Susan has been an online writer for more than 12 years, and she nurtures her interests in makeup, cats, food, and Japan.
If you're like me, you'll sometimes wake up in the morning with one eyelid perfectly fine and the other with two folds. It's horrible because not only does one eye look smaller than the other, it also feels smaller than the other. The double-creased eye, a.k.a. the smaller one, also feels uncomfortable for some reason, like it's getting poked. And it's a nightmare putting on makeup! You need to bust out all the tricks in the book to try to make both eyes look even.
I used to leave it up to fate whether or not I get those double folds for the rest of the day, but now I've found a way to fix it.
This Is How I Do It
- I don't open my eyes wide right after waking up. I walk to the bathroom with my eyes half-closed, and I splash water on them.
- While they're still wet, I very gently pat both eyelids with my ring finger, then I slowly open them while looking in the mirror. (I have to tilt my head up to be able to look in the mirror this way.)
- As soon as I see one eyelid starting to get two folds, I half-close them again and very lightly pinch the part where the fold starts to split into two. I carefully mold it so that there's only one crease, slowly opening my eyes as I go. I also make sure it stays wet.
- When there's only one crease and my eyes are fully open, I blink a couple of times to see if the double fold reappears. If it doesn't, I then splash more water and blink a few more times just to make sure. If it does (which is rare), I repeat the process. It usually only takes me about two to five seconds.
This has worked for me 100% of the time—and I've been doing it for years.
My Technique Might Not Work for Everyone
I have to say, though, that the skin on my eyelids is a bit fleshy and plump (some might say fatty); it's not tight and taut like most of the beauty gurus I see on YouTube. I can easily pull the skin if I wanted to. So my technique might only work if your eyelids are like mine.
I also recently learned about double eyelid tape. This might solve the problem if my method fails. I haven't tried it, though.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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Phoebe on August 14, 2020:
Hi Susan, could you possibly send privately or post a video of your technique?
Poppy on June 30, 2020:
It works for me! Thank you!
Susan Ng Yu (author) on June 07, 2020:
Hello. Sorry about the late reply. How's your eyelid tape investigation going? Have you decided to purchase it?
The Sampsons from The Ozarks, Missouri on April 26, 2020:
Very interesting. My eyes are a little different from each other. I have also recently seen the eyelid tape. Need to investigate before I purchase.