February 2, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

How to Curl Your Lashes in a Pinch

We all know that the key to doll-like eyes lies in the lash technique! Land the same sky-high lashes in just seconds — without the use of your curler. We know what you’re thinking…we can’t live without our lash curlers either, but these tricks are sure to do the trick for when your beauty tools are MIA (messy makeup drawer, anyone?)!

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Curling Mascara

If you’re going to apply mascara anyway, why not curl and coat at the same time? The Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara features a C-shaped wand that separates lashes and effectively holds curl throughout the day!

Q-Tip Trick

Layer your lashes with your favorite mascara (or curling mascara!) and then use the stick part of the Q-tip (not the swabs) to lift and hold your lashes in place for 30 seconds, allowing your mascara to dry in a curled position. Eaaassyyy!

Business Card

So simple! All you do is press your lashes against a business card or old credit card and apply mascara upward while pressing your lashes against the card. This trick not only curls lashes, but also prevents mascara from getting on your lids during the application process!                                                                                                                           

Warm Spoon

Give this handy kitchen utensil a quick blast of heat with your blow dryer (avoid getting it too hot — we don’t want you to singe your eye!) or run it under hot water and place the spoon at your lash line (with the back end against your lid/brown bone). Similar to the business card trick, use your finger to press your lashes against the edge of the spoon for perfectly curled lashes! …Now use that spoon to contour your cheekbones!

Best Beauty Tool of All — Your Fingers

More of a way to refresh curls, warm your fingers up a bit by rubbing them together and push your lashes up towards your brows with your index fingers. Holding them in place takes a minute or two, but you’ll be left with fluttery lashes — no tools required. And for a less hands-on approach to refreshing your lashes, try Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection to bring your lashes back to life midday!

What are some of your lash curling tips? Let us know in the comments below! 

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.