This is how you determine the eye shape for the best eyelash effect

An eyelash extension with different length, density and color makes the eyes look dreamlike. One eyelash effect is particularly suitable for smaller eyes, the other for deep-set eyes or oval eyes. Therefore, as an eyelash stylist, you need to know exactly which effect best suits the customer's eye shape.


It is very important to analyze the eye before eyelash application. You can use the following methods for this:

  1. Analyze the customer's eyes. It is recommended to perform the analysis in very good lighting. Look closely at the shape of the eyes.
  2. Determine if there is a crease on the upper eyelid. Examine the eyes carefully. No wrinkles are a sign of a monolid eye.
  3. Look at the outer corners of the customer's eyes. Imagine a straight line and draw it through the center of the eyes. Then check where the line is in relation to the corners. If it is higher then they will be raised, if it is lower then the eyes will be lowered. If you can't picture a straight line, use a pen.
  4. Check the crease on the eyelid. The client should open their eyes as wide as possible. If the crease is not visible under the upper part of the eyelid or eyebrow, the client has drooping eyelids.


  1. Look closely at the customer's eyes. Look at both eyes at the same time to determine the position of the eyes on the face.

  2. Pay attention to the inner corners of the eyes. How far apart are the inside corners? Compare the distance to the size of an eye. If this is shorter than the length, the customer's eyes will be close together. If it exceeds the length, the eyes will be further apart.

  3. The depth of the eye. This indicator is not very often used by eyelash stylists. However, a client may have deep-set or protruding eyes. If a client has deep set eyes, the upper eyelid will appear optically small as they are pushed into the eye socket. The opposite is true for protruding eyes. They curve outward from the eye socket towards the upper lash line. In order to determine the position of the eye, the size of the eye must be checked.

  4. Compare the size of the eye to the rest of the face. Look closely at the other parts of the face. If the client's eyes are about the same size as their nose and mouth, they are average. If they are smaller or larger than the client, they have small or larger eyes.


There are many eye shapes that differ significantly from each other:

almond eyes: When a client has almond-shaped eyes, there are no limits to creativity. Any eyelash lengthening effect is suitable. You can choose the effect your client likes the most.

droopy eyes: If the client has droopy outer corners of the eyes, then the squirrel effect looks best. This effect helps visually raise the corner of the eye and the eye looks more open.

Close-set-eyes: Customers with such an eye shape will suit any eyelash lengthening effect, necessarily with a thickening of the outer corners.

deep-set-eyes: If the customer has deep-set eyes, you should correct them with the open-eye look. In this case, the focus is on the central part of the eye, making it look more open and wide visually.

Big eyes: If you have big eyes, you should choose an eyelash look that looks very natural. This can be an eyelash no thicker than 0.15mm or volume lashes with very thin extensions.

monolid eyes: For customers with overhanging eyelids or Asians, it is recommended to use L or L+ curl eyelash extensions. Her tight curve makes the eye appear more visible.


Recognizing the client's eye shape and applying the best eyelash extension effect is one of the keys to a professional job. If you internalize the most important steps to determine the eye shape, you are sure to get the best results and get many returning customers. Don't forget to explain the rules of caring for eyelash extensions to clients so that the extensions last as long as possible.

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