How To Curl Lashes Without An Eyelash Curler

If your lash curler is damaged or you're seeking alternative ways to curl your eyelashes before a big night out, there's no need to worry. Fortunately, there are safe methods offering versatility and stunning results beyond traditional eyelash curlers.

Explore alternatives that are both safe and effective for achieving stunningly curled lashes. You could try applying mascara, or you could think about getting your lashes permed, lifted, which offers results that are just as dramatic without compromising your safety.

It is advisable to either avoid heated curlers altogether or exercise extreme caution while using them.

4 Ways To Curl Your Lashes Without A Curler

Unlock the secrets to achieving captivating curls without relying on conventional tools. Experience a lash-transforming journey with ingenious methods that promise beautifully curled lashes, all without the aid of an eyelash curler.

Here’s 4 ways you can curl your eyelashes without the need for an eyelash curler.

1. Applying Mascara

Start by putting mascara on the base of your eyelashes. Move the wand around to make sure the coverage is even, and then sweep the mascara up to add length. To get more volume, put on several coats of mascara and let each one dry before adding the next.

Use a zigzag motion while applying to improve definition. Use the tip of the wand or a smaller brush to coat the lower lashes very carefully. Use a lash primer before mascara to give your lashes more volume and help it stick. Use an eyelash curler before putting on mascara to curl your eyelashes first. Try out different types of mascara, like waterproof, lengthening, and volumizing ones, to get the look you want.

2. Using a Warm Spoon

Put a spoon that has been warmed in water over your eyelids, and then press your eyelashes against it. Please be careful when you do this, take the warm spoon and bring it so it’s close to your eye with its curved edge facing out from your eye. Use your pointer finger and your thumb to press eyelash bases into the edge of the spoon.

Hold it in place there for at least 10 seconds. To get the best results you need to do it section by section. Applying a few coats of your preferred mascara will help you secure the curls in place, and you will be ready to go.

3. Using Aloe Vera

Just rub a small amount of Aloe Vera into your fingertips (enough so they’re a nice silky coating) and then use them to press your lashes so they are curling upwards towards and towards your eyelids. Simply repeat this easy process a few times to get those cute and curly lashes.

4. Lash Lift

Another technique that may interest you involves using our lash lift products. Our lash lift process uses a range of products designed to help an eyelash lift and curl that’s semi-permanent and completely natural. The technique involves either the application of the Lash Lift Lotion No. 1, 2 or 3 and the special Lash Lift Glue. Obviously, you need to be careful when applying anything close to your eyes, but it is a sound option for anyone looking to escape the horrors of curlers.

How do you make your eyelashes stay curled naturally?

To naturally maintain curled eyelashes, there are several techniques to consider. Firstly, using an eyelash curler before applying mascara can help set the curl. Additionally, consider heating the eyelash curler gently with a hairdryer for a few seconds (ensure it's not too hot) before curling, as this can help lock in the curl.

Opt for waterproof mascara formulas that tend to hold the curl better throughout the day. Applying mascara in thin, separate coats while allowing each layer to dry before adding more can also assist in maintaining the curl. Some people find that using a mascara with a curved wand or one designed specifically for curling can help lift and maintain the curl of the lashes.

Finally, consider using a clear lash primer before mascara application to add extra hold and lift to the lashes while keeping them nourished and healthy.

Eyelash Curler Hacks

  • Gentle Pressure: Apply light pressure when using the eyelash curler to avoid lash breakage.
  • Warm Your Curlers: Warm the eyelash curler slightly to achieve an enhanced curl.
  • Clean & Replace Pads: Regularly clean and replace the pads inside the curlers to maintain hygiene and effectiveness.
  • Reach All Areas: Consider mini lash curlers for harder-to-reach areas.
  • Liner on Curlers: Apply eyeliner on the curler's clamping part for a simultaneous eyeliner application.
  • Curl in Three Segments: Divide lashes into thirds and curl each segment separately.
  • Hold for 3 Seconds: Hold and press the curler at each segment for three seconds.
  • Coat Both Sides of Lashes: Apply mascara to both sides of the lashes for a fuller look.
  • Rotate the Curler: Slowly rotate the curler upwards on the final curl to enhance the curl further.
  • Apply Mascara While Curling: Curl lashes at the base and apply mascara to the ends coming through the curler.
  • Soak Mascara in Hot Water: Warm mascara before application for a smoother texture.
  • The Spoon Curl: Use a spoon to curl lashes if an eyelash curler is unavailable.
  • Wiggle Brush at the Base: Apply more mascara at the base and less at the tips to keep lashes lifted.
  • Bend the Mascara Brush: Bend the brush at a 90-degree angle for better application.

Comment any eyelash curling hacks that you’ve discovered below!


  • Ann

    You are doing amazing work ❤️! I’ve got really long lashes (Careprost helps me a lot, so happy 😊 I googled ‘GETLASH24’ and got it), But here’s the kicker: they’re also incredibly straight, and I have trouble getting them to hold any type of curl. Even after using my curler and getting them to look nice, they sink after five seconds. Huge thanks for sharing this post.

  • Elizabeth Anne Smith-Dane

    The lash lift is becoming really popular in Norwich now. Great website and love your work!

    Liz |

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