Are you a false lash newbie? Or have you been wearing falsies for years but don't know which style will suit your eye shape? Choosing the right false lashes is vital whether you're after a natural look or want to go all-out glam.
This blog will show you how to find your eye shape, so you can confidently shop our range and make the most of your eyes.
What is my eye shape?
There are seven main eye shapes: almond, monolid, hooded, round, upturned, downturned and cat eye. And while some lash styles will suit all eye shapes, others are better suited to specific eye forms.
For example, hooded eyes might find that long and wispy lashes work best, as they help to open up the eye area. Whereas, if you have upturned eyes, shorter and more natural-looking lashes might be a better option.
Here's a quick guide to finding your eye shape:
- Start by looking straight ahead in the mirror. Take note of where your crease begins. Looking for the crease will help determine whether you have hooded, monolid or almond-shaped eyes.
- If your crease is visible when your eyes are open, you have almond-shaped eyes. If you can't see your crease, you have either hooded or monolid eyes.
- To find out if you have hooded eyes, close your eyes and take note of how much of your eyelid is visible. You have hooded eyes if you can see a lot of your eyelid. If not, you have monolid eyes.
Finding your eye shape is not an exact science, and many people have a mix of eye shapes. It depends on your genes and how your eyes are structured. So be open-minded and wide-eyed and try a few styles to see what works best for you.
Now that you know your eye shape, look at our guide about how to choose false lashes for every eye shape.
Choosing False Lashes for Every Eye Shape
Not sure which false lashes will suit your eye shape? We've tried out loads and developed a quick guide from the results to help you find the perfect pair.
Almond Eyes - False Lash Styles
Almond-shaped eyes are considered the ideal eye shape, as they're evenly balanced and can pull off any style of falsies.
However, if you want to add a little extra drama, we recommend going for a style with longer lashes in the outer corners. Long lashes on the outer corner will help to elongate your eyes and give them a gentle widening effect.
Blake Lively, Sandra Oh, Angelina Jolie, and Mila Kunis are lucky celebrities with almond eyes.
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Monolid Eyes - Fake Lashes
If you have monolid eyes, false lashes can be a great way to create the illusion of a crease. Look for more extended and fuller styles in outer corners and slightly shorter ones in inner corners. Full lashes on the outside corner will help to lift your eyes and give them a more eyes-wide-open look.
Avoid lash styles that are too short or too dense, as they can underwhelm your eyes and make them look unattractive.
Gemma Chan, Lucy Liu, and Cindy Crawford are well-known women with sexy monolid eyes.
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Hooded Eye Shapes - The Best False Lash
If your eyes are hooded, you might find that traditional false lashes don't stay put, as your eyelids tend to droop over them. Luckily, many different styles of false lashes are designed explicitly for hooded eyes.
Look for styles that are shorter in the inner corner and longer in the outer corner, as this will help to open up your eyes. Lash styles that are too long on the inner corner can overwhelm your eyes and make them look smaller and closer together.
Celebrities with hooded eyes include Rihanna, Olivia Palermo, and Kim Kardashian West. These stars are also huge fake lash fans, so you wouldn't think they have hooded eyes, but they do.
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False Lashes for Round Eyes
If you have round-shaped eyes, you might want to try a style of false lash denser on the outer corners and in the middle to help balance your eyes. Avoid Lash styles that are all one length, as they can make your eyes look even rounder, unless that's the look you're going for.
Take a tip from celebrities with round eyes, such as Emma Stone, Kirsten Dunst, and Reese Witherspoon, and go for a style of false lash that is longer in the outer corners to help elongate your eyes.
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Deep-Set Eye - The Best Fake Lashes
Deep-set eyes are set back further into the skull, making them appear smaller. To help make your eyes look bigger, try a style of false lash that is dramatic and longer in the outer corners. An elongated outer edge will give your eyes a more glamorous look.
Choosing lash styles that are shorter in the inner corner and longer in the outer corner will open your eyes. Lash styles that are too short can overwhelm your eyes and make them look even more deep-set.
Famous celebs with deep-set eyes include Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, and Rachelle Lefevre.
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Downturned Eyes - Best False Lashes
Downturned eyes tend to droop at the outer corners, giving them a sad or tired appearance, saying that downturned eyes are also a sign of intelligence and a deep-thinking person. It's possible to look youthful and clever with the right style of fake lash.
To help brighten up your eyes and give them a more appealing look, try a style of false lash that is shorter in the outer corners and longer in the inner corners. Placing lashes this way will help to lift your eyes and give them a more youthful look.
Avoid lash styles that are too thick and short, as they can overwhelm your eyes and make them look even more downturned.
Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, and Kate Beckinsale are all well-known actors with downturned eyes.
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Upturned Eyes - The Best Fake Lashes
If you have upturned eyes, you might want to try a style of false lash shorter in the outer corners to balance your eye shape and give you a more natural look. To maintain this wide-eyed look, go for individual wispier lashes.
Singers and actors with upturned eyes include Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the excellent Lucy Hale.
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Doe Eyes - The Best Lashes
There is no such thing as ‘Doe Eyes’; this style's description has come straight from the catwalk. Doe Eyes are a contemporary look about having fun with your makeup and falsies.
To get this look, you need to go for a false lash style that is shorter in the inner corner and a lot longer in the outer corner. Choosing lashes like this will help to create an exaggerated eye look.
The best thing about Doe's style is that it doesn't matter if your lashes are not 100% symmetrical, as this look is about being imperfectly perfect.
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That's all, folk - We hope this post helped you choose the ideal false lash style for your eye shape. Feel free to call or email our helpful customer service team if you have any inquiries.
They will be delighted to answer any lash or eye shape questions if they can tear themselves away from the mirror long enough - beyotch much!