We’ve all heard the saying, “eyebrows are sisters, not twins.” Well, the same applies to your eyes — there are many different shapes. If you’re new to DIY lashes, it can get overwhelming trying to decide which lash style suits you best. Choosing the best lashes requires knowing your eye shape. That way, you’ll achieve the most flattering look and enhance your eyes while correcting some issues. Not only do we all have different eye shapes, but one eye may be slightly larger than the other, which requires more lash segments on that eye.
Many companies in the beauty industry are making eyelashes while keeping the eye shape in consideration. You can get eyelashes for every shape from Lilac St., Lilly lashes, Dark Swan, Dolly Wink, and many other famous brands.
Here is a quick overview to help you decide what may work for you.
Monolids may not have a crease or any broad space at all. Wispy, natural lashes work best on monolids to give a more natural look. A dense lash will weigh your lash line down and make your eyes appear smaller. You can wear a longer length, but make sure they are light and wispy. Alternatively, a fuller, multi-dimensional lash in a shorter length can help open the eye, giving you a more dramatic look.
Downturned eyes tend to come down further on the outer than on the inner corner. If that’s your eye shape, you’d want to avoid applying a heavy lash on the outer corners, as it can cause your eyes to droop even more. The goal is to give the illusion of a lift on a downturned eye. This is why a natural-looking or wispy lash would work best.
While very similar to almond-shaped eyes, upturned eyes have slightly more lift at the end. Varying eyelash lengths going from short to long can highlight your natural eye shape and give you the ultimate cat-eye effect. Additionally, longer lashes on the outer corners can further enhance this eye shape.
Hooded eyes tend to have a heavy lid covering most of the crease. If you have hooded eyes, longer lashes can be very heavy and overwhelming for your eyes. Instead, select a lash style that will open your eyes up. To do that, choose medium-volume lashes. Moreover, the length of the lashes should be shorter at the outer corner and longer in the middle. This style will give the illusion of bigger eyes. Those lashes look more natural and define your eyes without weighing them down. A curlier lash will also help to lift the lash line.
Round eyes tend to be larger and have a more visible crease area. The most flattering option is to elongate round eyes as they already have enough dimension and space. You can build the outer corners to create a sleek cat-eye look or use a fuller, curlier lash for a more dramatic effect.
Almond-shaped eyes are said to be the easiest to choose lashes for. They are longer and wider, so you can show them off with a natural lash style or spice them up with volume and curl. Long, short, spikey, or full and dense lashes all work well with this eye shape.
If you’re still unsure of your eye shape, you can look at some examples of different celebrities and their eye shapes to help give you an idea. Keep in mind that what works for some may not work for you. It’s all about trial and error.
The great thing about fake lashes is that you can mix and match various styles, creating a unique look that works best for you. You can customize styles, lengths, and curl levels until you find the most flattering look. Most quality eyelashes are so lightweight that you can stack them to create a fuller or dramatic look right when you need it.