Gemma Chan’s genius mascara hack for straight lashes

Serious curl, coming right up

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / April 17 2019

Gemma Chan has to-die-for fluttery long lashes, however, in an interview with Allure, the Crazy Rich Asians star revealed that although she has been blessed with ultra-long lashes, they are actually naturally dead straight. “I'm lucky I have long lashes, but they're straight and they're very fine.”

Gemma explained that because her lashes are so straight, she’s had to come up with a couple of beauty hacks to ensure that her lashes stay curled all day: “the most important thing to me is to use lash curlers and then find a mascara that holds the curl”.

Specifically, Gemma uses TWO separate mascaras to keep her lashes under control. Her first choice is Maybelline New York’s The Falsies Waterproof Mascara. “I use the waterproof version, so it really holds the curl,” she said. But…and this is where her genius mascara hack comes in…she applies The Falsies mascara formula using the wand from Maybelline’s Define-A-Lash mascara. Gemma says the Define-A-Lash mascara wand “works perfectly to separate and coat every single lash”.  

Whatever she’s doing, it’s working, because we’re constantly lusting after those lashes!

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).