Monday, September 17, 2007

Asian Eyelashes

**April 18, 2010 - New and improved version.

I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say every Asian girl has had a lifelong battle with their cursed straight eyelashes. For us, ordinary eyelash curlers and mascaras just don't cut it. Over the years, I have tried just about everything and this is what works for me.

Starting from the left, we have the famous Shu Uemura eyelash curler, mascara base by Shiseido, heated eyelash curler from Sephora, mascara of your choice (as long as it doesn't clump, you're good to go), and Sephora eyelash comb.

Although time consuming, the end result is absolutely worth it. Take notes ladies 'cus this method really works!

1. Begin by turning on your heated eyelash curler (I use the one from Sephora but really any brand should work just fine). The hotter the better so give it some time to warm up.

2. Using the Shu Uemura eyelash curler, tightly curl eyelashes for 5-10 seconds. Repeat as needed.

3. Once you've achieved the desired curliness, apply 3 coats of the Shiseido mascara base.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to the other eye.

5. Apply 3 coats of mascara to each eye.

6. Curl each side again for 5-10 seconds with the Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

7. Go over your eyelashes with the heated eyelash curler. This will curl any stubborn lashes that the Shu Uemura curler wasn't able to get, it will also melt away clumps.

8. Use the eyelash comb to separate any eyelashes that are sticking to one another.

9. Go out and enjoy your curly eyelashes :)


Julia said...

I used to pay $250 for eyelash extension and go in for a retouch every month and thought it was the greatest thing ever.. up until a lot of (most actually) my real eyelashes fell off and I had swollen eyelids from an allergic reaction I had to the glue they use costing me 2 trips to the doctor's office.. n-e-v-e-r again

since, I just stick to my Shu Uemura eyelash curler and Dior Show mascara..

Irene said...

i love dior show. i use dior show black out. b/c its super blackkkkkkk. so sometimes i don't use eyeliner b/c it kinda does the job for me.

i broke my eyelash curler. i need to get a new one.

i'm scared to use heat on my precious lashes. hahaha

but that fiberwig thing sounds cool.

post tips on eyeliner!!!

ciera said...

hello... I'm a half asian shemale, and was hoping I could ask a small favour... I would really like to try out your technique, but am in need of someone that could gather these items together and send annonymous... I would be willing to compensate you for your trouble... Thank you...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your great tips on working with bone straight eyelashes that point down. We Native Americans have the same issue with the eyelashes. We are distant cousins, so it shouldn't be a surprise =-) I'm going to embrace my Asian sisters beauty tips for the eyes (I have small almond shaped eyes, too!) and facial features.

2Cents said...

tried prolash+ ...
effective and it works for my decimated lashes no thanks to lash permng and extensions