Use the curler before applying mascara to protect the lashes. Open the eyelash curler and carefully place upper lashes between the top and bottom section of the curler. Gently squeeze handles, hold for 10 seconds and open it slowly. For more curl, repeat these steps. Regularly clean the silicone rubber pad with a tissue or replace with a new pad, if necessary. Tip: Enclosed comb for a perfect separation of the lashes. Also usable without comb.