The 6 Types of Eye Shapes + Best Faux Lashes for Each
Posted on November 28 2019
We know that not all eyes look like, but did you know that there are six distinct eye shapes? And just like that dress that looks incredible on your bestie won’t necessarily suit you too, each of the different eye shapes is better complemented by certain faux lashes styles than others.
Our guide below explains how to tell which of the six types of eye shapes you have, and then which of our 3D silk lashes styles we’d recommend for the most flattering and natural look on you.
The different eye shapes – which one is mine?
We can help you to 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. We have a 3D lashes design that will suit you perfectly – 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 and we have two reusable eyelashes that will be perfect for you. Find out what they are below.
If you answered no, you have almond-shaped eyes – you’ll find your best lashes matches in the next section!
The best false lashes for the different eye shapes
Each of the above types of eye shapes will be best framed by a different lash style. Luckily for you, we offer a wide range of 3D silk lashes styles of varying shapes and fullness for just this reason. From monolid eye shapes to almond ones, here are our recommendations on which eyelashes to choose to best enhance and frame those gorgeous eyes of yours!
Round eyes have an 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 Tina and Jenai 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.
Hooded eyes are sultry and mysterious. Flaunt that mystique by emphasizing your natural shape, with faux lashes that taper at the ends and have long lashes in the center. Our Mimi eyelashes combine long and short lash lengths in this way, precisely layered to create the illusion of depth. They’re also a subtle blend of black and brown, for a more natural look.
Lucky you – monolids are an open canvas! However, although you could create a crease with any lash style, we would recommend shying away from denser, double-layer lashes that could make your eyelids look weighed down. Instead, get the drama you’re looking for with a lighter, crisscross design such as our Mimi and Tina eyelashes, paired with winged eyeliner to subtly emphasize your lash line.
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, however, you may want to take full advantage of your ability to create the perfect cat-eye. You don’t have any restriction in terms of depth or length it’s basically your choice to do what you want. Our best picks for you would be our Tina Lashes a classic winged style for the perfect cat eye, our Thuy Lashes which is a more natural version of the Tina Lashes, or go bold with our Adrienne Lashes that has the ultimate drama and volume.
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. 3D lashes that gradually increase in length towards the outer edges, in a classic winged shape, will best emphasize this upward flick. Try our Jenai, Adrienne or Tina lashes which will all highlight your natural, catlike eye shape, and give them that beautiful extra lift you didn’t even know you were looking for!
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 Mimior Jenai silk eyelashes – these are both low-volume, crisscross 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.
So this is great…now that you know your eye shape and the ideal lash style for you it’s time to try a pair on. Check out our best lashes at mademoisellelash.com.