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08/16/2022 10:14 #60890

Hooded Eyelids – How to Get rid of Hooded Eyes
Category: cosmetics
Some people don’t mind their hooded eyes, but it’s understandable if you do. They may feel like just another part of getting older, or your genetics, that you can’t control.

But you can get rid of hooded eyelids. You don’t have to look tired or deal with droopy hooded eyelids anymore. Now there are multiple different treatments that can all drastically change the look of your hooded eyelids.

Which treatments the best, and which ones right for you? This post will give you all the details. But before we do that it’s helpful to know exactly what hooded eyelids are, and how to know if you have them.

What are Hooded Eyelids?

Hooded eyelids are a noticeable amount of skin over the crease of an eyelid. The crease can be partially or fully covered by the skin. This makes the eyelid look smaller, and gives it a “hooded” appearance.

Hooded eyelids are genetic, so they’re natural in some people. They can also develop or become more noticeable as you age.

Hooded eyes aren’t always a bad thing. Even some celebrities have them. But they can cause problems for some people. In some cases hooded eyes can cause discomfort and even make it harder to see.

Other people feel like their hooded eyes negatively affect their appearance, and this is usually the case with hooded eyelids caused by aging.

Not sure if you have hooded eyes or not? It’s pretty easy to tell once you know what to look for.

How to Tell If You Have Hooded Eyes

Eyes generally come in a few different shapes. There are about 5-8 main shapes, depending on who you ask. One of those shapes is hooded eyes.

Sounds complicated right? Luckily it’s pretty easy to tell what shape your eyes are with a few simple questions.

To determine if you have hooded eyes or not, look at yourself in a mirror and ask:

Can I see a full crease above my eyes when my eyes are open?

A full crease will be unobstructed by any skin and continue from one end of your eyelid to the other. If you can’t see a full crease then you either have hooded eyelids or monolid eyes.

Is your eyelid crease covered by skin or do you not have eyelid creases at all?

If your eyelid crease is covered then you have hooded eyelids. Monolids aren’t just covered, they appear to have no crease at all. (monolids are most common in people of East Asian descent)

Hooded eyelids (shown left) shouldn’t be confused with monolids (shown right)

There are different kinds of hooded eyes. They may be deep-set hooded eyes, or possibly a little downturned. If you’re curious about your exact eye shape wikiHow has a great tutorial on how to find it.

But you don’t have to know the exact type of hooded eyes you have if you want to fix them.

How to Get Rid of Hooded Eyelids: The Benefits of Eyelid Tape

The quickest effective treatment for hooded eyelids is eyelid tape. Eyelid tape is a transparent adhesive strip that lifts the skin around your eyelid. This gives your eyes a more open and youthful appearance.

Eyelid tape not only improves the appearance of hooded lids, it can also improve your vision. By lifting excess skin it can clear your field of view.

You might be wondering if eyelid tape is noticeable after you put them on, and how comfortable they are to wear.

The truth is a lot of eyelid tapes brands are poorly made and fall out after just a few hours. That’s why Contours Rx worked to fix these problems with their brand of eyelid tape. So you get all the benefits without the pitfalls of most other brands.

The Benefits of Eyelid Tape
There are a ton of benefits to eyelid tape in general, and even more so for Contours Rx eyelid tape: LIDS BY DESIGN – Eyelid Correcting Strips.

These include:

Instantly improve the appearance of hooded eyelids or tired-looking eyes
Improved vision
They’re long-lasting so you can wear them all day long
No one can see you wearing them, they blend into your skin making them virtually invisible
They’re comfortable to wear

Before and after of Contours Rx’s Eyelid Correcting Strips

The high quality materials are what makes Contours Rx Eyelid Correcting Strips last. The materials were chosen specifically for their hypoallergenic qualities. They’re even dermatologist approved so they’re comfortable to wear.

Best of all they make instant dramatic improvements to the appearance of hooded eyelids. It’s also a great solution to fix hooded eyelids without surgery.

That’s why eyelid strips are the best treatment for most people with hooded eyes. The effectiveness combined with the convenience make them extremely popular.

But there are other solutions to fix hooded eyelids also available.

