Over the last few years as a beauty blogger I have become very highly aware of my eyelids. Not just my eyelids, but how they do not do what I want them to do.
I have an issue that is driving me mad. It’s the kind of issue that I don’t think can be fixed unless I take drastic measures (which I swear to you I have considered). I have droopy upper eyelids. They have always been this way, it’s not something that came with age. It’s genetics, which really pisses me off. I actually clearly remember someone telling me once when I was in my mid 20’s that my eyeliner looked weird from the side because it was bent. I never really put together what was causing that until I started getting heavily into beauty blogging and see so many amazing pics and videos.
The issue with these droopy upper eyelids is that they get IN THE WAY. In particular it’s my right eyelid, which tends to be a bit droopier than my left. They get in the way of me wearing one of my all-time favorite eye looks – winged liner. The problem is, the wing looks bent once I totally relax my face and the lids begin the downward spiral (10 points to anyone who recognizes that reference).
This is me lifting my brows, as I am wont to do. I don’t know WHY I do this but I pretty much lift my brows a good 90% of the time when I am awake. I think it’s because I am naturally tense, and completely relaxing my face feels weird.
As you can see, the winged liner looks decent, not weird or bent. But…
This is my completely relaxed face. See how my upper lids drastically come down?
My left eye usually looks much better than my right because the upper lid doesn’t come down as far as the right one. So even when my face is relaxed, my left wing will look normal and not bent.
My right eye looks fine when my brow is lifted.
Ah but then, then I relax and there it is. That cursed bend in the fold of my lid.
And from a distance you can see it even better.
Now I could bring the line out at more of a straight angle from the corner of my eye giving me more of a Cleopatra eye, but it’s not really my favorite look.
Things could be worse, obviously. I am glad I have 20/20 vision (after PRK surgery) and I am glad my eyes are healthy. However this is something that still drives me up the wall with frustration because I am constantly trying to find a way around it.
There must be a way, and I am not one who gives up easily when I can’t fix something bugging me. I have searched high and low on YouTube and blogs for a solution but have never been satisfied with what I have come across. I find it interesting that there are NO YouTube “gurus” who have this issue! It makes me wonder, do the people with lids like this not even bother with these looks because they can’t do them, or is it a coincidence? I have even asked a few of them and a MAC makeup artist if there is a solution and no one really “gets” the problem I’m having.
Do you have this issue? Do you know any ways around it? What is the beauty bane of your existence?