Your Step-by-Step Guide On How To Use An Eyelash Curler

Discover our step-by-step guide on how to use an eyelash curler for the perfect, fluttery eyelash look!

One of the most important parts of applying your makeup is the tools you choose to use. This includes which tools you have in your makeup bag, the quality of these tools and ensuring you use them correctly for a flawless, beautiful result every time!

Whether it’s makeup brushes for the eyes, lips and face or a pencil sharpener to keep your eyeliner application precise, the right makeup tools and techniques can take your makeup looks to the next level.

Today we’re talking eyelash curlers; a must-have for every beauty-lover’s makeup bag. Curling your eyelashes is an easy and effective step in your makeup routine to give your eyelashes a lift before applying your favourite mascara and brighten your whole face.

How to use an eyelash curler

If used incorrectly, an eyelash curler could damage your lashes or pinch your skin, so it’s important to know the proper way to use them for healthy, pretty eyelashes that stay curled all day. Read our handy step-by-step tutorial below on how to use an eyelash curler like a pro for gorgeous, fluttery eyelashes!

  1. An open, blue-coloured eye makeup remover in a clear bottle with its golden-coloured lid next to it.

    Step 1: Prep Your Eyelashes

    Getting the best result possible from your eyelash curlers is all in the prep. Before curling the lashes, make sure your lash curler and eyelashes are sparkling clean. To be sure, use some of Charlotte’s Take It All Off eye makeup remover on a cotton pad to ensure the lashes and eyelash curler are clear of product and ready to use.

  2. A light bronze-coloured, metallic eyelash curler.

    Step 2: Position

    Look into a mirror at a downward position or tilt your head back slightly. This is to ensure that you clamp all of your lashes, avoiding the skin so you don’t accidentally pinch your eyelid.

    Take your eyelash curlers and with the eyes open, hold it in place and position your lashes in between the two edges of the clamp, as close to the root of the lashes as you can. Ensure you have all of your lashes in the curler for a seamless result.

  3. Close-up of a medium-tone brunette model getting her eyelashes curled.

    Step 3: Curl Your Lashes

    Gently clamp your lashes in the eyelash curler and hold for 5-10 seconds. This will lock in the initial curl. Unclamp and re-position the eyelash curler halfway down the lashes. Clamp the lashes for a second time to lift the curl further, holding again for at least 5 seconds.

  4. Two open, black mascaras, one in dark crimson-coloured packaging and the other in a shiny rose-gold, with their applicators next to them.

    Step 4: Find Your Perfect Mascara

    To complete the look, apply mascara to your newly-curled eyelashes. Choose Charlotte’s Legendary Lashes Volume 2 mascara in Black Vinyl for thick, voluminous eyelashes or for a flutterier lash look, apply a coat of Charlotte’s Full Fat Lashes mascara!

In just 5 simple steps, that is how to use an eyelash curler! Curling your eyelashes essential for instant wide-eyed lashes; Charlotte recommends you always curl your lashes before any eye makeup look for the most gorgeous result!