Other Solutions to Fixing Hooded Eyelids
Makeup and surgery are two other popular treatments for hooded eyelids. These treatments both come with their own benefits, and downsides.

Applying makeup in the right places has always been a way to improve your appearance in general, and the same is true for hooded eyelids.

By applying eye shadow in the right places above your eye you can create the illusion of eyelids that look less “hooded.”

Makeup is a popular solution to hooded eyelids. But it’s important to remember it won’t help improve your vision at all. Because the skin above your eyelid isn’t actually being lifted, any obstruction to your vision won’t be removed.

Still makeup can dramatically change the appearance of your hooded eyelids. It does take time to apply – generally much longer than just putting in eyelid strips – but it’s a quick solution compared to surgery.

For people that wouldn’t mind taking the time to skillfully reapply their makeup in specific ways everyday, makeup can fix hooded eyelids.

You can fix hooded eyes without surgery, but it’s still an option. The surgery commonly used to fix hooded eyelids is called Blepharoplasty. The surgery is effective, but there are costs and some risks to consider.

First of all is the price. Blepharoplasty, like most surgeries, isn’t cheap. A study performed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found the cost of blepharoplasty in 2017 was about $3,026 on average.

In some cases you might be able to get some help paying for it with insurance. That’s because fixing hooded eyelids with blepharoplasty can be a functional surgery to improve your vision. It also depends on what your specific insurance plan covers.

Secondly you should be aware of the risks. All surgeries come with risk. The chances of something going wrong aren’t high if you’re working with an experienced professional. But it’s still important to know the risks involved.

According to Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical organization for medical professionals, the risks of blepharoplasty include:

Infection and bleeding
Dry, irritated eyes
Difficulty closing your eyes or other eyelid problems
Noticeable scarring
Injury to eye muscles
Skin discoloration
The need for a follow-up surgery
Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight

Lastly you need to consider the time and effort to get the surgery done. After all the work of finding a trustworthy professional you’ll still have to go through a lengthy process of appointments. These include the consultation, followed by multiple appointments before and after the procedure.

Don’t forget the recovery time either. This can be a few weeks, and during that time you’ll have to forego activities you’d normally do during that time. Strenuous labor and wearing contacts are just a few examples of the precautions you have to take while recovering.

After going through all that your hooded eyelids will be fixed. The solution is long-lasting too, so for some this may be worth it.

What is the Best Treatment For Hooded Eyelids?

The treatments for hooded eyelids range from instant effective solutions to costly surgeries that need a lot of preparation. To see what treatment is best for you it’s important to know what your priorities are.

Are you trying to improve the appearance of your hooded eyelids for a special event, or is it to fix your vision? The reasons for fixing your hooded eyelids will be a big factor in deciding what treatment is best for you.

Makeup can be a relatively quick and effective solution. But it takes time and skill to correctly apply the right makeup techniques to improve the appearance of hooded eyelids.

Eyelid tape is another solution that is both quick and effective. It’s easy to put on, lasts all day, and isn’t noticeable. It also has the added benefit of improving your vision, which makeup doesn’t.

Lastly, surgery is another more drastic solution to fixing hooded eyelids. The results of surgery are long-lasting, but you have to weigh out the costs and the risks involved.

Surgery is also a permanent change to your appearance, and that’s a big deal. If you’re interested in surgery, you might want to try eyelid tape first to see the results of what your surgery will look like.

Eyelid tape can lift your eyelids just as well as surgery. So you can use them to see how you’ll look before you make any permanent changes to your appearance.

Contours Rx LIDS BY DESIGN – Eyelid Correcting Strips were made to instantly fix the appearance of hooded eyelids. Whether you want to see what you’d look like after surgery, or you’re just looking for a quick and effective solution, give them a try.



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05/28/2022 06:05 #60888

LIDS BY DESIGN – Instant Non-Surgical Eye Lift
Category: cosmetics
Eyelid skin is delicate and can lose its elasticity over time due to aging, trauma, stress, and genetics. Using LIDS BY DESIGN Cosmetic Strips, made by Contours Rx, you can create an instant Non-surgical eye lift or permanent results like plastic surgery or injectables.

