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This week we play with Eyelid tape, which is something that is totally new to us.

What is Eyelid Tape? Eyelid tape is something that gives you a crease in your eyelid, which makes it look like a double eyelid. What is a double eyelid? Hell if we know. We just heard about it when we came to Korea! That look of having a crease in your eyelid is a “double eyelid,” and it’s highly desirable in Asia. Why it’s so highly desirable is beyond us. It’s not something we ever noticed ourselves. What’s ironic about it is that – from what we’ve been told – it’s to make Asian eyes look more Western…but it’s not something that we’ve ever, ever noticed. Maybe we’re just bad westerners, out of tune with our westernicity? Who knows. We just wish that the madness would stop. You can see pictures of Double Eyelids here if you don’t know what we’re talking about.

I hope we’re not being too strong or insensitive about this, but we really think that this is kinda silly. We feel bad that so many people have the idea ingrained that double eyelids is an issue, and that not having them would make you want to get surgery to fix it. It seems so unnoticeable and just not worth it to us, and it’s sad that students, STUDENTS, are getting this done, and that parents think it’s ok. Like, your present for doing well last semester was cosmetic surgery. Ah. Plastic surgery is so big here in Korea, unfortunately, and Double Eyelid surgery is a big part of it. We don’t agree with it, and we wished that people stopped worrying about the looks of their eyelids.

Anyhow, on a lighter note, last week we announced that we’d be doing a giveaway of all of our Wonderful Treasure Finds for last month, and that we were holding the contest on Facebook. Well, we have a winner! But we announced the winner in our bonus footage. Yeah, that’s cheap of us, we know. We’re trying to promote our other channel too (psst subscribe to it by clicking this button here)! And so, if you’re the winner, please send us an email over at our Contact Page and we’ll mail your care package out ASAP. Hooray!

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  1. I wonder if all whites have some kind of a superior complex. They seems to think that all of non white ethic groups want to be look more like them as seeing it is mentioned above that “it’s because they want to make asian eyes more westerners”. May i ask you since when Did double eyelid are represented as the feature of “whites”? If my eyesights aren’t proved to bad, i can clearly see a bunch of non-white people with double eyelids Anywhere. Black and latin people ALL OF THEM have big round double eyelids for godness sake. Or am i retarded to say this? What makes me feel more dumb founded is do white people also think ALL of asians are born with single eyelids? It’s kind of funny because in my family, My father, two aunts on my mother sides, one of my grandfather, several of my cousins, some people in law, a few of my uncles on my father side they are all have double eyelids. I guess they are not asians lol. But they ARE. I wonder if you guys are also brainwashed by the hollywood media or something. We do also are born with double eyelids and it is also the feature of our ethic groups. It’s not really neccessary for you guys to judge and feel sorry on the behalf of us. If you think we are all equire then let the things straight, do some research. I’m pretty sure they didn’t put the eyelid tapes on their eyes or undergo eyelid surgery thinking “I want to be white! If i put some tapes on my eyes or undergo the surgery i would look like one of them!”. You know who’s being silly? I guess you know now. But don’t get the wrong idea that i extremely support the cosmetic surgery and that’s why i was offended. I’m just saying you guys shouldn’t judge people and generalize them. Though it may seem like to you guys it’s the selfㅡesteem issue as in how ungrateful and unrespectful asians seem to consider about the way they looks, double eyelids are also our feature in the first place as i said so it doesn’t neccessarily mean we try to get rid of our default feature. And more important, you never know what these people went through or if they were born with blepharoptosis(i’m also the one who was born with it and underwent the surgery because of it. If you don’t know it PLEASE do some research before accusing me of having wanted to be white.) or something. Of course there are vain people out there. But you know the vain personality isn’t just exclusive for asians. And if it isn’t the case that we are all vain and want to be white, we don’t need your pity and to hear it’s because we want to be white. Who are we to judge about other people’s decision? It’s none of our business, don’t you think? I hope you guys understood what i mean. I wish people didn’t jump up to the conclusion and be judgemental.

