Knowing Your eye shape
Wearing false eyelashes open up the eye making your eyes look bigger and fuller. Eyes define faces and their appearances, hence, having beautiful lashes is a bonus. So where do you start? Do you know your eye shape? Do you know which lashes complement your eye shape the best?
There are 7 different eye shapes, and if you aren’t sure which is yours, fear not my friends, we will help you every step of the way. We can help you determine your unique eye shape in just 4 simple questions or less! Follow along to discover your eye shape now.
Question 1: Do you have a crease (an indentation at the top of your eyelids)?
If the answer is Yes, move on to Question 2. If the answer is No, your search ends here – you have monolid eyes. Skip straight to the end of the page to find your perfect false eyelashes!
Question 2: If you placed a straight line across the center of your eyes, would the outer corners by your temples be above or below the line, or right on it?
If your answer is above the line, you have upturned eyes – scroll on down to find your eyelashes style match now.
Conversely, if your answer is below the line, you have downturned eyes. You’ll find our recommendations for your best faux eyelashes further down the page.
If your outer eye corners are right on the imaginary line, i.e. if your eyes are neither upturned nor downturned, then answer the following question to continue.
Question 3: When your eyes are open, is your eyelid crease visible?
If it is not visible, then your eye shape is hooded – scroll down to find out which one it is!
If your eyelid crease is visible, there’s one final question left to discover which eye shape you have.
Question 4: When you look straight ahead at the mirror, can you see the whites of your eyes below the iris (the colored part)?
If you answered yes, your eye shape is rounded.
If you answered no, you have almond-shaped eyes – you’ll find your best lashes matches in the next section!
If your eyes sit slightly further back under your brow bone, your eyes appear larger and are set deeper in the socket which creates the illusion of a more prominent brow bone.
If the space between your eyes is smaller than the width of one eye, they are close-set. If wider than one eye width, you have wide-set eyes.
Our Lash Guide for the different eye shapes
Round/ Prominent Eyes
Round eyes have an amazing dimension! Enhance this depth further by opting for wispy, long, tapered (longer on the ends), and dramatic false eyelashes that fan outwards. For a bold look try our Teresa, Delilah, or Francesca. For a natural look, we recommend Lucy, Lola, Vanessa, Gabi, or Lili.
Hooded eyes are sultry and mysterious.
The goal with hooded eyes and small eyes is to open up the eye as much as possible. Frame your eyes by selecting a pair of double tapered lashes with short and long strands that feature the longest lashes right above your pupil. Lashes that are slightly longer in the center can also help to create an illusion of depth. For a more natural-looking style, try Lili, Sonia, or Sophia. For a bolder look, we recommend Gabi, Stephanie, Isabella, or Vanessa.
Lucky you – monolids are an open canvas! We suggest medium-length lashes that are tapered to accentuate and soften your eyes without overpowering this beautiful feature. Get the drama you’re looking for with a lighter, crisscross design such as our Francesca, Teresa, or Gabi eyelash. For a natural eye, we recommend Lili, Vanessa, or Melanie. Really, you could rock any lash style.
Almond eyes are the most universal shape and are blessed with versatility – a wide variety of false eyelashes will work for you. Just about any lash style will look great on you. You don’t have any restriction in terms of depth or length it’s basically your choice to do what you want. You can play up any lash style with double tapered lashes that are wispy or clustered being the most flattering. Our best picks for you would be our Izzy, Lucy, or Evelynn lashes that have the ultimate drama and volume. For a more natural look try Erika, Vanessa, or Melanie.
Upturned eyes are another incredibly versatile eye shape since they are very similar to almond eyes but with an upward lift at the outermost corner. Lashes that gradually increase in length towards the outer edges, in a classic winged shape, will best emphasize this upward flick. Try our Gabi, Evelynn, Erika, or Lucy lashes which will highlight your natural, catlike eye shape, and give them that beautiful extra lift you didn’t even know you were looking for! For a more bold look, try Oliva, Lola, Vanessa, Delilah, or Izzy.
Downturned eyes are that captivating, vintage-esque shape. False eyelashes that are too dense and heavy will only highlight the downturn, so stick with lashes that are wispy and natural-looking such as Lily, Gabi, Vanessa, Lucy, or Sophia. For a bold look try Delilah, Olivia, or Lola.
Deep-set eyes, you’re lucky because you can add all the drama with your lashes. A long, curled pair of lashes will open up your eyes and enhance their size. Be sure to gently curl them to help open up the eye. For a bold look, try Olivia, Evelynn, Stephanie or Delilah. For a more natural look, try Vanessa, Sonia, Gabi, or Lili.
Select lashes that are tapered (longer on the ends) to create the illusion of elongation. Opt for flared lashes with the longest hairs concentrated at the outer corners. For a Bold look, you cant go wrong with Francesca, Teresa, or Lola. For a more casual look try Melanie, Gabi, Lili, or Vanessa.
To highlight your eye shape, focus on accentuating the outer corners to lift and lengthen your eyes. The lash styles you want to select to achieve this length and lift are styles with longer lash lengths from center to end. For a natural look we recommend Lili, Gabi, Melanie. For a more dramatic look, try Francesca, Teresa, and Lola.
**These are just suggestions. You know your style best, if there is a lash style you want to try that isn’t listed in the recommendations, go ahead and try something new! We want you to find your unique look and love YOUR lashes.