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With round eyes, you can either enhance your eye shape, or with lashes and makeup create an illusion of a more almond, small, or even cat eyed look. And the Lashify DIY extension system makes it easy to customize and create anything you want!

Posted by Vanessa Quinteros on 28 July, 2021


When it comes to eye shapes and lashes the possibilities are endless. Every single eye shape has its beauty, from the classic almond eye shape to upturned, close-set eyes that have a definite cat-eye style. You can choose to enhance your shape, or you may be in the mood to alter it. Sounds like fun, right? Sure, when you know what your eye shape is! There are many different eye shapes, and knowing your shape can help you find the best eyelash extensions that complement your eye shape perfectly. How can you determine exactly what your eye shape is? 

Not to worry; we got you covered. Check out our first blog post in this series: The Best Eyelashes for Any Eye Shape. There you will find five steps to determine your eye shape. In this article, we will cover the beauty of the round eye!

Round eyes are often described as “doe-eyed” or “doll eyes.” Round eyes can be small or large. They will have a visible crease, and you will be able to see the whites of your eyes around the iris. This can be above, below, or both. There can also be different degrees of a round eye combined with other features, like downturned eyes which have outer edges that naturally slant downward, or deep-set eyes that are less prominent than close-set eyes.

Beautiful Round Eyes

So many strive to achieve that beautiful “doe-eyed” look, that many celebrities have, such as Audrey Hepburn, Katty Perry, Mila Kunis, and more. It’s really easy to get the look when you use lash extensions.

The good news is that with round eyes, you can either enhance your eye shape, or with longer lashes and creative makeup create an illusion of a more almond, small, or even cat eye shape. And the Lashify DIY Extension™ System makes it so easy to customize and create anything you want with so many different lash styles to choose from! 

Before we begin, it’s important to know that the lash extension styles we’re covering aren’t the only ones that will look great on round eyes. The best lash styles are the ones that enhance your natural eyelashes and make you feel gorgeous. Let’s get started.

6 Perfect Lash Maps for Round Eyes Natural to Dramatic

Let's start with three looks that will enhance the natural round shape of your eyes. We will concentrate the length at the inner corner and taper the ends with a shorter look.

Pro Makeup Tip: Use cream liner on your bottom waterline, or soft smoky liner in softer tones avoiding black. A darker liner will create the opposite effect and minimize your eye size. You can use a highlighting shade on the middle of the eye (also called the ball of your eye) and darker shades on the outer corner of the eye to create a lengthened look. You can find the ball of your eye by focusing on the center of your eye socket. 

Note: Keep in mind when reviewing lash maps, that the lengths can vary depending on your personal taste and the spacing between your lash line and brow bone. 


You can keep the lashes soft and wispy for that “I woke up like this look.” People will think you have amazing natural lashes! This look is best for the most believable, “I-just-got-a-lash-lift” style lashes. This look can create big eyes that don’t require mascara. Shorter lashes also work best for high-level activities like the gym or sports.

  1. Suggested Lash Map: C10, C12, C14, C14, C12, C10
  1. For an even more natural look, try this map using our intimate collection. Choose a color that matches your hair color. Shorter lengths are perfect for everyday wear but still give you that volume lash look you can’t get without false lashes.
  1. For a “mascara look” use the B Gossamers or stack C’s like the image below


Pro Lashify Tip: Use Core Gossamer lashes in your inner corners when using volume. For most people that is more comfortable, as your inner cornernatural lashes tend to be less and thinner. There is usually also less spacing between your lash line and eyelids.

Note: Fluffy Gossamers have more curl (similar to a D curl in salon lashes), so will appear slightly shorter than Core Gossamers in the same size.

Sultry Drama / Volume

Now it's time for the glam! You're going for an evening out, taking professional photos, and need to make the eyes pop a bit. Or, maybe glam is just your everyday look! With Lashify, you don’t need a lash technician to get long lashes that look realistic. This lash map helps you become the lash artist and creates an open eye that is dramatic and eye-catching. 

