How to Curl Your Eyelashes Without an Eyelash Curler

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1-02-2017, 13:24
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Eyelash curlers can pull out or damage your lashes, so you might be ready for a new way to add some pretty curl. The good news is you don't need a fancy tool to get long-lasting curl that helps your eyes pop. Try curling your eyelashes with a spoon, with mascara or using all-natural aloe-vera gel. No matter what method you use, applying heat helps the curl last longer.

Curling Eyelashes with a Spoon

  1. Grab a clean spoon. Use a regular teaspoon-sized spoon, and not a large one. You want it to fit neatly over your eye, so that the curve of the spoon will match the curve of your eyelid.
  2. Run it under hot water. Warming up the metal will create a better curl by transferring heat to your eyelash hairs. It will have a curling iron-like effect on your lashes. Dry the spoon once it's warmed up.
  3. Hold the spoon against your eyelid. Position it horizontally and rest it gently against your lid. You want the bottom of the spoon to be against your eyelid, with the bowl of the spoon facing out. Align the edge of the spoon with your upper lash line.
  4. Press your lashes against the curve of the spoon. Use your finger to press them over the edge of the spoon and into the bowl. Hold them there against the warm metal for thirty seconds.
    • Check out the curl you created. If you want a more defined curl, repeat the process for another thirty seconds. You can also use this method to curl your bottom lashes.
    • Do the same to the lashes on your other eye. You may need to warm up the spoon again before starting.
  5. Apply mascara to set the curl. Using either clear or black mascara will help the curl stay in place for the rest of the day.
  6. Carefully comb your lashes while mascara is still wet. Use an eyelash comb to separate and define your lashes. Don't comb too much, or you'll lose the curl.
  7. Finished.

Using a Cotton Swab and Mascara

  1. Apply mascara as you would normally. Use one or two coats, depending on your preference. Don't wait until the mascara is dry to continue; it needs to be wet for the curl to hold.
  2. Use the wooden part of a cotton swab to push your lashes upward. Hold it horizontally along your lash line and use it to push your lashes into a tight curl. You can also use an emery board or another long, thin instrument to curl your lashes upward.
  3. Hold the position for at least thirty seconds. During this time your mascara will dry, helping your lashes maintain a curled shape.
  4. Pass over your lashes with a hair dryer. Use the warm setting, and be sure to hold the hair dryer at least six inches from your face. Gently heating and drying the mascara will help the curl stay in place longer.
    • Don't use the hottest setting on your hair dryer. The hot air could hurt your eyes.
    • You can skip this step if you're happy with the curl you achieve without using a hair dryer.
  5. Repeat with the lower lashes and your other eye. Be patient as you hold the cotton swab in place. Don't release the lashes until the mascara has fully dried and the curl is set in place.

Using Your Fingers

  1. Start without mascara on your eyelashes. Using clean eyelashes to start makes this method less messy.
  2. Warm your fingers up. You can run them under warm water for a few minutes or just rub them together to heat them up.
  3. Push up your eyelashes. Take your pointer finger and push your eyelashes up against the top of your eye. Hold the position for at least thirty seconds. Repeat with your lower lashes and your other eye.
  4. Apply two coats of mascara to set the curl. Carefully run the wand from roots to tips. If you need to comb your lashes, do so gently so you don't lose your curl.

Holding the Curl With Aloe Vera Gel

  1. Pump a small blob of aloe vera gel onto your middle finger. Rub your thumb and finger together a bit to distribute the gel and warm it up.
  2. Apply the gel to your eyelashes. Hold your thumb under your eyelashes and slowly close your eye over your thumb. Lightly hold your lashes and slid your fingers over them. Repeat a couple of times to make sure the gel is thoroughly applied.
  3. Push up your eyelashes to curl them. Place your forefinger horizontally under your eyelashes and push them up against your lid. Hold the position for at least thirty seconds while the aloe vera gel dries. Repeat with the lower lashes and on your other eye.
    • The curl will last longer if you gently pass a warm hair dryer over your lashes as you hold them in place. Be sure to use the warm setting, not the hot.
    • After the aloe dries, you can apply mascara or leave if off.


  • Don't use too much heat on eyelashes; they can become damaged this way.
  • Never use a hairdryer for the process because you run the risk of causing burns if you use one to heat up metal.
  • Brush the lashes on the outer edge of the eye more than the others so that they have an angel wing effect.
  • You can also use the palms of your hands to curl your lashes. They are usually warmer than your fingertips, although not as precise.
  • If doing the finger method, make sure to wash you hands first.
  • Try to not blob aloe-vera in your eye, it will hurt.
  • You could also use Vaseline just make sure you don't use too much or it'll get globby and nasty looking and just apply like how you did with the aloe-vera trick.
  • Make sure you don't get your fingers, spoon, or mascara into your eyes to make sure you don't irritate your eyes.
  • When your applying your coats of mascara be sure to wiggle the wand back and forth to even out and spread the lashes.


  • Always wash your hands before you touch any part of your eyes. Germs can go in and cause an infection.
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