finding your eye shape
If you placed a straight line across the center of your eyes, would the outer corners by your temples be above or below the line, or right on it? If your answer is above the line, you have upturned eyes.
When you look straight ahead at the mirror, if you can see the whites of your eyes below the iris (the colored part), you have round eyes!
If you don't have a crease (an indentation at the
top of your eyelids), your search ends here – you have monolid eyes.
When you look straight ahead at the mirror, if you can't see the whites of your eyes below the iris (the colored part), you have almond shaped eyes.
If your eyelid crease is not visible when your eyes are open, then your eye shape is hooded. You'll look great in lashes that are long in the center and taper at both ends, giving the illusion of added depth.
If you placed a straight line across the center of
your eyes, would the outer corners by your temples be above or below the line, or right on it? If your answer is below, you have downturned eyes.
Which false eyelashes suit my eye shape?
In order to offer something for everyone, iLux Lashes developed a variety of Magnetic and Glue on lashes of varying shape and fullness. Whichever of the types of eye shapes you have, here are our recommendations on the eyelashes to choose to best enhance and frame those gorgeous eyes of yours!
Upturned eyes (similar to Almond) are another incredibly versatile eye shape, since they are very similar to almond eyes except with an upward lift at the outermost corner. Lashes that gradually increase in length towards the outer edges, in a classic winged shape, will best emphasize this upward flick. Try our Flutter, Lover or SuperStar lashes which will all highlight your natural, catlike eye shape, and give them a beautiful extra lift that you didn’t even know you were looking for!
Lucky you – monolids are an open canvas! However, although you could create a crease with any lash style, we would recommend shying away from really dense lashes that could make your eyelids appear weighed down. Instead, get the drama you’re looking for with a lighter, crisscross design such as our Delight, Lil Poppy, Allure and Butterfly eyelashes, paired with winged eyeliner to subtly emphasize your lash line.
Almond eyes are the most universal shape and are blessed with versatility – a wide variety of false eyelashes will work for you. However, the best lashes style is one that takes full advantage of your catlike stare: voluminous lashes with winged ends! Pick the Allure, Darling, Uptown and SuperStar, all reusable eyelashes styles that will create exceptional drama and mystery.
Round eyes have amazing dimension! Enhance this depth further by avoiding very thick false lashes, which could overwhelm your lash line and make your eyes appear smaller. Instead, look for wispy and winged eyelashes. Our Flutter, Lover and Lil Poppy reusable eyelashes will draw out the length of your lash line perfectly, creating a gorgeous cat’s eye shape that will open your eyes out even more.
Hooded eyes are sultry and mysterious. Flaunt that mystique by really emphasizing your natural shape, with faux lashes that are long in the center and taper at both ends. Our Flutter, Damsel and Poppy,combine long and short lash lengths in this way, precisely layered to create the illusion of depth. They’re also a subtle blend of black and brown, for a more natural look.
Downturned eyes are that captivating, vintage-esque shape you see on all of the movie starlets from the 1920s. False eyelashes that are too dense and heavy will only highlight the downturn, so for a more modern look, stick with lashes that are wispy and natural-looking. To give your outer corners a helpful lift, try our Flutter and Poppy eyelashes – these are both low-volume, criss-cross lash designs that are best described as ‘spiky’. With the longest lashes at the center of the eye, they provide a subtle all-over lift to your entire eye.