How To Make Your Eyelashes Stick To Curl
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Reader question: I’m constantly proud of my thick lashes, but over the past few years I’ve noticed that they no longer hold a curl for more than an hour. Any initiatives? -Roberta Montes
It’s easy to curl your lashes at home in just a few seconds, but the challenge is to hold the curl for longer than a few minutes. Unfortunately, there are many mistakes that can be made with something that seems relatively simple.
If your lashes start to droop before the end of the day, check that you’re using the right curler. All eyes have different shapes, so the right curler for one person may not work for another. You want to invest in a quality curler that fits the shape of your eyes. As a rule of thumb, it should nestle seamlessly at the base of your lashes without catching or snagging.
Another important element: your eyelash curler cushion. According to Omayma Ramzy, celebrity makeup artist and Omayma Skin founder, the pad should be changed every 4-6 months, depending on how often you use it. Otherwise, the pads may lose their density and thus reduce the effectiveness of the curlers.
But, of course, having the right tools is only half the battle. As for the other half, which is controlling the right curling technique, we ask Ramzy to provide the best technique to curl your lashes with maximum durability. (Stay tuned until the end for some additional tips you’ll be able to apply.)
How to curl your lashes all day long
- Pick up the eyelash curler as close to the base of your lashes as possible, without catching the skin. From there, clip and hold the curler for at least 20 seconds. Curling your lashes before applying mascara is key, as curling afterwards can invite splitting boundaries, or worse, lash damage.
- Move your lashes halfway up, curl them once more, and hold for another 20 seconds. After releasing, press down 2-3 more times for a good measurement.
- Once the curl is created, take a heated eyelash curler and press it onto your lashes to hold it in place. Just like a curling iron, a little heat can assist in better shaping your lash hair to hold a more durable hold. “With ‘sagging’ lashes, heating the curler really makes the lashes last longer all day,” Ramzy says. “Make sure you do this step after curling with a mechanical curler but on the line of mascara application.”
- Using a waterproof mascara (waterproof formulas are often drier and therefore hold the curl better, according to Ramzy), wiggle the applicator at the base of the lashes and pull up quickly. Applying from the root creates more lift and keeps most of the product at the base of the lashes, so your lashes aren’t weighed down by the product.
- Apply no more or less than 2 coats of mascara. You want the mascara coat to be thick enough to hold the curl, but not so thick as to weigh down the lashes and make the curl fall off.
Lash Curling Tips
If you want to go the extra mile – or want a longer-term curl guarantee – Ramzy says there are a few additional actions that can help.
1 Apply lash serum and curl your lashes before bed
It’s a long race, but many lash experts say it can have a serious impact over time. “Most people curl their lashes the morning before, but most lash repair and growth episodes occur while we’re sleeping,” Ramsey says. “Think of it like exercising your eyelash curl. I use lash essence as part of my nighttime routine and then curl my lashes before I go to bed. After I started doing this regularly, my lashes showed a serious glow.”
2 Get them done professionally
A lash lift is like a professional lash perm, and if you want immediate results, the price (ranging from $75 to $150) is worth it. The process begins with a consultation with your technician, and after completing your objective (for example, if you want your lashes to push up or fan out), they will apply a keratin chemical treatment that takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. examples to make sure the end result is what you want.