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  • Writer's pictureIrish Josel Cahinde

The Secret To Perfect Eyelashes: A blog about using an eyelash curler and types

I recently learned the secret to perfect eyelashes.

It’s a simple tool that I use almost every day now, and I can’t believe I lived without it until now: the eyelash curler.

I know what you’re thinking: “I already have a million eye products that I use almost every day; who has room for one more tool?” But trust me, this one is worth it! With the curler, my eyes look bigger and more awake, and my mascara looks much better.

The basic safety precautions are similar to those for other eye makeup tools: avoid applying too much pressure or bending the lashes in unnatural directions. The eyelash curler may look scary, but it’s actually quite gentle on your lashes.

Once you get used to using it, you won’t regret adding this tool to your makeup routine. Here are three ways to use an eyelash curler:

1. Use It Alone To Open Up Your Eyes

If you want to make your eyes look bigger and brighter, curl your lashes before doing anything else with your makeup. Curling your lashes first will add length and definition before you even apply mascara; if you do both at once, you may end up with clumpy lashes and/or a broken curler. If your lashes are short, thin or few in number, a curler can make a huge difference in the appearance of your eyelashes.

2. Use It As A Base For The Perfect Winged Eyeliner Look

If you’re going for a dramatic winged eyeliner look, curl your lashes first so that the wing of your liner is elevated above the body of it for a well-defined shape. You can also apply some gel liner or shadow on the back of a spoon or palette and use that as a stencil to create the perfect wing shape every time. Fill in around it with liquid liner or smudge gel liner along the lash line to create an easy cat eye. If you

3. Use It To Set Your Makeup

Fancy expensive setting sprays offer nothing more than moisture and oil control, which means if you have oily skin, you can just use water in place of those products because they are basically just water with alcohol added to help prevent shine throughout the day (alcohol dries out your skin). Additionally, spraying some water on your face after applying makeup helps to set it nicely and make sure it stays in place!

Types of Eyelash Extensions

Synthetic eyelash extensions:

Artificial eyelashes made out of plastic fibers. This is the cheapest material used in the making of fake lashes. Synthetic lashes are best suited for special occasions and not for everyday use. These types of lashes are available in different shapes, sizes and lengths.


-Easy to apply

-Good for special occasions

-Available in different colors, lengths, widths, and styles.

-Available at a reasonable price.


-Can cause eye irritation, itching and swelling.

-Should not be applied by an inexperienced technician.

Silk eyelash extensions:

They are made out of silk threads and have a shiny, glossy look to them. The strands of these lashes tend to be thicker than synthetic ones but thinner than mink lashes. Silk lashes are lighter in weight than mink and synthetic lashes.

The pros of silk lashes include:

Silk is the most hypoallergenic material for eyelashes, making these lashes a good choice for those with sensitive skin. Silk lashes naturally have an “S” curve, making them easy to work with compared to other materials.

Silk lashes come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, so you can easily select the perfect lash extensions for your eye shape. Silk eyelash extensions come in a wide array of colors, allowing you to make a bold statement or retain a natural look.

The cons of silk lashes include:

Lightweight silk eyelashes don’t have as much staying power as mink or faux mink lashes. This means you may need more frequent touch-up appointments with silk eyelash extensions than you would with other types of lash extension materials.

Since silk is not waterproof, it’s important that you avoid getting your silk eyelash extensions wet for the first 24 hours after they’re applied.

Mink eyelash extensions:

These types of fake eyelashes are made by hand from the hair shed by live minks. Mink lashes do not harm minks as the fur is collected from natural shedding. These types of false eye lashes are extremely lightweight and fluffy, giving you a more natural look. Mink eyelashes are available in different shapes, sizes and lengths.


Mink eyelash extensions last long. They are also very lightweight and soft, which gives you a very natural look. Mink lashes are applied one at a time for a full set, or you can have just the outer corners of your eyes done.

Mink eyelash extensions hold their curl well and tend to be darker than other types of lash extensions. This makes them a good choice if you're looking for more definition around your eyes.


Not everyone likes using animal products, especially on their body, so this may be a deterrent for some people. Mink eyelash extensions also cost more than synthetic or silk extensions because they're made from natural materials. You'll have to visit an aesthetician regularly to maintain the look as these extensions grow out with your natural hair cycle (about every six weeks).

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