In order to curl your eyelashes correctly, start with clean, dry lashes that you have not yet coated with mascara. Look downward and clamp the eyelash curler securely onto the base of your eyelashes as close as you can get to your eyelid without painfully clamping the skin. Make sure you clamp the base of your lashes in a straight line in order to achieve an even curl.
After you clamp the eyelash curler to the base of your lashes, hold it locked there for a full ten seconds before releasing to ensure that the curl will hold. Next, line up the eyelash curler with the middle of your lashes between the base and the tip. Clamp the curler and hold for another ten seconds before releasing. Finally, repeat this process with the very tips of your lashes.
Make sure that you line up the curler in a straight line each time before you clamp and hold each curl for a full ten seconds in order to ensure that your lashes end up with a natural-looking curve.
Wearing a mascara color that is too much darker than or is in a separate color family from your natural eyelashes can cause them to appear strange or unnatural. If you opt for a mascara color that is only a few shades darker than your natural eyelashes, your lashes will look darker and longer, but they will not appear unnaturally altered.
If you have blond eyelashes, use a medium brown mascara. For naturally brown or auburn eyelashes, try a dark brown mascara. If your eyelashes or hair color are a darker brown, you can use a true black mascara without looking unnatural.
If you can still see baby powder on your lashes after applying a thorough coat of mascara and letting it dry, apply another thin coat of mascara to sufficiently cover the powder. The baby powder on your eyelashes can be removed with the rest of your mascara and mascara primer with regular eye makeup remover.