6 DIY Lash Looks for Upturned Eyes (2023)

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Posted by Jill Medicis on 10 August, 2021

If you have an upturned eye, you’re in luck! We’ve got all the tips and tricks to help you create the most flattering lash maps with ease. But first, let’s explore what it means to have upturned eyes.

The Upturned eye is typically almond shaped, but it can also be deep set, more on the rounded side, or even hooded/monolid in shape. The term “Upturned” is simply a description of the positioning of the eyes, so various shapes can be considered upturned. The ends of an upturned eye slant upwards, which creates a great facial lifting effect, plus, it can also assist in emphasizing cheekbones!

Typically, this type of eye can benefit from many lash maps, however the following styles are some of the most complementary lash looks you can wear.

What Eye Shape Do You Have?

Let’s start with a little eye shapetutorial. Here at Lashify®, we classify eyes into six different eye shape categories:

  1. Round eye shape: The upper and lower lash lines make a wide oval shape
  1. Almond-shaped eyes: The top lashes and bottom lashes both have a bigger curve, resembling an almond
  1. Hooded eye shape: A bit of excess skin covers the eyelid, but not your eyeballs
  1. Upturned eye shape: The inner half is higher than the outer half of the eye
  1. Downturned eye shape: The outer half is higher than the inner half of the eye
  1. Monolid eye shape: The skin of the upper lid includes a visible crease, a thin line that covers the inner part of the eye

However, the different kinds of eye shapes don’t really end here. You can also have close-set eyes, wide-set eyes, deep-set eyes, and so on. Whatever eye shape you have, though, there’s a lash that’ll be perfect for you and a slew of makeup tips that’ll help you feel and look your best.

Of the six different eye shapes we curate our lashes around, today we’re honing in on beautiful eye looks for upturned eyes. Eyes can take multiple forms, which means your lashes, eyeshadow, and other assets need to work to accommodate the shape of your eyes, not the other way around. That’s why we’ve compiled the perfect mini-list of go-to lashes for upturned eyes.

Take a look below to find the best next step for you and your eyes.

1. The “Natural” Lash

A natural lash map is a map in which the lashes start long on the inner corner, grow longer towards the center, then, right before the eye ends, go back to short. It’s not quite a rounded eye, because the shape still looks longer towards the middle and outer ends, but instead of being the longest length on the outer corners of the eyes like a winged lash, this style tapers a bit at the end to mimic how our natural lashes grow.

For a natural lash to try out, look at the Amplify Gossamer® Lashes. These are wispy and delicate lashes that sport our thinnest seam yet. They’re perfect for a small boost to a natural look, and they’ll do your upturned eyes the justice they deserve.

Suggested Lash Map:

B.10, B.10, B.12, B.12, B.14, B.12

Suggested Lash Map:

B.8, D.10, B.12, D.14, B.14, D.12

2. The “Simple” Lash

A simple lash map is one that is the same length all the way across, minus the inner corner being a bit shorter than the rest of the lashes. Aside from the Natural lash, the Simple lash map is the most universally flattering way to wear lashes. The only thing you need to worry about with this lash map is the curl pattern, which will be discussed later on in the blog post. Depending on your other eye features, pick a length that is comfortable for you, and make sure the inner corner is not too long.

Our Plushy™ Gossamer® Lashes might just be a winning ticket here. With a range of lengths that are sure to satisfy everyone, these lashes have the finest fibers we’ve ever offered, resulting in an opulent and refined final look.

With a short length, you can achieve that simple lash look and truly flatter your eyes. For a slightly more impactful look, tightline your upper lashline and get ready for those peepers to stun.

3. The “Cat Eye” / Winged Lash

Upturned eyes naturally have that cat eye appearance; their eyes point upwards on the outer corners of your eyes in a teardrop-like shape. The more rounded your eye is, however, the less obvious your upturn is.

The winged lash is a lash that starts short on the inner corners and gradually grows in length, with the outer corners being the longest in size. If you have rounded eyes, you can still wear this style. However, it is advised not to go too long on the outer corner. That’s not stopping you from pairing it with winged eyeliner, either!

Stacking false eyelashes could be a great way to achieve the length where you want and avoid it where you don’t. If that sounds intriguing, then give our Stardust™ Gossamer® Lashes. Multi-layered, multi-length, and designed for volume towards the base, these lashes are a go-to.

