Asian Hooded Eyes and Eyelash Extensions. Despite the fact that I love beauty products. I am not a makeup girl, which is why I definitely never thought I’d be an eyelash extension one.
Asian lashes are stick straight, extremely hard to curl, extra thin, often sparse, and usually point straight down. Also, our eyes are shaped so differently from other ethnicities, that the technician really needs to have special artistic skills to place the proper length and type of lashes throughout the eye to create the perfect look.
Here are the things I discovered about eyelash extensions: They make you feel glamorous than you thought possible. Let me share with you the things that you have to remember before you book for your first appointment.
There are lots of reasons to love eyelash extensions! For one, you wake up with beautiful lashes and don’t need to spend a lot of time to maintain them as long as you are careful while washing your face.
Are you still doubting getting eyelash extensions? Let me list down the benefits of getting and having eyelash extensions.
- It will add volume to your natural lashes.
- It will enhance your eyes and your face look.
- You will not be required to use mascara.
- It will definitely not damage your natural lashes. (when done properly by a legit lash artist)
- It will feel lightweight and natural.
- It will give you a unique and stand out look.
- What is monolids?
A monolid is an eyelid shape that doesn’t have a crease. An eye that does have a crease is known as a double eyelid. Monolids are typically a facial feature of Asian people. However, other races may also have a monolid or an eyelid shape without a crease.
It’s important to recognize that beauty comes in many sizes and, yes, eyelid shapes. Monolids are beautiful and special. Keep reading to learn more about why they’re so unique, how you can embrace them, and what options you have if you want to have a crease.
This illustration explains that it is important to consider the client’s eyes structure when choosing the mapping for each individual client.
Clients with folded eyelids and monolids inner corners should be mapped out slightly differently. As illustrated if the lash lengths are too short, like 7-8mm, then the skin will actually cover a large part of the client’s extensions.
The solution for this is to actually increase the length of the inner corner lashes, in order to balance out the client’s eyes and give the client an open-eyed look.
Monolid eyes are most common in people of Asian descent. However, people of other races with horizontal, elongated eyes may also have monolids. What’s more, some individuals with larger eyelid hoods may appear to have monolids. These are referred to as hooded monolids. The skin folds over the visible crease, giving the appearance of a monolid.
Can Monolids get eyelash extensions?
Eyes with folded eyelids will show the length of lash extensions you intended, but monolids will cover the top part of all eyelashes. So you should use 1~2mm longer extensions for monolids.
Lash Extension Style for Every Asian Eye Shape
Whether you’re an eyelash pro or an extension newbie wanting to know what exactly to ask your technician for, we’ve got tips that will be helpful to you below.
It is important to note that there are a lot of factors to consider when you get eyelash extensions. Though your eye shape is possibly the biggest thing to consider, you should also think about your eyelash condition, how fast your lashes grow, and even your face shape.
As its name suggests, triangular eyes have more obvious 3 points in the eye, resulting in a more triangular look. This may happen naturally or when you get older as the outer area of the eye begins to sag.
Downturned eyes have a slight dropping on the outer corners. You can recognize downturned eyes by the fact that the outer corners are angled downwards, rather than upwards, or even towards the middle. This eye shape can sometimes give the impression of sad or tired eyes, which is why most people are looking to visually “lift” the eyes a little bit with clever use of makeup, or in this case, lash extensions.
Recommended Lash Extension: Cat Eyes,
. Upturned Eyes
Basically the opposite of downturned eyes, upturned eyes have outer corners that turn upward and are higher than the inner corner. The outer corners of the eye are higher than the inner corners. This tends to make the person look brighter and more alert. However, it does give the impression that he/she is a little more serious and is not as friendly.
Recommended Lash Extension: Open Eyes
Which curl to use
For monolids, it’s better to avoid using flat curls like J and B curls since the natural lash is already flat, this curl will simply weight down the lash and make the eye look smaller.
L and L + curls are exotic and trendy curls that can be used on some monolid lash clients. These curls can sometimes obstruct the client’s view and therefore it is sometimes best to either avoid them or only use shorter lengths in order to avoid obstructing the client’s filed of vision.
Clients with monolids will generally have straighter lashes. For them, opt for a more dramatically curled lash, such as an L or L+. With their flat base and substantial curl, these extensions will pop open the eyes by peeking through the otherwise heavy lash line without weighing down natural eyelashes.
Choose a stronger curl like C-curl or D-curl for monolid clients. L and L Plus curls can be used for monolids, and they will result in a nice chic set.
Example of How an L curl can look for clients with monolids
How to tape the inner corner?
This is the best way to apply the tape in order to remove the extra skin and ensure that all the small inner corners hairs are worked thoroughly perfectly.
Asian Hooded Eyes: Application
- Apply surgical tape just above the base of the lashes on the upper lid. Next, pull it just a little bit towards the temple. This causes the lashes to automatically isolate!
- J and B curl lashes are ideal for Asian eyes, especially if your Asian client has a monolid – meaning that there is no visible eyelid crease. C curls tend to look very unnatural with a monolid eye.
- If your client has a super slanted eye, where the inner corner is lower than the outer corner, avoid applying lashes too much to the inner corner. Applying lashes here can actually cause this type of eye to appear even smaller or even closed.
- Use a shorter length on Asian eyes than you would use on clients of other ethnicities. However, thicker diameters work best!
Eyelash Extension Care
- Don’t get your lashes wet for 24-48 hours after your eyelash application
- Avoid using oil-based eye makeup removed
- If your eyelashes get tangly, simply brush out with an eyelash brush.
- Try to sleep on your back!