When you buy false eyelashes, it’s important to know which of the different eye shapes you have. Just as a dress may best suit a particular body type, different lash styles look best on certain eye shapes, even though there are no rules in the makeup world but it will be much more comfortable and feel and look good, if we use the right lash style according to our eye shape!
Our lash guide and quiz below will help you to discover which of the six types of eye shapes is your own, and hence allow you to choose our false eyelashes styles that are going to look the most stunning and/or natural on you.
Here are the 6 most common eye shapes:
Which of the 6 eye shapes do I have?
If you don't have a crease (an indentation at the top of your eyelids), your search ends here – you have monolid eyes.
When you look straight ahead at the mirror, if you can't see the whites of your eyes below the iris (the colored part), you have almond shaped eyes.
When you look straight ahead at the mirror, if you can see the whites of your eyes below the iris (the colored part), you have round eyes!
If your eyelid crease is not visible when your eyes are open, then your eye shape is hooded. You'll look great in lashes that are long in the center and taper at both ends, giving the illusion of added depth.
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.
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 below, you have downturned eyes.
This quiz will determine your unique eye shape in just 4 simple questions, or less!
Question 1: Do you have a crease (an indentation at the top of your eyelids)?
If the answer is No, your search ends here – you have monolid eyes.
Lucky you – monolids are an open canvas! However, although you could create a crease with any lash style, we would recommend shying away from really dense lashes that could make your eyelids appear weighed down. Instead, get the drama you’re looking for with a lighter, crisscross design such as our Patola, Star or Sultry eyelashes, paired with winged eyeliner to subtly emphasize your lash line.
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 – Upturned eyes are another incredibly versatile eye shape, since they are very similar to almond eyes except with an upward lift at the outermost corner. 3D lashes that gradually increase in length towards the outer edges, in a classic winged shape, will best emphasize this upward flick. Try our Flirty, Leo, Brissie Beauty or Princess lashes which will all highlight your natural, catlike eye shape, and give them a beautiful extra lift that you didn’t even know you were looking for!
Conversely, if your answer is below the line
, you have downturned eyes.Downturned eyes are that captivating, vintage-esque shape you see on all of the movie starlets from the 1920s. False eyelashes that are too dense and heavy will only highlight the downturn, so for a more modern look, stick with lashes that are wispy and natural-looking. To give your outer corners a helpful lift, try our Sultry, Shama or Star eyelashes – these are both low-volume, criss-cross lash designs that are best described as ‘spiky’. With the longest lashes at the center of the eye, they provide a subtle all-over lift to your entire eye.
If your outer eye corners are right on the imaginary line, i.e. if your eyes are neither upturned nor down turned, 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. We have a beautiful faux lashes design that will suit you perfectly –Hooded eyes are sultry and mysterious. Flaunt that mystique by really emphasizing your natural shape, with faux lashes that are long in the center and taper at both ends. Our combine long and short lash lengths in this way, precisely layered to create the illusion of depth. Try out Desire or Glam girl luxurious lashes
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 and we have multiple reusable eyelashes that will be perfect for you. Round eyes have amazing dimension! Enhance this depth further by avoiding very thick false lashes, which could overwhelm your lash line and make your eyes appear smaller. Instead, look for wispy and winged eyelashes. Our Leo, Princess, Brissie Beauty, luscious glance or Flirty reusable eyelashes will draw out the length of your lash line perfectly, creating a gorgeous cat’s eye shape that will open your eyes out even more.
If you answered no, you have almond shaped eyes – Almond eyes are the most universal shape and are blessed with versatility – a wide variety of false eyelashes will work for you. However, the best lashes style is one that takes full advantage of your catlike stare: voluminous lashes with winged ends! Pick the Goddess, Death by Lashes, naughty punjaban, Rebel, Leo- never too much! all reusable eyelashes styles that will create exceptional drama and mystery.