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How to Use an Eyelash Curler

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to use an eyelash curler properly in this eye makeup tutorial from Howcast.


"Eye Makeup: How to Use an Eyelash Curler

Hi, I'm Patricia Longo and I'm a celebrity makeup artist. I've worked with models from Sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alex Baldwin at 30 Rock. All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do we'll learn how to do it on these videos. Using an eyelash curler I know is one of the hardest things to do. Unfortunately for some people they can't do it on themselves. But I'm going to show you a little technique that you can do to actually curl your own lashes without a professional doing it. So if you're looking in the mirror, I always tell people to lift your head just a little bit so that way your lashes are angular. Because if you curl your lashes like this, you're never going to get in there. So I always recommend just lifting your head up just a little bit with the curler I put it right on the cheek and I place it like this. And what it does because your head is lifted you grab the lashes and now you squeeze. And as she lifts her head this way you can go back and look into the mirror and you'll see that I'm actually pumping a little bit to curl the lash. And make sure I got in there and I'm holding it. And I recommend holding it down for 10 seconds. Don't pump too much and always do it before you put mascara. Another thing you can use instead of an eyelash curler is your finger. Sometimes I would just take my thumb and bend her lashes. And that works as well and it's very gentle. And there is a curl."

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