We all know the magic of a pair of false lashes; they can open up your eyes and make them look bigger and sexier immediately. But there’s one thing most of us have had the frustration of discovering, and that’s that not all lashes are going to suit you. While lashes might make you feel better, they don’t necessarily make your eyes look better if the fit and style are wrong. In fact, that’s what got us into making false lashes, as there just seemed like such a lack of variety on the market and we wanted everyone to be able to find the perfect pair to frame their eyes properly. So, because it’s super confusing to find the best style, here’s our guide to finding the right pair of falsies to flatter your eye shape, whether that’s round, hooded, deep-set, almond or monolid.
If you have large round eyes, you’re able to see white around your iris. Wispy lashes with more drama towards the outside wing will create a seductive cat-eye shape and look for curled options to keep the eye from looking flat.
We recommend: Huda Beauty Scarlett lashes.
For almond-shaped eyes like RiRi, you won’t be able to see any white above or below your iris (unlike round eyes). You can get away with almost any lash you like, and you can show off the sexy shape of your eyes with voluminous lashes that are evenly distributed all the way along the band.
We recommend: Huda Beauty Sasha lashes.
The term hooded describes how the fold of the eyelid hides some of your lid when your eyes are open, so that not all of the lid is visible. To open up your eyes as much as possible, avoid super dramatic lashes, which tend to make your eyes look smaller. Instead, choose a pair which is slightly longer in the center; this will create an illusion of depth.
We recommend: Huda Beauty Claudia lashes.
If your eyes sit slightly further back under your brow bone, you’re lucky because you can add all the drama with your lashes. A long, curled pair of lashes will open up your eyes and enhance their size.
We recommend: Huda Beauty Lana lashes.
Monolid means no crease on your eyelid can be seen – most common among Asian ethnicities. You can opt for a fluttery lash with crisscross layers that open up the eye. Our top tip is to always curl them once they’re applied, to give more height to your eyes.
We recommend: Huda Beauty Carmen lashes.
Finally, once you’ve found the right lashes to suit your eye, you need to make sure that you trim them to fit your eye properly. The length of the false lash band is always long to accommodate everyone, but most of us need to trim off some excess for a comfortable fit. Check out all our tips and tricks for applying false lashes easily here.
Check out our video below to see how different lashes flatter different eye shapes: