Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eye spy...

Eyelashes play a vital role in drawing attention to the face and I feel that mascara can either make or break your eye make up.  There is nothing worse than spending ages applying you eye shadow and eye liner so it’s looking perfect only to then apply your mascara and ruining the look entirely.

With this in mind, I wanted to share with you my absolute must-have for achieving great eyelashes; an eyelash curler.  You can use the most amazing mascara in the world, but it can’t work its magic if you haven’t prepared your eyelashes.  I have tried various heated eyelash curlers but find I have the best result using a metal eyelash curler and then gently heating it with my hairdryer for extra impact.

I have collated a few hints and tips on curling your eyelashes;
  1. Eyelash curlers work best on clean eyelashes. Make sure eyelashes are free of mascara. If necessary, use eye makeup remover to remove old mascara.
  2. With your blowdryer on low heat, blow air on the curler for no more than 5 seconds. Touch the metal. If it's hot, let it cool for a few seconds. You don't want to burn your eyelid.
  3. Open the curler, clamp lashes near the roots. Hold for 10-30 seconds. Never curl lashes after you apply mascara -- as the mascara dries, lashes can stick to the curler & be torn from the roots. Don't bother curling bottom lashes.
  4. Repeat on the other eye.
Model Twiggy is also a fan of heating her eyelash curler with her hairdryer!

Happy Curling…

K x

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