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;
- Eyelash curlers work best on clean eyelashes. Make sure eyelashes are free of mascara. If necessary, use eye makeup remover to remove old mascara.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat on the other eye.
Model Twiggy is also a fan of heating her eyelash curler with her hairdryer!