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There are a few people among us who’ve had bad experiences with eyelash curlers. And it’s true, curlers can be responsible for bending, breaking and even ripping out your eyelashes if used incorrectly.
Perhaps maybe you’re a curl addict and forget to pack your beloved equipment with you on holidays. Well rest easy, you can still achieve impressive curl for your lashes. Read on to find six ways to curl your eyelashes (none of which involve an eyelash curler).
1. A spoon
Yep, a regular old teaspoon is what you’ll need here. That, and either a mug of hot water or a hairdryer. Stand the spoon in the mug for a few seconds or blast with the hairdryer to heat up the business end.
Remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly (you may not want broken lashes but you also don’t want burnt eyelids). Then, place the back of the spoon against your eyelid up against the lash line. Using your fingers, push the lashes up against the edge of the metal spoon. For a more dramatic curl, rotate the spoon upwards as you go along.
2. Emery Board
Ah emery boards you little multi tasters, you. Not only do you keep out fingers looking pretty but you’re also good for a lash minute eyelash curl. You can also do this trick with or without mascara on.
Place the emery board along the top lash line and bend the lashes up, much in the same way you would do with a spoon. Rotate for a bigger curl.
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Yep, even your fingers can be used as a make shift eyelash curler in emergencies.
Warm them up by either rubbing your hands together or popping them under running warm water for a few seconds. Then use your thumb and forefinger to pitch and shape the lashes into your desired curl. You can shape the curl around your pinky finger which gives natural volume.