I know that you’re not “technically” supposed to curl your lashes after you apply your mascara, and that almost everyone pooh-poohs the idea…but I do it all the time. And I swear that it totally works! You just have to be exceedingly careful.
I do it because my lashes are like tiny twigs, straight and thin, and they struggle to hold a curl when I use a lash curler, especially when I couple that with a heavy-duty mascara formula, or one that just doesn’t have firm hold.
When I do curl after mascara, a few things help…
Like making sure that my lashes are completely dry before I use the curler. That way the lashes don’t stick as much to the clamping surface.
I also — and I know this sounds silly but I’m just gonna say it anyway — give El Hub or anyone within my immediate vicinity a heads-up, like, “I’m curling my lashes now, so please don’t make any sudden movements.”
It’s just that with the pranksters in my family, you never know when someone’s going to jump out from behind a corner and go “Blaaa!”
It happens a lot, and I’d rather sound a little kooky than accidentally rip out my lashes while I’m curling them…and that is a bigger risk when you curl them after applying mascara.
I’m also just very, very careful. I don’t press down too hard on the clamp, and I use easy, gentle pressure to avoid breaking lashes or pulling them out. I’m talking extra, super-duper careful.
I wouldn’t recommend this for everyone or say, “Oh, yeah, totally! This is the best way!” but it’s just what I do, and for me it works.
A commonly debunked beauty myth/product that you swear actually works?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,