It wasn't shocking to me because I feel everyone has to do it, it was shocking to me because it never occurred to me that well-versed makeup lovers might NOT do it. I probably sound ridiculous with my assumption, but here's why I thought that way ;)
If you've read any of my previous posts regarding falsies or other related topics, you know I cannot stand my ridiculously disappointing eyelashes. They are not only short, but they're thin. I envy anyone that has long, luxurious lashes and doesn't need an oz of lengthening mascara on each lash just to make them noticeable. My sister in-law come to mind. She has crazy eyelashes. Actually, both my kids have lovely eyelashes (go figure they're boys).
So anyway, for me, curling my eyelashes is absolutely ESSENTIAL! Before I even began wearing eyeshadow every day back when I was 13 or so, I began curling my eyelashes every morning and applying mascara. If I go out, whether to the grocery store or out to dinner, I curl my eyelashes. It's not something I think about. It's just a necessary must before I walk out the door.
After being a part of that discussion, I started to notice other discussions on different beauty forums talking about the same thing. I was absolutely surprised at how many makeup lovers didn't feel eyelash curling was essential. Some of the chicks that said they never curled their lashes definitely didn't wear a lot of makeup in general, but some wore quite a bit. I did notice that the chicks that said they didn't curl their lashes generally had 2 reasons:
- They didn't see the point
- They pinched themselves when they curled their lashes
If you're pinching yourself every time you try to curl your lashes then you either need different curlers and/or someone to show you how to use them.
Generally when I curl my lashes I do it in two steps:
1. Curl them close to the lid, but obviously not so close I pinch the delicate skin.
2. Curl them midway up the lashes to give them a rounded curl.
You want to be careful to never hold for too long or pinch too hard! You don't want to end up with sharply angled lashes and you don't want to stress them too much and end up with any breakage.
I have almond-shaped eyes and slightly less contour because of my Japanese heritage on my dad's side. I still manage to use a traditional eyelash curler. I have, however, been seriously thinking about investing in a precision eyelash curler.
|This is a Japonesque ergonomic grip lash curler.|
|Revlon Cushion Grip Curler|
|Japonesque Precision Lash Curler|
So anyway, I'm not big on the heated lash curlers or plastic eyelash curlers so I didn't include them as I really don't have anything overly positive to say from personal experience, but I know plenty of makeup lovers that love them.
Now here's the big question: Do you curl your lashes every day? If so, what do you use? If not, how come?