The lovechild of our Starburst™ Gossies® (mentioned above), this “spiked” look takes on a form of its own, leaving any other lash that competes with it in the stardust. Layer their .07mm thickness to create a look that’s as unique as your eyes, avoiding those lifted corners for a more balanced appearance than falsies ever could.

Suggested Lash Map:

C.12, C.12,C.12, C.14, C.14, C.16

Suggested Lash Map:

A.10, A.12, A.14, A.16, A.16, A.18

Suggested Lash Map:

F.8, F.8, F.8, F.10, F.12, F.14, F.16

Suggested Lash Map:

F.8,D.10, D.10, D.12, D.14, D.16

Curl Patterns

Now let’s shift the focus on the type of curl you should wear. The lash styles listed above address the positioning of your eyes, and are a major part of what makes your lashes look incredible and complementary to your eyes. However, the right kind of curl to match the shape of your eyes can make even more of a difference in your look!

While you don’t have to worry too much about creating a droopy lash, you can overdo the curl, especially on the outer edges, which makes for an overly dramatic emphasis on your eye position. Of course, ultimately, it’s all about your preferences, so go with what you like best!

1. Light Curl

Light curl/length focused lashes are great for a winged look, and your naturally upturned eye shape really does all the work when applying these. The outer corners do not have to be as long as you would wear with a curlier lash.

Going too long can actually create too much of a shadow under your eye, and this is the only way you’ll accidentally fall into the droopy eye zone!

For a good place to start, try out a fan favorite from our Core Collection™. Our Curl Gossamers® are tried and true, and these celebrity makeup artist-tested lashes make a safe home base for multiple makeup looks.

With Curl Gossamer® Lashes, you’ll find dramatic curls on your upper lash line and a range of volumes and lengths to fit your needs, whether you’re going for a fox eye, a doe eye, or a cat eye look.

2.Natural & Medium Curls

Natural and medium curls are your best options for lashes. These options go with the flow of your already placed lash map, and should not create any funny shadows or unappealing looks. If you have a hooded or monolid eye shape, the less curl, the better!

Despite the “plus” in our Plus+ Collection, these Amplify Plus+ Gossamer® Lashes offer big results with a more subtle range of curl. If you want something less dramatic but bigger and better on the scale of all things soft and delicate, these fit the bill. With our longest-lasting lash map ever, these lashes will have your eye makeup looking its best for a long time to come.

3.Strong Curl

Strong curls can be a bit dangerous on the outer corner as stated above, but if you desire some serious curl, go for a natural lash map with the last two sections of your lashes being a softer curl, so as to not exaggerate the upturn. Very Hooded eyes should avoid a strong curl altogether because, unfortunately, the curl will likely touch the eyelid and distort the lash look.

For a dramatic kick to this end, look no further than a dramatic Gossie®. With thicker 2-ply fibers and an intense curl, our Drama® Gossamer® Lashes are sure to give you everything and more. More volume, curl, length, shimmer, and, yes, drama.

If you want an intense kick-up to your daily lash look and are thinking about playing with a smokey eyeshadow look, these lashes are your new best friend. You’ll have everyone cowering — out of envy or awe, we’re not sure.

4. Volume

Finally, let’s talk about Volume. When it comes to the amount of lash volume you wear, you have to consider where the lashes will cast a shadow the most. Start experimenting with volume when wearing a simple lash map, and go from there. You can always add more length to the ends, or just keep the volume towards the center if you prefer. Avoid wearing too much volume on the inner corners of the eye, as it will be too heavy and uncomfortable to wear. And lastly, always be mindful of what your natural lashes can handle. Going too heavy, too long, or too curly, even if it’s initially a desired look idea, can bring on issues like being uncomfortable, or un complementary to your overall look. If you ever need help with a lash map, we are here to help! As lash experts we are trained to see what would work best for all eye shapes, so reach out for some expert advice, and we’ll get you to the desired lash look you’ve always wanted.

Not too sure if you have anUpturned eye shape? No worries, head over to our blog post onThe Best Eyelashes For Any Eye Shapeto figure out what shape best describes your eyes.

Find out what others are saying about their Lashify experience and the Lash Maps they're creating on theLashify Life Facebook group!

