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How to Curl Your Eyelashes

How to Curl Your Eyelashes

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With a proper curl, your eyelashes will look longer and thicker, and this can give your eyes a fresher appearance. So 5-Minute Crafts has prepared a step-by-step guide on how to use an eyelash curler correctly to get the best, long-lasting results.

Preparation

Pour some micellar water or eye makeup remover onto a cotton pad and swipe it over your eyelashes. This will help you clean the natural oils off them and get a better curl.

✅ Then apply all your eye makeup (like eyeshadow, liner, etc.) except for mascara. Choose a waterproof liner to avoid smudging.

Tip: Make sure that your curler is clean too. Otherwise, it can damage your eyelashes. Clean both the rubber cushion and metal once every 2 months with a makeup wipe.

Step 1: Get the curler ready.

✅ Take the eyelash curler and place your thumb and index fingers in the grip holes.

✅ Then open the curler wide enough for your upper lashes to fit between the rubber cushion and metal top.

Step 2: Apply some heat.

Warm the curler up a bit using a hairdryer for a few seconds, but don’t heat it too much. This will help you get a more defined curl.

✅ Before using it on your lashes, tap the curler on the inside of your wrist to make sure that it’s not too hot.

Step 3: Position the curler.

✅ With your eyes halfway open, stand in front of a mirror and turn your head to the side to see your lashes better.

Place the curler as close to the base of your upper lashes as possible without touching the skin.

✅ Make sure that all of the lashes are inside the curler.

Place the curler upright so that the curve faces out.

Step 4: Start curling.

✅ Gently close the curler on the lashes and squeeze it 4-8 times at the root with a soft, pulsing grip.

✅ Then rotate your wrist to bend the curler upward toward your forehead. Hold it in this position for a few seconds without blinking.

✅ Unclamp the curler and repeat the process up the length of your lashes a few times until you reach the tips for a final curl.

Step 5: Apply your mascara.

Add 1-2 coats of waterproof mascara to get a longer-lasting curl. Make sure that you place the wand as close to the base of your lashes as possible and work it all the way up to the ends.

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