The 6 Best Eyelash Looks for Downturned Eyes

Marilyn Monroe, Katie Holmes, Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Eva Green. What do all of these lovely ladies have in common? They all have downturned eyes. While those with downturned eyes may feel that they have an eye shape that is problematic or requires “fixing”, downturned eyes can be naturally alluring, mysterious, welcoming, and seductive.

When choosing lash looks for this eye shape, the only thing to avoid is adding too much weight to the outer corners of the eyes. This can cause the eye to look droopy or sleepy. Placement of the lashes can also make a difference. Placing the outer corners too low on the lash line can weigh down the look. Placing the outer corner lashes higher up, so that the fibers follow the upward angle of the lower lash line, helps to keep the whole look lifted. Other than that, adding lashes to downturned eyes instantly accentuates their beauty with the Lashify System!

6 Perfect Lash Maps for Downturned Eyes


Curl Gossamers (Cs) are great for a fresh, light, eye-opening look. Because the Cs have some curl, they will keep the outer corners lifted, not droopy. They will also enhance the welcoming appearance of downturned eyes.

Suggested Lash Map:

C.10, C.12, C.12, C.12, C.12, C.10. 

Natural Length

Our Amplify Gossamers are our most natural lash, and as you could probably tell, they tend to 'Amplify' what you've already got, giving you a "No Makeup" makeup look.

Suggested Lash Map:

A8, A10, A12, A14, A16, A16, A12

Soft Volume

Don’t be afraid of a little volume! Fluffy Gossamers (Fs) are the perfect style for achieving a transitional, soft volume look that gives a hint of Drama during the day and provides an easy, put-together look for the evening.

Suggested Lash Map: 

D12, D14, F18, F18, F18, D14

Applying the longer lengths in the center of the eye will give a lovely doe-eyed, or round opened-eyed look!

Hybrid Map

One of the best parts about using the Lashify system is the ability to customize lash maps to each eye. Combining Bold Gossamers (Bs), which have thicker fibers, and Curl Gossamers (Cs), which have thinner fibers, is a great way to create a hybrid lash extension look.

Suggested Lash Map:
Start with a base of Cs: C.8, C.10, C.12, C.12, C.12, C.12 and brick stack Bs to create dimension with a second layer of Gossamers: B.10, B.12, B.14. B.14, B.14.

Wispy Doe-Eye

The Starburst Gossamer style features multiple fiber lengths, designed to give a super wispy look. A doe-eyed map using this style, along with our Bold Gossamers on the inner and outer corners, will create a fun and flirty lash look!

Suggested Lash Map:

B.10, S.12, S.14, S.16, S.14, B12.

A lash map like this creates lift in the center of the eye, bringing downturned eyes straight into party mode!

Sultry Drama

Not much is needed to create a sultry look for downturned eyes, but we can certainly emphasize them! If we mix Bold, Drama, and Starbursts Gossamers, we can achieve a slightly dramatic effect that evokes Marilyn Monroe’s bedroom eyes vibe.

Suggested Lash Map:

C.10, D.12, D.12. D14, S.16. S.18 

This map features volume all the way, with some wispy curves just at the outer corners. Guaranteed to make you swoon!

Fox-Eye Volume

Creating a Volume look is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the Lashify system. To create a balanced volume lash map for downturned eyes, try our Drama Gossamer Lashes all across the eye.

Suggested Lash Map: 

D.12, D14, D16, D14, D12

This lash map will create volume and elongate the eye for a full, yet subtle look. Using a gradient of shorter lengths to longer lengths, then applying another short gossamer on the outer corner will create a sassy fox-eye look that will accentuate the mysterious quality of the downturned eye.

Not too sure if you have a Downturned 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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