How to Curl Short, Straight Lashes (Because It’s Totally Possible!)January 22, 2021
If you were born with short lashes, then you’re probably familiar with the struggle of trying to get that doe-eyed look of voluminous, curly lashes. Short and straight lashes can be stubborn and resistant to the usual tips and tricks you hear about for getting your lashes to hold a curl. So, if you’ve tried the standard lash-curler technique and just about every volumizing mascara you can find and are still having difficulty, we recommend switching up your technique and making sure you’re using the right curler for your lash type.
According to makeup artist Kasey Spickard, using a mini eyelash curler (like the Shu Uemura Mini Eyelash Curler) is best for curling short, straight lashes. For extra oomph, he also recommends heating up the curler using your blow dryer on the medium setting — you want the curler to get warm, not hot, as that could lead to breakage.
Although curler type is crucial for getting a lasting curl, so is technique. Shorter lashes don’t benefit from the typical clamp-and-curl, so you have to get a little more innovative. We recommend trying Youtuber Cococho’s technique, which she shares in the tutorial ahead.