It’s not a one-size-fits-all when getting eyelash extensions. Everyone has a unique eye shape, size, depth, and colour, so each eyelash extension has to be customized around all that for your most flattering look. And while that may sound complicated, it doesn’t have to be.
We’re here to guide you on which lash extension style suits your eye shape. So keep scrolling to know what eye shape you probably have and the best eyelash extensions in Melbourne you should get.
Although there are many styling options to choose from, a good lash artist will look carefully at your eye shape, and choose an eyelash extension style that complements that. Below is a list of the possible eyelash extension style for each eye shape.
You have almond-shaped eyes if they are wider than they are tall and tapper around the inner and outer corners of your eye. Almond eyes are the most proportionate eye shape and can pull off any eyelash extension style. So it comes down to the effect you want to achieve.
You can go for cat-eye if you want to elongate your natural shape or open eye if you want to open up your features.
Round eyes appear very open and alert, so if styled incorrectly, they end up looking constantly surprised. If you have eyes that have or almost have the same width and length, then you have round eyes.
For round eyes, avoid doll and open-eye styles. Opt for less of a curled lash, with the longest length concentrated toward the mid-outer eye, just like the cat-eye style. Using shorter lengths in a looser curl can tone down the alertness, giving the appearance of an almond shape.
Your eyes are hooded if you have this flap of skin above the crease of your eye. Hooded lids vary greatly, sometimes they appear very heavy, making the lash line disappear.
What you want is to open up your hooded lids and break through the heavy lash line. When getting eyelash extensions in South Yarra or Brighton, your lash technician can use specialty lashes that extend past the hood before curling up. This will lift the lash and make your eyes appear bright and fresh.
Deep set eyes are set further back into the skull, so the brow bone looks more prominent. Your lash technician will likely use a lash style that makes it seem to come out more.
Your eyes will look best with longer lengths of lash extensions and not as much curl. Opt for an open eye or doll eye that concentrates the longer lashes on the center of your eye so it opens up beautifully.
If you have down-turned eyes, the outer corners of your eyes sit lower than the inner corners. So, the goal is to lift the outer corners.
For down-turned eyes, natural shaping can be best as it can accent the natural shape and lashes. You can also opt for a doll eye to open up the eyes for a brighter and wide-awake look when getting eyelash extensions in South Yarra or Brighton.
Upturned eyes are just the opposite of downturned eyes. Also called “cat eyes,” upturned eyes have the outer corners of their eyes higher than the inner corners.
If you have this eye shape, you can benefit from the cat-eye style as lash extensions gradually lengthening towards the corner of the eyes complements the eye’s natural shape.
Rather than a double lid, monolid eyes appear to have one eyelid fold. This eye shape is common to people of East Asian descent. You know you have monolid eyes if your eye makeup is only visible when your eyes are closed or downcast.
If you have this eye shape, you’ll benefit from a lash style that makes the eyes more open and larger. A combination of a doll eye for the natural look and a bit of cat-eye for extra length on the outer corners of the eyes can achieve this look.
Protruding eyes are the opposite of deep set eyes, as they are set further foward in the eye socket rather than backward. Since you already have big, wide eyes, the focus is to add softness.
Shorter, straighter lash extensions can work well with protruding eyes, though longer lengths can also be added at the outer corners for added definition.
You have close-set eyes if the gap between your eyes is smaller than the width of one eye. With this eye shape, your lash technician will likely place the longest lashes at the corners to draw the attention away from the inner corners and create an illusion of wider eyes.
Wide-set eyes have a gap between their eyes that are slightly wider than the width of one eye.
To make your eyes look more balanced and bring attention to the inner corners, it’s best to put the longest lashes in the center of the eyes and the shorter ones in the corner. Also, avoid super curly or very straight lashes as they make your eyes appear wider than they already are.
That is a wrap for how to choose your lashes for your eye shape! Remember though, that your eye shape is only one of the factors you have to consider when getting eyelash extensions in Brighton or South Yarra. For a full guide, check out our blog on What Eyelash Extensions Should I Get? Your Ultimate Guide.
It can sometimes be hard to tell what your eye shape is, so if you’re unsure, don’t worry our lash artists are here to help you out. Here in Ardour Brows and Lashes, we always have a sit-down consultation with our clients and recommend them the best lash extensions that will accentuate their natural features.
If you’re ready to get your eyelash extensions in Brighton or South Yarra, book an appointment with us today!