Do eyelash curlers pinch your eyelids? Here’s how to use an eyelash curler on very short lashes to make them more visible.
Got very short lashes? You're in good company! Some of the most beautiful women on earth have stubby lashes. The key is knowing how to curl your eyelashes effectively so mascara can make the most of what you've got.
Fortunately, your dream eyelashes are more achievable than you might think. With the right tools and beauty hacks, you can have longer-looking lashes in minutes. Here’s how to use an eyelash curler on very short lashes without pinching your lids or breaking your lashes.
The Right Eyelash Curler for Short Lashes
Forget about cheapo curlers! When it comes to eyelash curlers, you're only going to get good results from good tools. If you’ve tried a million lash curlers and nothing works for you, don’t blame your short eyelashes. It’s actually more likely that you're using the wrong lash curler for your eye shape.
A universally beloved tool, the Tweezerman Procurl Curler is a makeup-artist fave. It works with almost any eye shape and lash length, so it’s great for short lashes. For a totally universal and powerful eyelash curler, go for the Modelco Turbo Lashwand Heated Eyelash Curler.
How to Curl Short Lashes
Ready to start curling? Open the curler up all the way and bring it to your upper lashes. Get the curling strip as close to the root of your eyelashes as you possibly can. Once you're hooked on, double-check that you’ve got every lash in the curler. If you're using a curved curler, be sure that the curve is pointing outwards.
Once you’ve grabbed onto all of your lashes, close the curler all of the way. Squeeze lightly and give it a quick pulsing motion. Then release.
Now that you’ve curled your lash roots, it’s time to go pro! Makeup artists always curl lashes at the midpoint as well.
Attached your eyelash curler to the point in your lashes where they have a natural curl. If your lashes are straight, just move the curler to the halfway point. Again, squeeze your lashes with a light pulsing motion.
Curl the tips of your lashes too. Even if your lashes are very short, you can still make a major impact by curling at multiple points.
Finish Off Your Look
Always add mascara after curling your lashes. Mascara makes your lashes brittle and more prone to breakage, so you should never curl after applying it. With short lashes, it’s even more important to prevent damage.