superior eyelid

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superior eyelid

[TA]
the superior, larger and more mobile of the two eyelids, which covers most of the anterior surface of the eyeball, including the cornea, when closed; a portion of the lacrimal gland and the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle extend into it, the muscle opening the closed eye and providing additional elevation when the gaze is directed upward.
Synonym(s): palpebra superior [TA], upper eyelid ☆ , upper lid
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Blend all four shades in the eye shadow quad for a diffused look or create the coveted smoky eye by defining with the longwearing pencil and then using the smudger tip on the upper lid.
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I suggest you lie down and with a good light ask your boyfriend to gently roll back the upper lid over a cotton bud to see if there is any obvious cause.