Since the start of the COVID pandemic, according to a recent survey (June 2020) –

57% say we are sleeping less well
67% say we slept better before the pandemic
98% of us say our sleeping habits have changed

What consequences does this have, not just for our physical and mental health but also our skin?

How does sleep deprivation affect your skin?

Can increasing amounts of sleep deprivation worsen these effects?
Can you restore your sleep debt?

Contours Rx LIDS BY DESIGN Cosmetic Strips are a beauty product that uses a 3-step process to make a difference in your appearance. The adhesive strips use a patented design and skin-like technology to lift the upper lid and instantly give you a wide-eyed look. LIDS BY DESIGN Cosmetic Strips have been called the “Push-Up Bra” for your eyes, thanks to their ability to help you achieve results that last all day.

Instant eyelid tape creates the desirable wide-eyed, youthful appearance of upper eyelid fullness by lifting the skin from the inside of your eyelids. It is ideal for anyone who does not have excess skin but has droopy upper lids or who has experienced trauma or loss of elasticity in the skin of the eyelids.

No matter your race, age, or gender, Contours Rx can help you achieve an instant eye lift with no downtime or recovery period needed after application.

LIDS BY DESIGN works naturally with your body’s temperature to help you look instantly more refreshed. The strips lift the eyelid from the center to create a natural look that is quick and easy to use and won’t slip off throughout the day.

Contours Rx eyelid tape is ergonomically designed to contour easily around your eye for a smooth, seamless application. To use, simply place the cosmetic strip on your eyelids each morning and enjoy up to 24 hours of wear.

The simple 2-step instructions are as follows: Prepare, Place & Press.

(1) Peel and apply strips to clean, dry skin.

(2) Press and hold for approximately 10 seconds.

For best results, use daily and reapply as needed.

The strips are made of 100% medical-grade materials that are cruelty-free and can be worn up to 25 times. They may feel a little tacky after application, but the feeling goes away after about 5 minutes. Contours Rx Instant Eyelid Lift Tape retails for $40 and can be purchased at

The skin-friendly material is medical grade, hypoallergenic and latex-free and can be worn up to 24 hours at a time. And just as a reminder, these eyelid strips are not a permanent solution for those looking for a long-term fix for sagging upper lids. Once you’ve used the strips for about two weeks, you’ll likely have reached your desired results. The great thing about LIDS BY DESIGN Cosmetic Strips is that they’re completely invisible, so no one will know you are wearing them.

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04/12/2022 04:27 #60887

Hooded Eyelids – Causes of Hooded Eyes
Eyes come in all shapes and sizes. Apart from eye shape, differences lie in the way the upper eyelid behaves. Some people have smooth eyelids that don’t have much creasing, but most people have excess skin that folds down over the eyelid so much it lays against the lash line. This is known as hooded eyelids, which are a common feature among people regardless of age.

While many starts to see their eyelids become heavier with age, hooded eyelids can also be a genetic trait that has been with them most of their lives. In either case, aging of the skin does tend to produce heavier hooding as the skin becomes thinner over time. Hooded eyelids are not always a cosmetic concern but can also make it difficult to see!

Causes of hooded eyelids


Hooded eyelids are caused by different factors like aging, genetics, or underlying fat and muscle.

Our skin tends to lose elasticity and begins to fall as we age, but the effect is more evident on the face, especially around the eyes. This leads to a noticeable droop around the eyes, appearing hooded.

Besides aging and hereditary traits, other factors that contribute to hooded eyelids include:

Fatty tissue deposits, causing the upper or lower eyelids to appear puffy
Muscle weakness that opens the eye, known as Ptosis
Excess skin around eyes causing wrinkles and bags under the eyes
Why do more people want to treat or lift hooded eyelids?

Women and men are increasingly looking for solutions to hooded eyelids because they feel their hooded eyes make them look tired and aged. Most people have gotten frustrated with makeup applications and have realized they are difficult to hide. Though there are make-up tricks to make the hooded eyes look less hooded, many find it daunting when the mascara or eyeliner leaves a print on the brow bone, or the eyeshadow disappears into folds. In extreme cases, hooded eyelids have fallen so much that some find it difficult to see clearly when driving or reading.

