The Different Eye Shapes – Which is Mine?
When we think about the ‘type’ of eyes that someone has, we usually only consider color. But people’s eye shapes can be surprisingly different and varied too.
When you’re buying 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.
Our lash guide and quiz below will help you 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?
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 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 also find our recommendations for your best 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 beautiful faux 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 multiple reusable eyelashes that will be perfect for you. Find out what they are below.
If you answered no, you have almond shaped eyes – again, you’ll find your best lashes matches just below!
Which false eyelashes suit the different eye shapes?
In order to offer something for everyone, we’ve developed a variety of 3D silk lashes of varying shape and fullness. Whichever of the types of eye shapes you have, here are our recommendations on the eyelashes to choose to best enhance and frame those gorgeous eyes of yours!
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 Tina and Jenai 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.
Eye shape: Hooded Eye
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 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.
Eye shape: Monolids
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 Mimi and Tina eyelashes, paired with winged eyeliner to subtly emphasize your lash line.
Eye shape: Almond 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 Jenai, Adrienne or Tina, all reusable eyelashes styles that will create exceptional drama and mystery.
Eye shape: Upturn 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 Jenai, Adrienne or Tina 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!
Eye shape: Downturn 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 Mimi or Jenai silk 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.