Before you Botox: Bella Eleganze Beauty Eyelid Tape put to the test

By Andrea Slaydon, Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

HOUSTON - It's a sign of aging you probably didn't even know you had to worry about: sagging eyelids. Having droopy eyelids can be a sign that you are getting older, but for some, it's hereditary and can start very young. Either way, it can be very bothersome. You can use Botox for a quick fix, but that can be expensive. 

What about an at-home solution?

One popular product promises to lift the eyelids by using a simple sticker. Bella Eleganze Beauty Eyelid Tape claims to help you achieve big, beautiful, youthful eyelids without surgery. A package of 120 stickers sells on Amazon for $15. Marnie Cohen from the KPRC 2 sales department tried them out. 

"I'm 47, so I am getting a lot of droop here," Cohen said. "I heard Botox can lift it up, but that's a lot of money and it hurts a little. (Getting it fixed) Without the needling would be nice. I definitely have some drooping."

It took Cohen a few practice rounds to get the sticker in the right spot. Once she got the sticker in place, you can see a slight lift in the eyelid. It's not super obvious, but there is a difference, Cohen said.

She would use the product again and likes the idea much better than spending hundreds of dollars at the doctor’s office. 

"Botox is going to give you that extra lift," Cohen said. "This is just a much safer and uninvasive (sic) way to do it. I have a lot of friends who are like, 'I'll never get Botox,' this is probably a good alternative for them."

What people are saying

People who were happy with the product, according to Amazon reviews, said the tape was easy to apply and they really noticed a difference in the sagging eyelids. The negative reviewers mentioned the stickers sometimes fall off and are too visible to others. Cohen said she noticed the strips curling up in the corners when she tried to wear them all day. A few people reported having an allergic reaction to the glue on the tape.

The kit comes with tweezers, but reviewers mentioned it was easier to just use your fingers to put the tape on. Cohen said each time she has applied them, she feels like she gets a little better.

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