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I gave dead straight almost pointing down lashes. I've considered a lash lift but want to find a home technique that works too. I always find when I curl them they go straight again almost immediately. Help!
You could try blowing your hair dryer onto your eyelash curler for 5 seconds before you curl your eyelashes. If your eyelash curler is metal though let it cool down a bit before you use it or you could burn yourself! The heat helps the curl stick.
Warming eyelash curlers help - Shu Uemura ones are good because they're designed for Asian lashes, which often point downwards due to the eyelid shape.
I wonder, if on that note, any Korean mascaras are better?
I have very straight lashes and have found an Essence mascara (called something like Big Volume Curl - in a red/coral tube with a yellow circle on it) to be great at holding a curl and getting BIG lashes.
I once heard someone on a makeover programme say that if you curl your eyelashes then put in mascara it was like curling your hair then wetting it and brushing it. Makes sense. Think a waterproof mascara was recommended.
Caroline Hirons in a '5-minute face' video I saw recently, showed how she curled the lashes on one eye then immediately applied mascara to those lashes before moving on to the other eye. I've been doing this ever since, and I'm sure it's made a difference