Eyelash Curling and Mascara Routine

Posted on April 26, 2012

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A while back, I shared my secret trick on how I get my super straight lashes to curl. Since my previous post was about mascara, I thought I’d share my daily eyelash curling and mascara routine through a easy to follow (I hope) tutorial. This tutorial is meant for an everyday look perfect for school, work or just hanging out with family and friends.

Just 4 easy steps to beautifully curled lashes. 3 steps if you’re lucky enough to be born with naturally curled or easy to curl lashes!

  1. This step is optional. If you have naturally curled or easily curled lashes… I’m jealous. If you have super straight lashes that loses it’s curl easily, you’ll want to include this step. Apply 1 coat of clear mascara and let it completely dry. The clear mascara will act as a styling gel for your lashes. 1 coat under and over your top lashes should be enough to hold the curl without making your lashes too stiff to curl.
  2. Get the curler at the base of your curl and gently press. Release and at about mid point of your lashes, gently press again. At near the tip of your lashes, gently press again. Using this method will ensure you a nice curve to your lashes. I use 3 outer and 3 inner presses to get maximum curl to all my lashes! Seems like a lot, but it’s super fast once you get the hang of it.

    Sidebar about my eyelash curler
    : My favorite eyelash curler of all time is by Shu Uemura. I’m currently using Shiseido because Shu Uemura is no longer sold at Sephora. Both are great. BUT…. if I’m going to be picky- I don’t like Shisiedo’s as much because of it’s dark chrome finish. This makes it difficult for me to see my lashes against the curler, so I can’t fan/separate my (very sparse) lashes before pressing. I know. Picky.
  3. Apply mascara from the base and wiggle the brush out in 3 sections: inner (closest to nose), middle, and outer. On my outer lashes, apply by placing the brush at the base and instead of wiggling the brush forward, wiggle it out to the side. This simple trick will fan out your lashes and widen your eyes. ;)
  4. I just recently started doing this and really like it! It’s perfect for taking a day look into a night look without having to do too much more to your makeup! Adding a little bit of my Eyeko Skinny Brush mascara (review here | buy here) to my lower lashes instantly makes my eyes look brighter and bigger. The key here is to apply a little. :)

I hope this tutorial has been helpful. Do you have any helpful tips on how to achieve the perfect lash curl?! Please leave me a comment below or tweet me! Until next time, stay pretty… inside and out! xo

Products in this post: Eyeko Skinny ($19): Sephora | ASOS
Eyeko Curvy ($19): Sephora |ASOS

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