How To Curl Your Eyelashes

Learning to curl your eyelashes is the quickest and easiest way to make your lashes look fuller and thicker. Some of us were born with a natural curl to our lashes, but for those of us who were born with straight or limp eyelashes, reaching for an eyelash curler is a necessity. A good eyelash curler instantly lifts eyes and makes them appear more open. Don’t let the look of this little cage like contraption intimidate you, with our tips and guide and with a little practice you will be able to create a professional curl in seconds.

The first thing you need is an eyelash curler. There are so many on the market these days that finding one that works well without pinching your skin or crimping your lashes instead of curling them, can be overwhelming. You need to know the best way to curl your lashes to create natural looking curled eyelashes. Below I am going to give you a list of tips to help you curl your lashes like a pro along with a list of my favorite eyelash curlers to help you decide which one is best for you.

How To

  •  Start at the base of your lashes and make sure to get all lashes in the curler making sure not to get any skin in the eyelash curler. Hold for 3 seconds- no longer or it will crimp the lashes instead of curling them.
  •  Curl the lashes in 3 segments- at the base, middle of the lash, then the tip of the lash to get that natural curl.
  • To separate the lashes, use your favorite mascara or the spoolie end of the Makeup Geek Brow Brush Duo.
  • I know a lot of people recommend warming the eyelash curler with a blow dryer; however, I don’t suggest this because you run the risk of having the hot metal next to your eye where it can cause damage. Instead, purchasing a good eyelash curler that works well and it will give you great lashes without the risk.


List of Eyelash Curlers

Shu Uemura

The Shu Uemura eyelash curler can relish one universal claim, it works! This lash curler has been a favorite among makeup artists for years now. The curler is easy to handle and was designed to fit perfectly over your eye while keeping all the lashes in place. The soft rubber pad holds curl well and applies just the right amount of pressure. With just a gentle squeeze you get a natural looking curl that opens the eye instantly. Unfortunately, many of the stores are no longer carrying this. However, you can still purchase this online.

Price:  $20.00 USD

Where to Buy: .. Amazon, EBay,



I discovered this eyelash curler when I learned the Shu Uemura wasn’t being sold in stores anymore. I asked which one to try and I was told this Tarte one worked really well. It fits around the eye without pinching the skin. The handle on this is easy to use, and the rubber pad also holds curl well. The shape of the curler fits perfectly around all my lashes also.

Price:   $16.00 USD

Where to Buy:  Amazon, EBay, Sephora, Ulta,


MUG Brow Brush Duo

I know this is the Makeup Geek Brow Brush, but the dual end is ideal for eyelashes as well. Not only can you use the angled end for filling in the brows, the spoolie is perfect for brushing through the lashes to help separate them and brush out any clumps that may result from mascara.

Price: $4.49 USD

Where to Buy: Makeup Geek Store

Curling your lashes, regardless of whether you plan on wearing a lot of makeup or not, can make a dramatic difference in the way your eyes appear. So practice and then enjoy the new look of your eyes.

Posted in Makeup Basics on (last modified: October 19, 2016)