How To Force Your Eyelashes to Remain Curled

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Thanks to my friend April, I got wind that Petra Strand (photographed above), creator of Pixi Beauty, was launching a blog: petrapersonally.blogspot.com. She plans to wax poetic not only about beauty, but her life as a mom, fashion, colour (her spelling, not mine) and such. It’s quite cute.

Anyway, I had to ask her what beauty problems (I’m all about problems and solutions, if you haven’t noticed) she’s faced and which products she formulated for her brand to specifically solve them. I personally think that’s got to be the most thrilling part about formulating and owning your own brand — you can create anything you dream up.

Here’s what she had to say: “My lashes are super straight and it’s very hard to keep them curled. Most mascara formulas are too wet and take too long to dry, so my lashes lose the curl from a lash curler once I apply mascara,” says Strand.

Her solution: “I’ve found that I need to always use waterproof mascaras — they really help to keep and lift the curl,” she says.

The product she created as a result:Lash Booster [Mascara, $17]. [It] is the perfect ultra-waterproof mascara that holds a curl and never smudges, even with oily eyelids like mine,” says Strand.

I have oily lids too and can’t stand it when mascara transfers onto my upper lids, though I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of waterproof mascara due to the fact that you must use eye makeup remover to get it off — I may have to reconsider though.

So tell me, by commenting below, of course, what beauty problems do you have? And, which products (if any) have you found that solve them?

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4 Replies to “How To Force Your Eyelashes to Remain Curled”

  1. You are not alone. I too have the straight lash/oily lids issue and I
    don’t care for waterproof mascaras since my eyes are sensitive.
    I’ll bite the bullet and try Pixi’s and see how that works. Andrea Eye Q is
    a good eye make up remover..very gentle and moisturizing to the eye
    area (you can get it at most drugstores or Sally Beauty Supply) and both
    Lancome’s Effacil and Bi-Facil eye make up removers are superb!

    Thanks for the info! Hope I was able to help with the remover issue 🙂

    1. I found this tutorial relaly useful, I have just recently discovered your site and I am loving it! I had the same question as the other lady, but I also wondered if you do decide to keep them on overnight .how do you take off the rest of your makeup? Or do you sleep with it as well.Speaking of taking off make up, what is your preferred brand/method? I love wearing makeup but I think taking it off can be a drag! THanks for all your awesome tips and tutorials!!

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