Thursday, June 19, 2014

LETS TALK ABOUT EYELASH CURLERS

Hi Guys,
Today i was going to post a review of a product but i changed my mind. I wanted to do something different for a change. I always get asked a lot of beauty questions by my friends. Even questions i may not have thought to ask . I like to learn about new beauty products, tips and tricks and i love to share what i know.

I am always excited when someone asks me something i know and vice versa as this gives me the chance to share knowledge and also do some beauty research as well. 

So a few days ago, a pal sent me a  face book message talking about her lashes. Basically she has really short and curled in lashes that makes it almost impossible to wear strip lashes. She also has problems with individual lashes as well and they always made her natural hair fall off  and she just didn't like the hastle of wearing lashes to bed. This i can totally relate with. I want to sleep with nothing on my face. 

REGULAR CURLER




ELECTRIC CURLER 

Eyelashes can be such a problem!! ugggh. They get in your eye, they get in the way when you want to apply your falsies, They hurt sometimes too. I must confess once in high school i cut off my lashes because they where so long and they kept curving backwards and getting into my eye. I saw hell for at least three days before they grew back. I will NEVER do that again. I eventually got an eyelash curlers and  it was gifted to me but i just kept looking at it like O_0 ... What is this thing and how do i use it. I was really clueless. I eventually tried it out and i saw a big difference in my lashes. This tool does help curl lashes and i've been hooked ever since. I'm no eyelash curler hoarder ,but now i do have a few.

WHAT ARE EYELASH CURLERS: An eyelash curler is a hand-operated mechanical device for curling eyelashes for cosmetic purposes. Usually only the upper eyelashes are curled.

WHAT DO THEY DO: They help to curl the eyelashes and give the eye a brighter and wider look.

TYPES OF LASH CURLERS: There are different types of eyelash curlers. The regular clamp one, the electric heated one and a travel size one that is super cute but i've never used. The clamp style is more popular and i have seen different sizes of this. The width of the rubber around the clamp does vary though. I'm guessing for maximum curl. 

For stubborn lashes i recommend you heat the curler up for about 5 seconds with a blow dryer before application so it would aid in curling out the lashes better. And NO you will not hurt herself if you do this properly.Make sure to touch it before you apply so you dont hurt your eyelids.

If you are really big on lash curling, you may decide to splurge on an electric one. Personally, i am a little uncomfortable and worried  with putting anything that is electric or heated near my eyes. Don't worry about this though, because the electric curler is set in a way that it will not get hot enough to burn your lids. Just give you a great lash curl. But i personally don't think its that serious though. hmmm

So im going to share with you steps in applying a lash curler

1.  Open the clamp, and place it over your eye, so that your upper lashes go through the opening. (see above pic)
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2.  Close it and get as close to the roots of the lashes as possible.  You are trying to curl close to the root, instead of at the ends, for maximum curl.  If you squeeze and it HURTS you are too close to the lid.  

3.  Do not squeeze hard, squeeze gently,opening and closing lightly . You can repeat method to get maximum results.

You can find videos of this on youtube. There are tons out there.

For really short and curled lashes, i would recommend a less curved but flat top clamped curler. Remember the point is to make them less curly and more straightened out. Then you can  give a little curl to them with your mascara.

There are different lash curlers from different brands out there. I personally would advice to stick to the good ol lash curlers that can be gotten anywhere. Sometimes the simpler the tool the better for me.  As long as you find one that works for you, it doesn't matter how much you paid because i honestly think they will give you the same results. Do buy whatever you can afford and make it work for you.

Hope i was able to help someone out there hoping to give a lash curler out there a home in their makeup bag. Do let me know what your favorites are.

Thanks for stopping by!!

9 comments:

  1. You cut of all your lashess!!! Are you nutss!?? loool!! I feel like I need to hear more details. Why did you see hell for 3 days?? What happened, I really want to know!! lol!!

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    1. LMAOOO!! YES OO... THE DAMN LASHES KEPT GETTING INTO MY EYE SO I TOOK THOSE TINY SCISSORS AND CUT THEM REALLY SHORT, BUT BECAUSE THE EDGES WHERE NOW SHARP ,WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES OR BLINK THEY POKE AT YOUR EYEBALL AND MY DEAR THAT IS THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING THE WHOLE WORLD. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT TO SLEEP O. I SAW HEELLLLLLL!! BUT THEY GREW A LITTLE AFTER THREE DAYS SO THE DISCOMFORT STOPPED... LMAOOOOOOOO

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  2. Saw this post and went aha. What strikes me about lash curlers is how ignorant s many makeup artists are about tthem. I mean, you should curl lashes before u glue falsies on but no. They will not. I personally don't take it. Off they go. Xurlers are very helpful pre and post false lash application. They help to blend the natural lashes with the falsies and for me who has overly curled lashes, they are a lifesaver. I've had one from about year 2000. Your friend can try the oriflame hyperlash stretch serum luckily oriflame is I. Nigeria now. It works wonders , grows lashes and conditions them so the fallout will stop. Revitalash is very good as well.

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    1. HI SAMSIE!! I AGREE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY. EYE LASH CURLERS ARE GREAT WHEN YOU APPLY FALSE LASHES TOO. THEY HELP BLEND YOUR NATURAL LASHES REALLY WELL WITH THE FALSIES SO IT DOESNT LOOK FUNNY. I NEED THIS ORIFLAME SERUM TOO. I HAVE A TERRIBLE HABIT OF PICKING AT MY LASHES. IT GIVES ME BALD SPOTS. LOOL

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    2. Previous friend ;)July 6, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      @iamsamsie- thanks. Her friend will definitely rush to buy!!!

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  3. I've been having so much difficulty trying to fix false lashes. My own lashes keep getting in the way. Definitely need to get myself a curler

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  4. We are all waiting for oriflame to ring the buying bell. It's taking a bit longer than originally expected. When they do will give u a Heads up. Lape, LOL. Fine girl what are you doing with falsies?

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  5. Fixing my own falsies is a struggle for me. I have the most annoying and unruly lashes evur.
    @iamsamsie I agree with the curling before fixing lashes. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't do that. Everyone uses the "do what works for you" excuse

    www.buzzedbybeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. I think that’s a great job you did regarding the ABC’s of eyelash curlers especially for the newbies. I’m just a recent user myself and was introduced by a friend to Eye & Mighty eyelash curler so I got one from http://amzn.to/1sErQmf . I have been using this ever since and it just works well for me.

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