Saturday, February 16, 2008

Paranoia of the Day: Double fold eyelids

Eeeeyyaaaa! Some things that make Asian women paranoid: being fat, having fluffy hair, and having single fold eyelids. (Some of us have hit the trifecta, but we'll save that for another post.) Today we're talking about double fold eyelids. Someone at some point in Asia decided that having eyelids with a crease is more attractive than having ones with a single fold. Half of all Asians are born with the glorious crease and the rest are screwed. Those who want double eyelids can shell out big bucks and go under the knife in a procedure called "blepharoplasty." Unfortunately there's no guarantee your eyelids will stay and this involves slicing open your face. Also, I've noticed that only rich celebrities who can afford good surgeons look natural after this type of surgery. The rest end up looking like the scary ajumma who work the perfume counters at Korean grocery stores in Orange County.

Cheap bastards like me can try eyelid tape or eyelid glue. I had a Japanese American coworker with double creased eyelids who swears she taped them for months to get them that way. Want to see a before and after? Click here to watch a video lesson on how to use eyelid glue.