  2. Anonymous

    I’m not hating on this video. I just wanted to say that you put the tape on all wrong. The plastic applicator is there for a reason lol. There’s YouTube videos showing how to use the tape :)

  3. I have small ‘bedroom eyes’ and huge double eyelids. Like this:

    I’ve been made fun of for my eyes having a sleepy look or having half open eyes. Hey, as long as I have eyes to see from, I don’t care how they look

  4. I had “sang-ga-pul” (double-eyelid) surgery done in my 20s and I am SOOO glad I did. Why? It wasn’t to look more beautiful. I think I look the same. BUT now I can actually apply eye liner and eye shadow. I also no longer have to deal with my super straight eyelashes poking into my eyeballs each time my single eyelid blinked (ouch!). That being said, I’ve seem some REALLY bad eye-jobs so fork out the cash for a reputable surgeon!

  5. Ikeilao

    Read a book about gene and cultures, ull learn a lot from It.
    One big Pepsi head

  6. Wow self-esteem boost woot! But in all seriousness I had no idea double eyelids were desirable in any way shape or form. I thought I was the abnormal guy with double eyelids O.O

  7. Habada Abada

    Look, I really respect you guys and as a Korean, I appreciate that you are promoting Korean culture and all. However, I have to say that I am quite disappointed with your “take”on this issue. As white people, you wouldn’t understand any of the pressures that we go through. To you, getting plastic surgery may be a joke and using these tapes may seem “silly,” but in reality, I face this issue every single day internally and externally. It’s quite condescending for you to even talk about this because you would never be able to walk in our shoes and I’m very offended by your opinions. If you don’t understand something that is everyday life for Koreans, why do you live in Korea the first place? Also, not all Asians use this tape to look more white or westernized. FYI, a double eyelid actually makes your eye bigger, a quality that many Asians want, not just to look white. About plastic surgery, aside from the issue of “Asians who want to look more white,” if someone wants to look better, prettier, more attractive, and more, what gives you the right to say that he/she shouldn’t? If if makes them happy, that’s what it is. Everyone has something that he/she is not happy about, and if his/her look, one quality or feature, or more bothers him/her, he/she have the right to whatever they want. To be honest, as much as I appreciate your liking and promoting Korean culture and all, I am very disappointed in the ways you guys do these reviews. But then again, I wouldn’t expect much because you guys are not asian and would never understand.

    • well i’m trying to understand why korean or asian ppl want to have double eyelid look. As you said, you’re Korean, and you face this matter everyday…what is it that you find beautiful about the double eyelid? I’m from South america and i really find the monolid and asian looking eyes really beautiful and atractive, i think it give a mysterious look which i find awesome. maybe a benefit i find about double eyelids is that having a moving lid (i’m assuming double eyelids are what i call moving and static eyelids) gives more space to apply make up but that’s it.

  8. ok so like non asians can have double eyelids cuz i have them

  9. Lol I want to get single eyelids like Korean people and Korean people want double eyelids? thats truly interesting hahah <3

  10. lol funny. I have double eyelid and I /am/ asian (Indonesian) but I look like I haven’t sleep for 3 days straight. Well yeah it must be because of my eye bags, but ugh, this ‘plastic face’ endemic MUST stop. It’s not good for your physic and mental health. Not all people fond of plastic surgery yo. Most people I know find plastic surgery is disgusting, making you fake etc, etc, etc. 

    and even though you’ve done it doesn’t mean your kid will be as beautiful as you. They still inherit your ‘bad’ genes. 

  11. Jihye Han

    It’s not so much about making eyes look westernized as it is about having them look *bigger* and the *ideal shape for make-up*

    The western eye explanation is kind of insulting to me (Korean). This assumes that asians instinctively think natural asian features are inferior. It’s not inferior, it simply doesn’t fit in with modern Korea’s obsession with make up. And today’s make-up follows western trends, that assumes you have eyelid space and a crease to work with. Nobody says “damn, I wanna look American.” They say “my eyes are so small! my eyeliner doesn’t show! I want to wear eyeshadows!”

    Koreans are actually rather fond of large, well-defined, single-lidded eyes. People with this rarity are often complimented- much more so than those with double-lidded eyes.

  12. I just saw this product advertised on TV (in the USA). it’s being marketed as a way to lift up drooping eyelids for older women. It made me laugh so hard to see old white ladies putting on double eyelid tape. It did seem to work though….

  13. We’re our own worst enemy. I have epicanthic (single) eyelids and I have no intention of getting double eyelid surgery, but I’d like to put it out there.

    For one, it’s definitely easier to put eye make-up on double eyelids and once it’s on, it looks more aesthetically pleasing to the eye (when I put eyeliner on, I have to draw a really thick line to get it to show and when I blink or look down, you see it and it looks almost clownish).