  1. Suggested Lash Map: F10, F12, FX14, FX14, FX14, F12
  2. For bolder look: B12, D14, D16, D16, D14, D12
  3. For more volume: D12, E14, E15, E16, E15, E14


Note: E Gossamers have a tighter curl and come in odd sizes to allow for better tapering when placed next to each other.

Now let’s move on to three looks that will alter your eye shape, creating the illusion of a more almond or cat-eye look. For these looks, we will focus on creating length on the outer corner of your eyes. These eyelash extension styles will help elongate eyes by using the longest lashes at the outer corners of your eyes while also focusing on adding depth and volume.

Pro Makeup Tip: Darker and bolder colors will minimize size. Complementing your lash maps with winged eyeliner or eyeshadow will also elongate the eyes. Some will add a dark liner on the waterline to minimize size further. To minimize the roundness of your eye and create a lengthier look, focus darker colors on the outer edges of the eyes and add shimmer or highlighter on the middle of the eye. 

Note: When reviewing these suggested lash maps, keep in mind that there is no need to place a Gossamer all the way to the last natural hair on the outer corner. This will avoid “drooping” your eye down. Wearing your lashes this close to the outer corner can be uncomfortable and can interfere with your bottom lashes. Inevitably, you’ll probably end up rubbing your eyes and damaging your GossamersⓇ and/or your natural lashes. 


Another great option for that “yes, these are my lashes” look. This look will just slightly enhance your own lashes, while slightly elongating the eye.

  1. Suggested Lash Map: - BASE: A12, A14, A14, A16, A14, E18 - STACKED: A12, A14, A14, A16, A14, E18
  2. For an even more natural look try this map using our intimate collection. Choose a color that matches your hair color.
  3. For a “mascara look” use the B Gossamers


Soft Volume

Now it's time for an upgrade! A soft volume look is beautiful but doesn’t feel over the top. It can also work beautifully as a bridal look, or soft red carpet glam. This is a great in-between style that many people like for an everyday look. These GossamersⓇ are incredibly soft and fluffy, and using our Fluffer Brush to style them can give them even more incredible volume. 

  1. Suggested Lash Map: C12, C14, B16, B16, C14, C12
  1. For more volume: B12, F14, F16, F14, F16, F16. For a softer version use the Truffle or Chocolate Fluffies.
  1. For a bolder mascara look use the Starburst lashes defined with Glass.
  1. For a beautiful hybrid of the two, fluff up the Starburst lash and apply with Glass at the base. This will give you what I like to call Starfluff!!

Sultry Drama / Volume

Bring on the glam again. Sometimes you have something special to attend, and sometimes you need to glam up just because! These looks are your go-to for extreme curl, ultimate lash lift, and serious volume. They can add focus and depth to the eye area and create a softer, less prominent round-eye shape.

  1. Suggested Lash Map:

- BASE: D12, D14, D14, D16, D18

- STACKED: D12, D14, D14, D16, D18

  1. For more volume: D12, EE14, EE15, EE16, EE17, EE18

Note: E Gossamers fan out more, so you might find yourself wearing one less Gossamer than usual. The unique fan design of the E GossamersⓇ helps create a cat eyelash look that naturally makes a round eye shape look lengthier and less round. 

As you can see, the possibilities with Lashify are endless!! This system allows you to customize and create just about anything. We can go on and on with more lash maps, but we love it when our users create their very own.  We didn't even touch our Prismatic Gossamers for creative, glam, or artistic looks.

So, even though all these lash maps can give you some guidance and inspiration, there is so much more you can do. Have fun, play with Gossamer styles and find what works for you. Build your lash wardrobe, and create maps for different occasions and moods. Share your creations with us on social media and tag us! We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Happy Lashing!

Not too sure if you have a Round 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. With a mirror and a few simple steps, you can easily determine your eye shape and find the perfect lashes to complement your look. 

Find out what others are saying about their Lashify experience and the Lash Maps they're creating on the Lashify Life Facebook group!



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