Asian eye shapes require a different approach to lash extensions. It's essential to understand how to apply Asian eyelash extensions properly to achieve a beautiful look that opens the eyes and improves the natural features.
This blog post has all you need to know about eyelid types and application procedures. Let's answer your most pressing question concerning eyelash extensions for Asian eyes, shall we?
A monolid is a common feature of Asian eye shapes. Unlike eyes with a fold along the lid, monolid eyes leave a flat area above the eye. When a client opens their eyes, the entire eyelid disappears under the crease due to the lack of a crease. This means that lash application must be strategic. Let's take a look at another eyelid kind you can encounter before we go into the appropriate procedure.
A client may not have a monolid in some cases. They may have hooded eyes instead. Monolids and hooded eyes are similar, however there is a distinction between the two. A crease of skin covers the eyelid in hooded eyes.
This section of the skin may completely cover the lid in some eyes. The fold may just cover a portion of the eyelid in other circumstances. In either case, this extra layer of skin might provide the impression of a smaller eye shape. The manner you apply eyelash extensions for hooded eyes might help to open up the eyes and solve this problem.
Do’s and Don’ts of Applying Lash Extensions on Asian Eyes
Do enhance retention
Because monolids do not have a crease between the eye and the lid, natural oils will transfer to the lash extensions more quickly than with other eyelid types.
Make careful to prepare your lashes before applying lash extensions to help them last longer. Then, at the last end, seal with a nano mister. Make sure to teach the client how to properly care for their lashes so they can enjoy them for a longer time.
Do opt for a longer lash
Remember that the upper section of the lashes will be buried under the monolid when choosing lash length. You don't want the client's lashes to be short when she opens her eyes! Because you'll see a lot of the lash when your eyes are open, choose longer lashes that will show up. Remember not to snag lashes that are longer than the client's natural lash by more than 2-3 mm.
Don't tape far from the lash line
In the studio, lash tape is a lash artist's best friend. When it comes to monolid eyelash extensions, however, there is a proper and incorrect method to utilize it. Inner corners that have monolids or hooded lids may be difficult to reach.
If you place eyelash extension tape too far away from the lash line, it will not lift and open the eye. Instead, tape near to the lash line to make working on the inner lashes simpler. You'll be grateful to us later.
Don't choose a J Curl
The J curl is both natural and lovely. But t his curl type is not included in the ideal eyelash extensions for Asian eyes. Straighter, downward-slanting lashes are more common in Asian eyes. When you have a monolid, a J curl isn't the ideal option for opening up your eyes.
A J curl has a small curl at the end and is straight at the base. The straight foundation will overwhelm Asian eye forms, resulting in a smaller appearance—the exact opposite of what we want! Read on to learn how to get the perfect curl!
So how to create a perfect eyelash extension for Asian eyes?
The J curl is a no-no, as we all know. But, what are the alternatives? Because a L curl may open up lashes that naturally point downward, it's a perfect option for Asian eyelash extensions. We adore the traditional L curl lashes, which come in a variety of lengths so you can create custom looks! A D curl is another option for clients who have a downturned eye shape.
How to place them?
The 'Reversed,' as we like to call it, is the ideal Asian eyelash extension style. In the Reverse style, there is an emphasis section towards the inner corner. Although it may appear strange, the Reverse is ideal for correcting monolids or wide-set eyes. The emphasis is moved closer to the inner area of the eye, which opens up the lid for a lovely finish.
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