Admit it, no human ever started out as a makeup expert. That’s what middle school is for, to experiment and shamelessly walk around with raccoon eyes and spider lashes thinking you looked amazing. For double-lidded girls there are plenty of makeup tutorials available on the internet; from YouTube to popular magazines, the makeup industry generally caters to these features. For monolid girls, on the other hand, you end up having to spend years of your life trying to figure out these things pretty much alone.
Most of the monolid makeup hacks I grew up with involved making your eyes look the most non-monolid as possible: faking a double eyelid with tape, painting your lids black to hide the fact that you don’t have creases, etc. After a decade of experimenting, I’ve come to realize that you can’t fake what you don’t have. And monolids are not features that should be hidden away anyways, they’re unique gems and the more you embrace them when applying your makeup, the better it looks.
Videos of Asian women applying and removing a mysterious material on and off their noses to achieve a completely different look shocked the internet earlier this year.
The trend has since spread on social media, but many are still clueless about how it’s done.