    Another reason is because having a crease makes your eyes look bigger and more defined. Us single eyelidders don’t have anything to frame our eyes other than our eyebrows, which is why we want to either fake a crease with make-up or eyelid tape.

    One other reason is because the beauty industry seems to do all their make-up suited to double eyelidders (especially on YouTube; you’ll find many more YouTubers with creases or double eyelids than ones with single eyelids) and we can’t pull off the make-up that they do. We feel that people don’t really pay attention to other types of eye shapes and it makes us feel ugly as a result.

    It’s really sad, but mostly it’s the beauty industry and pressure that makes us want to do these kind of things and I definitely second april schmidt; I like my eyelids because I don’t want to look like everyone else: if everyone looked like everyone, the whole world would be so boring. I think people with creases or double eyelids wouldn’t understand what single eyelidders think about this topic; it may not be a big deal to you, but it is quite a big deal to us. I suppose it’s one of those things you’d need to actually experience to know. You do eventually get over it though and it makes us feel good to know that people think single eyelids look exotic and mysterious and different. Sorry this was a long ass essay, but I write it… so YOU don’t have to ;P

  14. My mom, who is Korean, has one double eyelid and one single eyelid and she puts the glue for false eyelashes in the crease of the single eyelid to make it appear that both eyes match.  Hopefully that is what some other people are doing with the tape too, instead of just giving themselves double eyelids.

    • Anastasia Hadiputro

      I’m the same as your mom. I have only one double eyelid (right eye). I knew that I only had one but somehow I forgot about it over the years. So this one time for valentines my friend who really likes to wear make up thought it would be fun to put make up on me (I have no idea how to use make up at all). After she was done putting on the liquid eyeliner we were confused because the eyeliners looked weird, so she added to the side that looked like it had less, but it just kept getting worse. All of a sudden I remember that I only have one double eyelid. That’s probably why I don’t like makeups.

    • Impeding Lies

      Omg that is so cool!
      Wow! It is fascinating genetic diversity!

  15. Knowing that I am going to Korea next year and learning about such things as eyelid tape really makes me think about how much I don’t like my own xy and z. I may just have to stop with the copious amounts of mascara and eyeshadow and let my odd-shaped native eyes just BE! It would be quite hypocritical of me otherwise. *sigh* so much to learn! Thanks for the video :)

  16. april schmidt

    This issue is pretty interesting to me as a Korean-adopted female with monolids. As with most monlidded people, I too have been made fun of extensively for having “funny looking” eyes. I’d considered surgery when I was an angsty, surrounded-by-all-white-people teen… but as an adult I’m so happy that I stayed the way I am.
    I think feeling conscious of having monolids is not different than other people being embarrassed about moles, large noses or small breasts. Everyone has their physical hang ups (about features that they’re genetically predisposed to have, btw)! I guess double-eyelid tape seems, to me, like getting push up bras rather than getting breast implants. A way less permanent solution for an un-desired physical trait. … Everyone has been made fun of for their appearance. It’s just unfortunate that the monolid issue has become a feature that many people find completely unacceptable, rather than just unfavorable.
    I know of some Korean girls who have considered double-eyelid surgery (called blepharoplasty) for cosmetic as well as health reasons, which is something that doesn’t usually come up. Some people have more severe monolids than others and their eyelashes can actually scratch their eye surfaces, which is painful and dangerous to the eye. I know that I have issues where I can always see my eyelashes, which are pretty long, because they slant downwards over my eyes. This can become very aggravating when I stop and pay attention to it. (Thank goodness for eyelash curlers, I suppose, haha).
    I like having monolids. I look very different from all my friends and family and get to say screw-you to American magazines that tell Asian girls to only use matte, brown eyeshadow. Check out GaIn! She’s gorgeous and has monolids. I don’t think she’d be any more beautiful with double-eyelids (taped or surgery-ified). It’s fun to buck convention.  =)
    Totally random, but kind of related… I sometimes enjoy saying “monolid” like “hominid” (the way the Boomers say in Gears of War). Try it sometime… it’s way more amusing than it should be.

