The One Thing To Do For Perfect Lashes Is More Important Than You Think — PHOTOS

Magazine-worthy lashes might seem impossible to achieve, but they don't have to be. As long as you follow the one thing to do for perfect lashes, getting that glam, but natural look is totally within reach. Farewell to the agonizing attempts to separate clumps and fight off annoying smudges!

The one thing you need to do for perfect lashes is curl them with a lash curler. Don't freak out if you've never tried it before or always have horrible luck. Once you get the hang of it, I promise it's a breeze and you'll be amazed at how much more open and bright your eyes look.

I first learned the importance of eyelash curling back in my pageant days, but was reminded of how necessary it was on the set of this one Always pad commercial (yeah, I was the girl that would pop up and be like "Oh my gosh! This pad has endless absorbency!). The makeup artist had forgotten to curl my lashes, and the director made us stop rolling so she could go back and fix them. Whoops.

Since I've watched professionals curl my lashes more than a few times, I'm excited to share the tips on how to do so without accidentally stabbing your eye or ripping out any lashes. First, make sure to start at the very base of your lashes to get as much lift as possible. Then, hold down the lash curler for a whole ten seconds on each side. Seal the curl in with mascara and you're good to go!

If you're still nervous, watch this simple tutorial video:

As for which eyelash curler to use, I've rounded up my three favorites.

1. ProCurl Eyelash Curler

ProCurl Eyelash Curler, $22, Tweezerman

This is the curler I've seen most professionals use, and it's absolutely worth the small splurge.

2. Eyelash Curler

Eyelash Curler, $19, Shiseido

This curler features a thick rubber band to pull your lashes without "yanking" them.

3. Deluxe Metal Eyelash Curler

Deluxe Metal Eyelash Curler, $10.95, Tweezerman

A slightly cheaper but still totally rocking curler, this metal version from Tweezerman gets the job done.

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