This Woman's Eyelash Accident Will Make You Seriously Pay Attention to One Important Thing
Mastering doing makeup around your eyes can be pretty tricky, but once you get the hang of it, it’s one of those things that’s easy to get smug about and forget that it requires extra precaution and attention. For example, doing your mascara in the car—not safe for a number of reasons, but something many women do anyway—because what are the odds?
Well, as one viral Internet story is teaching us—sometimes freak accidents happen, and they serve as a good reminder to always keep safety in mind when working close to your eyes. Reddit user Aub3912 shared a photo that shows half her eyelashes missing with the simple caption “I sneezed while curling my eyelashes.” She posted a second picture that shows a heartbreakingly large chunk of lashes stuck in her eyelash curler.
Celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor adds that to prevent lashes from catching in the curler while using it, “Make sure to hold the curler level and look through it into a mirror. Line the top metal part of the curler against your upper lashes. Close the curler slowly so you can feel if you might pinch yourself. Slide it out a bit if you're too close. My favorite curler is the one from Revlon. It's actually a little easier to use because the pad is red, which helps you see your lashes better than curlers with a black one.”