Whether you're a novice or an expert, here's our breakdown of how you can find the best lash for your eye shape.
Why Does Eye Shape Matter?
We get this question a lot.
"What are the different types of eye shapes? What is my eye shape? Why is it essential for me to know my eye shape? How to determine my eye shape?
Knowing your eye shape is extremely helpful when finding the perfect false eyelashes.
Once you know your natural eye shape, you can learn the proper application and techniques that will be the most flattering for you!
And you know what else??
It will also help determine the best lashes to accentuate your natural beauty!
While there is a lash for everyone, that doesn't always mean that every lash suits every eye shape.
Depending on the shape of the false lashes, your makeup look can dramatically enhance the shape of your eyes- or do the opposite.
Knowing your eye shape is as important as knowing your foundation color. You do not want to walk around with the wrong foundation color or lashes.
So without further ado, let's begin!
The Six Most Common Eye Shapes
We outlined the six most common eye shape categories that people fit into. And in case you are wondering, having more than one eye shape is possible.
While this can get tricky, we assure you that knowing your eye shape will make things much easier in the long run... an easy-peasy lash application every time!
Eye Shape #1 - Almond Eyes
Almond eyes are an ideal eye shape because you can pull off any eyeshadow look.
Almond eyes have an oval shape with a slightly upturned outer corner.
In addition to pulling off stunning eyeshadow looks, almond eyes lend themselves perfectly to just about any lash style (lucky you) !
Yep, just about every lash style will be flattering on almond eyes. Your choice of lash style will be decided by what you feel the most confident wearing.
Eye Shape #2 - Prominent Eyes
Prominent eyes give the appearance of projected lids.
Any makeup look on this eye shape will be visible since the eyelids will appear more in the forefront. Creating more of a shelf for your lashes to sit on.
Prominent eye shapes can make even the lightest falsies appear much larger or more dramatic than the lash is.
And in the same fashion, dramatic lashes can look less intense because the eye and lash share the spotlight.
Eye Shape #3 - Hooded Eyes
Hooded eyes tend to have a heavier lid.
The heavier lid gives the illusion of a minor crease, leaving less room for makeup looks and lashes.
But not to worry, there are plenty of lashes and makeup looks for everyone, regardless of their eye shape!
For those with hooded eyes, picking a lash with a dense base is important. The dense base combats the lid without getting covered up like lashes with a lighter base.
These lashes will enhance your eye, allowing all sorts of admiration to flow your way!
Eye Shape #4 - Monolid Eyes
Monolid eyes tend to have little to no crease.
The eye doesn't sit as far back as other eye shapes, so the brow is less prominent. This creates a smooth surface for makeup and lashes.
The popular makeup trend "cut crease" is perfect for this eye shape.
Often, people with monolids love the creativity that makeup allows them to have in the eye space.
More dramatic lashes look best on monolids because they give the eye some dimension without overpowering its appearance.
Eye Shape #5 - Deep Set Eyes
Deep Set eyes are larger and deeper, creating the illusion of a more prominent brow bone.
Since the eyes sit further back, you'll want to ensure the lashes you choose have enough volume but not too much to where it touches your brows.
A wispy or medium-density lash will look best on the deep-set eye shape.
Deep Set can be tricky, so make sure you try out different ones and see which ones you like best.
Eye Shape #6 - Downturned Eyes
Downturned eyes point down in the outer corners of the eye.
They typically have a more rounded shape on the bottom lash line.
When applying makeup and lashes, we recommend keeping the attention on the eyes and face.
With the outer corners downturned, you'll want to ensure the lashes have a round shape to give the illusion of a lift. Otherwise, the eyes can appear tired, especially if the lash extends too much.
So there you have it!
With this guide, we hope you can identify with at least one of these eye shapes and get some ideas as to which lash style and makeup look suits you best!