If you are fond of makeup, you should know that curly lashes are the secret to adding that little extra something to your look. Adding curl to your lashes makes them look thicker and fuller. It also highlights the natural shape of your eyes, giving them a fresh and more awake look.
Are you intimidated using an eyelash curler? Eyelash curlers are not the friendliest makeup accessory. Lash curler misuse can damage your lashes. You don’t need a fancy or expensive tool to curl your lashes.
How To Curl Lashes Without Eyelash Curler
Did you know that you can curl your lashes just by using mascara? Mascara is your lashes’ best friend as it adds dimension and volume to your lashes. You can use clear or black mascara.
Apply mascara as you would usually but push your lashes upward and hold it for a few seconds before releasing the brush. Do this while your mascara is still wet.
Doing this while your mascara is drying will help maintain your lashes in a curled shape. Be patient as you hold the mascara brush. Do not release until the mascara has thoroughly dried and the curl is set in place.
If you have a hairdryer, you may want to use it gently to heat and dry the mascara. Use the warm setting and be careful because hot air can hurt your eyes. Hold the dryer at least 6 inches away from your face and move the dryer gently up and down.
This step is optional. You can skip this if you are happy without using the hairdryer.
How To Curl Lashes Without Eyelash Curler Or Mascara
Do you occasionally forget to pack an eyelash curler or mascara when you travel? You can still achieve that lash curl without them. Perfect lashes are difficult to achieve, but that doesn’t mean you have to learn complex techniques.
All you need is to learn how to curl your lashes. Here are some alternative methods that you can try.
Using a metal spoon.
This method may require extra precaution as it uses heat. Applying heat makes the curl last longer.
Grab a clean spoon and heat it by holding it under warm water for about 30 seconds. Before proceeding, test the heat of the spoon on the back of your hand to avoid hurting your eye. Dry the spoon once it is warmed up.
Next, hold the convex side of the spoon up against your lashes. Use your fingers to press your lashes against the curve of the spoon for 20 to 30 seconds.
Here’s a tip: Do it section by section to get the best results!
This method also works if you want to curl your bottom lashes. Check out the result. If you want a more defined curl, repeat the process until you are satisfied with the curl.
Using your fingers.
This method is not very effective, but you can do this instead if you are left with nothing to use. All you need is just your fingers!
Wash your hands before you start. Tap them dry. Warm your fingers up by rubbing your hands together, or place them under warm water for a few seconds.
Next, push your lashes up against the top of your eye using your pointer finger and hold it for 25 to 30 seconds. Do this process with your lower lashes. Repeat the process until the results are acceptable.
Using a Cotton Swab.
You will need a cotton swab or Q-tip in this method. Use the cotton swab and hold the lashes in your desired curled position by gently lifting them at the lash line close to your eyelid.
Hold the position for about 30 seconds. Be patient as you hold the cotton swab in place. Do not release until the curl is set in place.
Repeat the process if you are not satisfied with the result.
Using a toothbrush.
If you can’t seem to find other materials, go ahead and be resourceful. A bathroom cabinet might be a surprising source of helpful alternatives.
Grab a new or unused toothbrush for sanitary purposes and because you need the bristles to be in good condition.
Dip the toothbrush’s bristles under warm water for a few seconds. Dab it dry quickly to retain the heat using a clean towel. Flick the excess water to make your bristles as dry as possible.
Use the warm bristles to brush through your lashes. Start at the base of the lid and work your way up, holding at the tips to create curls.
Using aloe vera gel.
Aloe vera is famous for its healing and soothing effects. It has lots of benefits in enhancing beauty, too. Use natural aloe vera extract or alcohol-free aloe vera gels.
Put a small amount of aloe vera gel onto your middle finger. Do not use too much aloe vera gel. Rub your thumb and finger together for a few seconds to distribute the gel evenly and warm it up as well.
Use your fingertips to press your lashes and hold them to achieve the curling effect. Hold it for 30 seconds until the aloe vera gel dries. Simply repeat this process a few times to accomplish that graceful curl.
Have you tried lash perming?
This will save you the struggle of having to do your lashes every day. Your lashes will look thicker and longer without any effort on your side.
Go to the nearest beauty salon and get that lash perm service you need. Make sure to see a professional that specializes in lash perming. Just with any other cosmetic product, it is always wise to keep in mind allergens. Do a patch test before your lash perm appointment to ensure safety.
Do not wear mascara or eye makeup before your appointment to get maximum penetration. The whole process takes 30 to 45 minutes. Permed lashes can last for 2 to 3 months.
Let your lashes rest for around two months before getting them permed again. This process, when done too often, can dry out the lashes and may cause irritations.
Now that you know how to curl your lashes, another essential thing to remember is to take care of your lashes. You will not achieve that graceful curl without healthy eyelashes.
Remove any eye makeup before going to bed, no matter how tired you are. Dirt and residue can create a breeding ground for bacterial infections. Use natural products like coconut oil to remove eye makeup.
Avoid sharing makeup products as they can cause temporary or even permanent damage not only to your eyelashes but also to your face.
Oiling your hair results in thick and beautiful hair. Just like doing it with your hair, applying oil like castor oil will nourish your lashes and help you achieve healthy and longer lashes. You can use a cotton swab while applying oil to your eyelashes.
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on your face. Be careful in trying out these curling techniques because most require the use of heat.
So which method do you want to try?