Lash Mapping For Perrrfect Cat Eye Lashes

Lash mapping is essential for a gorgeous set of eyelash extensions - it shows our professionalism, keeps your lash sets even across both eyes and gives each of your clients bespoke eyelash extension looks that are tailored to their preferences, suit their eye shape and flatter their bone structure. 

Whether you’ve been in the lash industry for five minutes or 15 years, you’ve undoubtedly had a client or two ask for a lash style like Cat Eye Lashes - but what exactly are Cat Eye Lashes, and how do you map them?

Lash mapping for Cat Eye Lashes

 Cat Eye Lashes are known for their sexy flick on the outside of the eyes, creating an elongated effect, whilst also adding a sweep which is in equal parts gorgeous and iconic. 

How Do You Create A Lash Map For Cat Eye Lashes? 

As with any eyelash extension set, begin by marking out the middle of the eyes on your client's eyelids with an eyeliner pencil and then marking the middle of the eyes onto the under eye patches so that your lash set is symmetrical across both eyes.

Lash mapping guide for Cat Eye Lashes

Next, split the section towards the outer corner of the eyes in half, and then half again - the segment closer to the outer corners will be your longest section of lashes.

Lash mapping guide for Cat Eye Lashes

Now, split the final section of the outer corners into three equal parts - though we’re aiming for a sweeping flick towards the outer corners, we still want to ensure that we are protecting the natural lashes there. Using too long a length of lash extensions in the outer corners of the eyes also increases the likelihood of the natural lashes drooping and giving your client's eyes a sad appearance. 

Lash mapping guide for Cat Eye Lashes

The sections towards the inner corners of the eyes will be much wider than those in the outer corners, this will also help with that elongation we want to achieve!

Lash mapping guide for Cat Eye Lashes

Who Will Suit Cat Eye Lashes? 

Despite them being an eyelash extension style that almost all of your clients ask for at least once, they’re actually not well suited to very many of your clients. 

A set of Cat Eye Lashes on the wrong client can cause their eyes to look super far apart, droopy, or sad - not ideal! Cat Eye Lashes are very well suited for those clients with eyes which are a little closer together as it will create the illusion of extra distance between them. If a client with a proportional set of eyes (this refers to the space between their eyes being the same size as the width of their eyes themselves) would love a set of Cat Eye Lashes, then you can still make their lash dreams come true, just try using fewer eyelash extension lengths, or maybe suggest a different lash mapping style that's similar but may be more suitable for them like Squirrel Lashes as it will be far more complementary.

Clients with almond shaped eyes will also benefit from Cat Eye Lashes (assuming they are not very widely spaced) as it will really accentuate that gorgeous shape, and clients with natural lashes that grow upwards will also look amazing with this lash mapping style! 

If your client's natural eyelashes grow straight or downwards, not all hope is lost! While using regular lash curls can cause that drooping effect, swapping to eyelash extensions with a stronger lash curl like M-Curl lashesL-Curl lashes, or even Extreme L-Curl lashes, will give far more lift to those natural lashes and still create a gorgeous set!

Lash mapping styles to suit any client's eye shape

So there you have it, your ultimate guide to lash mapping for a stunning set of Cat Eye Lashes. By following these steps, you'll be able to offer your clients a lash style that perfectly accentuates their eyes and leaves them feeling amazing with a captivating lash look that's sure to turn heads!