  17. april schmidt

    This issue is pretty interesting to me as a Korean-adopted female with monolids. As with most monlidded people, I too have been made fun of extensively for having “funny looking” eyes. I’d considered surgery when I was an angsty, surrounded-by-all-white-people teen… but as an adult I’m so happy that I stayed the way I am.
    I think feeling conscious of having monolids is not different than other people being embarrassed about moles, large noses or small breasts. Everyone has their physical hang ups (about features that they’re genetically predisposed to have, btw)! I guess double-eyelid tape seems, to me, like getting push up bras rather than getting breast implants. A way less permanent solution for an un-desired physical trait. … Everyone has been made fun of for their appearance. It’s just unfortunate that the monolid issue has become a feature that many people find completely unacceptable, rather than just unfavorable.
    I know of some Korean girls who have considered double-eyelid surgery (called blepharoplasty) for cosmetic as well as health reasons, which is something that doesn’t usually come up. Some people have more severe monolids than others and their eyelashes can actually scratch their eye surfaces, which is painful and dangerous to the eye. I know that I have issues where I can always see my eyelashes, which are pretty long, because they slant downwards over my eyes. This can become very aggravating when I stop and pay attention to it. (Thank goodness for eyelash curlers, I suppose, haha).
    I like having monolids. I look very different from all my friends and family and get to say screw-you to American magazines that tell Asian girls to only use matte, brown eyeshadow. Check out GaIn! She’s gorgeous and has monolids. I don’t think she’d be any more beautiful with double-eyelids (taped or surgery-ified). It’s fun to buck convention.  =)
    Totally random, but kind of related… I sometimes enjoy saying “monolid” like “hominid” (the way the Boomers say in Gears of War). Try it sometime… it’s way more amusing than it should be.

  18. well some people with very small eyes have kind of sleepy look
    you gotta admit you know what kind of eye I am talking about
    sometimes people make fun of that too, like hey wake up! or something
    I think most people with asian eyes are beautiful
    I have “double eyelid” too and I envy those who have pretty eyes with non-double eye lid

    surgery tear your eyes inward or outward is new thing in Korea too
    like.. its been there for like 10 years?
    The idea creeps me out too and I heard that its very painful
    But I heard that it makes your eyes prettier tho
    I also heard that in time the cutted-open ends sticks back together

  19. of course you think its silly, that’s because a lot of westeners are indeed very insensitive and think this is a funny thing. You don’t even know how much pressure you get from society because of your appearance. It’s true, I’m an Asian guy with single eyelids who had to endure unpleasant remarks about my eyes while living in both, Europe and Asia. Of course some people don’t bother, but when i moved to Asia, I started to get this insecure feeling that I’m missing something. It’s not silly, it’s just very sad and unfortunate that I’m not comfortable with what I am. And if you don’t notice a difference after putting on tape or whatsover, then it’s either because the person doesn’t know how to apply tapes well or you are just insensitive. There is a difference, that might be in changing the shape of the eye or making it bigger etc. But i guess this kind of frustration is something Westerners will never understand. and that is truly pityful.

    • You think we don’t experience any pressure from our Western society or Korean society because of our appearances? Leaving out Western pressure, in Korea I have never felt so stressed out about my body. Diet suggestions everywhere, “free” size clothing that doesn’t fit over my curvy body, plastic surgery adds all over place; I even had a guy approach me with a business card to advertising his clinic so I could get my nose done (what’s wrong with my nose?) and countless amounts of people telling me to remove the “blemish” on my face so I could be more pretty, aka the big beauty mark that I’ve had since I was a little kid. No thanks.

      The point is not the eyelid tape, it’s that people should take a step back and acknowledge that social pressure to change your looks to fit some magical social box of beauty is silly, no matter which society you live in.  -Martina

      ps-> This is not an angry comment, this is a passionate one! :D

    • Impeding Lies

      I don’t think western guys would understand, they are pretty much aloud to look, dress, smell however they walk as long as they shower every once in a while. Western girls/women have lots of pressure on how they look though. Not maybe over all the same things but still lots of pressure. We can empathize.

  20. Anonymous

    ok, a lot of asians have double eyelids, most that I know do, even though they can be really small and hidden or whatever. the asians that want double eyelids are not trying to look like westerners for pete’s sake. they just want to be prettier. enhancing eyes usually makes people prettier. i mean everyone has traits they’re not comfortable with, i bet if it was less dangerous and expensive they’d want to maybe change it, whether a big nose, or fuller lips. i’m not agreeing with the people who change they’re eyes but i think it’s important to understand them and look at it in a different perspective. but it’s important for everyone in general to embrace the way they naturally look. & yea if a guy just liked u for ur eyes, there’s a problem, haha 

  21. Anonymous

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAH i’m korean and this totally cracked me up <3
    i have double eye-lids but my cousin didnt then she got surgery for it.. she looks really pretty now though, not gonna lie haha.
    i mean. well. yuah.
    it may not mean much to some people, but korean girls, we all watch like dramas and stuff and see all these pretty women on tv and allllll of them have double eye-lids so.. that may be why..

