The Random Makeup-Bag Essential You Can Use to Curl Your Hair

Okay, this is crazy.

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If you, like the rest of the internet, are obsessed with Huda Beauty's Lip Contour Pencils—we've got excellent news. You can now guiltlessly invest in the entire range (and then some) because they now serve a dual purpose in your beauty regimen. Thanks to Huda Kattan herself, we know how to curl our hair with her range of pinky nudes.

Because you definitely need an explanation, here's the breakdown of her almost heat-free technique:

1. Prep the hair by misting on a texturizing elixir like Jen Atkin's Ouai Wave Spray ($26) on the mids to ends. Once the hair is damp with product, add a lightweight sculptor, like R+Co's Aircraft Pomade Mousse ($29), throughout the hair. Then, smooth out the strands with a paddle brush—Kattan is all about Leyla Milani's Miracle Brush ($23).

2. Start wrapping individual sections of hair around the lip pencils, securing the set into place with bobby pins. Remember, the larger the section, the looser the curl/wave will be. Once the entire head is set, go over it with a diffuser, but don't let things get so hot that it melts the liners!

3. Leave the curls pinned in your hair for as long as possible—but don't worry if it's just for a few minutes. When you're ready to take them out, do so carefully. Run your fingers through your hair so they're not too ringlet-y or "umbrella" them for extra volume/fluffiness.

Huda Beauty Lip Contour Matte Pencil, $19;

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.