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Eyelid Glue Fight To The Death!

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Four different eyelid glue products rated by expert male models and smokin’ gyaru judges!

Leave it to my favorite Japanese magazine Men’s Knuckle to do a down & dirty product comparison, so guys don’t have to guess wrong when faced with the bewildering number of products designed to glue bewitching creases into their eyelids!

Product #1: Eye Power Maker (目チカラメーカー)

Time it takes to apply: 10 minutes

Degree of difficulty: 2 stars

Ability to fool people into thinking you were naturally gifted with heavenly eyelid creases: 2 stars

This one actually looks like a real technology breakthrough in the field of eyelid gluing – easy to use and makes a perfect arched crease! The glue strip is mounted on a piece of flexible but slightly rigid clear plastic with red guides printed on it, so you can position it easily over your eye. Use the clear mounting plastic to push in your eyelid to make the crease, then peel off the mounting plastic while pulling your eyelid tight, so the tape sticks in the crease. I suspect they gave it only two stars on the natural-o-meter because it does look a bit weird if you’re caught napping.

Product #2: Double Eyelid Lift Up (ふたえにはるだけリフトアップ)

Time it takes to apply: 5 minutes

Degree of difficulty: 3 stars

Ability to fool people into thinking you were naturally gifted with heavenly eyelid creases: 1 star

This is a regular type of eyelid tape, and the model seems to have experienced an utter fail in getting his crease to stick (note that you can see the tape just stuck there on his eyelid in the “closed eye” picture), so I’m not sure how valid this evaluation is. Applying this type of eyelid tape involves stretching the sticky tape and sticking it in the right place with your eye closed, then opening your eye so it sticks to the skin right above where it’s taped, making a crease.

Product #3: Mezaik Milky Soft (ミルキーソフト)

Time it takes to apply: 15 minutes

Degree of difficulty: 4 stars

Ability to fool people into thinking you were naturally gifted with heavenly eyelid creases: 2 stars

This was state-of-the-art eyelid gluing technology until very recently, but it’s not easy to make a perfect crease without a whole lot of practice, and even more difficult to get perfect matching creases over both eyes. This style of “natural color” eyelid glue is painted on, then a double-pronged “pusher stick” is used to hold the crease in place until the glue dries.

Product #4: Astrea Virgo Eye Beauty Fixer (アストレアヴィルゴアイビューティーフィクサー)

Time it takes to apply: 20 minutes

Degree of difficulty: 5 stars

Ability to fool people into thinking you were naturally gifted with heavenly eyelid creases: 4 stars

The most primitive type of eyelid glue, 3-4 layers of this white liquid must be painted on the place where a crease is desired, then you have to wait 20 minutes while it shrinks up and dries, making a crease. The judges deemed this one hardest to use, but most natural looking.

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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