    • I think it’s because double eyeids a) make the eyes bigger and b) make it sooo much easier to put make up on. I have single eyelids, and because of the way single eyelids are, I would have to put like a metre of eyeliner on just for it to show on the top lid just a smidge, while people with double lids just…draw a line lol.

  22. DUDE THEY HAVE THESE IN THE STATES NOW!! lol :D

  23. DUDE THEY HAVE THESE IN THE STATES NOW!! lol :D

  24. Victoriabenn

    Just saw a commercial for these in the States!!!

  25. Rachiee

    Most of my friends say that double-eye lids are good because they’re so much easier to put on eye shadow. When you have a mono-lid you don’t know where to stop. One of my friends has one mono and one double and she said that whenever she puts on makeup it looks better on the double. Thank goodness I have a double, even though its small.

  26. Alda Tenorio

    So this totally reminded me of a late night infomercial I saw a few weeks ago (I’m in Southern California) that was being marketed towards older females with “droopy/saggy/hooded” eyelids, and it was for a product exactly like the one you’re showing! I couldn’t find the original infomercial video but this one is pretty similar to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CFqzw9_1BY

    I find it funny that what’s being marketed towards a young generation in one country is being marketed toward the elderly in another. On their website I also find it interesting that they only stuck with using the product in on manner, which is pulling back the top “heavy” part of the lid that sits on the bottom lid (if that makes any sense) and everyone already has the double eyelid in the 1st place.

    I guess in the end we all want to achieve the same look, regardless of age or if you already have the double eyelid.

  27. Dave Freeland

    great closing advice for Korean girls.
    It would be nice that you have pictures of examples of applied double eyelids or results of the surgery you speak of…. maybe in future video’s// perhaps it would take longer to edit but I’m sure it’d be appreciated.
    U guys rock!

  28. My university-age students tell me this is popular with high school girls who have not yet gotten their “graduation” surgery.

  29. One of my eyes doesn't have a double eyelid, and I have always hated it, lol. My mother had surgery when she was young to correct hers.

  30. look at this its so funny :p u will enjoy it hehehe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3EuZuc0HIc&fe

  31. Well, I’m Indonesian and most of our people have big eyes.
    I have small eyes like Korean people so I can understand them.
    My friends always joke with me by saying: you should respect other people, open your eyes when you laugh..
    I know they’re only kidding, so I don’t really feel hurt.
    Besides, some of my friends like my eyes too.

    So, as for me, I don’t really think having big eyes is a necessity.

  32. Hong MeiLi

    My Friend does this because she wants bigger eyes. But you guys are supposed to put the tape at the very base of your eyelid where the lashes and skin meet so when you open your eye the lid is pushed up.

  33. Ha Sang Min

    I think I heard something about that double-eyelids suff from NEWS
    and the reporter said that stuff is really dangerous.

  34. The big reason for the double-eyelids is for the large size. A lot of Asian beauty desirables have been this way for centuries even dating back to the Chinese dynasties. People just say so it's more western because it's similar to describing a white person. I think due to Asians having monolids usually, the rarity of the double eyelids (back then) was amazing~ Nowadays, it's just following tradition.

    I don't understand the whole double eyelids either even though I'm Korean-Japanese but…maybe it's because I'm half mono and half double. Idk, some people if not most people don't notice the difference. It's not a big thing to worry about.

  35. Ji-Hyun

    Well, the reaosn Korean people do this is because "double-eyelid" makes your eyes look bigger. For a lot of Koreans small eyes are a complex that lowers their self-esteem.
    I am Korean and I don't have double eyelid, so I do understand those girls that do this. Teenage girls are care a lot for their appearances, so no blame, really.
    Although, I wouldn't do it myself because I know that it is unnatural.

  36. Dear Dr. Martina and Dr. Simon, unfortunately I have a double western eyelid, but I desire a monolid … I'm sure, you know the solution?

  37. 슬기 Kim

    I actually like that you guys are choosing controversial topics. It's soooo interesting to find out foreigners' perspectives!!!
    And I LOVE the shirts you guys wear!

