I don’t know if I am the only one, but I have this quirk when it comes to curling my eyelashes: I do it before putting even the primer on. It is most definitely very unorthodox, but I have the impression that because of my eye shape, curling the lashes after everything else is done makes the curler a bit messy. My inner OCD screams no!
The problem with curling before everything else, at least when it comes to my naturally straight lashes, is that by the time I am ready to put on mascara, the curl has relaxed somehow. Putting mascara on first doesn’t seem to be an option (I have tried, but it makes lining difficult), but the other day I had this light bulb moment: why not put the lash primer on right after curling the lashes?
Bang, problem solved!
You might remember from this old post that I discovered the joy of Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. I am so happy with it that instead of branching into something else, I repurchased it recently. Besides extraordinary length and volume it offers, the primer also does a great job holding the curl!
What I do nowadays is curling my lashes, putting Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum on, and then proceeding to finishing my eye makeup. The primer dries clear, so my lashes don’t get in the way when I am doing the rest of my eye makeup. However, they definitely stay as curly as they possibly can! It’s all smooth sailing from there. As long as I use a good curl-holding mascara afterwards (my current go-to is Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara. I’ve been testing it out for the past two weeks, and you will get to read the review very soon), my lashes easily look their best!
Also,while I still think the Shiseido lash curler fits my eye shape better, I have been reaching for my Shu Uemura one instead. After the painful pinching learning curve, I have pretty much fallen in love with this sturdy curler that gets all of my lashes in one go. The sturdy construction saves so much energy during the process, and I am definitely very pleased with it!
How about you? Do you curl your lashes right before putting your mascara on? What is your favorite lash primer? How about eyelash curler?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: I’m sorry the posts have been on the shorter side this week. On top of getting quite some work with next-day deadlines this week, I have no hot water in the apartment for the moment (long story short: while replacing the gas/electricity meters, the workers found a leaking gas pipe in the basement which won’t get fixed till next Monday). While I have been able to take flash showers with the cold water, my hair is not looking its best (silver lining: I managed to lay my hands on both Klorane dry shampoos earlier this week, so it’s still under control). I might pack up and go to some friends’ house as a shower refugee today, but we’ll see!
Anyways, I promise to get back on track and bring informative full-length reviews back soon! Thanks for bearing with me in the meantime!