One of the most exciting parts of being a lash tech is the versatility! Every time you get a client with a unique eye shape or position, it feels like a brand new challenge to help you perfect your skills and learn how to smash your lash sets every single time.
When you're dealing with lashes for wide-set eyes, there are some things to remember to give your client the best experience. Luckily, our team at BELO Lash is here to help you craft the perfect lash style for wider eyes - so let's get to it!
Understanding Wide Set Eyes: Features and Characteristics
When it comes to eye positions, wide-set eyes are absolutely stunning. The defining characteristic of wide-set eyes is that they are further apart (duh!) on the face.
You don't want to get this eye position confused with deep-set eyes (which is easier to do than you'd think!). Deep-set eyes have a more prominent brow bone and sit further back in the eye socket.
To determine if your client has wide-set eyes, you should focus on how far the inner corners of their eyes are from the bridge of their nose. If the space between them is longer than one eye, then it's likely that they have wide-set eyes.
It's important to remember that the way that their eyes are set doesn't necessarily determine their eye shape. For example, Amanda Seyfried has wide-set eyes with a round eye shape.
The most common eye shapes for wider eye positions include downturned eyes and upturned eyes. So, you'll want to pay attention to the position and the eye shape when you're mapping out the perfect eyelash extensions for your client.
Selecting the Right Lash Styles for Wide Set Eyes
Lash Style 1: Doll Eye
One of the best styles of lash extensions you can use for wider eyes is the Doll Eye. These eyelashes usually taper in length towards the inner corner and outer corner of the eye, with the longer lashes in the middle of the lash line. This helps to create a wide-eyed, innocent and more youthful look.
Usually, Doll lashes help to create the illusion of the eyes being closer together and can draw attention to the centre of the eye. This also helps to make the eyes seem shorter, which makes the gap between them seem smaller as well. In turn, this creates more balanced proportions.
Lash Style 2: Open Eye
Wider eyes can sometimes have the tendency to look slightly more closed - that's where Open Eye eyelash extensions come to the rescue! Like Doll Eye lashes, this technique helps to make the eyes seem more open and can draw the focus to the middle of the eye.
Open Eye lashes are typically the same length from the inner to outer corners and have a slight upward curl. This makes them the best eyelashes for emphasising the natural eye shape while also closing the gap between the eyes.
Lash Style 3: Natural Eye
We've already spoken about how wider eyes can come in all shapes and sizes. And, besides smaller eye shapes, Natural Eye lashes work for just about any eye shape! That means that they're a great choice for wide-set eyes since they can enhance the seductive and broody look that they already give off.
This style is also ideal for clients who want to emphasise their natural lashes without too much drama or length. Generally, natural-looking eyelash extensions give off an effortless sense of elegance, so you really can't go wrong with a high-quality set of natural-looking extensions.
It's worth mentioning to all of the lash tech babes out there that this style is also one of the easiest techniques to master (especially when you're using BELO Lash's top training courses!).
Lash Application Techniques for Wide Set Eyes
Placement Tips for Wide Set Eyes
When you're placing a new set of lashes onto wide-set eyes, you need to pay close attention to the placement, length and curl of the lashes to make sure that you're sending your client away with the best eyelash extensions they could ever imagine.
To do this, you need to focus on the centre of the eye. The main goal here is to create the illusion that the eyes are closer together. You'll want to avoid putting longer lashes on the outer corners of the eyes since this can make them seem further apart.
Instead, you'll want to pay more attention to the inner corner of the eye. You can slowly increase the length from the inner corner to the middle of the eye and then taper off towards the end of the outer corners.
Customising Lash Length and Curl
When you're applying the eyelash extensions, you want to accentuate the eye shape while also making them look more open (similar to round eyes). This is true even if you apply natural eyelash extensions.
Of course, you always want to customise the lashes to suit your client's eye shape and face shape. Even if you're using the best eyelashes, a set of extensions can easily look like cheap false eyelashes if you don't trim them to suit whatever eye shapes you're working on. So, before you apply the lashes, get your scissors out and start trimming (especially for the lashes going on the outer corners).
Additionally, curly lashes can help to open up the eyes. A C or D-curl works well with wider eyes.
Care and Maintenance Tips for Wide Set Eyes
Proper Aftercare for Lash Extensions on Wide Set Eyes
So you've just finished the perfect set of lashes for your wide-set-eyed client. Now's the time to get into the nitty gritty with them to ensure that their amazing new lash set stays in tip-top shape.
Here are our top aftercare tips that you can share with your clients:
- Since you've probably used curlier lashes for the set, they should be sure to brush them out every day
- They should also clean their lashes daily to avoid a buildup of makeup or oils
- Use a gentle, oil-free cleanser for their lashes and face
Handling Potential Challenges
No matter how hard we try, sometimes problems are unavoidable. So, if your client comes to you with an issue, you'll want to know how to deal with it. Just like all eye shapes, wide-set eyes may see a lot of natural shedding, so it’s important to encourage your client to book regular refill appointments.
Okay, babes. You're finally ready to start practising your wide-eye lash techniques and styles. Just remember to use this handy little guide to help you make your client's lashes really pop! And, if you need a little more advice on techniques or products, we're ready to help you out. All you need to do is contact us and we'll take care of the rest.