Eyelash extensions have become a popular beauty enhancement, offering a way to achieve fuller, longer lashes without the hassle of mascara or false lashes. But with so many different lash extension shapes available, it can be overwhelming to know which ones are right for you. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the different lash extension shapes and how to choose the best ones for your eye shape.
Understanding Eye Shapes
Before we delve into lash extension shapes, it's important to understand the different eye shapes. The most common eye shapes are:
Almond eyes: Almond eyes are considered the ideal eye shape, as they are symmetrical and have a slightly pointed outer corner.
Round eyes: Round eyes have a circular shape with little to no outer corner definition. Round eyes have creases you can spot easily. You can see the whites above or below the iris, making them look more prominent and noticeable. These eyes also don't taper or pull inward or outward at the outer or inner corners.
Down-turned eyes: Down-turned eyes have outer corners that droop slightly, giving the appearance of sadness or tiredness.
Upturned eyes: Upturned eyes have outer corners that tilt upwards, giving the appearance of being alert and open.
With upturned eyes, I focus on a natural lash mapping style. Applying shorter lash extensions towards the center of the eye and gradually lengthening them towards the outer corners will complement the natural upward tilt of the eyes, emphasizing their charming shape.
Hooded eyes are a common eye shape that is characterized by an excess of skin that folds over the eyelid, partially or fully covering the mobile lid.
I handle hooded eyes with care and precision, employing specific techniques to create an open-eyed, lifted appearance. Here are some strategies they employ:
Mapping: Before applying extensions, I carefully map the lash line, ensuring the extensions are placed strategically to accentuate the eyes.
Curl Selection: I select the appropriate lash curl for hooded eyes. A J or L curl is often preferred over a D curl, as it provides a subtle lift without interfering with eyelid movement or poking the eyes.
Length Variation: I use a combination of lash lengths to create a natural-looking gradient. Shorter extensions are placed near the inner corners, gradually increasing in length towards the outer corners. This creates an open-eyed effect without overwhelming the eyelid.
By employing these techniques and considerations, I can transform hooded eyes into beautiful, open, and defined features, enhancing the client's natural beauty.
Lash Extension Shapes
Once we've determined your eye shape, we can start to consider the different lash extension shapes. Here are some of the most popular lash extension shapes:
We'll discuss shapes in a future blog.