EYELASH EXTENSIONS SHAPES AND STYLES
Eyelash extension shapes are an essential part of your work as a lash artist. They can help you create the perfect look for every client, whether they need natural-looking lashes or more dramatic extensions.
With so eyelash eye shapes choosing which shape is best for any given client may be challenging! That's why we have put together this blog post - to introduce you to some of the most common eyelash extension shapes and provide advice on how to use them effectively.
DETERMINING EYE SHAPES
The number-one rule in beauty and fashion is to do what's best for you and love your shape. but first, we need to discover it—and don't worry, you don't have to go into sephora or ask your mother what shape she thinks your eye is. four simple questions are all you need to know to find out what your eye shape is.
Get a mirror to find out the shape of your eye. Let's get started!
Do you have a crease in your eyelid?
If you don't have a crease, your shape is monolid. Continue reading if you do have a crease.
When a line is drawn through the center of your eyes, are the corners of your eyes above or below the line?
If they go above this line, your eyes are upturned. If they drop below this line, your eyes are cast downward. If they're in the middle, it's time to investigate some more.
So we know you have a crease. Is it possible to seeyour crease if you're facing the mirror head-on?
If you can't, your eyes are hooded. If you can, skip this question and go on to the next one.
Do you notice the whites of your eyes surrounding your iris when they're resting?
You have round eyes if you can see the white of your eyes at all times! If not, your eyes are almond shaped.
We understand how difficult it can be, especially when dealing with new clients or if you're a beginner — we're here to make the process of picking the best curl and form a little easier.
So now that you know how to find your or your client's eye style, here's a breakdown of some of the most popular eyelash extension styles!
The cat-eye is a lash classic in which the lengths gradually increase to long lashes at the corners of the eyes — this resembles the form of a winged liner! The cat eliminates eye shape and gives a sultry appearance. Upright or downturned eyes may wish to search elsewhere; regardless, the cat-eye can make these eye forms appear smaller.
NATURAL EYE SHAPE
Our most basic style is this one. With the longest lashes ending just past your brow, this is a very natural look. Everyone can wear a natural eye, but it doesn't make much of a difference to your face - if you're going for a bold lash effect, this might not be the style for you.
STRIP LASH LOOK
The staggered style is quickly becoming our most popular form. A staggered eye is created by distancing longer and shorter extensions across the lash unevenly, as seen on the Kardashians. Staggered is a beautiful alternative for most eye forms, especially if you want a more dramatic look!
DOLL EYE LOOK
The two-lined style is a popular choice for ladies who want fuller, more natural-looking eyes. Shorter lashes are placed in the inner and outer corners of the eye, while longer lashes are positioned along the center of the eye. This is an excellent style for monolid, hooded, and almond eyes since it creates a flattering opened-up look.
DEEP SET EYES
Clients with deep-set eyes have their eyes farther back in the skull than those with normal or shallow-set eyes. Since the extensions' tips frequently rub against the more prominent brow bone, curlier locks of shorter lengths may look odd. Instead, choose looser curls and longer strands—a Doe or open eye map that focuses length toward the middle.
The outer corners sit lower than the inner corners when your client's eyes are downturned. For these clients, avoid cat-eye styles since length concentrated toward the outside edges may make them appear sad or tired. Choose a doe eye or open eye map instead. The length focused in the center of the eye will assist in lifting it.
If you've been trying to get a lifting effect without using curling, we have the solution! Try forming a tight curl in the outer third of your eye (from a C to a CC curl, for example). This will offer some more lift, comparable to that provided by a lash lift. Note: this trick is adequate for most eye shapes.
Choosing lashes and curls that compliment your clients' natural features is one of the most creative and gratifying aspects of lash application. These are only a few of the many eye shapes you'll see in your career as a lash artist. Want to know more? Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a booklet.