- Before you use the eyelash curler, apply any eyeliner and eye shadow. Do not apply your mascara yet. The mascara applied after curling will prevent smearing and lash breakage.
- Make sure your lashes are clean and dry. If you attempt to curl wet lashes, they will not curl but will appear bent instead.
- Open the eyelash curler. Place your upper lashes into the opening, or mouth of the curler. Slightly close your eye and then open it wide to move all of the lashes into the mouth of the curler. Make sure to hold the curler in a position that is parallel to your eyelashes.
- Carefully slide the eyelash curler closer to the eye so that it comes to rest at the base of your eyelashes. Make sure that you do not place it over the skin on your eyelid.
- Holding your eye open, slowly close the curler. You should see your eyelashes fan out over the upper portion of the mouth. If you feel pinching, this means you need to readjust the position of the curler.
- Keep the curler closed and slowly count to five. Make sure that you keep your face and your hand steady. To add additional curl, use the eyelash curler at multiple intervals up the length of your lashes. To do this, start at the base, move the curler slightly up the length of the lashes, and clamp it again. Continue along in this manner until you have reached the end of your lashes. This process will create a smooth arc.
- Repeat this procedure with the other eye.
- Once both eyes are completed, apply mascara.
For beginners, remember that practice makes perfect. This tool takes some getting used to, so do not give up after your first try! Keep on practising until you perfect your technique. Also, keep in mind that curling the lower lashes is not necessary!
Be sure to regularly clean the eye makeup off the eyelash curler and replace the pads on the curler every few months.