Best Lashes for Monolid Eyes
About Best Lashes for Monolid Eyes
Have you ever noticed that sometimes the littlest accessory can make the biggest difference to your look? It’s the same with falsies! When applied correctly, the right pair of lashes can change the whole style of your makeup or accentuate your features - and the best news is, false eyelashes suit just about everyone.
When it comes to making your choice, you’ve actually got to consider that your eyes are pretty unique - the size, style, shape, depth, and colour are all going to be slightly different to everyone else’s. Picking the right lashes for your eye shape is super important.
Finding the Best Lashes for Monolid Eyes
It might seem a little daunting, especially if you’re not sure what your eye shape is - but once you know, you’ll always be able to find a pair of lashes that are perfect for you, and you’ll wish you’d known sooner. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about Monolid eyes - so, night out, day off, or something in between, you’re going to have the right lashes for the right occasion.
Here at FalseEyelashes.co.uk, we pride ourselves on stocking a huge range of false eyelashes to suit every type of eye shape, so no one ever needs to miss out. All of our falsies have been hand-picked by our experts, so you can be totally confident that you’re getting the best of the best!
So let’s get on, and reveal to you all you need to know about Monolid eyes - how to work out whether this shape matches your own, the best lashes for your look, and some tried-and-tested makeup tips if you want to add that extra element and style.
What are Monolid Eyes?
You’re probably wondering what Monolid Eyes are, right? Well, the eye shape is more commonly seen in people of Asian descent, and it’s estimated that about 50% of Asian people (or people with Asian heritage) have Monolid shaped eyes.
Basically, Monolid eyes are those that have a lack of crease on the eyelid, and the surface of the eyelid is flatter.
How to Tell if You Have Monolid Eyes
Take a look, face on, in the mirror and open your eyes as you would normally. If there isn’t much (or any) crease in the area where the eyelid meets below your brows and your eyelid doesn’t have much of a curve (is flatter), then you most likely have a monolid shaped eye.
Monolids are quite similar in appearance to Hooded eyes - both eyes shapes have lids that aren’t particularly visible when the eye is open, but what makes a monolid different from a hooded eye, is that a monolid sticks out with no crease (hooded eyes tend to have more of a crease and less depth).
If you’re still not sure what shape your eye is, and whether or not you have a monolid eye - we suggested taking a look at some pictures of:
- Lucy Liu
- Jamie Chung
- Sandra Oh
These celebrities all have gorgeous monolid shaped eyes - so if you do too, then you’re in great company!
Best Eyelashes for Monolid Eyes
Those who have this eye shape tend to have straight eyelashes and might want to go for a bit more drama, shape, or length, and this is where falsies come in.
Lashes are the perfect way to enhance your eyes, not only do false eyelashes create the illusion of a wider, more elongated eye shape, they can make your eyes look bigger than they actually are.
For this reason, we generally recommend eyelashes with longer outer corners for a show-stopping effect once applied, or you might want to go for multi-layer and criss-crossed lashes that taper on the outer corner to create a new shape that draws attention straight to your eyes.
Choose lashes that are fluttery, curled and elongate towards the outer end of the lashes. This not only adds glamour to your eyes, but opens them up, making them look brighter. In no time, your eyes will be the centre of attention.
For a simpler, more extended look, you can use flash lash extensions, just remember that your monolid does cover the very top part of your eyelashes, so you’re going to want to pick varieties that are 1-2 mm longer than your desired length, so they can be safely applied, and the visible length is what you’re after.
Basically, when it comes to choosing false lashes for monolid eyes, we recommend focusing on these three factors:
Depending on the look you want to achieve, you might want to focus on one factor per look, or you can combine two or all three - and really give yourself a “WOW!” moment.
To help you make your best choice, we’ve got some top picks for each element, and for a simpler, more natural look that we totally recommend.
