Eyelash Curler – Tools Tuesday
For our second Tools Tuesday installment, we’ll explore eyelash curlers.
Now, you may be thinking that all eyelash curlers are the same, but not true! Depending on your specific eye shape and lash type along with the effect you want to achieve, there are specialized curlers to create an eye-popping fringe each and every time – minus the falsies (we’ll save that for another post!).
From tools designed specifically for those hard-to-reach corner lashes to heated accessories, here are all of the curlers you’ll ever need to produce that bright-eyed, lush lash look we all love.
The Traditional Eyelash Curler
For a full-on fluttery fringe, you can’t comprise on curling. A few pumps of a good metal or plastic traditional eyelash curler magnify mascara by creating a curled curve as a base. But never use your curler after applying mascara! This trick can pull out lashes, the very last thing we want!
Shu Uemura, Tweezerman, Shiseido
The Corner Curler – aka the precision curler, the mini curler
Already eyelash-curler proficient but frustrated with how your tool doesn’t reach the inner and outer corners of your eyes? A corner curler to the rescue! This abbreviated version of a full-headed curler will allow you access to those baby lashes at the curves of your lids, opening your eyes beyond your wildest dreams. You can even use these handy utensils on your lower lashes, and, because they create a more defined swoop than their regular-sized cousins, even curl-resistant lashes become luscious.
Japonesque Precision Lash Curler, Shu Uemura Precision Lash Curler, Vincent Longo Mini Lash Curler
The Heated Eyelash Curler
You may blink at the thought of putting a mini curling iron near your eye, but as it turns out, it’s not only safe – it’s effective. The heat of a clampless heated curler gives your eyes a mega boost, creating a pumped-up, long-lasting fringe that will have you batting your lashes unabashedly. And, unlike metal or plastic mechanical curlers, you can employ a heated version after you apply mascara. I recommend first using a traditional curler and applying mascara, then running the heated tool along your lashes for added volume. You’ll be a doll-eyed dame in no time!
Blinc Lash Curler, Japonesque Heated Mini Lash Curler, Talika Heated Eyelash Curler