A Comprehensive Lash Extensions Guide for All Eye Shapes | Free Lash Maps & Eye Shape Chart

When you’re first discovering eyelash extensions, and are being educated on how to do them, you’ll soon realize that the types of lashes available are vast and varied, offering a plethora of styles to accentuate and enhance every eye shape. Whether you're an experienced lash enthusiast or a newbie looking to dip your toes into the lash world, understanding the best lash style for your clients' unique eye shape can seriously make all the difference. In this guide, we'll delve deep into the perfect lash styles for various eye shapes, ensuring your clients can always step out of your lash studio with lashes that enhance their eyes and complement their face beautifully.

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Round Eyes: The Cat Eye Dream

Round eyes are captivating and can be further accentuated with the right lash extensions. A gorgeous Squirrel or a Cat Eye style is a match made in heaven for this eye shape. Elongated lash styles, like the Cat Eye, which incorporates longer lengths at the outer section of the lash line, provides a gradual flare that will lengthen your client's eyes and create a more balanced look.

If your client has a round eye shape but desires a doe-eyed appearance, then you could choose a Doll Eye style to further enhance their natural shape. These lashes are longer in the center, making the eyes appear even rounder and more open. The result? A wide-eyed, innocent look that can even look cartoon-like if that’s what your client is aiming for.

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Bulbous Eyes: Wispy Wonders

Bulbous eyes have a unique charm, and the key is to enhance their natural beauty without overpowering them. Opt for Squirrel or Cat Eye lashes because similarly to round eyes, you want to elongate your clients' eyes with longer and more dense lashes in the outer corners. However, if your client wants a more natural lash look, try creating natural wispy lash extensions that add volume and length without being too dramatic. To create some lift in the outer corners, adding more spikes towards the outer corner of the eye, in accordance with your Cat Eye or Squirrel lash map, will create the illusion of an extended eye. This style will complement their eye shape, whilst adding a touch of elegance and subtlety.

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Narrow Eyes: The Natural Lash Lift

Narrow eyes benefit from lash extensions that open up the eye area. The most suited lash styles for narrow eyes are, you guessed it, Dolly and Squirrel because they appear to widen the eyes. Natural lash extensions that fan out evenly can create an illusion of wider, more open eyes. The key is to avoid overly dramatic styles and stick to natural-looking extensions that enhance without overwhelming.

Upturned Eyes: Cat Eye Charm

Upturned eyes have a natural lift at the outer corners, making them perfect candidates for the Cat Eye lash style. This style, which is longer at the outer edges, accentuates the upturned shape, adding a sultry, mysterious vibe. On the contrary, if your client wishes to tone this down slightly, the versatile Squirrel style also looks incredible on upturned eyes. 

Almond Eyes: Versatile Vixens

Almond eyes are versatile and can pull off a variety of lash styles. However, Squirrel style lashes, which have longer lashes at the ends and shorter ones in the middle, will further accentuate the natural upswept look of almond eyes. It provides a lifted appearance, making the eyes look even more enchanting. So, whether your client would like a Squirrel, Cat, Dolly, or Natural style - they’re in luck! 

Doll eye lash map

Downturned Eyes: Lift and Lengthen

Downturned eyes can be given an instant lift with the right style of lash extensions. Opt for styles that are longer in the center or at the outer corners to counteract the downward slope, such as a Squirrel or a Dolly. This creates a balanced look, giving the eyes a subtle lift and a more open appearance.

Hooded Eyes: Subtle Drama

Hooded eyes have a fold of skin that can sometimes hide the lash line, and they usually come in many shapes and sizes, so there’s not one size fits all. The trick is to choose lash extensions that add volume and drama without being too heavy. Natural lash extensions with a slight flare at the ends can create the perfect balance, adding definition and depth to the eyes.

Monolid Eyes: Open and Enhance

Monolid eyes, often devoid of a prominent crease, can be beautifully enhanced with lash extensions that open up the eye area. A combination of natural lashes with a slight flare at the ends can create a more defined, open-eyed look, adding dimension and charm to monolid eyes. Like hooded eyes, it really depends on the size, shape, and distance of their eyes in order to determine a lash look that they’ll suit.

Eye shape chart for eyelash extensions

Well, we hope we’ve been able to help you better understand how to choose a lash map to best suit your client! Whether your clients are looking to enhance their natural beauty or make a bold statement, there's a lash style perfect for them. Remember, the key is to understand their unique eye shape and choose lash extensions that complement and accentuate. So, the next time you're working your magic and deciding on a lash map for your client, refer to this guide!