Gone are the days when an eyelash curler was like a mean-looking bear trap.
The latest sleek iterations are easy to use and will not leave eyelashes bent or crimped.
In fact, eyelash curlers can now fulfill every last one of your false lush dreams if you have stick-straight hairs or just want to look wide awake when your lids are carrying more luggage than your average celebrity.
Even Chanel recently released its own chic-as-hell version – a sign if there was one that we needed to use an eyelash curler.
The trouble is that most of us look at eyelash curlers and think, ‘what do I do with them?’ And ‘how do I not spoon out my eyeball by accident?’.
It is a chinese to use an eyelash curler
Marie Claire Talking to Zoe Taylor, make-up artist for Chanel, about the do’s and don’ts of eyelash curling …
Always use your eyelash curler before applying mascara, false lashes or any other makeup
I always grain lashes when I prepping the skin and then once more before applying mascara. I set the curler roughly ¼ of the way down the lash away from the root, then press down, release and go a little closer. I continue until I am directly against the root of the lash. This helps to get a deep, long-lasting grain rather than simply a bend in the lash. It is always worth remembering that it is much harder to get a decent grain when your lashes are wet. Re-curling once mascara is on can make the lashes sticky and clamping together. ‘
2. Hold the eyelash curler securely – that’s it!
‘There is no right or wrong way to stop eyelash curlers. Just make sure you are gripping them securely as you need to press down hard when curling. Also open the curler wide enough for your top lashes to fit between the rubber cushion and metal top. ‘
3. Pump the curler at the root
‘Technique is everything. All lashes need a different amount of time to get the grain and make sure it stays. Some lashes can take up to 25 seconds in a single grain action. Gently pumping the curler at the root is a really good way to avoid any heavy bends in the lash. By not concentrating the bend on one area, you avoid an L shape and create the perfect, gentle grain. ‘