So, if you’re looking for length and lashes for days, we suggest checking out:
- Ardell X-Tended Wear Lash System - Demi Wispies
- Kiss Lash Couture Faux Mink Collection - Jubilee
- Eylure Volume Lashes - 103
- Salon System Naturalash - 108 Black Volume
For that gorgeous curled flair and flirty flutter, you absolutely need to try:
- Red Cherry Lashes - Style #43 Stevi
- Ardell Lashes Extension FX - D Curl
- Eylure Texture Lashes - 117
- Unicorn 3D Faux Mink Lashes - Majestic AF
To define your eye shape, or even change it up, then you’re looking for:
- Eylure Lash Squad False Eyelashes - Sabina Hannan Royal Heiress
- Lilly Lashes 3D Faux Mink Lashes - Miami Flare
- Doll Beauty Lashes - Selena
- Kiss Lash Couture Faux Mink Collection - Twilight
And finally, to naturally augment your own faux-natural look and just look fabulous under simple circumstances, you ought to reach for:
- Ardell Invisiband Lashes Black - Demi Luvies
- Red Cherry Lashes - Style #412 Dylan
- Ardell Naked Lashes - 420
- Eylure Fluttery Light Lashes - 008
Combining Cosmetics with Your Monolid Look
Not everyone wants (or needs) to wear makeup, but if you do fancy changing up your look, augmenting your stunning eyes, or just doing something a bit different - cosmetics are an easy addition to your style.
But, just as eye shapes themselves are different, so too are the techniques you need to master in order to apply eyeliner and eyeshadow to get the optimal effect. We’ve put together these hand hints, so you can make your monolids look simple or standout, but always stunning!
Using Eyeliner on Monolid Eyes
When creating your look, it may be easier to use liquid eyeliner on monolid eyes, rather than pencil, and it’s strongly recommended that you use a waterproof liner - so you’re less likely to smudge the area when you open your eyes, or apply your makeup to the eyelid.
Monolid eyes aren’t the easiest eye shape to apply eyeliner to, but if you draw a floating liner (so the eyeline appears the same as the lash line), then you can achieve a well lined effect, that isn’t noticeable for not being on the top of the eye, unless you have your eyes shut for a prolonged period of time.
Sweeping cat eyes, sharp wings, and flicks are definitely a match for monolid eyes, just make sure you start in the right place to cast the illusion!
Applying eyeshadow to Monolid Eyes
You’re (probably) also wondering how to apply eyeshadow when there is no visible crease, or line your lids without making them disappear? Well, fear no more as we give advice on Monolid eye makeup tips.
To get a bold colour, or just apply an even spread of natural and nude tones, you need to work vertically, applying your colour along the lid and bringing it up (rather than spreading it horizontally) - then, once you’ve applied each block, blend them together.
This technique can work beautifully with single solid colours, or to provide a gradient ombre effect (although you’ll want to be careful which way you have the colours spreading, as too much darkness towards the inner eye could make your eyes looked pinched together and smaller).
So, just to recap - the handy pointers to help you get your makeup look back on track are:
- Line your upper lash lid, making sure it's as close to the lash line as possible, and add a cat flick – this creates a more distinct look.
- Eyeshadow – This can be tricky, but it’s all about the technique. Apply a neutral shimmer to the inner corner and blend towards your brow bone. Ensure the eye shadow fades out towards the outer corner.
- False eyelashes – No look is complete without falsies right? Make your eyes pop with applying false lashes.
Don’t Wait, Be Fabulous Today!
If you have monolid eyes, then you're in great company!
Here at FalseEyelashes.co.uk, we stock a wide variety of lashes to suit your unique eye shape, including monolid eyes. From Ardell, Peaches & Cream, House of Lashes, Eylure, Pinky Goat and plenty more - and every order placed here at FalseEyelashes.co.uk comes with FREE 1st Class delivery in the UK when you spend £15 or more. Browse and buy the best lashes for Monolid Eyes now!