How To Curl Your Lashes Like a Pro

I don’t know about you, but for me curling my eyelashes is one of the most important parts of my morning. Not only does it make me look more awake, but it makes me feel more awake. After all, beauty is in feeling good as well as looking good. 

Something about the ritual of it is simultaneously soothing and invigorating. I know that I am making myself look how I want people to see me—as someone who is put together, thoughtful, and prepared. 

Curling your eyelashes can send a quick signal to others that you are willing to put the extra time in to ensure you look as good as you feel, and vice versa. Here at BlinkBar, we know how important that is. Feeling good is looking good, and confidence looks stunning on everyone.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How To Curl Your Lashes

No matter how experienced you are in the world of eyelashes, there is always more to learn in terms of how to encourage your lashes to reach their highest potential. Possibly literally “highest” potential, if you like your eyelashes pointing as upright as they can. 

This comprehensive guide on how to curl your eyelashes could benefit those just starting out and people who curl their lashes every day alike. 

Clean Your Eyelash Curler

This first step is a crucial one. Before you even get started with curling your eyelashes, make sure that your curler is clean and pristine. Whether there is any leftover makeup on it, dust, or eyelashes that fell off, all of this should be cleaned away. Leftover makeup can either get in your eye or smudge onto your eyelid, creating a look that is pretty far off from the one you were initially going for. 

If you have not used your curler in a while or have stored it in a place that does not get much traffic, dust could be a real concern. Clean this off to avoid it getting in and seriously irritating your eye. 

Meanwhile, fallen eyelashes could either get in your eye or attach to your existing eyelashes, at best looking odd and at worst making their way into your eye later on.

You can clean your eyelash curler with makeup remover if there is any smudged leftover mascara, eyeliner, or eyeshadow on it. You can also use good old soap and water. Just be sure to rinse off all of the soap before bringing it to your eye, and to rinse off any makeup remover as well.

Position It Just Right

Now that your tool is nice and clean, it is time to really get started. Hold your eyelash curlers like they are a pair of scissors, and open up the mouth of it wide enough that your entire upper lash line can easily fit. 

Then, carefully place the strip of the curler close to the root of your lashes, but not actually on it. Take care not to get any of your actual eyelid in the mechanism. All of your upper lashes should now be fit in between the top and bottom parts of the clamp, ready to be curled.

Press on the Handle, Causing the Curler To Clamp Down

Now that you have all of your lashes safely fastened within the curler, delicately clamp down, again being sure to not get your eyelid or the root of your lashes to avoid damage.

Pulse the Curler Along the Lash

You have a sturdy yet gentle grip on your lashes, so it is time to make the hairs curled and enchanting. Accomplish this by pulsing the curler a few times. 

Doing this as opposed to just holding the curler in place will help encourage your lashes to move into the angle you want them and make them look a bit more dynamic. Otherwise, they could just go up in a way that looks unnatural.

Move Your Curler to an Upward Angle

In continuing to make your lashes look naturally and effortlessly curled, you can now carefully tilt your curler upward. This makes the curl look more layered, creating an effect that is equal parts stunning and authentic.

Apply Mascara, if Desired

While curling your eyelashes and doing so like an expert can certainly be the end of your eyelash emphasis, it does not have to be. 

At this point, you can choose to apply a coat of your favorite mascara. This will make your lashes look darker, lock in the curl, and make the hairs appear even more voluminous. This step is entirely optional, but for many, it is a necessity.

Determine What Lash Treatment Is Right for You

You may have been curling your eyelashes for years, or you may be totally new to this gorgeous and enlivening game. In either case, it is worth considering if constantly curling your eyelashes actually is the right move for you. 

Would you prefer to get up every morning and take the time to alter your lashes manually, or would it be better to have someone else take some of the stress away and do your lashes professionally?

If you are on the fence, it is always helpful to be armed with as much information as possible. That way, you can make the very best decision for you. With that in mind, here is a brief overview of just some of the many different luxurious lash enhancements you can treat yourself to.

A Luxurious Lash Lift

Lash lifts are a great option for those who want to enhance their natural beauty, using their own lashes to reach new heights. 

A lash lift is essentially a semi-permanent method of curling your lashes. It is not as expensive as some other eyelash treatments like extensions, does not take as long, and lasts longer. The trade-off is that the results are more natural and possibly less immediately striking. A lash lift is an often subtle but always beautiful transformation.

Lash lifts often tend to cost between $75 and $150 and last for six to eight weeks. This means that you are getting a large amount of wear time for your money. When you factor in that you will likely not have to curl your lashes during that span, the time that you will inevitably save in the morning and throughout your day makes it even more worth it.

A Luscious Lash Tint

Where a lash lift is a semi-permanent form of eyelash curling, a lash tint is a semi-permanent form of mascara. Imagine you could apply your mascara perfectly the first time, each and every time. There would be absolutely no clumps, fallout, or black patches and marks as the day progresses. 

That would be amazing, but it is simply a dream, right? Respectfully, wrong. Very, very wrong.

If all of this sounded like an unattainable goal, allow me to introduce you to the magic of lash tints. Lash tints dye your lashes a darker color to emphasize them and bring your natural beauty to the forefront. 

Many people like to pair lash tints with lash lifts to replace the daily task of curling eyelashes and then applying mascara. Together, these two treatments will guarantee you are photo-ready from the moment you wake up to the second you go to bed.

Getting Lush Eyelash Extensions

If neither curling your eyelashes, getting a lash lift, nor getting a lash tint are giving you the results you are hoping for, it may be time to try out some luscious lash extensions

Lash extensions offer a level of customization that many clients absolutely adore. You can choose how many extensions you want, the length, and the curl of them. All of these together make up exactly the look you want, and many people simply cannot get enough of it.

Eyelash extensions are given by using a safe glue to attach extensions to individual, natural hairs. Attaching an extension to an individual hair allows your lash line to not become too heavy and makes sure that none of the extensions will fall off before their time. 

While the upsides to getting eyelash extensions are, of course, plentiful, they can be a bit more expensive than other lash treatments. They can also last for a bit shorter of a time span. These are all things to consider when thinking about what to get done.

Using a Reliable yet Elegant Eyelash Curler

If none of these solutions sound quite right for you, that is perfectly fine! There is a reason eyelash curlers have remained such a prominent part of makeup aficionados’ bags for so many years, and it’s because they work

Many of these treatments seek to emulate the gorgeous results given by eyelash curlers, so it is clear that there are many fans of this option. Do your research into what eyelash curlers would be best for you, and remember that oftentimes you do get what you pay for. Sometimes a slight splurge now can result in years of nearly effortless beauty down the line.

Curled to Perfection

No matter how you choose to do your eyelashes, there is always some beautiful utility to be found in using an eyelash curler. Luckily with the tips outlined here, you can become a pro in no time.