Are you thinking of having eyelash extensions, but unsure which eyelash extension style will suit you? There are lots of different eyelash extension styles of lashes out there, which suit different people depending on the shape of your eye and personal preference. At Lady Lash we want to get the best result possible for your eyes, which is why styling is so important to us! So below is a brief explanation of some of the most popular styles of eyelash extension, and how we create them – as well as which celebrities we think are fans of the style!
One important thing to note – you’re always very welcome to bring in photos to show us, in terms of the look that you’re after – but please remember that to some degree, we need to work with what you’ve got in terms of natural lashes – and that we want to ensure that we keep your lashes healthy in the process!
We have 5 eyelash extension styles
How they’re applied: Doll-eyed style focuses longer lashes towards the middle of your eye and is fantastic to open up your eyes and make them appear bigger.
When to wear: This is a versatile style that is effective for most eye types, especially if you have wide-set or down-turned eyes and want to open them up and make them pop!
When not to wear: If your eyes are very round or protrude, this isn’t as flattering as other styles can be as it can give a surprised, overly round eyed look.
Celebrities with this eyelash extension style: Jessica Alba and Megan Fox use this look to create bigger, brighter eyes!
How they’re applied: A feline style uses the longest lashes towards the outside edge of the eyes to give the eyes a longer, exotic look.
When to wear: This works really well on people with strong outer lashes and naturally rounder, or close-set eyes to create an almond shape and a longer appearing eye, and making the eyes appear more widely set.
When not to wear: If your eyes naturally turn downwards or are quite wide set, this may not be the best way to go. If your eye is a little downturned, the longer ends will exaggerate this, so we would apply the longer ones a little closer to the midpoint of the eye to give a ‘lift’
Celebrities with this eyelash extension style: Celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift regularly use a cat-eye to create an exotic look.
How they’re applied: These lashes are applied to follow the natural pattern of the lash-line and are usually longer towards the 2/3 point of the eye, enhancing the eyes without changing the shape too drastically.
When to wear: This is great for most eye shapes and lash types and great for daily wear. If you’ve never had lashes before or you’re looking to subtly open up your eyes this is a really effective look.
When not to wear: If you’re after something very noticeable or more dramatic, it’s best to go with a more obvious style.
How they’re applied: Staggered lashes are applied by mixing long and short lashes in graduated ‘spikes’ of lashes along the whole eye to create a slightly messy, staggered look.
When to wear: If you are looking to get volume lashes, have really strong, dense natural lashes and want to recreate the famous Kardashian/ Jenner look, this could be the look for you!
When not to wear: If your lashes are sparse and fine, a staggered look is usually not suitable, as they can become too messy and this look require density to work. It’s done more effectively with volume lashes than with classic lashes – as we really need to apply loads!
Celebrities with this eyelash extension style: Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and J.Lo love this dramatic, staggered style. (Important to note that often this look is created with strip lashes, which allow for more exaggerated styles than extensions do)
How they’re applied: Basically we just apply coloured lashes during the application, either just a few interspersed here and there, or a block of colour lashes for a more dramatic effect.
When to wear: If you know that a particular colour suits your eye area really well, and you want to accentuate your eyes. For example, purple highlights work really well with green eyes, navy, orange and yellow/tan works makes blue eyes pop, and electric blue looks stunning with deep brown eyes. And if you have the personality to carry it off!
When not to wear: Probably not ideal if you have serious job interview! Or if you want them just for a day or two for an occasion – as they are extensions after all, and may take several weeks to come off.