  38. tria almario

    this kinda silly because i find the mono eyelids are really cute in my opinion and idk why they want it double eyelids

  39. WTF does this have to do with food? Isn't this a food blog or did I click the wrong link?

    Koreans want bigger looking eyes… wow.

  40. For some reason ssangkapul (Double eyelids) are considered attractive (usually in women). Best I can put together from my life experience is that Koreans covet larger eyes. Squinty eyes are not considered attractive in a traditional sense. Even state-side I have a few family members that have spent money on the surgery. My mother even takes a dull end of a needle and pushes the crease further to make the fold more pronounced.

    Simple fact is, some Koreans are born with it, some aren't. I think it's alot like collagen lips in the US. I don't understand the appeal completely, but people still spend big bucks for that.

  41. I was going to stay mute and let those whose DNA is applicable to the conversation have their say – but since it seems there's a mix of comments and opinions, might as well give mine.

    Anytime a topic bends towards cosmetic beautification – either via silly/absurd efforts (ie. nose rollers) or going under the knife (extreme) – it ruffles some people's feathers. The answer I offer is: those who don't want to stick gluey-plastic on their eyelids…shouldn't. Those who want permanent alteration and are fully-educated-adults…if they wanna…they should. The reasons for wanting to alter one's appearance are multifaceted (pun) and I'm old enough to know several/many people who have gained enormously improved self-esteem from tweeking their nose or lifting their jawline.

    Being ALL-natural is lovely only to those who are already satisfied with their appearance – either because they were born with the features valued in their culture or they simply *like* their physical self 'as is'. This reasoning does NOT apply unilaterally – the thing which SHOULD apply is moderation.

  42. I couldn't stop watching Simon's right eye… it was like "o.O"…. I think that thing is for torture, not for beauty… And I have something for you two… but is not big deal ):

  43. From an Asian's point of view: sometimes having a double eyelid is actually necessary. I really couldn't care less about how my eyes look as long as I can see out of them, but a lot of asians with monolids (AKA no double eyelids) have eyelashes that curl inwards and poke the eyes. I have them, and it's extremely painful, and has actually caused my eyesight to get worse. Eyelash curlers don't work either, since my eyelashes are freakishly thick and long, and they uncurl in about five or ten minutes, even if I use heat. T_____T So yeah, I use the tape (no way is something sharp and pointy going near my eyes lol…), because the crease can actually make the eyelashes face away from the eye. (Does that make sense? I hope I explained it correctly.)
    But we're just a minority among double eyelid tape users. A lot of girls use this to make their eyes look bigger when they have no need to, so I definitely agree with your message at the end.

  44. ok, at the risk of sounding bipolar or something, I was kind of in a bad mood when I wrote my earlier comment…please ignore it! I don't think you were being that offensive, I guess I was just kind of reacting from seeing other people's comments on youtube…and I really do enjoy your WTF videos…I just want them to stay light-hearted, like the one with the mug–that one was cute :)

  45. Okay, so I've heard of this sensation. I can tell you how this tape works, simply because I saw a girl do it on the train. So you put the tape on the lower half of your lid (for us it would be just under the crease. I think.) and then use the applicator to push back your eyelid causing the top and bottom eyelids to be stuck together. It looked rather painful with the girl pushing a plastic rod into her eyelid. I still don't quite get why they want double eyelids as I agree that Asian women are beautiful just as they are. Hell all women are.

  46. Well you see you don’t notice this in other countries since everyone has double eyelids. Even where I live everyone has them and I guess it is considered beautiful since the eyes look less puffy with them.

    But I agree that the plastic surgery is a problem. My country, Iran, They say has the highest nose surgery rates in the world. Everyone does that! So somehow even if you are confident you feel a pressure and…

  47. Mnguyen

    I've never seen the tape thing, but in asia it's know to be "prettier" with double eye lid, people says double eye lid makes your eyes look bigger (which is better looking), but the truth is, it's not "looking bigger", it really is bigger lol, people with single eye lid normally have chinky eyes = smaller eyes. The REAL truth is that chinky eyes is normally associated with things that have bad intentions (a snitch, snake ect…), so people in asia for the longest time prefer their kids not to have it.

