Choosing the perfect eyelash can be a daunting experience for beginners, especially because when it comes to strip lashes one size certainly does not fit all. To make things easier, begin by identifying and understanding your eye shape so you can choose a style that complements your eyes in the best way.
1. DEEP SET EYES
In this instance, the eye is deeply set into the socket and appears to recede into the face, creating the illusion of a more prominent brow bone. Opt for lashes that fan upward and are longest in the middle. Go for:
2. HOODED EYES
Hooded eyes feature an extra layer of skin that droops over the crease, causing the lid to appear smaller. Try to use a highlighting eye shadow in the inner corners and make sure your eyeliner is really thin to make your eyes look bigger. To draw the focus upward opt for lashes that have a mixture of long and short strands but are the longest in the center. Go for:
3. DOWNTURNED EYES
In this case, eyes are slightly drooped downwards on the outer corners. Extend your eyeliner outward and upward at a 45-degree angle and opt for lashes that are longest on the outer corners to give your eyes an uplifting look. Go for:
4. CLOSE SET EYES
Close-set eyes are less than one eyeball width apart. To create the illusion of more space between your eyes try using light eye shadows in the inner corners and opt for lashes that are longest on the outer corners. Go for:
5. WIDE SET EYES
Wide-set eyes are more than one eyeball width apart. To create an illusion of bringing your eyes closer together, rim your top and bottom lash line with a black liner as close to inner tear duct as possible and opt for lashes that are longer in the center to draw the attention towards the center of your face.
6. ROUND OR PROMINENT EYES
This is when you can see all parts of the iris, your eyes look large and defined and they usually outshine all other parts of your face. To embrace the doe-eyed look, go for lashes that fan upwards and are longest in the middle like #2 Bambi. If you have big eyelids you can opt for lashes that are dense at the base to cover this space and will give extra definition to your eyes like #6 Shady Business.
If you don’t want your eyes to look too round and want them to look elongated instead, opt for lashes with longer outer corners. #1 Born This way, #4 Wingin’ It are subtle choices whereas #5 Lash in the Big City is a more dramatic lash and goes well with full make up.
7. ALMOND EYES
If you have oval shaped eyes that are naturally pointed at one or both corners, you are one lucky girl! Most lengths and styles look good on this eye shape but we personally love pairing them with lashes that are longest on the outer corners for added flair. Go for: