5 Makeup Application Tools You Need


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Eyelash Curler

It looks painful, but you won't feel a thing.
It looks painful, but you won't feel a thing.
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Eyelash curlers look a little like torture devices, but if you use them correctly, your eyes will appear larger and more open. Curling your eyelashes is an easy way to brighten up your face, even if you don't wear a lot of makeup.

Here's the skinny on using an eyelash curler: Always use an eyelash curler before applying any mascara; otherwise, you may pull out your lashes. Hold the curler in your fingers and open it by spreading the handles. Center your upper lashes between the top and bottom sections of the curler. Make sure the curler is set at the base of your lash line, but take care not to touch your eyelids. Gently squeeze tight, hold for a few seconds, and voila -- pretty lashes!

Some people use a heated eyelash curler to get more curl. But those aren't necessary unless you have super-stubborn lashes.