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Styling Tips: Working with Eye Shapes

Working with eye shapes can be slightly intimidating when you first start out lashing, but it doesn't have to be! As long as you follow the golden rule of creating an almond eye , your sets will complement any eye shape that comes to you. Below are three different examples of eye shapes, and how to style your sets to suit them!

This client has smaller slightly inward turned eyes, and little lid space that is visible when the eye is open. To achieve an almond eye effect , we would want to elongate and widen the top point of the eye. The longest length lashes should be used between the middle of the eye, and the mid outer corner. Be careful of how curly you go with your lashes on a client who doesn't have much lid space, as these lashes can end up hitting the skin space near the brow bone. It can be easy to accidentally make the eye appear droopy if the lashes on the outer corner are not placed strategically- dip down a couple millimeters in size. For this eye shape, a CC curl is recommended.


This eye shape is more of a double hooded eye, and needs a decent amount of lifting in the center of the eye. Consider mixing some curlier lashes to cover up some of the hood of the lid. This should correct the eye shape, and give the illusion of an almond eye in a very subtle way. Your longest lengths should be used in the center of the eye to achieve this. Another thing to be aware of with this particular model is the natural colour of the lash and brow hair. Since this model has extremely light lashes, doing a brown set might suit this client more if this is something your client is interested in).


This model has an ideal almond eye shape. This eye shape gives us the opportunity to play around with styles and looks, as most anything will suit this specific eye. You can go as dramatic, playful, wispy or natural as the client desires. This model does have a nice amount of room between the eyelid and the brow bone- the longest lengths are suggested to be placed in the areas as shown. Don’t forget to ask questions, and dig deep to uncover your clients hidden lash wants and needs- experimenting is fun, but nothing is more satisfying than giving your client exactly what they were dreaming of.

With all that being said, we have to satisfy our clients. Your professional opinion is important, but at the end of the day if someone wants a specific lash look that may not suit their eye shape- make it work! You can do it- put your skills to the test and create something that both of you are happy with.

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