Make sure to post and tag @lashify if you try out one of these fun lash maps! 🖤

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What lash style is best for upturned eyes? ›

The best false eyelashes for upturned eyes are 3D flared lashes with extra volume on the outer corners as this will help to emphasise the cat-eye shape. You should also choose lashes that gradually increase in length towards the outer edges as this will accentuate the upward tilt of your eyes.

How to do makeup for upturned eyes? ›

Mix light and dark eyeshadows.

To enhance your upturned eye shape, use a combination of dark and light hues when applying eye shadow. "Apply a lighter color on the first half of your lid and a darker shade on the outer corners of the eyes," says celebrity makeup artist Nydia Figueroa.

What style of lashes make your eyes look bigger? ›

Lash technician: To make the eye appear bigger, short lengths and medium lengths of a B Curl should be used. Ensure medium lengths are used in the middle outer eye to give a big round eye appearance.

How do you lift downturned eyes with eyelash extensions? ›


Instead, opt for a doe eye or open eye map. The length concentrated toward the center of the eye will help to lift it up. You can also use curls to take the lift effect even further! Try transitioning to a strong curl at the outer third of the eye (from a C to a CC curl, for example).

Are upturned eyes the same as almond? ›

If the iris touches the bottom and top of the eyelid and the crease is visible, the eyes are almond-shaped. If there is a flick upwards of the outer corners of the eyes, you have upturned eyes.

How do you make upturned eyes look bigger? ›

Makeup tips for upturned eyes

If you like falsies, opt for a strip with shorter lashes on the inner corner and longer lashes at the outer corner. You can also do this with mascara by concentrating product on the outer corner. Opt for lengthening formula, like Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara.

Are upturned eyes rare? ›

Upturned eyes are a quite common eye shape. They are very similar to almond-shaped eyes, they are oval in shape but have a natural upward lift at the outer edges.

What is the best winged eyeliner for upturned eyes? ›

If you have upturned eyes, Destiny recommends using NYX Matte Liquid Liner because it has a super-thin brush and wet formula that makes application a little smoother. To use, start at the corner of your eye, following your lash line as closely as possible while making a thicker line.

Is C curl or D curl better for hooded eyes? ›


Strong curls, such as a D and DD curls, will often not leave enough space between the extension and skin of the eyelid and can potentially cause discomfort for your clients. C curls or angled L curls will be the best option for hooded eyes.

Do longer eyelashes make you look better? ›

Personal Transformation. Adam's research demonstrated that the same women were found to be more attractive when their eyelashes were augmented than when they were shorter, corroborating eyelash augmentation as an attractive enhancement strategy that has been practiced for over 4,000 years.

What is the trend in lashes in 2023? ›

Faux lashes are going out of style in 2023, which means there are other options to explore. Chic Lash Boutique explains that the trends surrounding lashes are constantly ebbing and flowing including wet-look lash extensions, textured lash extensions, and dense cat eye extensions.

What lash curl is best for downward lashes? ›

L CURL These lashes are literally shaped like an "L". They have a flat base then curl and point straight up. L Curls are best suited for guests with straight and downward-facing lashes as well as bottom lashes. Guests who wear glasses daily may also like these lashes because they are less likely to hit their glasses.

What are the best lash extensions for droopy eyes? ›

A drooping outer corner characterizes the downturned eye shape. The perfect lash extensions for this eye shape are C and CC curl. We recommend that you use longer lashes at the outer corners of the eyes to lift them and brighten your eyes.

What eyelash extension for droopy eye? ›

How To Fix Drooping Eyelash Extensions (For Lash Techs)
  • Go Shorter. If the lashes you choose are too long, they can end up weighing down your client's natural lashes, which can lead to a droopy look. ...
  • Go Thinner. ...
  • Use a Stronger Curl. ...
  • Suggest a Lash Lift. ...
  • Brush. ...
  • Wash. ...
  • Talk to Your Stylist.
Mar 7, 2023

Does eyeliner go on top or bottom to make eyes look bigger? ›

Despite what you may have heard, it's not the best idea to apply dark eyeliner to your bottom waterline because this can actually shrink the appearance of your eyes. Instead, apply your go-to eyeliner just below your lower lashes to help make your eyes look bigger.

