Who doesn’t want perfectly long, curled and gravity-defying lashes? But do you use an eyelash curler before piling on mascara and still end up with limp and barely-there lashes? If the answer is ‘yes’, we’ve got some news.

Life’s too short to settle for eyelashes you aren’t utterly happy with it! The reason why your eyelashes don’t look as long and voluminous as you had imagined is simply because you’re not using the eyelash curler right. But fret not girls, your friends over at BeBe have your back.

Scroll down for five common eyelash curler mistakes you might be making and how to rectify them to achieve your dream lashes.

 

01. Using it too frequently

01. Using it too frequently

Who doesn’t want their eyelashes to look curled and fluttery every single day? But curling your eyelashes daily (even if you are using the right techniques) can take a serious toll on your natural lashes, causing damage and thinning. So So So give your curler a break, and invest in a curling mascara like the Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara. The lightweight formula and smart curling wand add natural volume to your lashes without weighing them down.

 

02. Not cleaning it regularly

02. Not cleaning it regularly

Just like how it’s important to clean your makeup brushes and other beauty tools, you must do the same for your eyelash curler as well. The dirt and makeup residue on the pad can cause infections and damage your lashes. It is best to wipe the silicone pad with a clean wet wipe before and after each use to keep it clean. Apart from this, you must even wash the curler with some dish soap and let it dry for a couple of hours to deep cleanse it.

 

03. Using improper technique

03. Using improper technique

Another thing that could be responsible for your not-so-great looking eyelashes is using the wrong technique. Always start by gently pulsing the curler at the root of your lashes about four to six times. Next, repeat the same along the middle before moving on to the tips for that perfect, uniform curl. Also, try and heat your curler with a blow dryer (make sure it’s not too hot) to make the curls last longer.

 

04. You are clamping too hard

04. You are clamping too hard

This is one of the biggest and most common eyelash curler mistakes you could be making. Aggressively clamping your eyelashes can lead to permanent damage and even fall out. Simply use a light hand to gently clamp the curler onto your lashes; there is no need for any pulling.

 

05. Using it after applying mascara

05. Using it after applying mascara

If you tend to apply your mascara before curling your lashes, we request you to stop doing this NOW! Mascara hardens your lashes and makes them sticky, which puts your natural lashes at risk of being pulled out or breaking. Always begin curling your bare lashes and then follow it up with a good curling and volumising mascara for a lovely curl and lift.