This past week I had the lovely experience of working on the lashes of a gorgeous Asian Client and it made me reflect on my past experiences working on Asian eyes. Asian eyes are gorgeous in shape and when done right can be beautifully styled.
Some common things I've noticed with Asian eyes are:
- Hooded eyelids
- Lashes that grow downwards
- Lashes that are fine and sparse
- More than average number of layers of eyelashes
These factors can make it challenging to lash this particular eye shape but I have a few tips that may be able to help.
USE A VERY THIN EYEPAD
When applying eyepads to the lower lashes, be sure to use a very thin eyepad that holds in place well. Because the lashes point downward, they have a tendency to press flat against the eyepad if the pads are too thick which could lead you to adhere the lashes to the pad by mistake. If you use a thinner eyepad, the lashes will rest above the pad, making it easier for you to apply the lash extensions.
APPLY LASH EXTENSIONS THAT HAVE A STRONG CURL
Because Asian eyelashes tend to point downward, you'll need a very strong curl in order to see the lashes from the front when the Client's eyes are open. I typically use C curl for these lashes as my C curls are more similar to a D in other brands. You can also use an L curl however this type of lash doesn't have the most natural looking appearance from all angles which is why I usually shy away from using them.
APPLY VOLUME LASHES
Asian eyelashes in my experience tend to be fine however, there are usually a ton of lashes on one eye. For that kind of eye, I'll apply 2-3 lashes in .07 or .05 to the majority of the lashes to create a soft and fluffy effect while giving the lash line the appearance of thicker lashes.
These are just a few tips that have worked great for me in styling Asian eyes. Be on the lookout for my online video series showing step by step styling for this particular eye shape.
Have a great week!