Monday, 5 December 2016

How To: Curl Eyelashes So They Last All Day

So today I am going to share one of my biggest beauty secrets, it's something I do everyday when I get ready, and it honestly works. If you are like me and have the straightest lashes the world has ever seen, or if after curling your lashes they drop miserably, then I really want you to try this. I'll show you my top tip and my current routine to get the best out of your eyelashes!


Okay, so before we start I want to explain the benefits of having a good eyelash curler. For maximum results, your eyelash curler should be metal, and needs to fit the shape of your eye nicely. My eyelash curlers are from Shu Uemera, they were a gift from my friend Sakura in 2014 and I still use them. They retail for £20 and it are worth the investment as they get used every day because it performs so well. 

So here is the secret: I heat up my eyelash curlers with my hairdryer for a few seconds. I actually get my eyelash curlers piping hot and wait for them to cool down enough so they won't burn my eyes. So I will place them either on wrist or lightly on my lips to test if it's safe to place on my eyes, as those two areas are super sensitive to heat. Once I've safely tested them I will proceed to curl my eyelashes, angling the curlers toward the crease of my eyes, instead of parallel to my face. I find that this gives them a little more lasting time and I usually hold my eyelashes for a good 20 seconds. Once that is done, I will get a mascara that has a thin and waterproof formula, so this is where my L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara(£9.99/9ml) comes into play. This mascara has a great separating wand so I can capture all the lashes that I have curled and just puts enough product on my lashes to hold the curl in place while not weighing them down. You can really see how battered this mascara is, I've had it for almost a year and the drier the formula, the better as it has less chance of being weighed down!






























So at this point, your eyelashes are nicely curled, and mascaraed up, however it's only just a light layer that has dried down. You can leave it here if you are short on time, and just prefer this look, which is what I do most days. This is the point where I will add in another mascara, if I want really thick, black lashes. For this I have been using the L'Oreal Mega Volume Collagene Mascara (£9.99/10ml), as it really works to add volume the lashes, adding thickness and length, which gives my eyes extra depth and intensity. I love using this duo, as I get lashes that are my own, but the much better version that lasts all day!

I would love to know if you have tried this, or are going to try this, because it's just my ride or die when it comes to eyelashes! What's your favourite eyelash product? Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin for more beauty posts!

8 comments:

  1. I have to admit, I've never really been a fan of eyelash curlers because I didn't really see the point. However, warming them up makes so much sense! Can't believe I've never tried this! My fave mascara is the L'oreal telescopic - it's amazing!

    Jess xo | Jessica Ann ♥

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    1. Haha honestly, I never knew how good eyelash curlers could be before I tried the Shu Uemera ones! Heating them up is like just double the effect! Haha be careful to make sure they are warm enough to have an effect but cool enough that they won't burn your eyes! I'll have to give that mascara a try! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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  2. Thank you for the tip! I tried the heating up trick a few years ago but it was too painful XD I'll have to try it out again but wait for it to be a little cooler lol.

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Haha It honestly burns if it's too hot! I've made that mistake before too, either try heating on a lower setting but personally I just like to wait for it to cool down because I think it's more effective! I hope your next try works better haha

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    1. I haven't tried the Shiseido ones! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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