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Isn’t the first thing we notice is a person’s eyes? Eyes tell a story. The appearance of your eyes can either engage or disengage. In many cultures it is desirable to have the appearance of large eyes with long lush eyelashes. A huge part of creating this look can be largely attributed to how your eyelashes make your eyes appear more open, wider and brighter. It’s no wonder many women look to find ways to learn how to curl your eyelashes correctly to encourage this look.
In order to have amazing eyelashes you will need to first find the best eyelash curler. Starting with the right tools can make all the difference. Second, you will need to know how to curl your eyelashes properly to get the most curl out of your lashes as possible. Thirdly, you need a good mascara that will emphasize your lashes. And fourth, having a lash pin comb to separate your lashes can be a nice added touch.
So what is the best eyelash curler? The best eyelash curler is one that makes your eyes look wider, brighter and longer. It shouldn’t make your eyelashes look fake. It shouldn’t hurt you, pull your eyelash hairs, or crush them. If your eyelash curler does any of these things, keep in mind this may be related to your technique. There are several types of curlers. There is the metal eyelash curler, the plastic eyelash curler, the heated eyelash curler, and the spot eyelash curler. The best eyelash curlers have a wide opening, have the ability to replace the pads and curl your eyelashes so that they don’t just stick straight up, but leave a natural looking curl. If you want to heat your eyelash curler with a blowdryer, it is best to use a metal eyelash curler or a heat resistant plastic one. Be careful to not heat it for too long as this may burn you. But heating your eyelash curl can lead to a better curl and longer lasting curl. The best eyelash curler should be easily cleanable and easy to handle.
Next, you will need to learn how to curl your eyelashes correctly. If you don’t know how to curl your eyelashes properly, you are not maximizing the potential your eyelashes have. Lashes that grow downward can benefit tremendously from an eyelash curler. Before curling your eyelashes, make sure your curler is clean and disinfected. Any dirt accumulated on the eyelash curler may get transferred to the eyes and lead to irritation.
So here’s how to curl your eyelashes: Use the best eyelash curler you’ve found and position it gently so that the eyelash fits in the window of the curler. Be sure that your whole eyelash is captured in the opening as stray eyelashes that fall outside the opening will not get curled. Be sure to not put the eyelash curler too close to the base of the lash as you might end up pinching your skin. Carefully, squeeze the curler for a few seconds molding the eyelash. Release the curler. You may need to repeat as necessary even with the best eyelash curler. Be sure the curler is completely open before removing the curler. You can even turn the eyelash curler upside down to curl the bottom lashes. It’s a good idea to replace the eyelash curler pads every 2-3 months to keep bacteria low and keep your eyelash curler functioning at it’s best. To clean the eyelash curler, use makeup remover or rubbing alcohol to remove the debris from the curler. Knowing how to curl your eyelashes is only half the battle.
Note: DO NOT curl your eyelashes after you’ve applied mascara. This can lead to sticking of the eyelash to the curler and pull your eyelashes out.
The other half of the battle is finding and applying a good mascara. When using mascara, look down while looking in the mirror and stroke the brush upwards with the tip of the brush. After you apply your first coat, let it dry. Then apply a second coat if necessary. If you have clumping you may want to invest in a lash pin comb such as this one by Seki Edge in order to separate your lashes. This also allows your lashes to look more natural and open up your eyes even more. Do not use a pin as this can be very dangerous. A lash pin comb is specifically designed to separate your lashes when your regular mascara brush can’t.
Learning how to curl your eyelashes in usually not something we think as difficult or complicated to learn. However, understanding some of the finer details can make your eyelashes look their best and help them to stand out even more so eyes can look larger and brighter. It’s all an illusion. By having the best eyelash curler, using the proper techniques with a great mascara, and utilizing a lash pin comb these steps can make all the difference.
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