So, how to treat hooded eyelids?

Many surgical, as well as non-surgical treatments, are available to treat hooded eyelids. However, there is an immediate, safe, and effective solution to lift your hooded eyelids with no surgery through the use of eyelid correcting strips.

Eyelid Tape or correcting strips help lift your hooded eyelids by supporting the excess skin up and back into the crease of the eyelid rather than it falling forward.

Contours Rx has created an invisible eyelid correcting strip that supports the eyelid for up to 24 hours, called LIDS BY DESIGN. LIDS BY DESIGN has perfected the instant, non-invasive solution for hooded eyelids. LIDS BY DESIGN are dermatologist-tested and made from the highest-quality organic and medical-grade materials, which means that they are latex-free and hypoallergenic

LIDS BY DESIGN helps transform the shape of your eyelid in seconds so you can enjoy a more youthful appearance. LIDS BY DESIGN also offers a variety of sizes so you can find the best fit for your unique eye shape and hooding concerns

While hooded eyelid surgery costs thousands of dollars and eyelid creams aren’t recommended as a standalone treatment, LIDS BY DESIGN eyelid correcting strips are the best non-surgical solution to lift your hooded eyelids instantly!

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02/07/2022 23:53 #60881

Eyelid Tape For Ptosis: The Best Non-Surgical Eye Lifting Treatment
Category: cosmetic
Droopy sagging eyelids don’t just make you look tired, they can make you feel tired and older than you really are. Anyone affected by ptosis can tell you they’re tired of looking tired. Hopefully, they’ll also tell you that you can fix ptosis.

There are multiple solutions to ptosis. But eyelid tape is hands down the best way to fix it without surgery.

But how does it work, and which eyelid tape brand is the best? This post will answer both of those questions and show you why eyelid tape is the best non-surgical treatment for ptosis.

How Eyelid Tape Helps: Solutions For The Cause of Ptosis

Ptosis causes your eyelids to droop and hang over your eye. But what causes that to happen in the first place? Before seeing how eyelid tape fixes ptosis it’s important to understand what causes your eyelids to droop.

The Causes of Ptosis

Ptosis can be caused by a few different things both natural and unnatural. The unnatural causes involve some kind of accident that damages the muscles, skin, or nerves around the eyelid.

Children can also naturally be affected by ptosis, even at the time of their birth. But the most common natural cause of ptosis is aging.

Over time the muscle that lifts the eyelid – called the levator muscle – can weaken. This causes the eyelid to droop over the eye, and in some cases even obscure vision. Sagging skin due to age may also contribute to the drooping effect of ptosis.

How Eyelid Tape Beautifully Lifts Drooping Eyelids

Eyelid tape compensates for weakened levator muscles. By using adhesive material it lifts the eyelid and any sagging skin around it.

Eyelid tape comes in small convenient strips. By placing the strip at the area where your eyelid folds over you can lift your eyelids. This gives your eyes a more youthful and open appearance.

The change they make to your appearance is drastic. Eyelid tape makes a big difference for people affected by ptosis.

Some people, who’ve used Contours Rx eyelid tape to fix their own droopy eyelids, were happy enough with their results to share their stories.

“I have super droopy eyelids but I am allergic to latex and adhesives. I decided to give this product a try and I could not be happier!!! No reaction and my eyes look at least 20 years younger! Thanks, Contours Rx”

– Crystal Withrow

“I can’t believe how well these work. I have no trouble putting them on. My lids have gotten so loose and droopy they are uncomfortable pressing down and blocking my peripheral vision on top to the point that I have been bumping my head. I thought eyelid surgery was looming in my future, but these are comfortable and my eyes look so natural.”

– Karin Merill

Reading other people’s success stories is helpful. But when it comes to using eyelid tape, you can see the results for yourself.

Contours Rx Eyelid Tape Are Designed to Fix Ptosis

There are a few brands of eyelid tape on the market. It can be difficult to decide which brand will fix your ptosis the best. Britain Todd, the founder of Contours Rx, had a similar problem when she was looking for eyelid tape to fix her own eyelids.

