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Eyelash Extensions for Asian Hooded Eyes

Eyelash Extensions for Asian Hooded Eyes

As we, BL Lashes, are a Korean eyelash extension producing company, we feel that it is our duty to help you with everything related to Asian eyes and lashes as well. 

Eyelash Extensions for Asian Hooded Eyes 

The most common characteristic of Asian eyes (monolids) is their eyelids cover eyelashes. So designing a lash extension set for this type of eyes tends to be harder if you don’t understand the anatomy of “Asian eyes.” 

1. Asian Hooded Eyes that cover eyelashes

The most common characteristic of Asian eyes (monolids) is their eyelids cover eyelashes. So designing a lash extension set for this type of eyes tends to be harder if you don’t understand the anatomy of “Asian eyes.” 

Eyes with folded eyelids will show the length of lash extensions you intended, but monolids will cover the top part of all eyelashes. So you should use 1~2mm longer extensions for monolids. Also, note that the inner corner and the middle part of the eyelashes will get covered by heavy eyelids, so choose your design carefully.  

 your guide to eyelash extensions for monolid eyes

2. Suitable design for Asian hooded eyelids

Natural Design (X)

Natural design is the most commonly used eyelash extension set style because its direction resembles the most how our natural eyelashes grow. However, if you use the natural design for monolid clients, their eyelids will likely cover the inner and middle part of the set, which will result showing only a few lashes sticking out from the outer corner. 

Therefore for the monolid clients, the “fan-shape” style is most recommended.

 

Natural design on eyes with double folds:

how to apply eyelash extensions to asian eyes with monolids

Natural design on monolids: Inner & middle part of the extensions will be hidden under the hooded eyelids.

 how to do eyelash extension on monolid client

 

Fan Shape Design (O)

how to apply eyelash extensions to asian eyes with monolids 2

Even with the fan shape design, you might find that if you apply too short extensions, the eyelids can cover those- and as a result, lash extensions will disappear under the eyelids.

Choose longer lengths for the inner corners than usual for the monolids clients.

 

2. Eyelash Extensions for Asian Eyes: Downward angled eyelashes

Most of the natural lashes of monolid clients tend to grow downward as their heavier eyelids press the roots of natural eyelashes. Choosing the right curls for the downward angle eyelashes is very important.

Downward angled eyelashes on asian eyes

 

Best eyelash extension curl for Asian eyes

J Curl (X)

J curl is almost straight with a slight curl at the end. If you use straight curls like J curl for downward angle natural lashes, it will result in covering the eyes and make her eyes look smaller. 

C & D Curl (O)

Choose a stronger curl like C-curl or D-curl for monolid clients.

Downward angled eyelashes on asian eyes with j-curl eyelash extensions

 

L Curl & L Plus Curl (O)

L and L Plus curls can be used for monolids, and they will result in a nice chic set. However, this curl has a more extended base in it’s L shape, so if you’re using them for clients with heavily downward natural lashes, it will result in covering her sight and she will not be able to see well.

So investigate well about the monolid clients’ lash angle beforehand.

Downward angled eyelashes on asian eyes with L-curl eyelash extensions

This is what different curl types look like:

lash extension charts by bl and blink lashes - eyelash extension supplies and wholesale

 

3. Mongoloid fold (epicanthic fold)

What is mongoloid fold, or epicanthic fold?

Wikipedia explains: An epicanthic fold is a skin fold of the upper eyelid that covers the inner corner (medial canthus) of the eye. 

eyelash extensions for monolid asian eyes - Mongoloid fold (epicanthic fold)

Many monolid eye clients will also have mongoloid folds. If a client has mongoloid folds, it will be harder for you to work on their inner corner lashes (because the lashes hide into the fold). 

In this case, use a taping method to lift the mongoloid fold to work on the inner corner of the eye.

 

Instead of pulling the inner corner vertically with the tape, pull it along the lashline to lift the fold up more effectively. If you are pulling the inner corner lid from too far away, the taping will open your client’s eye, so work closely along the lashline.

If your client is sensitive to taping, use the tape only while you work on the inner corner and remove it immediately after.

 taping method to lift the mongoloid fold - eyelash extensions for asian eyes with monolid

4. Retention

Commonly Asian client’s natural lashes are thinner, shorter, and less dense than of other ethnicities. Because of that, the Asian client’s retention for eyelash extensions tends to be shorter.

Also, if the client has monolids, the thicker skin on her eyelids will touch the lash extensions more often, and the natural oil released from the skin can affect the retention of lash extensions. 

Obviously, this is something that you should communicate with your client beforehand but in a nice, professional manner so that your client won’t feel offended. 

Give some advice to your monolid clients: 

  • Use cosmetics with the least oil contained
  • After makeup, use a powder to remove excess oil from the eyelids
  • Use a lash coating sealant to coat lashes, so they are safe from the oil.

 

Read more about lash extensions here:

Bottom lash extensions - How to tutorial

Are mink lashes vegan?

How to choose premade lash fans

A complete guide to eyelash extension curls, thickness and length

 

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