TikTok users are curling their eyelashes upside down

Thursday 20th Jan 2022 |

TikTok users are curling their eyelashes upside down for extra length – the experts weigh in

Looking to achieve long, lustrous lashes? The latest viral beauty hack that’s making waves on TikTok is upside down curled lashes. Game changer or lash breaker?

We asked optometrist and co-founder of eye health brand Peep Club, Nicole Alexander-Cross, optometrist for her take on the trend

TikTok users are curling their eyelashes upside down“Curling your lashes upside down seems pretty harmless as long as you are taking care of your overall lash and eye health. If you’re routinely (every night) taking your eye makeup off with a gentle makeup remover (one that conditions your eye lashes rather than makes them brittle) and making sure that your eyes are kept clear from infection and irritants then careful use of a lash curler, right way up or upside down is a great way to naturally enhance your natural eyelashes.

I would recommend using a super conditioning lash balm or gentle makeup remover, like our Soothing Coconut Eye Balm, to make sure your lashes have the extra nourishment they need to stay healthy. Always be super careful not to tug your lashes at all when using your lash curler – it can cause lashes to fall out and, aesthetics aside, they are, after all, the main line of defence for your eye. Also be super careful to clean your lash curler daily – this can be done with a cotton pad and eye make-up remover, for the same reason that you take off your eye make-up every day – to prevent bacteria and infection.”

Peep Club Soothing Coconut Eye Balm is £20 and available from PEEP CLUB



“Peep Club is the brainchild of Nicola, an award winning Optometrist, and Natasha – her school friend and patient. Like tens of millions of others, we’ve suffered from dry eyes for years. After trying every treatment under the sun ( eye compresses, drops, IPL treatments etc.), we were constantly disappointed to find just how low-tech and high-chemical the options out there were.
There must be a more convenient, effective and natural way.
Peep Club was created around a mission to make eye care more accessible, effective and natural. Something to actually enjoy, look forward to and be proud to use; a treat, not just a treatment.
Our hero is the first-of-its-kind breakthrough innovation of the Eye Wand  which, by applying heat, vibration and LED light directly to the Meibomian glands, is a more effective solution than the traditional eye compress and can be used anywhere – no microwave needed. “