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My mom had a lash curler that she kept at her vanity, so I used it to curl my own lashes as a boy. That curler was one of the reasons that I fell in love with makeup. It was always caught on camera, but it didn't matter to me. It made my young gay eyes sparkle.
Even though I'm a professional makeup artist, it is something I still enjoy. Although it is not often given credit, curling the eyelashes can be a very important part of makeup application. It can yield amazing results when done properly. A curl will make your lashes appear longer, thicker, and fuller. It also makes the eyes look larger and more awake.
Every artist has their own method, but here is my technique how to curl lashes for easy lash curling on a client or yourself--time-tested from years of experience.
The curler should be held in the same way as a pair of scissors. You should disinfect the whole tool, including the strip if you are using it for a client.
The curler can be opened completely. Bring it to your upper lashes. Make sure you get the entire strip up to your root. Make sure you have all the lashes in the curler. The curler should be placed upright so that the curve is facing out.
Use a gentle, gentle squeeze to curl your lashes.
Turn the curler upside down so that its curve lines up with your eyelid's curve. This is the secret. This will give you curls, not a crimp effect.
Use light pressure to squeeze the curler handles. Hold the tool in place for several seconds without blinking.
Move the curler from the root to the tip of the eyelash, pressing down and pulsing over it until you reach its end.
Take out the eyelash curler, and take a look at the perfect curl. If necessary, repeat the process to define your lashes prior to applying makeup. Next, you can do the same for the other eye.
Many artists have their favorite lash curlers. I am one of them. Professionals love the Shu Uemura and Shiseido. They are great for flat, more curved eyes.
Rounder eyes are the more common and universal shape. My personal favorites are The Billy B Beauty Eyelash curl and Kevyn Aucoin's Eyelash Curler. The Billy B Beauty Eyelash Curler is perfect for all eyes and offers great pressure for curling. Kevyn Aucoin, a late makeup artist, created the Shu Uemura curler but felt that it wasn't as universally applicable as he desired. He created his own Shu Uemura curler, which is larger and produces the most precise, close-knit curls I've ever seen.
These are my tips and tricks for curling lashes. Do not be afraid to pinch. Jump in and let those luscious lashes fly.
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