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All About Eye Shapes

If you're like many other people, you may not even know what eye shape you have! No two people are the same and no two eyes are the same, let us help you pick the perfect lash for your eyes to get the most of your purchase!

We have compiled this handy information page dedicated to helping you identify your shape paired with some recommendations to pick the perfect lash to compliment YOUR unique eyes.

Unless you know your eye shape and what makes it look best, it can be hard to know which style to go with and the task can seem daunting - we're here to help!

It is important to note that there are basic eye shapes and there are descriptions of eye shapes; you will likely have more than one, so don't worry about smooshing yourself inside a box. For example: you have hooded eyes, but they may also be downturned and/or deep set. You may have upturned, almond eyes.

There are six basic eye shapes – round, monolid, hooded, downturned, upturned and almond. First, let's figure out your basic eye shape and then move to your descriptor.

 

 

Lets Have a Look

Basic Eye Shapes:

 

Round Eyes: Looking into the mirror, you'll see the whites above and/or below your iris. If you can see white space either above and/or below, you have round eyes. These beautiful peepers are less than twice as long as they are wide. 

Monolid: Anyone with a monolid will find they don’t have much of a crease due to the flat nature of the upper lid. The brow bone is less defined and will require a bit more dimension. You will know you have a monolid if your upper eyelid is smooth/creaseless.

Hooded: These eyes have an extra layer of skin on the upper lid which appears to droop over the crease and make it look smaller than it is. If you cannot see the crease in your eyelid when your eyes are open, you have hooded eyes.

Downturned: Downturned eyes droop slightly in the outer corners. Imagine you have a horizontal line from the outside of your pupil, if the outer corner of your eye is below the imaginary line, you have downturned eyes.

Upturned: If you have a natural lift in the outer corner of your eyes, you have upturned eyes. Imagine you have a horizontal line from the outside of your pupil, if the outer corner of your eye is above the imaginary line, you have upturned eyes. Often you find this style with almond shaped eyes.

Almond: Looking into the mirror to see the whites above and below your iris. If you can not see white space above and below the iris because they’re covered by the eyelids, you have almond eyes.

 

 

Eye Shape Descriptors:

 

Wide-Set: These eyes are more than one eyeball width apart. Looking in the mirror, your gauging the space across the bridge of your nose, between the inside corners of each eye.

Close-Set: These eyes are less than one eyeball width apart from each other.

Deep-Set: These eyes appear larger and are set deeper into your skull. The brow bone will appear more prominent and often you will find your natural lashes graze the upper lid (but not always). If your browbone protrudes past your eye, you have deep-set eyes. 

Protruding: The eyelid on this particular eye will appear larger as the eyes project through them.

 

Now that we have THAT out of the way, let's get to some recommendations, shall we?

Note here that these are just some recommendations, if you find a lash that you can't live without but don't see it on the list for your eye shape, don't let that stop you! You may try it and fall in love (and we would def want to hear about it!!)

 

 

Lash Recommendations Based on Eye Shape

 

Round Eyes

These eyes are already quite bright and open due to their natural shape so they’re a prime candidate for cat eye to elongate the eyes, creating an illusion of almond eyes or adding a bit of allure. Trying a natural shape will highlight the natural beauty of these eyes as well without making you look surprised. Using a doe eye on these eyes can unintentionally make you appear startled. Here are our top recommendations:
Natural Looks:
    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 
    Feeling More Adventurous?
     
    Makeup Tip: Defining the lash line is key as it will dictate what you're going to achieve with your eye shape. Whether you're trying to highlight the beautiful shape you have by following your natural line or create a more almond look using winged eyeliner, the possibilities are endless! Bright colors on the lid are a great way to show off those bright eyes! 

     

    Monolid

    Curl, curl, curl. This is going to open up those eyes! A doe eye shape creates an illusion of a brighter and more awake eye, combined with a good curl and you’re unstoppable. Avoid a lash style that is too bold as it may cause your eyelid to look weighed down. Lashes that crisscross will really open up the eyes. Our full lashes come in either segments or full bands, if you get the full bands, don't be afraid to modify them by snipping the band to create a perfect, custom fit - alternatively, you could order the segments and build your dream fit by mixing and matching the segments, we encourage you to explore!


    Natural Looks:

    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 


    Makeup Tip: As monolid typically lack a bit of definition, tightlining the eye with a dark gel liner can have a huge eye enhancing effect! Focusing on the lash line to define and lift them will instantly add depth and dimension. Did we mention how fierce a feline flick looks on this gorgeous eye? 

    Hooded Eyes

    Medium to long lashes over the iris will add texture and dimension and work to open your eyes up. Try either a natural or doe eye to brighten and open up these eyes! A fluttery mix with long lashes directly above the pupil will really open the center of the eyes.

