Eyelash curler

RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,814 Curl Neophyte
This is probably a lame question and you would think I my age (almost 30) I would know how to do this, but how do you use an eyelash curler. I can't seem to get the hang of it.
Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
Location:Sunny Florida
Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Registered Users Posts: 13,737 Curl Connoisseur
    i never could either!

    every time i'd try... i'd end up pinching my eyelid!

    :cry:

    now that i have my little heated one, i'm a happy camper!

    you just press your lashes up with it - no pinching required!

    :D
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  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,814 Curl Neophyte
    every time i'd try... i'd end up pinching my eyelid!

    Me too. That 's why I quit trying. I will lookk into the heated one.
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
  • ariesxtremeariesxtreme Registered Users Posts: 123
    I don't even bother with traditional eyelash curlers anymore, this by far is the best one I've used which is a heated one. I actually put on mascara first, let it set and then use this. The mascara kind of works as a conditioner if you will to help set the curl. It's Blinc's heated curler which I ordered from their site, best $25 I've ever spent.

    It doesn't overheat either since it's set to only heat up to a certain temperature.
  • briccagrlbriccagrl Registered Users Posts: 540
    Im so glad Im not the only one :) . I have tried so many times to use one and I either pinch my eyelids or the curl doesnt look right. I dont even bother anymore.
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  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    I might have to go get mine when I'm typing this out, so I can describe it right. I curl mine before I put mascara on, first of all. I don't know if this is obvious or not, but you want to curl with the curve upwards, like a rainbow or an upside down U. I start at the base of my lashes and pump the handle like, two or three times. Then I move the curler down my lashes, oh, about half way and pump again two or three times. This makes the curl more obvious. Then mascara.
    Oh, and make sure your eyelash curler has a pad or something on it. I know of someone who lost the pad on hers, and she whacked off her eyelashes!
    HTH.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • xcptnlxcptnl Registered Users Posts: 15,678 Curl Connoisseur
    I heat my regular eyelash curler with my blow dryer for about 15 seconds...I dont put it real close to the end of the dryver and kinda wave the cruler back and forth. It really helps the curl stay.
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  • internetchickinternetchick Registered Users Posts: 6,191
    The link I posted with makeup videos has one showing how to use an eyelash curler. I also heat mine with a blowdryer.
  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    They also make eyelash curlers that aren't scary and clamp-like. You'll find them next to the others at the drugstore.
  • cjccjc Registered Users Posts: 636
    xcptnl wrote:
    I heat my regular eyelash curler with my blow dryer for about 15 seconds...I dont put it real close to the end of the dryver and kinda wave the cruler back and forth. It really helps the curl stay.

    Me too
    cjc
    3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
    Palm Beach County, Fl
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    I just bought a heated eyelash curler at Ulta for $2.99. Works great.
  • goldygoldy Registered Users Posts: 5,463 Curl Connoisseur
    i love mine!

    i think megara explained the use better than i could..

    i'm happy with an eyelash curler and some burts bees lip balm :)
    Poodlehead wrote:
    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol:
  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,814 Curl Neophyte
    I have seen one that looks more like tweezers and will curl the outer corners of the lashes. I might try that because I still don't think I am getting the clamp type right.
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town

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