Overcurled Lashes – You Can Do It Too!

by Roxanne C.


Curling lashes should be easy.


I don’t suppose you’ve ever heard of someone overcurling their own lashes but I assure you, it happens. Especially to over zealous people like me.


If you’ve been following the blog, you might remember that I recently bought a Shiseido eyelash curler. Since then, I’ve been using it every time I head somewhere with my mascara on. The first few times were alright but then there was once where I realised I’d done a wee bit too much. Oh, yes, my lashes were curled but they were extra curled such that from the sideview, they just looked like they were forcibly pasted up onto my upper eyelid with glue. Somehow, instead of obtaining a favourable 3-dimensional curved flutter, I found myself with a 2-dimensional, 90-degree sharp upturn. In other words, I looked ridiculous.


You know some girls who’ve had their eyebrows overplucked, so they look surprised all the time? This was the eyelash version. I never knew something like this could happen! I tried desperately to salvage the situation and only managed to tone the curl down a bit by using my mascara brush to push the lashes down from the top. I really hope the girls who saw me that day didn’t notice the weirdness going on on my face. Just remember: Don’t ever add too much pressure when curling your lashes!




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Cendana January 15, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Hahaha so true! I admit I've also done that before.. "too much pressure so that it curls 90degrees upwards" hahhaha be gentle ladies!! they're your lashes, after all! hehehe

How are you liking the shiseido eyelash curler? I have that and I also like Shu Uemura (though it is more expensive than the shiseido 🙁 … )

Roxanne Chia January 15, 2012 - 3:25 pm

I actually don't know if I like it or not but it really curls my lashes well. I'm not sure if I love it because it tends to pinch my lids! =( What about you?



Cendana January 18, 2012 - 8:04 am

I think I would prefer the Shu Uemura to work best with my lashes because it doesn't pinch and curl my lashes very well. However, I think I've managed to manouver and use my Shiseido that it does not pinch and curl well

Stephanie Liu January 16, 2012 - 2:26 am

Hi! I love your blog (found you on bloggers). I'm just as beauty-obsessed so your reviews and tips are wonderful! I'm now following on google and bloglovin 🙂

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Roxanne Chia January 16, 2012 - 9:41 am

Thank you, lovely!


Renee | Beauty Fool January 17, 2012 - 8:18 am

Awww…! I am sure you looked great still! 🙂

A million years ago, when I was pretty young (14) my friend and I heard about "eyelash" perming and tried it out… and it was exactly how you explained, except it was for 3 whole months! Our lashes looked ridiculous! 😛

Roxanne Chia January 18, 2012 - 7:50 am

Oh my, that would have been weird too!



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