Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

Have you ever curled wrapping ribbon by running it against the hard edge of opened scissors? This spoon technique draws from the same action and is one of the oldest tricks in the book. I learned this back in school at the Makeup Designory and thought my teacher was a little off her rocker when she included a spoon on our list of tools for our kit! But after teaching us how to do it and practicing on each other, I quickly became a believer. Some even swear it curls their lashes better than a lash curler.  I think it looks a little more natural than the curler (revisit our Perfect Pinch Tutorial here) but I personally still prefer the lash curler but only by a little. Anyway, try it and decide for yourself. Here’s how! 


  1. Place the spoon (facing outward) with the bottom edge directly on your upper lashline as pictured above.
  2. Press your index finger or thumb on the outer section of your lashes against the edge of the spoon.
  3. Now for the curling action. In one quick flick of the spoon, press the bottom edge down against the lashes then rotate and pull it upwards until you reach the tips of the lashes. Pull gently of course, I feel really silly that I have to say this, but please do not pull too hard that you pull your lashes out! (You’d have to pull insanely hard to do so but I have to throw that caveat out there just in case!) That’s it! You can do only the outer corners or repeat steps 1-3 in the center section as well like I did above.