How to Map Eyelash Extensions

Lash Mapping

It is important to understand how to map eyelash extensions properly. Since every client wants the perfect set of eyelash extensions that suits them, mapping will help you achieve the set they are looking for. Once you have mastered the art of mapping you are one step closer to creating the perfect set!

First things first, what is lash mapping?

Lash mapping is very important step in creating the perfect set of eyelash extensions for you client. Lash maps are an under eye pad that is placed on the client, it helps to determine the length of extensions to use and create a set that suits your clients features, eye shape and the look they want. Always keep in mind that the length of extensions you use depends on the client’s natural eyelashes health, length and thickness as over loading their lashes can cause damage and premature fall out.

Why you Should Lash Map:

  • Lash mapping also helps when working with layers, it helps to keep things clear so you know exactly what you are working with.
  • Applying an under the eye lash map will help you achieve symmetry between the set of extensions. There is nothing worse than one eye looking heavier than the other or them looking uneven!
  • Lash mapping also helps you achieve different styles of extensions to suit your client’s eyes and features.
  • It also helps cut time excess time helping you to create the perfect set of eyelash extensions in less time! This also means you will be able to add another client in.
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Eye Shapes

There is a variety of different eye shapes and therefore this means not one style of eyelash extensions fit all. It is all about customising your sets in order to create the perfect lashes to suit your client’s eye shape. The most common eye shapes are almond, narrow, round, hooded and monolid eyes. It is important you learn about what styles, lengths, thicknesses and curls work best with each eye shape as this will save you lots of time and is extremely helpful when a client doesn’t know what type of eyelash extensions suit them best.

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Here is a simple guide to the best eyelash extensions for some common eye shapes:

Almond Shaped Eyes

Do I have almond eyes? Almond eyes are a very common eye shape. You have this eye shape if the top and bottom of your iris is slightly covered by the top and bottom lids. If you can see the whole of your iris then you are likely to have round eyes. Another way to see if you have almond eyes is if your eyes are around twice as wide as they are high.

What style of lashes do you recommend? Those with an almond eye shape can pretty much suit any style of lashes. However, we suggest a flared style lash AKA cat eye. This style will elongate those beautiful eyes of yours and open them up to brighten your eyes.

What type of curl? You should opt for a mid-curl that is not too curly or to straight. Choose a C curl for the best lash match.

Round Shaped Eyes

Do I have round eyes? You have round eyes if you can see the whole of your iris and your eyelids do not cover the top or bottom of it. Usually, this shape of eye looks open and bright.

What style of lashes do you recommend? To make sure your eyes don’t look to wide and alert you should opt for a less curly style which has the longest lash lengths towards the mid outer eye. This will enhance your eyes and elongate your eyes more.

What type of curl? We suggest you choose a B curl, this is a looser curl but still looks voluminous.


Hooded Eyes

Do I have hooded eyes? Also known as monolids. You have this eye shape if you have noticed you do have a visible crease. Lash extensions and false eyelashes are perfect for giving your eye more definition and opening those beautiful eyes of yours.

What style of lashes do you recommend? This eye shape suits super curly lashes with the longest lashes placed min to outer eye.

What type of curl? We suggest you opt for D / L / L+ curl as these are the curliest lashes and much more dramatic which will open up your eyes and give you super flirty lashes!

Two Types of Lash Maps:

Did you know there is more than one way of lash mapping? The two types of lash mapping are the open eye lash map and the feline lash map.

So, what’s the difference? The open eye lash map technique is where the longest eyelash extension is applied in line with the client’s pupil in the centre. The eyelash extensions then gradually get shorter towards the inner and outer corner of the clients lash line.

The feline lash map is a little different as you take a line from the outside of the client’s nose through their iris and to the arch in the brow and place the longest eyelash extension there. There are several different sets you can create using this technique such as the Cat lash map, the Kitten lash map or the Squirrel lash map which will all create a different look.


How to Lash Map:

Start by marking your clients eye lid where their pupil is, move this higher near their eyebrow. By moving it higher up there you are less likely to lose the mark when you are cleaning the client’s eyelashes. Apply the under eye pads to your client.

Using the dot you previously marked on your client mark where the longest extension will be placed on the under eye pad. Split the under eye pad into sections.

Isolate the lash in the middle section of their lash line. Check the extension you are going to use is correct by placing it where it is to be applied. Once you are happy with the extension you are to apply mark this on the under eye pad in the middle section. Do the same for the inner and outer corner and once you are happy with the extensions you are to use, follow these steps for the other eye.

Always keep in mind lashes should be no longer than 3 mm longer than the client’s natural eyelashes and should be no longer than an 8 in the inner corners as this could cause irritability.

We have a wide range of different styles and materials to make sure we can match everyone’s lash needs!
Luxury 3D Mink Lashes – can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Luxury 3D Faux Mink Lashes – vegan and can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Luxury 3D Faux Mink Multi Packs – vegan, three pairs of lashes and can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Synthetic Lashes – vegan and can be worn up to 20 wears if looked after.
For more information on cleaning and caring for your lashes to maximum wear from them. Click here to view our guide!

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If you have any further questions regarding our lashes please click here to view our FAQ. If your question has not been answered, please contact us via email at info@lashenvybeauty.com 

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