Friday, December 30th, 2011

Choose or Lose


How important is curling your eyelashes to you?

  • Nah, I usually skip it! (41%, 1,573 Votes)
  • It's a daily must-do! (38%, 1,460 Votes)
  • It's important, but I don't have to do it. (21%, 814 Votes)
  • Other -- I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,881

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58 thoughts on “How important is curling your eyelashes to you?

  1. lameka

    i have curly lashes so that’s not an issue for me!

  2. I have sad short lashes but as soon as my mascara brush hits them, they curl up perfectly!

  3. I usually only curl them when they do not want to cooperate!

  4. Kimberly Nguyen

    I’m cursed with sad straight asian lashes so I have to curl mine

  5. K

    SO important for my stick-straight Asian eyelashes.

  6. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I always curl my eyelashes when I plan on wearing mascara! Even for my minimum makeup look, I use my clear mascara and curl my eyelashes! And it makes a difference now that I know how to do it right ^^

  7. Nenaah

    Same here, have long-ish curly lashes. I know I’m blessed, but yeah, there are options for everyone :)

  8. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    With as much maintenance as thick, dark, curly/wavy hair can be on my head, it leaves me with very low maintenance eyelashes, at least!

    I never curl my lashes, I don’t even own an eyelash curler.

  9. I don’t curl normally, also with the naturally curled/longer lashes that get enough lift from mascara – but I am considering a mini curler to get my outer corner lashes that get tangled up with the bottom lashes which can drive me bonkers.

  10. Avatar of Laura TygerKitty

    I feel like my eye lashes look better without curling – although curling them DOES open my eyes up bigger, I’m known for my ‘cat eyes’ which are more closed, almond shaped and have wings at the ends… it’s my signature look!

    I generally only curl my lashes if they were bent when I slept and are poking me in the eyeballs!

  11. Nora

    I never ever curl my lashes, I don’t even own a curler.

  12. Avatar of Marie Marie

    It should be important because I have super straight eyelashes. But it’s become unimportant for me because I just don’t bother anymore since after a couple of hours (I’m being generous!) they’re back to being straight. :(

  13. Avatar of Alannah Alannah

    I have to curl my eyelashes, because they’re so long that if I don’t, they go straight into my glasses and it’s really uncomfortable! I also think it looks SO much better when anyone curls their lashes. It’s totally necessary in my book!

  14. Roo

    I’d like to curl every day because it opens up the eye but I can’t find a curler the right shape for me. I end up with crimped lashes in the outer corner.

    • jessica

      omg! I thought I was the only one who had this problem!! no eyelash curler ever gets all my lashes! it’s so frustrating.

    • Avatar of Cherry Jones cherry jones

      roo-you should definitely check out a heated lash curler! i got one from blinc inc for $20 i believe, spendy- but worth it. my eyes are huge i guess cos regular eyelash curlers do not work well with me!

      • Roo

        Thanks for the suggestion. Considering what I’ve already spent on lash curlers…what’s one more?! At least it’s a different kind so I’ll check it out.

        The best I have is the Shiseido which is nice and wide but to hold it at the proper angle for my eyes means I leave dents in my face. When I used it several days in a row, I ended up with horrible irritations on both cheeks:(

  15. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    So jealous of those people blessed with naturally curled lashes…I personally have to curl mine every day :(

  16. Iris

    I curl my lashes before I put on mascara. Everytime. It does make a difference. I less likely hurt my eyes with the mascara wand while trying to get the wand close to the roots of my lashes. The mascara won’t smear around when I accidentally blink. It’s also easier to achieve a full, soft and *fake* natural eyelashes.

  17. Alejandra

    Absolutely a must!
    It’s the first thing I do when I get up in the morning.I can’t stand the sight of my lashes prior to curling them.I couldn’t live without my lash curler.it’s family :)

  18. Mandie

    My lashes tend to droop shortly after applying mascara, even after curling them, so I have a special routine. I curl them with regular lash curlers, apply mascara, then curl them again with a heated wand type lash curler. This method allows me to keep my curled lashes all day. Since I started doing this, my lashes have looked amazing, so now I always curl them when I wear make-up.

  19. Caiti

    Actually, I need to start doing this, but I’m always afraid of injuring myself. :)

  20. My eyelashes are stick straight, and they tilt downwards, so I always have to curl my lashes before applying mascara or else I look droopy.

  21. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    I’ve never done it before!

  22. Marianthi

    None at all. I have long but downturned lashes, so I use 1 coat of Diorshow Extase and 1 coat of MaxFactor Lash Extension Effect, and they just reach for the sky by themselves. And this combo holds all day, too.

  23. M.

    I’ve never curled my lashes, and I’m unlikely to start. I just don’t feel like it’s necessary – they’re long and thick and black, so it seems over-the-top in the bad way. I do sometimes wear mascara, which curls them subtly, but I wouldn’t actually tamper with a curler.

  24. It’s important, but I don’t have to do it.

    Most of the time I don’t curl them because it doesn’t make a huge difference for my short stubborn lashes. But if it’s for a special event, I’ll take the extra time to curl them.

  25. Cassandra

    Haha Asian lashes so it’s a daily must-do!

