Fake it til you make it: My 'curled' lashes technique

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When it came to my eyelash genetics I totally missed the whole "curled' gene and gained the one that closely resembles a giraffes eyelashes.

Hence why I am forever cynical of any curling mascara that claims it'll give you 1000x more curl to your lashes. Cause, no, let's be realistic: they never work that well. And yes I will admit some are better than others - shout out to Benefit's 'rollerlash' and Maybellines 'lash sensational' - but they never give my lashes a fierce curl which puts fear into the heart of man.

SO here is my eyelash routine I do when I want that extra oomph. This has been the only technique which has successfully given my lashes a curl which lasts allll day. Oh and excuse the brows, definitely needing to get them booked in for a wax ASAP.
You will need:

  • Waterproof mascara
  • Volumising mascara 
  • Eyelash curler (I use the ever-so-great shu uemura)

 Straight on shot of my eyeball. As you can see..my lashes are superrrr straight except for those three rogue ones in the center.
Step one: 
Grab your eyelash curler and hold it on your lashes for 10-15 seconds before giving 4-5 pulses. Remove eyelash curler and determine if curled enough. In this case it was. As you can see it's already a vast improvement!
 Step two: 
Apply 1-2 coats of a waterpoorf mascara. It is essential you use a waterproof one as this formula holds a curl SO much better than any regular mascara. Let mascara completely dry, usually takes about a minute or so.
(As you can already see in this photo: the left side is so much better in comparison.)
Step three: 
Grab your eyelash curler and give the lashes one last pulse - this will raise them up a bit more. Grab your volumising mascara and give as many coats as you desire. Personally I think I added a bit too much (yeah, I see those lil clumps) so I ended up combing them out later.

AND VOILA. LUSCIOUS CURLED LASHES THAT WILL MAKE PEOPLE GO "ARE YOU WEARING FALSIES?". True story guys.
The finished effect. :) 

This technique has been my most successful lash curling technique so give it a try and see if it works for you too (particularly if you have giraffe eyelashes!). Also let me know if you have any other tips n tricks which are the bomb diggity. 

Love Holly x

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4 comments

  1. Wow! Your lashes look great!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. Thank-you, I grew them myself haha x

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  2. Your eyes are amazing either way! You must be thinking of some insanely attractive giraffes ha x

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  3. Oh wow, curling your eyelashes really does make a difference! It's a good thing I'm one of those people who just ins't scared of eyelash curlers at all!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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