Every woman knows that makeup can be used to enhance her natural beauty. The color of eyeshadow, blush, or lipstick that we choose should always complement our skin tone. Similarly, eyelash extensions should be chosen according to our eye shapes. We tend to focus on things like length and volume without realizing that the lash style may clash with the natural contour of our eyes.
Fortunately, I’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to help determine your eye shape, and which type of eyelash extension will do you the most favors. Below I’ll share the best lash styles for different eye shapes. Eyelash extension shopping will become so much easier once you learn which category you fall under!
Almond Shaped Eyes
IIf your eyes are wider than they are tall and taper into narrow points, you have almond-shaped eyes. You will have a visible crease in your eyelid and, your iris touch both the top and bottom of your eyelid. Those with almond-shaped eyes are lucky as this is considered one of the most attractive eyes shapes to have.
Choose eyelash styles that are longest at the centre to Choose eyelash styles that are the longest at the center to make your eyes pop. Almond-shaped eyes don’t need extensions around the corners as they risk adding unnecessary heaviness. However, you should consider lash extensions along your natural lash line. Doing so will make your lashes appear longer without weighing down the natural shape of your eye!
Eyes with a similar length and width are considered round. This beautiful eye shape has a big and lively appearance, but you’ll want to be careful when choosing your eyelash extensions. The wrong eyelash extensions might make you look constantly surprised. Look for styles that create softness and elongate the corners of your eyes.
Essentially you’ll want to replicate an almond shape by placing your longest lashes at the outer corners of the eye. Gradually shorten the extensions as you move towards the inner corners of the eye. A gentle curl will also bring a softer feeling.
If the gap between your eyes is smaller than the width of a single eye, you have close-set eyes. This eye setting may create a serious appearance, but the right eyelashes can help create width and softness.
These types of eyes can often look narrower than they are and will benefit from eyelash extensions that create a cat-eye effect. Look for lashes that are longest at the corners, as they draw attention from the inner corners and give the illusion of wider eyes.
Hooded eyes have a heavy brow bone and are similar to monolid eyes, but the eyelids have a slight crease rather than being fully hidden. People with hooded eyes may feel that the shape of their eyelid makes their eyes appear smaller than they really are.
Those with hooded lids should choose eyelash extensions that are the longest at the center to open up the eyes. A strong curl will also help the eyes pop.
Those with wide-set eyes will have a gap between Those with wide-set eyes will have a gap between their eyes that is slightly wider than one of their eyes. This may not be the best eye shape for eyelash extensions that are super curly or very straight because it can make your eye look even wider apart than it is.
The most flattering eyelash extensions for wide-set eyes will be the longest at the center of the eye and shorter at the corners. This will make your eye area appear to be more balanced and bring attention to the inner corners of your eye.
Eyes with a hidden eyelid are often known as monolids. This eye shape is common in people with East Asian heritage. If your eye makeup is only visible when your eyes are closed or downcast, you likely have monolid eyes, or in other words, it is an upper eyelid shape without a visible crease line.
Lash lines are an important focal point for those with monolid eyes. Choose extension styles that open up the eyes and bring lightness to the lash line. Place the longest lashes along the middle and outer sections of the eye, and choose curly styles to make the eyes appear bigger, without weighing down natural eyelashes.
If your eyes could rival those of a Pixar princess, you likely have protruding eyes. This eye shape is characterized by its large, round, and prominent shape. Protruding eyes generally sit further forward in the eye socket, while deep-set eyes set slightly deeper into the eye socket.
People with protruding eyes should focus on adding softness and don’t need to worry about adding too much length or volume. Shorter eyelash extensions are fine for those with protruding eyes, though they can also add definition with slightly longer lashes at the outer corners of the eye.
These types of eyes have a gentle downwards slope at the outer corners of their eyes. The inner corner of the eye will be slightly higher than the outer corner.
Use lash extensions that will give the illusion of lifting these corners. Cat-eye styles that gradually go from long to short beginning at the outer edge will flatter downturned eyes the most. An extra curl towards the outer edges of the eye will also help to lift a downturned eye.
If the outer corner of your eye sits slightly higher than the inner corner of your eye, you have upturned eyes.
The wrong eyelash extensions can give upturned eyes a flat appearance. Eyelash styles that are longer towards the outer corners will complement the natural shape of the eye.
Note that you can have combined eye shapes. For example, you could have wide-set round eyes or upturned almond eyes. Finding the perfect eyelash extension style may take some trial and error if this is the case. Keep all of the tips in mind and talk to your lash artist on the extension service until you find what works best for you! Don’t forget to fnd out of the different types of lashes available and makeup tips too.