  26. Naomi

    I hardly remember to curl them, but when i do i want to kick myself for not doing it every day, it looks so good.

  27. Avatar of Patricia Patricia Couto

    My eyelashes are very curly and long and I still curve them always, even in a commom day. It make great diference because they turn even more curled and my eyes appear more open and big. I love it!

  28. Avatar of Cherry Jones cherry jones

    i used to put mascara on every.single.day. and when i put mascara on, it’s a MUST that i curl my lashes. now that i’m a responsible adult who wakes up at 5:30am-6amish everyday sometimes i’ll skip the mascara and just do a quick neutral eye. the days that i do decide to put mascara on, it’s still a must that i curl my lashes. i even have one regular lash curler and one heated lash curler, the heated lash curler takes some time so i hardly ever use it in the morning- but more so when i’m doing special looks on the weekends.

  29. Avatar of Olivia Olivia

    I feel like curling my lashes is a MUST!! Whether i put on mascara or not, they just look better curled and fanned out. I def envy those who wake up with a natural curl and then only need to put on mascara for an extra va va voom. My baby sister is one of those lucky ones!! She literally puts on barely two coats with no prior curl and its like she has on fake lashes. I gotta work to get to that level lol!!

  30. Avatar of Victoria Victoria

    I have the shortest straightest lashs, NOT curling is not an option!

  31. Adrienne

    Has never done anything for mine. I even got the chanel curler cus I heard it was good and still no difference! So I absolutely skip unless I plan on doing a long makeup session for an event.

  32. Becca

    I always curl my lashes, but it’s not a huge deal if one day I don’t feel like doing it or don’t have time

  33. Leenie

    I never use a curler for my lashes

  34. Tam Payton

    I curl my lashes even when I’m not wearing mascara that day. For work, I’ll simply curl my lashes and either put a touch of Vaseline on my lashes or some type of lash conditioner. That way, when I do go out, I’ll put on mascara on healthy, strong lashes. I’ve been doing this for about 2 years, and my lashes have never looked better.

  35. Avatar of _An_ Lumi

    I wish I had naturally curly, long lashes, but I don’t.
    I used to not curl them cuz I often crinkled them. -__-
    Anyway, I got more decent at it.
    I curl my lashes for work or when I’m going out.

  36. Nic

    Curling is very important for me. My lashes are a decent length and thickness but most of them are pretty straight. It just makes my eyes look so much more fresh and awake when I curl them.

  37. Nancy

    I do it when I wear no makeup on a daily basis because I barely have any eyelashes to begin with so I like to look like I have at least a few.

  38. Brittany

    I dont think curling lashes is that important really. UNLESS the person has really straight lashes that point down but if not i dont see the point,i have short lashes so i dont need to really, if i did they would be to curly feel really weird. So i don’t bother. Just put on mascara and im good to go!

  39. My lashes are so curly i flip my eyelash curler upsidedown and un-curl them daily!

  40. I skip this step unless I plan to go out that day / night. Although I like them better curled than non-curled. It’s true that this opens up your eyes.

  41. Nadia

    I don’t own a curler. I have tried curling my lashes before and I never found it to make a difference for me. Once I put on my mascara, my lashes curl up on their own. And using a lash curler before applying mascara never did anything differently than what I already have naturally.

  42. Amy

    I HAVE to. My lashes are really long and straight. If I don’t curl them, I won’t look as awake; my eyes won’t pop. Even if I do NOTHING else, I curl my eyelashes. It completely changes how my eyes look.

  43. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    I usually skip it, as I feel my lashes are too long for curling. Anytime I apply mascara, I have to be careful to keep my eyes half-closed for the first thirty seconds or so until it dries, else it smears all over my brow. Curling them just exacerbates the issue.

    They’re naturally slightly curled, anyway. Not excessively, but enough that I don’t think the extra hassle is worth it.

  44. dovile

    I have never in my life curled my eyelashes. lol

  45. Olga

    I used to curl them daily. Then one day I realized that my lash curler needed some cleaning and, lo and behold, underneath the rubber pad I found lots and lots of my precious eyelashes that were torn away from their eyelash friends from my eyes.

    Maybe it was my curler, (cheapie drugstore?), but I haven’t really curled them since. Sometimes if I need to I use a spoon.

  46. patty

    I have naturally curly lashes, so i have never owned an eyelash curler.

  47. Avatar of Dawn Dawn

    I have tried this before, but I hate approaching my eyes with one of those contraptions. I’m terrified I’m going to injure myself

  48. Unfortunately I have to curl my lashes to create ANY curl in them. =(

  49. Janelle @ Life.Love.Nailpolish

    Super curly lashes already here!

  50. Aly

    ~ Thanks for your wonderful post!
    I love all articles about eyelashes, mascara, as I have really straight lashes and when properly curled makes my eyes look bigger, amazing and gorgeous..

    I so love sharing with others about great products.~ The best ever“ heated eyelash curler I have ever found is the Hot Lashes eyelash curler, makeup Artist kit. Loved the reviews on Amazon and was impressed. There is also a site of the same name Hot Lashes.com

    This curler is exactly like the Shu Uemura curler with a 24K gold plated curler and this small heater base. Keeps my lashes curling till the next day. and my eyes really pop… Happy New 2012…HTH~