pencil Eyetalk! With a slim pen-like design, it will fit right in with your other makeup.

Q.I can’t get the left and right sides to match
A. Start with the side that is more difficult for you to do so that you can use the agility of the other side to match the second side to your first side.

Q. My eyeshadow doesn’t go on nicely
A. We recommend using eyeshadow that has small hints of glitter that matches your skin tone. Apply the eyeshadow so that it does not go directly on the double eyelid crease you created, but lightly around it instead. When you want to add some more color with your eyeshadow, try lightly applying it on the edges of your eyelid crease for a bolder look.

If you want to fully apply your eyeshadow, we recommend using Shadow On Eyetape or Dream Magic Miracle Change Eyetape to create your double- eyelid look.

5. Conclusion

Once you master these basics, you’ll be able to bring even more attention to your big, beautiful eyes!

  

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