    Natural Looks:
    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 
    Feeling More Adventurous?
    Makeup Tip: When applying FerroLiner (or any liquid eyeliner, for that matter), make sure to tilt your chin up while looking into the mirror as this will bring the lid back and away from the lash line and enable you to seamlessly apply the liner - hold this position for a little bit while it dries so that it doesn't transfer to your lid when you move your head down. Applying shadow to an open eye will help you find your natural crease and assist with product placement, you want to add shadow just above your crease so that it doesn't get lost in the natural fold when you open your eyes.

    Downturned Eyes

    Since these eyes tend to ‘droop’ in the outer corner, they’re the perfect candidate for a doe or natural eye which will concentrate the center of the eyes and help lift it. A mild cat eye can draw the eyes out and appear to bring the ends upward and create symmetry. Eyelashes which are dense or heavy on the outer corners tend to highlight the downturn, so lower volume and criss-cross stitch designs are a go to!

    Natural Looks:

    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 

    Feeling More Adventurous?

    Makeup Tip: To help lift and open up your eyes, add a bit of highlighter under the arch of your eyebrow and to the inner corner of your eye to draw attention away from the downward shape and help make the eyes appear larger! Adding a bit of symmetry and reducing the slope, a white eyeliner pencil on the lower lid creates an eye opening effect. Cat eyeliner can also do wonders to balance out the eyes and create a lift! 
     

    Upturned Eyes

    Often you find this style with almond shapes eyes. If you have a natural lift in the outer corner of your eyes, chances are you have upturned eyes. Since this shape is versatile, you can try anything to see what you like the most!  As a starter suggestion, thick lashes which gradually increase in length at the outer edges will accentuate and highlight your natural cat eye, see our recommendations below:

    Natural Looks:

    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 

    Feeling More Adventurous?

    Makeup Tip: Enhance those gorgeous eyes by placing emphasis on the upward slope. Using a dome or angled brush, apply a bold shadow to create a sideways V shape on your outer corners and don't be afraid to go even further with a cat eyeliner!

    Almond Eyes

    Adding length and curl on the outer edges will accentuate the shape without weighing down the eyes. Luckily for anyone with this shape, since they’re generally considered the most proportionate, you can get away with anything! So, feel free to explore! Cat eye or doe eye shapes are a great choice here!  Not sure what you're in the mood for? Try some of these:

    Want your eyes to appear larger (try doe eye shapes):
    Looking for Au Naturel?
    Something Sultry?
    Going for the Glam?
    Makeup Tip: Adding eyeliner to the bottom half or 1/4 of the outside lash line will instantly emphasize your eye shape, create an illusion of upturned eyes with a slightly upward V shape on the outer corners (don't forgot to blend blend blend), cat eye looks are beautiful on almond eyes!

    Wide-Set Eyes

    To make these eyes appear closer, using dramatic length over the iris which tapers in at the ends will unify the eyes as well as brighten and open them. Don't be afraid to try a dramatic or bold eye!

    Natural Looks:

    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 

    Feeling More Adventurous?

    Makeup Tip: Adding focus to the inner corners of the eyes can help to create an illusion and close the gap, using a darker shadow in the inner corners can do just that. Bringing the brows inwards is another way to visually eliminate the distance  

    Close-Set Eyes

    Adding length and thickness to the outer edges of your eye will help even out the proportions and make the eyes appear more symmetrical. Using a cat eye will pull the focus outward, try these!

    Natural Looks:

    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 

    Feeling More Adventurous?

    Makeup Tip: Using reflective or light shadow (or highlighter) on the inner corners of the eye will work wonders to widen them and to bring focus to the outer parts of the eye, which is just waiting for a bold shadow! Smokey eyes look beautiful on this eye shape. Adding a light or nude eyeliner to the inner corners is also another great choice!

    Deep-Set Eyes

    Since the natural eyelashes tend to flirt with the upper lid for anyone with deep-set eyes, going for a longer lash will help pull the eyes out and avoid grazing your upper lid all day long. A doe eye which adds concentration and length to the center of the eyes can open them up beautifully! Try:

    Natural Looks:

    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 

    Feeling More Adventurous?

    Makeup Tip: Since darker circles under the eyes can tend to stand out a bit more with deep set eyes, using a concealer under the eyes will brighten it up and make them pop! Giving some attention to your brow bone can create an illusion of lift and work to pull the eyes forward, making mention to those gorgeous eyes. Don't be afraid to try some sparkle on the lid, which will give the same eye popping effect.

    Protruding

    Due to the large surface area of the eyelid for this eye, you’re free to explore! Dark tones tend to reduce the appearance of space and size so going with a bold lash will do wonders! Try:

    Natural Looks:

    Looking for an everyday wear that packs a punch? Versatile and perfect for a day to day look and evening wear: 

    Feeling More Adventurous?

    Makeup Tip: Since dark colors can minimize the appearance of space, makeup artists have used bold shadows on prominent eyeballs while gradient blending into a light inner corner to give a bit more balance. Not to mention, it looks gorgeous on this eye shape!