How to Get a Natural Lash Curl

Published in: Makeup Tips/How To, Video


Good morning, ladies! I hope your weekend got off to a good start. I’m not sure what I’ve got going on today, which is good in that it probably means there’s nothing I absolutely HAVE to get done.


For this post I’ve done a quick video (click here for the video) showing how I curl my eyelashes. I apologize for not putting up any videos lately, but I’ll get back into the habit again.

Enjoy your weekend! Let me know what you’re up to.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Meream says:

    Bookmarked! Truly helpful.

  2. Claire says:

    Oh my goodness, you look gorgeous in this video! Your skin is glowing, eyes perfecly defined, hair in loose waves! Just… WOW!!!

  3. flora says:

    okay…what are u wearing other than the guava l/g and papaya lippie? luv the glowy skin!

  4. Dao says:

    Love your new hair, girlfriend! I need to get the Shu curler but my eyes are really tiny. I don’t know if the whole curler would fit into the curve of my eyes or not πŸ™

    Dao´s last blog post..Peach Tree FOTD

  5. Janet says:

    You remind me of Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods from Legally Blonde πŸ™‚

  6. jane says:

    omg. you know the other day i was looking at your daily beauty and saw one of your old videos and was thinking “hmm. karen hasn’t made a video in a while.” πŸ™‚ when i first stumbled onto your site, i think i watched almost all of your videos πŸ™‚ oh and thanks for the tip πŸ™‚ i really do need to go pick up that shu uemura one :T

  7. lesley says:

    I love my Shu lash curler, but I’m totally in love with your hair!! πŸ™‚ Your video was very helpful πŸ˜€

  8. nicole says:

    woah lol I was kinda in awe, you have such a nice voice idk how to describe… fun to listen to πŸ™‚

    nicole´s last blog liner.

  9. Kate & Zena says:

    My lashes are normally naturally curly just every once in a while they like to go Asian and become stick straight and the curler is busted out of hiding. My mom always remarks my eyelash curler looks like a weapon. I have a Revlon one at the moment as I don’t use my curler that often to justify the Shu Uemura one.

    Good tips!

  10. leslie says:

    you’re so cute!

  11. Arianne says:

    Karen, we do really want to know about your glowy skin! What’s the secret?

  12. Elissa says:

    I like the shine on your cheeks. What did you use to highlight them?

  13. Tali says:

    I use the Shu-U curlers too!
    They really are the best.. and i heard that they come in a mini form?? I have to find out!
    A fellow blogger suggests using a hairdryer to heat the wand slightly before curling to mae the curl last so well!!

    I got the elf ones to review for my blog and they were really dreadful! Torture devices more than curlers.

    Looking great Karen!

    Tali´s last blog post..LUSH haul & Sugar Scrub review

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tali,

      I’ve done that in the past but I try to avoid using heat on because it can damage hair… plus I’m clumsy so I’m bound to burn myself!

      It does make it easier to curl, though…

  14. Camellia says:

    thanks for the video (: i miss them ! and thanks for the great tips (;

  15. Heather says:

    @ Jane! I am watching legally blonde right this moment!!!

  16. Maggie says:

    you look GORGEOUS in this!
    i love your new hair! it’s so..summery and upbeat! your makeup here is also great. πŸ˜€

    Maggie´s last blog post..Self Timer + Black Shades = PWN’D

  17. Mansie says:

    Hey, how often do you replace your eyelash curler? I think it tells you to replace it every 3 months, but do you think that’s necessary? πŸ˜€

    Mansie´s last blog post..Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow Look

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mansie,

      I don’t replace it — I’ve read that you’re supposed to change the pads every so often but I rarely even do that.

  18. Okami says:

    I just had to comment on this – your skin looks so wonderful here! It’s clear and even and smooth and perfectly glowing – what skincare and makeup were you using here? You look so naturally flawless!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Okami,

      Aww, thanks!

      For skin care I’ve been using Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser, Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturizer and Clinique Mild Exfoliating Toner.

      On my face I’m wearing Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation and MAC Select Sheer Powder. πŸ™‚

  19. kia says:

    how cute are you? fab hair!!

    kia´s last blog post..Tips to look sexy over 40!

  20. Catherine says:

    Karen, you look amazing!

    Thanks for the tips. =) Sadly, my eyes are too flat/small for the Shu to fit comfortably (I pinch myself and don’t even get halfway up my lashes… Shiseido, Tarte and many others are like this too). If any other ladies are having the same trouble, I finally, finally, finally found a curler that works for me! It’s Koji’s “wide” curler (it has a 22mm diameter instead of the regular 18mm one). I got it at Marukai Living for $7, but you should be able to find it online or at other Japanese markets. Hope that helps someone!

    Catherine´s last blog post..Butterfly Breeze – bracelet

  21. Rachel says:

    Your makeup looks exquisite in the video!

  22. Lehea says:

    This I’ll definitely try. I have that lash curler too, but I’m ashamed to say I haven’t used it yet. Something’s wrong with me. LOL

  23. Stef says:

    Thanks for this! I have been thinking about getting this curler and you have convinced me! I’m going to order it right now!

  24. BooBooNinja says:

    The Shu Uemura eyelash curler is “friggin’ fantastic”.
    Lurve that. πŸ˜€

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