    Korea is unfortunate, their genes dictate that a boat load of them have chinky eyes, not only that, they have wide jaws, this doesn't really matter much for men, but for women it just doesn't look flattering (I know I'll get alot of heat for saying this but it's the truth, society give us a definition of what looks "good" and unfortunately certain trait just doesn't qualify).

    And as a result we see all the korean celeb are double eye lids and the women all have small jaws through cosmetic surgery (I'm willing to bet a big number of them doesn't look like that when they're born lol, just going with genetic and stats here).

    This is quite normal if you're asian, if you're white it might come off as a bit strange.

  48. Hey guys, I wonder if you would take a suggestion on trying a product if you can find it, or if you know about this type of product.
    The product that I am wondering about is described as a "Korean Face Girdle" (for facial wrinkles/sagging/etc) I've only come across it once on the internet, but it's supposed to be a hot item in Korea. Unfortunately, I don't even know the brand name.

    Here are some pictures that I saw on a blog that is now gone :( unfortunate because there were some more pictures, but this is all I have.:
    http://img836.imageshack.us/i/sany0078c.jpg/ http://img140.imageshack.us/i/dsc00314vq.jpg/

    Just wondering if you have ever seen this or might know where to get it online for overseas purchase. :)
    I know you might get a bunch of request like this, but maybe you'll review it or be able to say more about it?
    Thank you so much!

  49. GiveBuuHugs

    They put the eyelid tape on after makeup–my friend uses it sometimes and says they eyeshadow will adhere weirdly to the tape if you put it on first. The applicator thing is used to push the fold into place after you put the tape on, kind of like pushing on a picture after you put tape on the back to make sure it sticks.

  50. people do go blind from doing those surgery. I was amaze how many people get those eye lid surgery in the east.. its like breast implants in the west. Unnecessary surgery…..

  51. Jennifer

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL rong eyerids "HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED" LOL oh you guys :)

  52. Martina I love your shirt!!

  53. Marian

    There are days when I wake up and I have quadruple eye lids.. I'm happy to donate, pls call 1-800-EYELIDS.

    Yes, I agree having that extra crease in your eye lid does make a (small) difference, it gives the face more "definition", so to speak. Just like eyebrow grooming (who knew mowing that unibrow could make such a huge difference) but not as big an impact.

    Double eyelid tape/glue is so common in Asia that I've never realized it was another quirky Korean/Asian thing.

  54. I actually have heard of those eyelid tape thingies and the surgeries. The tape is featured a lot in those beauty videos lots of girls make, as in Make up tutorials… and I know that several korean stars had the double eyelid sugery done, Kibum of Super Junior admitted that he has done it.
    But the slitting of the eyes to make them bigger…. that is really freaky! A knife near my eyes, cutting near them, Just to make them bigger… Never! I have pretty small eyes in my opinion but even if I were to want bigger eyes I'd never do surgery… Maybe on my biog nose… but not on my eyes…

  55. I remember my girlfriend Tiffany talking about how I have a double eyelid and most Asian girls don't. I really never knew what she was talking about till now. Honestly, I'm a guy who likes girls with no double eyelid, so NO SURGERY or wonky tape.

  56. Its funny when they stick out of your lids because they don't stick well and when the girl (or guy) isn't aware that the tape is coming off.

  57. i dont agree with you guys saying that this double eyelid tape is SILLY.
    can i say TANNING in western is silly too? i can't because all of these are just the matter of PREFERENCES.

  58. maybe I should this is all the differences of perspective by different culture. I am think that majority of Westerners have big eyes or you can say having double eyelids. Many who comment here may have double eyelids so they don't understand the feeling of having monolid. Having Mono eyelids makes you have smaller, having slit eyes. Try to pull you eyelids to towards your ample and see for yourself. It really does makes a MAJOR difference. Or imagine beautiful Angelina Jolie (she have double eyelids and big eyes) with slit eyes. Will she be even prettier?

    Some westerners LOVE to tan their body to look like Asians but Asians hate to be under the sun. Westerners wants to straighten their hair but Asians wants to curl them up. Its all because of different culture. Btw, I am not saying that having monolid will make someone less attractive. I love Gain from Brown Eyed Girls. She has monolid. =)

    I think 'grass is always greener on the other side' is very true here. Asians want to look like Westerners and Westerners want to look like Asians. I think that if the one who wanted to do eyelid tape or surgery is happy, thats the most important thing here. =) Peace~~

    P.S I do have double eyelids myself and I am just trying to speak up for those who are not.

