A good eyelash curler can give you that wide awake look even if you haven't slept a wink. ;) Don't tell me how I know this!!
And even if you’re using the most fancy, volumising mascara in the world, you aren’t really doing your lashes any favours unless you’re pairing it with an eyelash curler. Lash curlers are the secret tool to achieving big, fanned-out eyelashes—regardless of the natural volume or length you’re working with.
You still hear of people applying mascara and then curling their lashes – a big NO-NO. Not only does this make your curlers gunky, it can also damage your lashes. Instead, curl your lashes pre-mascara. You may find applying any formula afterwards weighs lashes down again, but this can be avoided by wiping off excess product from the wand and lightly applying it from the tips to the roots in a dabbing motion. Make sure your mascara goes on in a few thin layers rather than one big thick one.
The harder you clamp, the more likely you are to break your lashes and bend them into an unrealistic curve. To get the best results, bring your curler as close to the base of your lashes as possible without touching the skin of your eyelids. Then, gently squeeze for a few seconds and release, moving the curler along the lash line as you go. Keep repeating this gentle pressure and you’ll soon see a nice, gradual lift.
This is a trick that really does work. Either let your curlers sit on a radiator before use, or blast them with some warm air from your hairdryer (this is what I do, because who has a radiator in Sunny Qld??). Either way, the warmth will give lashes extra curl and hold. Alternatively, place the clamp in a glass of hot water for five to ten seconds to create a more even heat. Dry it off, then curl as normal.
Looking for an all-natural mascara to pair with your eyelash curler? Our Titanium Dioxide Free Organic Mascara is the perfect choice! ;) Especially formulated for sensitive eyes, it nourishes & deeply conditions your lashes with aloe vera, green tea, jojoba & castor oil. The organic carnauba wax gives spectacular body & length to lashes while the natural mineral pigments provide an intense, long lasting inky black colour.