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Eye Shape Types Quiz: A Guide for Getting the Perfect Lash Extensions for You

You've been staring in the mirror for what seems like hours. You've tried every method possible to discover your eye shape, but you can't seem to figure it out. Is it round? Almond-shaped? Hooded? You don't know. And if you can't figure out your eye shape, how are you supposed to get the perfect lash extensions?

The answer is taking a pop quiz to determine your eye shape. There are 12 types of eye shapes, and yours could be one or a mix of types of eyes shapes. 

This article will help you determine your eye shape with a simple quiz. Let's get started!

Find Out Your Eye Shape Quiz: BBA Edition

As we’ve alluded to in the introduction, there are different types of eye shapes: monolid eyes, hooded eyes, almond eyes, wide-set eyes, close-set eyes, rounded eyes, upturned eyes, downturned eyes, uneven eyes, protruding eyes, deep-set eyes, combination eyes.

All of these eye shapes fall under each category. And the purpose of answering each category is to help you understand that you may have one eye type shape or even more. Your eyes might be similar to someone, but it doesn't necessarily mean it's the same shape. 

Almond or Round?

Round and almond eyes are the most common eye shapes. As the name suggests, almond eyes are shaped like almonds. This eye shape gives you a sharp feature, making your face more angular. Meanwhile, round eyes don't mean those cartoon characters with big black dots as eyes. Instead, round eyes are still a bit slanted like doe eyes.

These two seem distinct enough to tell the difference, but here's the trick. Look in the mirror. Then, check if you can see the white part of the eyes above or below your iris. If your answer is yes, you have round eyes. If not, you have an almond eye shape.

A woman emphasizing her eyes with her hands

How Big Are Your Eyes?

Your eye size is distinguished by measuring your eyes vertically and horizontally. So let's go back to the mirror and see how your eyes are proportional to your face.

Whether you have big, small, or average, finding out about the size of your eyes can help you decide the length of your eyelash extensions should be. For example, large eyes can benefit from long lash extensions with volume, while small eyes might make them disappear.

What's Your Eye Situation?

When we say situation, we mean the closeness of your eyelids to your brow bone. In this step, we will classify your eye shape even further.

  • Monolids: This eye shape is quite common in Asians. But don't assume you have monolid eyes if you're Asian. Instead, classify your eye by checking the fold of your eye at the lash line and how prominent your brow bone is. If there is no crease or fold, you have monolid eyes.
  • Hooded: When you have hooded eyes, you have a pronounced brow bone, but your eyelids aren't very much visible when your eyes are open. It gets trickier as you may also have deep set or prominent eyes and have hooded eyes. Thus, having combination eyes. 
  • Crease: You have a visible crease as long as your eyes aren't protruding. After that, you can determine whether you have a small crease, a parallel crease, or multiple creases.
  • Deep-set: This eye shape is often mixed up with hooded eyes, but there is a difference. With deep-set eyes, the crease of your eyelid is visible, but the brow bone isn't as prominent.
  • Protruding: Your eyes are slightly bulging outwards, as you can tell from the name. This eye shape often makes people with this eye shape have hooded lids, too, as the skin on the eyelids hang over the lash line.

What’s Your Eye Setting?

The fourth question is how near or far your eyes are sitting from each other. Generally, there are three eye settings: average, wide, and close.

  • Average: The distance between your eyes equals the length of one of your eyes is called the average setting.
  • Wide: In this setting, your eyes are far from each other. 
  • Close: This setting is the complete opposite of wide-set eyes as these set eyes have less distance between each other.

How Are Your Eyes Positioned?

For the last one, you would draw an imaginary line across your eyes. To be precise, you will connect the two dots just above the inner corner of the eye and draw from there.

You get an upturned eye if the corner of your eyes is above the line. Downturned eyes, conversely, are below the line. Lastly, if the line is pretty close to your outer eye corners, you would have straight eyes.

Which Direction Do Your Lashes Grow?

The growth direction of your lashes can be upward, straight, or downward. Learning this is a bonus and a crucial question when you want to have lash extensions. Because aside from deciding the length, volume, and style of lashes for your eye shape, the lash tech will also choose the right curl to go with your natural lashes.

Your Eye Shape Results to Pair With the Perfect Lash Extensions

Once you have your results, it's time to consult with a lash technician! They will be able to help you achieve the look you desire based on your eye shape. We have two most popular lash extensions: classic and volume.

Each eye shape suits one or more types of lash style. Take round eyes, for instance. This eye shape is perfect with classic lash extensions. However, if the lash tech would choose a volume dolly eyelash extension, you'd look like you're always surprised.

Here are the results of your eye shape quiz!

Classic: NaturalClassic: Natural SweepClassic:Cat-EyeVolume: Dolly Eye
Almond EyesYesYesYesYes
Round EyesYesYesYesNo
Upturned EyesYesYesYesYes
Downturned EyesYesNoNoYes
Small EyesNoNoNoYes
Hooded EyesYesNoNoYes

Learn More at Beauty Boss Academy

We hope you found this guide helpful in learning about eye shape types and what lash extension style would best suit you! With this mini quiz, you can highlight your eye features and, at the same time, hide its "shortcomings."

If you're looking to learn more about lash extensions, check out Beauty Boss Academy. We offer a wide range of courses taught by industry experts that will help take your business to the next level!

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