Monday, October 12, 2009

Really Curl Those Lashes!

Before putting on your falsies or applying your mascara, it is important that you curl your eyelashes.  It is especially important if you have heavy lids that tend to make your eyelashes point downward.  No matter how long your eyelashes are, you should try to make those babies stand up and curl for you so your eyes look bright and beautiful.  But what kind of eyelash curler should you use?

I have seen two kinds of eyelash curlers: those with a round rubber refill and those with a square rubber refill.  Let me explain.  If you take your eyelash curler and pull out the rubber refill (the disposable part to which the top metal piece clamps down), take a look at it from the side.  Is the top of it round or square?  Ideally, you want it to be round.  Below is a picture of a round rubber refill.  (Sorry about my gross nails, I haven't had them done in a while).

Square rubber refills are effective to a certain extent, but if you imagine your eyelashes being squeezed in this type of eyelash curler, there will not be very much curling because the top of the rubber refill is flat.  Round rubber refills are more effective because when you squeeze your eyelash curler, your eyelashes are being clamped down by a thin metal edge into a more cushy situation, and therefore, your eyelashes will stand up more.

I hope I am getting this across clearly!  It's so hard to explain via blog post!  The bottom line is, no matter where you buy your eyelash curler, make sure it has a round rubber refill.  I don't remember if any of the drug stores carry an item like this, but I know that for sure you can get one from for $16.00.

I hope this helps, and good luck!

Geneys  :o)


Sara said...

I totally get what you're saying. And yes, I think it is important. My eyelashes end up BENT or folded.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog (:

Mariam said...

I love it! What a great idea.

Geneys said...


DANA said...

i agreee!!! my mum has the flat top rubber and it bent my eyelashes, so i went and bought myself a "rounded-top" rubber eyelash curler =) and it's better.
what makes different curlers (mac's, shu uemura, revlon, etc) different do you think? does one really work better than the other?

Geneys said...

YES! Be really picky about your eyelash curler. I think it's mostly a trial and error thing, but from my experience with Revlon, Revlon eyelash curlers aren't that great. I haven't tried the eyelash curlers of the other brands, good luck with that!