So this is how my typical daily makeup looks like:
OK, here's the startling difference with only one side of eye makeup done:
I didn't photoshop the eye makeup at all!
Want to know how to do big eye makeup? The Japanese look to dramatically enlarge their eyes and sometimes they use pretty extreme makeup that some people might find too... exaggerated for daily wear. It's a bit weird to go work/school with getai makeup! The key should be to enlarge your eyes, but in a more subtle and natural way.
Want to know how I did it? Here are the steps!
Knowing your own eye shape is important. I was born with single eyelids and since I was young, all the adults would say it's a pity that I didn't get double eyelids when both my parents had them. Hahaha in Singapore during my parents' era got no sense of what is the politically correct thing to say one... In the States if you said monolids are ugly, people will say you are racist against Chinese and try to patronize you by saying that monolids are sexy and exotic. Or they scold you for not loving yourself. LOL
Well I'm Asian and so I'm allowed to say... I HATED MY MONOLIDS! Of course, this is not to make you feel bad about your monolids if you have them. Go ahead and feel that they are special and beautiful. But I like the whole dolly look and so I didn't like my monolids.
The reason is nothing racist. It's makeup woes.
When you have monolids your eyes tend to be hooded. Refer to the picture above for the monolid eye in the square. The flesh above the eye tends to droop down more, obstructing the iris and making eyes look smaller and more tired.
When you try to apply makeup, eyeliner goes under the eyelids, so you basically can't see any eyeliner or eyeshadow at all unless you put it super thick.
I was 13 when I first started putting on double eyelid tape.
In the past, it wasn't so convenient and I had to cut the tape myself. I even used scotchtape to cut costs. LOL!!
I put tape on everyday and one day, something miraculous happened...
When I took out the tape, the DOUBLE EYELIDS STAYED.
I developed permanent double eyelids! I don't know if it's from the regular application of the tape or because I just grew up that way... but it happened.
So why do I still need to use this if I already have double eyelids?
Because THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DOUBLE EYELIDS!
There is tapered, where the inner corner of the eyelid joins with the eyes, which Koreans prefer.
There is parallel, where the inner corner of the double eyelid doesn't join with the eyes, which Japanese prefer. Parallel double eyelids are not very common naturally on Asians, but most Caucasians have it.
On the right is my natural double eyelid, which is quite low.
Even though it's technically not monolids, the double eyelids are so close to my eyelashes that any eye makeup I put will be obscured partially...
On the left you can see the effect after applying double eyelid tape! I chose tapered double eyelids for a more natural look, but it is still double the thickness of before.
You can see the difference in makeup later on. Double eyelid tape is a very important part of my makeup routine and I never go without it!
Here's how it looks like when my eyes are closed! Barely visible!
When applying double eyelid tape, remember to not go too close to the inner eye corner where it might cause you discomfort. Otherwise it's super comfy!
Makeup should be applied AFTER the tape is on, because powder on the eyelids will cause the tape to not stay. I tried Koji's eyelid tape and found it to be very long-lasting and comfortable!
Next I'm applying eyeliner on both eyes, in deep black. They also have brown available for a softer look.
I love Dolly Wink's eyeliners!! Not only is the packaging so gorgeous, the liner itself is also very precise, easy to use, and it stays on all day. The control is good so it's easy for novices!
Done in a minute.
You can see an obvious difference right? With tape, there are two visible lines, the eyeliner AND the double eyelid, giving it a more interesting look. Without tape, the eye looks smaller and eyeliner is partially covered.
Of course, you can decide which look you prefer, but I definitely think the higher double eyelids make the eyes look much bigger. Sad news for people with naturally high double eyelids though... There is no tape that can make it monolids even if you wanted to! LOL
Next step is Dolly Wink's famous eyelashes!
I am using Dolly Wink in No. 23. Sweet Girl. It is a very simple and natural pair of falsies that anyone can wear, even everyday!
First step to applying eyelashes:
Measure the eyelashes against your own eye length and cut accordingly. I didn't cut mine because I like my outer corner to have eyelashes jutting out a little. Makes eyes look longer!
The special thing about Dolly Wink's eyelashes is that the lash bone is very very soft, and transparent. When you have them on your eyelids they are fluttery and light... No discomfort and it feels like you are wearing absolutely nothing.
The eyelash designs are produced by the famous Japanese makeup icon Tsubasa Masuwaka herself. They have so many designs that one is bound to be your makeup staple.
I also used the new Dolly Wink's Eyelash Fix Glue to finish the job... The glue is super strong hold, waterproof, and water and perspiration-resistant!! And it also turns transparent after application so you won't see white glue patches on your eyes!
Next step: Mascara!
WHAT IS THIS?? HAVE YOU SEEN A FREAKING CHIOER MASCARA!???
Why so pretty!!
The Dolly Wink mascara now has a new packaging (I approve x 10000) and has an improved formula with a better lengthening effect!!
I'm using the "Long" mascara for longer lashes that fan out with the help of micro fibres for my lower lashes... gives an illusion of even bigger eyes!
I also applied a bit of mascara to my falsies so they look like my natural eyelashes!
Here's the finished look!! Yay to big eye makeup!!
Do you want to try on big eye makeup but have NO IDEA how to do it? Or have you tried and it turned out to be a huge mess?
Join me at the event and you can learn the basics to expert steps of achieving big eyes! At the event, you will learn all about eye shapes, eyelids, eyelashes... You can identify your own eye shape and learn about the best ways to apply makeup to your own eyes.
On that day you will get:
- Free goodie bag of Dolly Wink and Koji products worth $65! SHIOK!!
- $10 voucher that's fully redeemable for any Koji products on the event day. Yay!
- You get to experiment with all Dolly Wink lashes, eyeshadows, eyeliners and all cosmetics to create big eyes! Very good lah don't need to buy and can try them all!
- BIG EYE Senseis will be around to teach you and help you! When they call it sensei it sounds like they got very ancient wisdom of eye make that nobody knows about haha
- WIN the big eye difference contest and YOU GET A PAIR OF AIR TICKETS TO TOKYO AND TOKYO DISNEYLAND/SEA!! If you have small eyes and you are confident you can make it look very big with makeup you definitely should come try!!
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- You get to meet the most awesome blogger and learn tips from her. It's me in case you didn't get that.
- Free and unlimited instant photos!
- You will be the first to preview Dolly Wink limited edition new products and get a "buy 2 get 1 free" discount that day!
- Stand to win prizes!
SOUNDS LIKE AN AWESOME DAY!!!
You get freebies and best of all, learn to be chioer! It sounds fun!!!
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