It’s no secret that everyone wants long, luscious lashes; it’s also no secret that not everyone was born with doll-like natural lashes. We’re here to tell you it’s okay (and totally relatable). Showing you how to get your natural lashes on point is just the first step, and once you’ve mastered that, you can enter the glam world of strip lashes! And guess what? Perfectly curled lashes can help with your falsies looking their best.
Eyelashes are one of the most fun steps in any makeup routine. We all know that feeling of watching the whole look come together after you’ve put on your mascara and falsies. Now, let’s learn how to bring some much needed curl and volume to those lashes.
Healthy Lashes Hold Curl
The first step to getting your lashes to hold a curl is by having healthy and strong eyelashes. And the best way to keep your lashes healthy is by making sure to remove all makeup at the end of the day. Please, please don’t go to bed with your makeup on—we promise that it’s not worth it.
Let’s Talk Technique
There’s no one way to approach curling your lashes. Technique is everything, but remember, what works for one might not work for you. Don’t be scared to play around a bit with these suggestions and add your own spin—whatever gets you the best results!
Timing Is Everything
Always curl your lashes before applying any mascara or false lashes. Curling with mascara on can cause damage to your natural eyelashes.
Don’t Rush It
When curling your lashes, be sure to hold the curler there for at least thirty seconds, if not longer. A common misconception a ton of people have; is that your lashes can’t hold a curl when in actuality, you just haven’t been patient enough.
Clamp in an Upward Motion
Try bending the curler up towards your forehead. The pressure paired with the added bending motion can result in a better curl.
Start From The Middle
Once you’ve completed the first two steps, move your curler to the middle of your lash, right where the curl begins to bend. Hold the curler there for an additional minute or so.
Heat Up Your Curler
Still struggling to see results? Well, that means it’s time to kick it up a notch. This technique has been all the rage these past few months. The idea is that heating the curler will result in your lashes staying curled all day.
However, we do want to give you a quick warning here: be extremely careful any time that you’re putting something hot near your face, especially the delicate skin by your eyes.
How to Heat It Up
To heat the curler, you’ll need a hairdryer. Simply hold the curler out with one hand, and blow the top with the blow dryer. Be sure to heat it for no more than 10 seconds, because you really don’t want it to be too hot.
How to Use It
Double-check the temperature before putting it near your face by tapping the top with your finger. Once you’re sure it’s not too hot, take your heated curler and gently curl your lashes.
Lock in That Curl
You’ve successfully prepped and curled your lashes, so now it’s time to top off those gorgeously curly lashes. Whether you’re just a mascara gal, or if you’re into the more glam false lashes look, curling your lashes will take your look to the next level.
Applying mascara will help those curls hold all day, and applying both false lashes and mascara will have you looking and feeling more confident than ever. Waterproof mascara, in particular, is going to keep your lashes curled for the gods.
Doe Tip: There’s a Lash for Everyone
False lashes aren’t always flashy and completely glammed out (although they totally can be). There are tons of options. If you’re more confident in a more natural look, consider getting a slimmer, flirtier false lash set, like the Fairy Dust set.
And if you’re into that glammed-out lash look every day, there is no shame in that either. You can find the perfect lash set for any occasion.
Getting your lashes to curl is a problem that basically everyone has, so don’t feel discouraged if you feel like nothing is working for you. Be patient and play around with as many techniques and hacks as possible. You’re bound to find something that works for you, and if all else fails, a pair of Doe Lashes is always going to look great.
On-point lashes are like the icing on the cake when it comes to a complete makeup look. Having the perfect curl is the base for your mascara or false lashes, and everyone knows that a curled lash is much easier to work with than a non curled one. Follow this easy-to-follow guide that’ll give you the best-curled lashes which in return will give you the best-completed makeup look.