Where do you put eyeliner to make your eyes bigger? ›

The way to apply eyeliner to make the eyes look bigger is by drawing a very thin line, black or brown, just above your lashes. Once you reach the last third of the lashes, taper the eyeliner outwards in a straight line and draw back in to create a flick.

What is the most beautiful shape of eyes? ›

Almond eyes are considered the most ideal eye shape because you can pretty much pull off any eyeshadow look. And believe me, this is a huge plus! Almond eyes have an oval shape with a slightly upturned outer corner.

What are upturned eyes called? ›

Upturned eye shape

Also known as "cat eyes," upturned eyes tilt upward, giving the eye an exotic appearance. Ask yourself if you look like you've had an eye lift! The bottom lash line of upturned eyes curves upward to meet the top lashes at the outer corner of the eye.

Are upturned eyes the most attractive? ›

It entirely depends on how the facial structure is and which will sit well with the face. Some faces might suit upturned better and some other, more downturned. Today there is a beauty trend of “Fox eyes” especially among western women, which is upturned so right now upturned is the beauty standard for women.

How do I know if I have upturned eyes? ›

Imagine an invisible line across the center of your eyes.

Look at the inner and outer corners of your eyes, and use the line as a guide to see if the corners point up or down. If your eyes turn down, then you have downturned eyes, whereas if your eyes angle up, then you have upturned eyes.

How do you fix an upturned eye? ›

  1. Corrective eyewear. Glasses or contact lenses can correct problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism that result in lazy eye.
  2. Eye patches. ...
  3. Bangerter filter. ...
  4. Eyedrops. ...
  5. Surgery.
Aug 14, 2021

What is the rarest eye feature? ›

Green is considered by some to be the actual rarest eye color in the world, though others would say it's been dethroned by red, violet, and grey eyes. Green eyes don't possess a lot of melanin, which creates a Rayleigh scattering effect: Light gets reflected and scattered by the eyes instead of absorbed by pigment.

What are the most attractive eyes in the world? ›

Hazel eyes have also been voted as one of the most attractive eye colours and can, therefore, be argued to have the best of both worlds, health and beauty. Green eyes are incredibly rare, which may be the reason as to why some believe this to be the most attractive eye colour.

What is the rarest eyes in the world? ›

What is the rarest eye color? Green is the rarest eye color in the world, with only 2% of the world's population (and fewer than one out of ten Americans) sporting green peepers, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

What is the best cheat for winged eyeliner? ›

Using a floss pick or a dental floss thread, apply some liquid liner to the floss and quickly make use of that to create the precise line at the corner of your eyes before it dries. Once you're happy with the placement and length, you can connect and fill in your liner as you would usually do.

What is the hardest curl to do? ›

The barbell curl is a more difficult bicep curl variation that puts strain on the wrist and elbow joints.

What curl do most lash techs use? ›

The C Curl helps give an extra lift and is the standard curl used by most lash techs. It's perfect for most clients as it helps to open the eyes and it suits most eye shapes. For the clients with downward or heavy downward lashes, a C curl can help give a more lifted look.

What is J curl lashes? ›

The J curl is very straight from the base, right up until the tip where there is a very wispy curl at the tip. The lack of the curl in the J curl may make the lash look longer than a curlier lash. It creates the appearance of a woken-up sleeping beauty.

Do eyelashes make you look younger or older? ›

Your eyes will be more noticeable and youthful.

Eyelash extensions widen the eye and help draw attention away from any droopy or saggy skin — this is due in part to the curl, which lifts the eyes back up. Wider eyes create a more youthful appearance, which, in turn, will make your eyes more of a focal point once again.

Is 60 too old for eyelash extensions? ›

Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no age limit for eyelash extensions. Treatment is safe and effective for people of all ages. While some lash salons will not treat anyone under 16 years old, that is by choice and not because it is unsafe.

Do lashes make you look older? ›

This is because over time our eyelashes can change in texture, strength and colour and if you don't find a mascara that is complimentary to lashes or to your overall look, you could be making yourself look a lot older. The good thing is this can be turned around quite easily with the products that are available today.

Why I quit lash extensions? ›

The Cost. The primary reason I stopped getting lash extensions was that I couldn't keep up with my appointments. The sessions became relaxing week after week. I could already see the toll the fill-ins were taking on my natural lashes.