  59. tiringil

    I was born with eyes that don't match… one is a double-eyelid, and the other is a mono-eyelid…. TT_TT Personally, I would really like to do somethingggg about the mono-eyelid because it gets puffier easily, and trying to learn how to make make up look the same for both of the eyes is very difficult. Haha. I also don't think it's necessarily that people want to have "western" eyes. Like I said, I was annoyed with the mismatch since I was little, and it's more about having the eyes be remotely equal to each other, not about wanting them bigger and western-like.

  60. Blurnutcase

    From what I know, a few years back, some study was done and the majority said that double eyelids looked prettier than single eyelids. It also makes the eyes look bigger. Its common in Singapore and Malaysia too, these tapes. Just that I don't need them, since I already have double eyelids. But my eyes are still normal sized :( …..Hmmm…but that's ok with me :D

  61. Melissa

    Actually I think the after look of the surgery which widens your eyes is really nice. I mean from the before after during kind of photos that I've seen, I don't know if I could do it because it also looks very painful but … wow do the eyes just look so amazing after! And I'm Caucasian!
    I think in the end plastic surgery is about enhancements and it doesn't really have that much to do with race. Well maybe for some people it does, but I'm sure most asian people who go for eye surgery aren't thinking to themselves — you know I'd like to look like a white person, I think they are thinking — you know I'd like to have a bigger looking eye because in my society that is associated with youth and beauty which has always been attractive to men.
    Hmmm maybe I'm getting to evolutionary psych here lol I guess I'm rambling but I'll share the before after photo blog I saw of that eye surgery with you: http://tt.mop.com/read_4432458_1_0.html
    I think she had other things done at the same time~

  62. SaywUrd

    But… didn't you know that Korea is a plastic wonderland? :/ And they even perform plastic surgery on babies – that's just disturbing and sad.

    • 슬기 Kim

      FYI, plastic surgery exists in ALL KINDS OF COUNTRIES; it's not JUST Korea. ^^

      • Korea is at the top of the list when it comes to percentage of people who have had plastic surgery. I think a lot of it is because of the price (it's so much cheaper here than in the west). Still, the statistics don't lie, Korea is a very image conscious country.

  63. Christina

    first of all, it's not about trying to look more "western" and not all Korean women get double eyelids and in fact there are koreans who are naturally born with double eyelids. all in all, its a preference. koreans will still look korean if they've got the surgery or not. beautiful with or without.

  64. i lived in korea, have a korean husband, and one of his relatives had the surgery done. honestly, until she told me i didn't notice, but the double eyelid thing isn't important to me. i think it's a question of you always want what you don't have. a lot of white women crave the super thick and straight hair that korean women have, while korean women are getting perms and dyeing their hair blond to look more western.

  65. LOL. you guys are funny. i dunno how to use that either. i already got double eyelids :O and i'm asian. I guess girls in korea do that not only to get guys but in hopes of being scouted to be a celebrity or smething. Anyways, LOL when martina put it on simon, simon's right eye just got plainly weird :O

  66. i don't know how these girls feel but they shouldn't be doing that. It's so unatural and it must have been a very painful experience.
    Im glad to be an asian with natural double eyelids and medium/big eyes

    • Since you already have double eyelids, then the more you shouldn't have said that putting on the tape makes it unnatural. You won't understand them because you are not them. You should be grateful that you have the kind of eyes you want.

  67. furusek

    this double eyelid stuff is ridiculous xD I know it's not a double-eyelid tape but some special glue, but I think you might find it interesting xD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SMPB3X5Osc especially when it comes to the use of the applicator :D

  68. ewwww~ Why do they do that? I remember I was online a few years ago and I saw this Japanese makeup show and they were talking about this glue that you put on your eyelid and then you use this stick type thingy to push in the skin(where the crease should be)and that would give you a "double-eyelid".
    IDK, why alot of Asian women(and some men)would go through so much(even as far as to have surgery)to have "double-eyelids". They're beautiful the was they are. Oh! I found the product! Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SMPB3X5Osc

  69. Whaaaa – Oh come on, real beauty is BEAUTIFUL!
    Those people just have low self esteem , hopefully they will gain confidence with the support of the people around them <3

  70. that looks rather painful!
    and why do they want to get bigger eyes?
    I think Korean women are the most beautiful women ever, and they wanting to be like the rest of the world, ruining their exotic look is just wrong and shouldn't be done!

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