Some of us have naturally long, curled eyelashes. And then there's the 95 percent of us who don't. To make eyes appear more awake and bigger, curl eyelashes, then apply mascara. And consider this: It's a myth that you can't curl lashes AFTER mascara. As long as the mascara is no longer wet and you are gentle, you can use an eyelash curler after mascara application. Also, contrary to all the fashion magazine's advice, you don't have to own Shu Uemura's pricey version. I found the drugstore brand curlers work well, too.