What lash style lasts the longest? ›

Which Eyelash Extensions Set Last the Longest?
  • Mascara – Only lasts one day.
  • Express Classic Set – Lasts three to four weeks.
  • Natural Classic Set – Lasts roughly five weeks.
  • Diva Volume Set – Lasts roughly five weeks.
  • Glamorous Hybrid Set – Lasts up to six weeks.
  • Are there eyelash extensions that last forever?
Aug 30, 2021

What are the hottest beauty trends for 2023? ›

In 2023, expect a shift towards bold shades,” says Tinu. “Rather than an all-over hue, I predict that brights will be used to outline and accent nails, taking a basic manicure to the next level, with sharp edges and negative space,” she says. "Shades to look out for will include blue, purple, yellow and orange."

Should I get C or D curl lashes? ›

C curl will be suitable for natural, gentle eyelash extensions, making slight changes such as Classic, Volume, Hybrid. D curl will be a perfect choice for eyelashes that need impressive effects such as Volume, Hybrid, Doll, Wispy, Cat eyes, Fox eyes, etc.

Which lash extensions look the most natural? ›

Synthetic extensions

Lashes made of silk or mink are considered the most natural eyelash extensions. These extensions mimic the look and feel of your lashes and can blend in seamlessly with natural lashes. They are also more flexible and lightweight than synthetic lashes.

What is the most natural eyelash extension curl? ›

There are several types of eyelash extensions, such as B-curl, C-curl, D-curl, and the L+ curl. The B-curl is the most natural-looking curl.

How do you apply eyelashes to droopy eyelids? ›

Look down and press the previous false lash against your lash line. Press in the center and then at the outer corner, followed by the inner corner. Grab a small tweezer. Squeeze the lashes using an eyelash tweezer or your fingertips to remove any space between the false lashes and your natural lashes.

What is upward lash technique? ›

Lash Lift procedure uses a silicone pad to curl the top part of each individual natural lash with a keratin-based solution, which causes them to curl upwards and become more prominent.

What eyeliner is best for upturned almond eyes? ›

Eyeliner for Almond Eyes

However, the best two eyeliner looks for this eye shape are the cat eye and winged liner, from dramatic to subtle. Both looks use thin lines in the inner corner of the eye. The line gradually gets thicker as you move towards the outer corner of the eye.

How should a lash lift look? ›

You'll see the lashes are lifted - but not too curled - and black and glossy from the tint. Note: your lashes will look separated immediately post-lash lift, but once you're able to get them wet (more on that a bit later), they will dry nice and fluffy.

Do you close your eyes for lash lift? ›

Before your Lash Lift:

Be aware that during the treatment you will need to keep your eyes closed for up to an hour. If possible arrive with all eye make-up removed. You will not be able to get your lashes wet following the treatment for at least 24 hours, so please plan accordingly.

How do you get the best lash lift? ›

8 Tips on How to Do a Lash Lift and Tint Right
  1. Clean Your Skin Thoroughly If It's Oily. ...
  2. Know About the Placement Styles to Get the Desired Lift. ...
  3. Use Tape To Secure Loose Skin. ...
  4. Apply a Minimum Amount of Adhesive. ...
  5. Give the Lashes Appropriate Processing Time. ...
  6. Apply Less Tint. ...

Is CC curlier than D curl? ›

C curl lashes are intended for clients with a slight curl in their natural lash and will create an open-eye effect. D curl lashes are very similar, just curlier! They are intended for a client with a slight-dramatic natural curl who wants a dramatic look!

What does upturned eyes mean? ›

Downward and Upturned Eyes

Those with upturned eyes are ambitious, motivated, and are considered by most around them to be extroverted. Because of this drive to always do better, it's a thin line between being viewed as dedicated and selfish. It's easy for these people to let their ambition get the best of them.

Can I mix C and D curl together? ›

In general, the most common lashes for eyelash extensions are C curl lashes, with D curl lashes coming in right behind in terms of popularity. Inevitably, the question arises: Can you mix C and D curl lashes? Yes, absolutely.

Should I use B or J curl for bottom lashes? ›

Curl-wise, generally speaking, bottom lashes should be less curly than the top lashes to stay looking natural. So, a J or B curl should do the trick for the bottom lashes. The best thickness to use is 0.10 - 0.15mm for a classic lower lash set, depending on the client's natural lash condition.


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