-When it comes to your first set of eyelash extensions it can be a bit confusing to figure out what lashes would be a good fit for you. Whether you're going for a simple and more natural look or a dramatic eye-catching set, there is something for everybody.
There are three main types of lashes that you can choose from as well as the ability to customize your set with shape, length and curl. You can pick from classic lashes that mimic a mascara look, a hybrid set that's a perfect medium between natural and dramatic and full volume which gives the fullest and darkest appearance.
You'll also be able to pick how long you want your lashes to be. The shorter the lashes the more natural your set will look. The longer the lashes, the more dramatic your set will look. A general rule of thumb on how long your lashes should be, is to base the length off of your natural lash length.. By measuring your natural lashes you'll get an idea of how much weight your natural lash can hold. According to Lash Lovers in the ‘Ultimate Guide To Eyelash Extensions’, your lashes shouldn't exceed 3-5 millimeters longer than your natural lashes if you want to prevent lash damage.
The arrangement of the lashes along your lash line is what creates your shape. Your shape can actually alter the appearance of your actual eye so picking the right shape for your facial structure is crucial. You'll want to think about the size of your eye itself. Are they on the smaller side or on the larger side? Are they right in the middle? Are your eyes more rounded or almond shaped? These are all important questions to think about when picking your shape.
A cat eye shape keeps your longest length toward your outer corner to give the appearance of winged eyeliner. The inner and middle sections for a cat eye remain shorter to build up to that longer length on your outer corner. This shape will elongate your eye and draw attention to the outer corner. A doll eye fills your outer half of the eye with the longest length, then tapers to a shorter length in the inner corner. This shape gives you more of your longest length and slightly opens the eye in appearance. Finally, the natural shape follows the natural curvature of the eye being longest in the middle and coming down in length on the inner and outer corners. Imagine this shape as a rainbow going from short to long and back down to short. This shape is best if you don't want to alter the natural shape of your eyes but rather add length and volume.
The curl of the lashes should complement not only your eye shape but also your natural lash type. Depending on if your lashes are naturally long or short or straight or curly, you'll want to pick a curl that compliments your natural beauty. We recommend sticking with a C or D curl for the most natural look. While there are other curls including J, B, L and many others, we've found that C and D curl fit almost everybody's eye shape as well as look the most natural as your natural lashes begin to grow out over time.
Our three most popular shapes are Cat Eye, Doll Eye and a Natural Eye. But what does that mean?
Natural Eye Shape - This shape matches the shape of most people's natural lashes. Shorter on the outside corner, gradually getting longer in the center and the gradually getting shorter to the inside corner (tear duct) of the eye. This shape helps to open the eye. (We recommend this shape for those who stop your eyeliner at the edge of your eye)
Doll Eye Shape - With the doll eye shape we keep the same length from the center of the eye to the outside corner and then gradually make them smaller from the middle to the inside corner of the eye. This shape helps to open the eye up and out, giving a more noticeable look without being over the top. (We recommend this look for those who put a small wing with their eyeliner)
Cat Eye Shape - The cat eye shape is the most dramatic out of all of the shapes. It pulls the look out to the side giving a more sultry look. We gradually go from the shortest on the inside corner to the longest on the outside corner giving a sweeping look to the eye. (We recommend this look for those who do an exaggerated wing of the eyeliner)
The best part about extensions is that at every touch up appointment you are able to change up your look! Shape, thickness, amount, style. You name it and we can make it happen for you!