Curling the lashes is the best way to open up your eyes and to emphasize them. Curling your eyelashes using an eyelash curler makes your eyes look wider, brighter and longer and doesn’t make your lashes look fake. If your eyelashes are very straight or grow downward they can be curled with an eyelash curler. The lash curler must be positioned very gently on the tip lashes and the movement may be repeated until you achieve the desired look. One important thing that many women forgot is that mascara should always be applied after the lashes are curled otherwise you can seriously cause damage.
There are three types of eyelash curlers – metal curler, plastic curler and heated eyelash curler. They all are available in every drugstore and cosmetic section. The eyelash curlers help to make the lashes appear longer and are effective for short, straight lashes.
HOW TO CURL:
Step One Clean the eyelash curler
An eyelashes curler should always be cleaned and disinfected before use because any dirt may easily enter the eye and cause irritation.
Step Two Heat the curler
If you heat the eyelash curler it will be easier for you to curl your lashes and your lashes will stay curl longer – until the next day. You can heat the curler by two ways – using a hair dryer or with hot water.
Blow air on the curler for about 10 seconds and make sure it isn’t too hot. If it’s hot let it cool for a few seconds.
If you don’t want to use a hair dryer you can put the eyelash curler in hot water for 10 seconds and again make sure it isn’t too hot.
Step Three Position the lash curler
Position your eyelash curler around your eyelashes – the upper lashes must be between the edges of the curler.
- Step Four Squeeze the curler
Carefully squeeze the edges of the eyelash curler together and hold for a few seconds.
Step Five Release the curler
Gently release the curler from the lashes and repeat again if necessarily. Always make sure that the curler is fully open before removing it.
Step Six Apply mascara
Look down into a mirror and stroke lashes upwards with just the tip of the brush. Make sure that the wand isn’t overloaded with mascara, if it is – take some off with a tissue before applying. Let the first coat dry and then apply the second coat.
Step Seven Comb the lashes
After you have curled your lashes and have applied mascara you should comb the lashes using a lash comb to separate each lash. Combing the lashes also makes your lashes look more natural and remove any excess mascara.
CURLING WITH A SOUP SPOON
A soup spoon works just as well as eyelash curler. Slide lashes against the outer edge of the spoon and twist the spoon upward against the lashes to create the curl.
- Make sure your lashes are clean before curling them.
- Never close the eyelash curler too close to the base of the lash – you can pinch your eyelid.
- Always choose a metal or heated eyelash curler in place of a plastic one.
- Heat the eyelash curler with hot water or a hair dryer.
- Always apply mascara after curling the lashes.
- You can curl the bottom lashes if you want.
- Replace the pads on the curler every three months.
- Always make sure that the eyelash curler is clean before using it.
- To clean your eyelash curler use a cotton swab dipped in cleansing milk, makeup remover or alcohol.
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Eyelash curling is not often a subject of discussion. That is really a shame because all too often women perform this simple task incorrectly. When you curl wrong you can damage your lashes, causing them to fall out, and you will not get the look that you are seeking.
To properly curl lashes make sure that they are clean. Take a damp cloth and gently wipe it over your closed eyes. The dampness will also help you obtain a better curl. When you open your eyes place the eyelash curler to the rim of your lid and gently squeeze. Leave the curler in place for a few seconds and remove.
If you are blessed with super long lashes you can also apply the curler near the end of your lashes and repeat the process to give your self a small flip at the end.
Never curl once you have applied mascara. The mascara is sticky and can damage your lashes if you place pressure on them. This is the most common mistake made. If you curl your lashes after you have placed mascara on them you risk having a clumpy look around the ridge of your eyes.
Another thing to ensure proper eyelash curling is the use of clean and firm pads in the curler. After a while, the little rubber pads in the eyelash curler wear down, become loose and pick up bacteria from the air. You should replace these at least every other month. Replacements can be found in the make up department and are very cheap.