How To Find The Best Eyelash Extension Style For You


No matter what style you want—flashy and exaggerated, lifted and chic, or barely-there natural—there are a few things you need to consider before you visit your local lash technician. Nobody wants to leave the salon without the lashes of their dreams. So here are some tips for finding the best eyelash extension style for you!

Volume and Curl Type

There are a few different lash types that look different in every eye. Lash diameter measures the thickness of the lash and the kind of volume it will create.

Volume, which can range from 1D to 6D, is the number of extensions in a single lash. If you have weaker lashes, you’ll want to go to the lower end of the extensions. However, if your lashes can handle it and you want a dramatic look, go for a larger number of extensions per lash.

Curl type is where it can get tricky. There are six curl types that create various effects.

B and C curls are the most natural-looking curls and are great for weaker lashes. D and CC curls are best for a dramatic look; however, most people find CC curls too much for their eye shape. Lastly, L and L+ curls are best for single eyelids and hooded eyes with lashes that point down or straight.

Determine The Eye Shape

While your technician will help you determine your eye shape, you can do it at home to see what you want before going into the salon. The first indicator of your eye shape is your inner corners, ranging from upturned to downturned. If your corners point down, you have upturned eyes, while upwards corners mean a downward eye set—or you may be somewhere in between.

Next is width, which ranges from close to wide-set eyes; this is how far apart your eyes are from each other. The average width is about 63mm but can go as high as 74.5 mm.

Photo of white woman wearing eyelash extensionPhoto: Apostolos Vamvous/Unsplash

Lastly, and arguably the easiest step in determining eye shape, is the physical shape itself. Monolids are eyes with an arc-shaped crease, while double eyelids have a crease that “doubles over” the eyelid. Almond eyes are shaped like almonds, while round eyes are softer and rounder than an almond eye.

Go for the Drama

After you’ve determined the diameter, curl type, cluster type, and eye shape, you can choose any amount of exaggeration you desire. There are many different styles of lash that range from round, doll-like, to cat-eye.

A natural look will be sparser, and it will be less noticeable that you got your lashes done. A movie star flare will be thicker and more apparent. Ultimately, your style is entirely up to you!

No matter what, your lash extensions should make you feel beautiful. You can follow these tips to find the best eyelash extension style for you or go rogue and do what makes you happy. But always speak with your technician to make sure you keep your eyes healthy and happy.


Felicia Priedel
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