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6 DIY Lash Looks for Upturned Eyes

Posted by Jill Medicis on 10 August, 2021

6 DIY Lash Looks for Upturned Eyes

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 an Upturned eye shape? No worries, head over to our blog post on The Best Eyelashes For Any Eye Shape to figure out what shape best describes your eyes.


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