“The LASHES my dear!” – who gets what?
Good day everybody! – I hope you have been keeping happy, healthy and pretty!
We’ve been touching on some subjects regarding false eyelashes in particular. But let’s face it – lash extensions are not a case of ‘one size fits all’. You need to know your clients very well- for instance, your client’s eye shape is one of the first things taken into consideration during consultation. You must be able to identify your client’s eye shape and work accordingly. (This also goes hand in hand with the overall condition of the lashes, face shape, and the desired effect).
Let’s look at some of the most common shapes found:
DEEP SET EYES
This type is large and set deeper into the skull, creating the illusion of a more prominent brow bone. Longer, thicker lashes will add balance to the face and ‘open’ the eye.” You have the option to opt for more dramatic looks with long lashes – so choose lashes that has more length, volume and density.
Flat on the surface and don’t have much of a crease, if any. Your client’s brow bone is very much less defined. Create definition and the illusion of dimension with a gradient of lashes and always curl lashes for a lift. Because monolid eyes mostly have straight lashes, recommend lash styles with more flare for openness and length on the outer corners.
Hooded eyes feature an extra layer of skin that droops over the crease, causing the lid to appear smaller than it actually is. Create a lash look that has longer lashes in the centre of the eye. Lashes can also be quite long.
This shape creates the appearance of projected lids in the eye socket area. Your eyes are big, bright, and alluring all on their own! A lash style with natural, varying short to medium lash lengths is all you need. Don’t opt for an overly long lashes and overdo it.
Downturned eyes have a slight dropping on the outer corners. We want to extend the outer corners of the eyes and create length along the natural lash line. You have the perfect eye shape for that attention grabbing cat-eye look!
CLOSE- SET EYES
Close-set eyes don’t have a lot of space between them- the inner corners of your eyes sit close to your nose . To make them appear wider, use natural looking lashes that are shorter at the inner corners of the eyes and longer lashes toward the outer corners. The lash styles you want to select to achieve this length and lift are styles with longer lash lengths from centre to end.
These have the same width and height. This eye shape looks best when longer lash extensions are applied to the outer corners of the eyes, creating a natural cat eye effect. Long lashes with a dramatic curl tend to look best as this lifts and enhances your upper lid.
Incredibly versatile. They have a slight point on the ends and are wide in the centre of the eyes. Most styles will compliment this shape so it all depends on what look you are going for. Consider all of your lashes game for almond eyes!
WHEW, that was a mouthful – and, to be honest girls – there’s a lot still to add. We have only scratched the surface here on a very important topic.
Take the time to get to know your clients – we want to try our utmost to do a brilliant job! Study those pretty eyes and transform them into something even more magical than what they already are.
Also EXTREMELY important – the correct tools for the job. You simply cannot approach your clients and expect good return if you are unequipped to do the job. Come have a peek at our offers to help you do the best you can:
And again – don’t hesitate to contact us for questions and enquiries!
See you soon pretties- thank you for your time!