Eyelashes and Mascara Problems! Help!!!

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Q: I have naturally straight eyelashes, which actually looks STICK straight, not even slightly curled. So when I apply mascara, they continue to be straight, rather than curled. Even after I use an eyelash curler and then put on mascara, it turns back into my normally straight eyelashes. How can I get my eyelashes to unclump??
Expert Answer

Thank you for posing this question. Now we know that having this problem may seem uncommon to you but don’t fret, most women of Asian, Spanish and Eastern European descent have the exact same problem as you and this can easily be remedied. Below are a couple of tips that will turn your drab and stick straight lashes into the pretty and lush lashes you so want.

Train Your Lashes

Eyelashes and Mascara Problems!

This tip may sound a little bit too obvious or too weird but trust us. Even celebrity makeup artist Taylor-Chang Babaian swears by this. She claims that, “you can actually train your lashes to curl.” Though your lashes may be stubborn at first, be patient, just hold down the curler for a longer period of time for the first few weeks. Just give your lashes some time to adjust. Your patience and perseverance will pay off in no time!

Picking the Right Eyelash Curler

The secret will always be in picking the right eyelash curler fit for you. There are different factors to be considered when choosing an eyelash curler such as, the shape of the eyelash curler and whether to get an electric curler or not. With regards to the first factor, everyone is born with a different shape of eyes. It is important to determine whether or not your lashes fit perfectly into the eyelash curler. If not, part of your lashes could be left out and your lashes will end up looking uneven. The second consideration would be to get an electric curler or not, if you’re in a rush during mornings then this could be one for you. However if you’re in no particular rush then just manually heating the eyelash curler with a blow drier or dipping it in warm water will do the trick, also this will save you a couple of dollars.

Eyelash Extensions

If all else fails then a little visit to the salon may just do the trick. Eyelash extensions are synthetic fibers that are attached to your real lashes one by one to make it look as if they are all one seamless strip of eyelashes. This procedure makes your lashes look more voluminous and lush. Because the eyelashes frame the eyes, you tend to look brighter and younger. Eyelash extensions actually look natural because of the fact that it is just attached to your natural lashes which means that it is your eye shape that is being followed. It’s like having mascara on 24/7.

In the olden times, only the noble people in Egypt were allowed to sport long eyelashes. However, in the 70’s and 90’s they slowly became more and more popular because of the celebrities and models that sported them. Nowadays, women can’t live without their long and lush lashes.

Eyelash extensions require procedure to be done by a skilled esthetician. This requires the tedious process of gluing either synthetic, silk or mink lashes beside the real lashes, making it look like they are one and the same.

False Eyelashes

Of course let us never forget the good old favourite, falsies. The great thing about false eyelashes is that they can be bought anywhere, either at a drug store or at a department store. When you buy false eyelashes they come as a strip or row of synthetic hair. You then glue this strip of hair unto your eyelash area.

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Expert Author : Andrea Moore (Consumer Health Digest)

Andrea Moore has been a senior writer for Consumer Health Digest for more than a decade. She specializes in in all topics related to health, fitness, nutrition, and beauty. She has also worked as a communications and marketing professional. Connect with Andrea on Facebook for constant updates on her projects.