There are dozens of eyelash curlers on the market, made in different materials (metal vs plastic), different styles (the spring vs non spring) and different modes of action (the squeeze vs the heater). With so many different types and so many different brands, how do you know what’s nice to use and how to choose your eyelash curler?
THE TRADITIONAL CRIMPER
The traditional eyelash curler looks like a pair of misshapened metal tongs welded together. Looks foreboding, but not as scary to hold and use. There is a silicone or rubber pad where the lashes rest on while you curl, and these rubber pads should be changed every 2 months, or when worn out. Worn out pads do affect the curl you are trying to achieve. A quick tip: wipe clean your eyelash curler before each use- you don’t want any of the makeup residue on the eyelash curler to get onto your eyelids accidently and spoiling your hard work so far.
The spring in the curler can give firmer control and more precision. But many top curlers do not have springs in them.
HEATED EYELASH CURLERS
Heated curlers can give more defined eyelash curls, and at the same time have a longer lasting curls as compared to non heated curlers. Many makeup artists and celebrities love heated lashes for this reason.
Using a heated eyelash curler is easy, and is gentler on the eye if you’re the sort that keeps pinching your eyelid when you use the traditional kind of eyelash curler. Some heated eyelash curlers can be used even after you have applied your mascara, making it convenient if you decide you need more curl after your mascara has gone on. You could cheat and use your hair dryer to heat up your normal metal eyelash curler to achieve the same effect. However, if you desire to have longer lasting curvy-er lashes, you might want to consider investing in a proper pair of heated eyelash curlers which regulates the heat better so you don’t burn yourself or damage your lashes.
Try the Hot Lashes Heated Eyelash Curler which has been raved about by makeup artists, celebrities, magazines such as InStyle and Allure. This eyelash curler comes in a kit together with a primer for lashes, and a mascara for $59.
Another heated eyelash curler to try is the Blinc Heated Curler. This curler looks different, and is used differently compared to your usual squeeze type curler. As seen in the picture below, the curler looks like a comb instead. The way to use it is to first wait for it to heat up, then when its ready, put it under your lashes (before mascara), lift the lashes upwards and gently press it towards your eyelids and hold for a while to curl.
FOR SMALL/ ASIAN EYES
Asians tend to have heavier eyelids, and shorter eyelashes that are stubborn and harder to curl. If you fit into this catagory, you may want to consider getting a smaller eyelash curler so you can reach all your lashes, especially the innermost and outermost lashes.
WHAT’S WITH THE HUGE PRICE DIFFERENCE IN EYELASH CURLERS?
There are so many different eyelash curlers out there, with a huge price difference. There are cheap drugstore products at the cost of a few dollars, while beauty counters sell theirs for $20 or more! Why is there such a huge difference? The difference in prices can make a difference in the results you get. A more expensive curler is likely to be better made, giving a better curl especially for stubborn lashes. It can also be more precise, gentler on the lashes, and technology like heating makes a price difference too.
After deciding on which curler to get, curl your lashes well to get the desired effect. And top it off with a few coats of mascara, and you’ll have fabulous, seductive lashes!