After trying some of the most popular brands of eyelid tape, she found out that they had some big problems. They either didn’t last all day and fell out, or they were made of cheap materials that irritated her skin.

Eyelid tapes have been around for a long time. But they’ve mostly been used by an Asian audience to change the appearance of monoids. So a lot of Asian eyelid tape brands are not designed to effectively fix ptosis.

Other popular brands of eyelid tape geared towards a more western audience fall short by using cheap and non-hypoallergenic materials.

This may not seem like a big deal if you’re not allergic to things like latex. But being that you wear eyelid strips for hours at a time, or all day, it’s important that you use good quality materials. Bad quality materials make eyelid strips less comfortable, and can irritate your skin.

With all these problems in mind Britain and her team worked to make their own eyelid tape. One that would fix these issues, and help with ptosis. After investing tons of time and energy into finding the right materials and design, they came out with: LIDS BY DESIGN Eyelid Correcting Strips.

The Benefits of Contours Rx Eyelid Tape LIDS BY DESIGN
It’s never been easier to fix ptosis. Contours Rx LIDS BY DESIGN Eyelid Correcting Strips are specifically designed to lift drooping eyelids caused by ptosis.

No more drooping eyelids! They give your eyes a vibrant youthful appearance. They’re comfortable too. The materials are a rare combination of hypoallergenic and dermatologist-approved. They also blend in with your skin so they’re unnoticeable when you put them on.

LIDS BY DESIGN Eyelid Correcting Strips are:

- comfortable to wear
- last all-day
- won’t irritate your skin like other brands,
- blend into your skin, so they’re unnoticeable

Try Contours Rx LIDS BY DESIGN Eyelid Tape

No one should have to look more tired than they feel. It’s not your fault if your eyelids are drooping, so don’t put up with ptosis. Eyelid tape is a great solution to instantly fix drooping eyelids – without surgery.

Try Contours Rx LIDS BY DESIGN Eyelid Correcting Strips to fix your ptosis, and see how many years they can take off for you.

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01/27/2022 22:13 #60876

Why I Love the Underrated Cat’s Tongue Brush
Category: arts
Have you ever used a Cat’s Tongue brush? I use them all the time and they are my absolute favorite brush type for painting watercolors. When I started painting, no one ever talked about it. The clear front runners were angular brushes, round brushes, flat brushes, and even liner brushes. But never the Cat’s Tongue brush and that is by far my top pick. If you find a good one, it is like the Swiss army knife of watercolor brushes.

I often paint an entire painting with just one Cat’s Tongue brush. This brush is unique because of its triangular shape and when you get a good one, the point will be springy so you can get thick and thin lines like a round brush can. When I painted this mermaid, I was able to paint the tail with straight edges from the sides, like a flat brush.I squeezed into the details of the fin and the arms with the point. Medium lines for the seaweed were achieved with the medium lines from the edge.

You can also get big washes for large areas with a flat side. When I painted the mermaid’s tail, I used the flat side of the brush and moved in a zigzag motion to cover this area. I also used it this way for the background. Covering the dry paper with water first, I then took a dark mixture and put it in the outer area with the flat side, using different techniques to pull the water and change the values accordingly.

Depending on the size of this style of brush (they come as small as a 2 and as big as a 12), the bellies aren’t the biggest but they can hold a nice amount of water. When I started, I admit I bought too many brushes and had no idea what I was doing. All types; real hair, synthetic, and mixes of the two. All different shapes and sizes. I really should have slowed down and focused on one brush at a time. For beginners with a tight budget, this is the first brush I would recommend because it is so versatile.

I used the no. 4 2400 Golden Taklon Cat’s Tongue brush and it is synthetic. If you haven’t tried this style, I highly recommend you do!


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ZEM Brush Ambassador Erika Barriga is a freelance watercolor illustrator. Her beautiful pieces are whimsical and playful, perfect for kids and kids at heart. She has given us a little peek behind the scenes at her process, from pencil drawing to the final illustration. Her favorite ZEM brush is the no. 4 2400 Golden Taklon Cat’s Tongue brush.

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