Your eyes are a prominent feature on your face, and they play a large role in your overall appearance. Much like a variety of other features, eyes come in numerous shapes and sizes. Knowing and understanding the shape of your eye can help you determine what style of makeup or eyelash extensions will look best. While your lash artist will be trained to recognize your eye shape and determine the type of lashes that will give you the best results, it’s also a good idea to know what type of eye you have so that you have a better understanding of what to expect when you go to your appointment. In today’s post, we will help you determine your eye shape by providing you with a brief description of some of the most common shapes.

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Determining Your Eye Shape

When it comes to eyelash extensions, you may think that all extensions are the same. However, individual lashes are strategically placed to give you the appearance that you want, as well as to brighten and enhance the shape of your eye. In a previous post, we discussed some of the popular styles of eyelash extensions. Some of these styles may look better with certain eye shapes than they would with others. Knowing your eye shape will help you to determine which style you would prefer.

Pay Attention to Your Features

If you are trying to determine your eye shape, it’s important that you have a mirror present so that you can look closely at the different parts of your eye. There are a few areas that you will be looking at in order to determine the shape of your eye. These areas include:

Eyelid – Look to see if you have a crease in your eyelid. Depending on your eye shape, you will either have a crease, you won’t have a crease, or you will have a crease but it will be covered by an extra flap of skin.
Whites of your eyes – In order to determine the difference between round and almond-shaped eyes, you will have to see if the whites of your eyes are visible around your iris.
Outer corner – Determine whether or not the outer corner of your eye is straight, flips up, or flips down.
Space between your eyes – Certain eye shapes may be set wider or narrower than others.

Each area will help you narrow down the specific shape of your eye, and you may find that your eyes are unique and fit into multiple categories.

Most Common Eye Shapes

Once you have taken the time to thoroughly examine your eye, the next step is to use those features to determine the shape of your eye.


If you look at your eyelid and don’t see a distinctive crease, it indicates that you have a monolid. This eye shape is identified by a flat space between your eye and your eyebrow that has a very little crease if at all.

Hooded Eyelids

On the opposite side of the monolid, we have hooded eyelids. While monolids are distinguished by no crease, those with hooded eyelids have a crease, but it is hidden underneath a flap of skin. You can develop a hooded eyelid over time as your skin starts to lose elasticity, but it is possible to be born with this type of eye shape.

Almond Eyes

Almond eyes are one of the most coveted eye shapes. As the name suggests, the shape of the eye resembles the shape of an almond. When you look at your face, you should see a visible crease, and when you look closely, you won’t see any white on the top or bottom of your irises.

Upturned Eyes

Upturned eyes look very similar to almond eyes with one distinction. At the outer corner of your eye, you will notice that the corners turn upwards slightly. This can be difficult to determine, so one trick you can use is to imagine that there is a straight line across the center of your eye. If the outer corners of your eyes lay straight, then you most likely have almond eyes, but if the outer corners turn upwards above the imaginary line, then you have upturned eyes.

Downturned Eyes

This eye shape is very similar to the two listed above. However, the outer corners of your eyes will turn downwards instead of laying straight or turning upwards. If you’re unsure if you have downturned eyes, you can use the same trick that was used for upturned eyes.

Get Your Eyelash Extensions Today!

The eye shapes listed above are only a few of the most common shapes. Knowing your eye shape may help you determine which eyelash extensions will look best with your eyes. At Cherry Lash, we make it our mission to help you get lash extensions that you will love. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of our expert lash artists, contact Cherry Lash in Henderson or Las Vegas today.

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