Curling your eyelashes is one makeup step you shouldn’t skip if you want to look awake, bright-eyed and have your makeup look complete. Yes, makeup newbies, this one can look a little scary, but trust us, curling your lashes has the power to completely transform your entire look.
For the rest of you beauty junkies who’ve been trying to use a curler for years without getting the desired results, you’re probably doing something wrong. Here’s a look at the makeup mistakes you could possibly be making and how to avoid them completely.
- Mistake #1: You’re not curling your lashes first
- Mistake #2: Applying mascara before curling your lashes
- Mistake #3: Using the wrong technique
- Mistake #4: Applying too much force
- Mistake #5: Not heating the eyelash curler
Mistake #1: You’re not curling your lashes first
It is important to curl your lashes right after you have finished your skincare routine. This helps to open up the eyes better, and make you look more awake. Additionally, if you curl your lashes after applying eyeliner or eyeshadow, you could be running the risk of smudging it all out.
Mistake #2: Applying mascara before curling your lashes
This is an extremely common eyelash curling mistake that a lot of people tend to commit. When curl your lashes after mascara, you could potentially pull them out because of the force. Also, after your mascara your lashes become hard and sticky, making it difficult to curl them.
Mistake #3: Using the wrong technique
For the gravity-defying lashes, it is important to curl at the base before you reach the tips. The correct way to curl lashes is to curl the base as well as the tips for that perfect curve. To do this, all you have to do this clamp down on the lashes and hold for about 5 seconds.
Mistake #4: Applying too much force
You always need to be gentle when curling your lashes, as too much force can pull them out leading to breakage. Use a good quality curler, one that does not pull at your lashes too much.
Mistake #5: Not heating the eyelash curler
Although we’ve heard of this tip a zillion times before, we still think it’s unnecessary. But the truth is a heated eyelash curler helps lock in the curl and make it last for hours. To add a little heat to the curler, simply hold a blow-dryer close to it for a few seconds prior to curling. But remember to blow on the metal curler before applying it to lashes to avoid burning yourself!
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