I’ve always believed in giving a woman the confidence and skills she needs to become her own makeup artist, and one of the key—and often-overlooked—elements of doing your makeup well is knowing how to use the tools that you apply product with. Most products are pretty simple to use, but it’s easy to make mistakes. In this series, I’ll try to give an easy break-down of how to properly use different tools. First up: eyelash curler.
How to Use Your Eyelash Curler
1. Hold the eyelash curler in front of your eye, grab the lashes gently, press and curl. Hold for 15 seconds and then apply mascara. Your eyes will look awake and open.
2. Always, always curl your eyelashes before you apply mascara so that your lashes don’t break—this is a mistake that I see women making all the time! Treat your lashes with a little TLC.
3. The pads that line the inside of an eyelash curler are there to protect your lashes. If they start to wear out or break, you’ll have to replace them. Some eyelash curlers come with replacement pads, or you can easily buy a set at the drugstore.
4. If you’re ever caught without and eyelash curler, apply mascara and then gently press lashes up with your fingertips as mascara dries. It’s not perfect, but it does the trick.