How to Curl Lashes Without Eyelash Curler
Ask just about any makeup artist and they’ll tell you that curling your eyelashes is a nonnegotiable. It can make your eyes look larger and more awake, and it takes all of a few seconds. But if you catch yourself without a false lash curler, here are four alternative methods to try.
Work your mascara. Make your mascara work double duty and use the wand to curl your lashes. While you’re moving across lashes in a zigzag motion, curl in at the tips and count to ten, holding them in place.
Warm hands. Just a small amount of gentle pressure and warmth will also curl your lashes. Use your breath to heat fingertips and then press on lashes, curling them into themselves. Hold for ten seconds, then repeat as needed. Leave fresh, or finish with mascara.
Spooning. Heat a spoon in a mug of warm water, then press the curved side over your lid and gently press lashes against the curved edge of the spoon for ten seconds.
Hold it. After applying mascara, hold lashes in a curled position by gently lifting them at the base of the lid with the length of a cotton swab. When the mascara dries, your lashes will stay in place.
A hot toothbrush. Run a clean toothbrush under hot water, then dry it lightly by pressing it into a clean towel. Brush through lashes starting at the base of the lid, holding at the tips to create the curl.