Skip to content

Tips and Tricks: Curling Your Eyelashes

Are you doing this right?

Are you doing this right?

The eyelash curler is one of the original “must have” beauty tools and curling your lashes is what really makes the eyes pop! Here are a few tips to maximize that sparkle.

  • Clean Lashes. Curling your lashes after you have applied mascara is a “no-no”. Lashes will stick to the curler, which will cause you to pull out or damage them.
  • Metal Curlers Are the Best. Yes, there is a big difference between top brands like Shu Uemura or Japonesque and what you can find at your local drugstore.
Japonesque "Power Curl Eyelash Curler" $21.00

Japonesque “Power Curl Eyelash Curler” $21.00

  • Hold the Curler at the Base of Lashes. If you feel your skin being pinched open the curler and move up the lash slightly. Squeeze and hold for at least 5 seconds.
  • Apply Heat. If you have thick coarse lashes hold the curler under a blow dryer for a few seconds. Be careful not to heat it up for too long you don’t want to singe your lids!
  • Double Check. Take a second to make sure you have all your lashes in the curler, especially the outer lashes.

Want to learn some more beauty tips and tricks? Stop by or request an appointment for a makeup lesson with one of our makeup artists!


  1. The Blondeshell on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Great post! I used a traditional eyelash curler for years and would always run it under the blow dryer for a few seconds. Then I purchased one of Japonesque’s heated curlers. It was definitely a big change and much more expensive than a traditional one (it was $20). I’ve now bought 2 because the first one quit working after about 3 months, but that should tell you it was worth it! I love having big, beautiful curled lashes! 🙂

  2. on June 25, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Some good tips. I find that eyelash curlers aren’t as effective as some more permanent options, but I still use my on a daily basis.

    • Vanessa Connolly on June 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Oh yes, we are big fans of lash extensions here too!

Scroll To Top