The 5 Best Eyelash Extension Styles for Round Eyes

Have you been blessed with beautiful, almost doll-like round eyes? Round eyes are one of the most captivating eye shapes, and eyelash extensions can be an absolute game-changer when it comes to enhancing their natural shape and beauty.

However, it’s important to remember that not every eyelash extension style is going to work with every type of eye shape. As lash technicians, it’s essential that you take into account your client’s eye shape when putting together the perfect lash extension treatment for them. With the right eyelash extensions, you’ll be able to create a captivating and stunning look that won’t ever look overdone.

In this blog, we’ll be looking at some of the best lash extension styles that are sure to suit round eyes.

What Are Round Eyes?

If the name hasn’t clued you in, round eyes are more circular than other eye shapes. They’re still more oval than they are round, but not by much. This eye shape looks large, open, and youthful.

You can recognize that you have round eyes if the whites of your eyes are visible both above and below your iris when you make a neutral expression. Often, your top lash line will also have more of a curve to it when compared to others.

What Curl Types Work Best with Round Eyes?

⚪C curl
C curls are great for clients with round eyes as they help to elongate and soften the eye. C curls are short, flared, and are typically looser than other curl types like D curls, so they’re great at creating the illusion of almond eyes while also avoiding that surprised look. They’re also known to be the most natural-looking curl type.

⚪B curl
B curls are a great curl option if you want to offer super natural looking lash extension treatments. Their natural curl offers a slight lift and curl to the client’s natural lashes. B curls are also an excellent option for any of your clients that have straight lashes.

Best Lash Extension Styles For Round Eyes

⭐Cat eye

The cat eye lash style is one of the best lash extension styles for clients with round eyes! When working with round eyes, you’ll ideally want to focus on adding length to the outer corners of the eyes to help create the illusion of almond eyes. This is exactly what cat eye style eyelash extensions do.

When creating a cat eye look you’ll need to use lash extensions with different lengths. The shorter extensions will be placed in the inner corners, with the length gradually increasing as you move towards the outer corners. Using different lash lengths in the inner and outer corners will help create a natural cat eye effect.

You don’t have to worry about the cat eye effect being too dramatic either as the softer curls you use will actually help to balance your client’s eyes and look luxurious but not over the top.

⭐Natural lash style

If your client prefers more subtle looking eyelash extensions, natural lashes are definitely the way to go. Natural lashes are a great lash extension style for round eyes as they help define their natural eye shape without making them pop too much. They’re also the perfect choice for clients that want that classic ‘I just got a lash lift’ look.

To create a natural lash extension look you’ll need to use extensions with a similar diameter to your clients natural eyelashes. Try to not use anything thicker than 0.02mm as these might end up being too dark for a natural look. If your clients are looking for a balance of natural and dramatic eyelashes, using the hybrid lashing technique is also a great way to achieve a natural look with a bit more oomph.

⭐Squirrel lashes

The name might catch you off guard for a second, but hear us out! We might not think of squirrels as having the most glamorous eyelashes but this look is one of the best lash extension styles for anyone with round eyes.

This style is pretty similar to the fox eye look you may already be familiar with, but with some slight differences. The inner and outer corners of the eye will have shorter lash extensions, with the longest being placed in the middle of the lash line. This creates an arching effect that looks pretty similar to squirrel ears!

This lash look may take a bit more time to map out as it follows the natural shape of your clients eyebrows. The longest lashes should be applied under the arch of the eyebrow, with the lashes becoming gradually shorter as they move towards the inner and outer corner of the eye. The number of lengths you use will depend on how dramatic of a look your client wants, with more lengths creating a more dramatic and defined arch.

⭐Natural sweep

For clients that want a look with a little pop of something extra, the natural sweep lash extension style is going to be the perfect look for them. This lash style is designed to open the eye up but horizontally and vertically, creating a brightening effect that’s still balanced and natural looking.

This lash extension look starts off pretty similar to the natural extension style as they use the same lash length throughout most of the lash line. The key difference is that the natural sweep lash style uses shorter lash extensions on the inner corner of the eye.

Clients with downturned eyes can also benefit from this extension style as it also offers a slight lifting effect without being too dramatic.

⭐Soft volume

Every girl needs a bit of drama in her life, and what better way to add some than with a new set of soft volume lash extensions? Soft volume extensions are essentially volume lashes that aren’t as dramatic as Russian volume lashes but will still add fullness and density to the lash line.

Soft volume lash extensions are the perfect choice for any of your clients who have round eyes as they can provide just the perfect amount of drama and glam without overdoing it. This style is also great for anyone who has sparser natural eyelashes and is looking to fill any gaps in their lash line.

What Eyelash Styles Should Be Avoided For Round Eyes?

While round eyes are one of the most gorgeous eye shapes around, even we have to admit that not every lash extension style will work with this eye shape. Below are a couple of eyelash extension styles we recommend avoiding when working with round-eyed clients.

❌Doll eye

The doll eye look is one of the most well-known and loved lash extension styles, so it’s no surprise that you’ll have plenty of clients requesting this during their appointments. While it’s a pretty versatile lash style, we recommend avoiding this look when working with round eyes.

Since doll eyes are designed to open up the eye to create that doll-like look, this lash extension style will actually make round eyes look even rounder! Round eyes work best with lash extensions that soften and elongate the eye, which is the exact opposite of what doll eye extensions do. So while we’re big fans of accentuating your natural beauty, it may be a good idea to steer away from this lash style if your client has round eyes.

Instead, you’ll be better off applying doll eyelash extensions for your clients with wide set and deep set eyes.

❌Open eye

Similar to doll eye eyelash extensions, open eye style lashes can end up being too overwhelming for clients with round eyes. The open eye look uses longer and more voluminous lashes on the centre of the lash line, which then creates the illusion of bigger and more open eyes. Again, this is the complete opposite of what you want to achieve since round eyes already look quite big.

Open eye lashes are instead more suited for almond eyes and hooded eyes as this lash style will help the eyes pop and provide a gorgeous lifting effect.

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