Hooded eyes can be a challenge when it comes to choosing false lashes that not only enhance your look but also complement your eye shape. It can be frustrating to spend money on falsies only to find out that they don't work for your hooded eyes. In this blog, I’ll guide you through the best false lashes for hooded eyes that will make your eyes sparkle and give you a glamorous look whatever your age.
What are hooded eyes?
Before I dive into the why falsies are great for hooded eyes, it's essential to understand what hooded eyes are. Hooded eyes are a common eye shape characterised by a fold of skin that droops over the crease and hides the eyelid. This makes the eyelid appear smaller than it is and can create a deep-set look.
Why are hooded eyes challenging for false lashes?
Hooded eyes can be tricky for false lashes because the lash band can easily hide under the fold of skin, making your eyes look smaller. Additionally, the wrong pair of lashes can make your eyes look too heavy or too dramatic, which might not be the look you're going for. However, Invisylash are designed to sit underneath your natural eyelash mitigating this issue.
Factors to consider when choosing false lashes for hooded eyes
To choose the best false lashes for hooded eyes, there are a few factors to consider. Here are some of them:
Length and volume
When choosing false lashes for hooded eyes, go for lashes that are lightweight and sit underneath your natural lash. This will help open up your eyes and create an illusion of a lifted eye shape. Additionally, avoid lashes that are too thick and dramatic as they can weigh down your eyes and make them look smaller and possible create the “drag queen” effect which most mature women want to avoid at all costs. All Invisylash lashes are approx 7mm in length which is perfect for hooded eyes.
For hooded eyes, opt for false lashes with an invisible, soft lash band. An invisible lash band will help the lashes blend seamlessly with your natural lashes and won't add any unnecessary weight to your eyes making them appear heavier.
Choose false lashes that have a natural curl, so they don't appear too dramatic or heavy. This will help keep your eyes looking lifted and open.
When choosing false lashes for hooded eyes, opt for lashes made of lightweight materials like synthetic silk. Heavy lashes can weigh down your eyes and make them look smaller. All our Invisylash lashes are made from synthetic silk which makes them ideal for vegans and those of you wanting a cruelty free product.
How to apply false lashes on hooded eyes
Once you've chosen the perfect pair of false lashes for your hooded eyes, it's time to apply them correctly. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to apply false lashes on hooded eyes:
- Apply the SuperBond like a mascara: Apply in fine layers and remember a little goes a long way! Wait for 60 seconds until it becomes tacky.
- Trim the lashes: If necessary, measure the Invisylash against your natural lash line and trim them or cut into 3 sections. Invisylash Minis come pre cut for you which is an excellent choice if you are new to lashes.
- Position the lashes: Using precision tweezers, place the trimmed lash UNDERNEATH your natural lash line, starting from the outside of your eye and working inwards.
- Press and hold: Once you've positioned the lashes correctly and the SuperBond is completely dry, press and hold the lash band against your natural lash line to form a secure bond. Using a heated lash curler will make a huge difference here as the heat seals the two lashes together for a secure 24hr hold.
- Apply mascara: Finally, apply mascara to blend your natural lashes with the false lashes.
Choosing the best false lashes for hooded eyes can be a bit of a challenge, but with the right pair, you can enhance your eye shape and create a glamorous look. When choosing false lashes for hooded eyes, consider the length and volume, lash band, curl, and material.
How do I know if I have hooded eyes?
If you have a fold of skin that droops over your crease and hides your eyelid, you likely have hooded eyes.
Can I wear Invisylash if I have hooded eyes?
Yes, you can wear Invisylash if you have hooded eyes. Just make sure to choose a pair that complements your eye shape such as Invisylash Natural.
Are natural-looking lashes better for hooded eyes?
Natural-looking lashes are generally better for hooded eyes as they create a more subtle look that doesn't weigh down your eyes.
Can I wear dramatic lashes if I have hooded eyes?
Yes, you can wear dramatic lashes if you have hooded eyes, but make sure to choose a style that complements your eye shape and doesn't appear too heavy such as Invisylash Alluring.
How do I remove false lashes from hooded eyes?
To remove Invisylash from hooded eyes, simply peel them off. I recommend you don’t sleep in your Invisylash to preserve the life of the lash. To clean the SuperBond, use a two-phase cleanser such as Lancome Bi Facil:
Can I reuse Invisylash for hooded eyes?
Yes, you can reuse Invisylash lashes if you clean them properly. Remove any excess glue from the lash band, by gently rubbing with a cotton bud soaked in the two phase solution and then gently brush them with a clean mascara wand.
Can I wear Invisylash with glasses if I have hooded eyes?
Yes, you can wear false lashes with glasses if you have hooded eyes. Just make sure to choose a pair that's not too long or heavy, and adjust the position of your glasses accordingly to avoid interfering with the lashes.