Ahh, the eyelash curler. It looks like a strange, scissor-like torture device, and baffles men who don’t know what it’s used for. It seems to have fallen out of favour in the beauty world recently, but I don’t understand why. My eyelash curler is one of the most important parts of my beauty routine!
I don’t curl my lashes every day, because sometimes I’m in a hurry and I forget. Luckily, the effects of curling my lashes seem to last for a couple of days on average.
The eyelash curler is actually really easy to use! You can buy many different designs, but they all work pretty much the same way. I use this eyelash curler because the handles squeeze and there is no place to slip your fingers and thumb into, which means they won’t get caught, which means there is less change of tugging or pulling.
Hold the lash curler over your lid, and let your eyelashes pass in between the two metal bars. The soft, rubber-coated bar should be at the base of your lashes. Make sure all your lashes are coming out between the two bars, and squeeze the handles to clamp the two bars together. Do this slowly and carefully. If you are too close to your lash line, it might pinch your eyelid or lashes a little.
Squeeze down with firm pressure. I like to squeeze once and hold it for a few seconds, then open the curler and pull it just a little bit further away from my lash line and clamp again gently. Keeping it clamped, I tilt the lash curler upwards to get the most curl possible. Voila! Don’t forget the mascara to hold in the curl.
Curling my eyelashes makes a really big difference. It opens your eyes and makes them look bigger and brighter, and makes your lashes look even longer. If you have long lashes but they stick straight out, it’s difficult to tell how long they are from straight on.
Do you curl your eyelashes? What’s your experience with eyelash curlers, and do you have a favourite kind? Let me know in the comments!
Here is my before and after eyelash curling picture! I love that you can see more of my lashes after curling when you look at me straight on. It also keeps my lashes from tangling together and going in the wrong direction!