There are some products that are considered must-haves in every girls’ make up pouches and an eyelash curler is one of them. Do you really think those perfectly curled eyelashes are achieved with just mascara? If you do, then my girl you are heavily mistaken. This article will open your eyes to the world of eye lash curlers and also introduce you to the top ones that are will be worth the money.
What are eyelash curlers?
I’m quite sure that almost all the divas out there are aware of what an eyelash curler is but if you’re a make-up virgin and miraculously you don’t know what it is then don’t worry girl, I have your back! An eye lash curler is a device that is used to curl your lashes. You’re wrong if you think that this what a mascara does because mascara only lengthens the strands and you don’t want your eyelashes to be poking out and here is where eyelash curlers come into play and give that perfectly curled delicate look to your eyes.
8 Best eyelash curlers
1. SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Curler
At $15, getting a branded lash curler with hundreds of positive reviews backing it up is a no-brainer deal for most buyers. The build quality ensures that you’re going to have this one for years with you, which again makes the price seem like a tiny yet valuable investment. Users who’ve left reviews on online purchases of this product claim that it’s a simple curler and a hassle-free item to use.
Our rating: 4/5
2. Covergirl Makeup Masters Eyelash Curler
This one’s a tough competitor, some users consider this the best they’ve ever had. That’s mainly because of its slick design and how smoothly it works. The lack of bulk on the product really makes it easier to see what you’re doing with your lashes in the mirror, unlike some other products that block the view. Some reviewers say it’s a must-have, but you’ve got to try it to know for sure.
Our rating: 4/5
3. TARTE Picture Perfect Duo
What? An ergonomically designed eyelash curler that’s not just beautiful but also gives gorgeous fanned out lashed AND The Tarte’s lights camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara? Is it Christmas or what? This combo is bound to give you jaw-dropping finish to your eyes. This too for just $18. Unlike curlers that needs more than one squeezes increasing the chances of damage, this curler does the magic with just one squeeze. When you’re done with the curler, give it that finishing oomph with tarte's lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara. Trust me, the combo’s magic and light tint on your lips will be enough to get you through the day looking gorgeous.
Our rating: 4/5
4. NYC. New York Color Eyelash Curler
Here’s a game changer, with a design that focuses a natural fit on your lashes to make the curling process more accurate and comfortable for the users. It’s equipped with a spring at the back which makes it essentially effortless to use this. The pads on this drugstore curler are non-silicone, which means you can put mascara on before or after you curl them, we’re not calling this a game changer for nothing.
Our rating: 4.2/5
5. SURRATT BEAUTY Relevée Lash Curler
Surratt Beauty Relevée is an award winning eye-lash curler. This amazing addition to your make-up bag will not only be an eye-opening experience (see what I did there) but will also give your eye make-up a pop with gorgeous fanned out lashes and a comfortable experience with no pinching or breakage. The product has soft silicone pads and the body is Japanese designed which gives the desired shape to your lashes even with less force.
Our rating: 4.2/5
6. Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Now we’re stepping into a pricier tier, with the Shiseido Eyelash curler. Some users who’ve left reviews for this product online claim that it’s literally the only one that works for them, and it’s successful at not only curling the lashes but also holding them in place like that. It’s a special combo deal for the aforementioned price, with extra pad refills shipped with the product.
Our rating: 4.3/5
7. LANCÔME Le Curler
One can never go wrong with LANCÔM. You’re getting an amazing beauty product that has offers a design that will give your hand a steady control over the curler which is one of most important characteristic needed in a product that's need to be close to your eyes. Its silicone rubber pads release the perfect amount of pressure to make sure your lashes hold the curl, all while maintaining the comfort level. The only thing you need to be mindful of is to change the silicone pads every 3 months for safe useage.
Our rating: 4.6/5
8. Tweezerman Classic Lash Curler
This US-made classic is going to be our highest rated curler for this list, mainly because of its top tier quality. It does its job incredibly well, featuring a perfectly designed curling arch that fits all shapes and sizes. Just by holding this in your hand you’ll be able to tell that it’s not your average dollar-store product. It comes with replacement pads too, so use it as much as you like – your lashes deserve it!
Our rating: 4.85/5
How to use eyelash curlers
Eyelash curlers are easy to use and here is a step by step guide to make it even easier for you.
- Take your mascara and apply a coat
- Start at the base of your eye lashes and swipe up so that you can cover most of the area on your lashes
- Take your eyelash curler and hold it so close to your eyes that your lashes are sticking out of the gap between the clasps.
- The challenge that most of the beginners face is keeping their eyes open while closing the clasp but you’ll get over your fear when you notice that there is no chance of the curling poking your eyes.
- Once you’ve successfully closed the clasp with your eyes open, hold it there for around 5-10 seconds and let go
- Put on another coat of mascara and repeat the process for your other eyes.
- Voila! See the difference an eyelash curler can make?
If you’re going for a more natural look, you can skip the mascara application because just the curler is enough to define those lashes. Another hack is to use a lighter to slight warm up the clasps or a blow dryer, make sure it isn’t too hot, blow on it then use it to give more definition if you’re skipping mascara. Don’t try this if you’re a beginner.
Do heated eyelash curlers work better?
Heated eyelash curlers do curl the eyelashes better than the traditional one but there is a downside to it. It might make you eyelashes fall out more than usual and nobody wants thin lashes! If you ask me, or any beauty guru out there, traditional curlers with mascara will work just fine.
Eyelash curlers hacks
You might think that curling lashes doesn’t have any technique to it, you just hold the thing and do the thing. Most people blame the curler or the mascara when they get undesirable results, or the lashes don’t hold well. Well, it may be your technique (or lack of technique) that’s the culprit. Here are a few hacks to help you improve your curling game;
- Use eye shadow to make it seem fuller
- Heat the curler (warm not hot! but as we've mentioned, normal curlers without heat works just alright!)
- Mascara first, curler next
- Curl lashes in part for them to hold the curl better
- Clean the pads on your curler with eye lens solution
It’s a miracle of nature that every pair of eyes in the world is unique, with a different shape and structure. No matter how many efforts manufacturers can make to get their products to fit all eyes, some people still won’t find it helpful for them. This is why it’s possible that the lowest rated product might work best for you – you never know. It’s an exploration journey; try out curlers until you find the one for you.One thing’s for sure though, the options mentioned above with their features should surely help you get a head start in finding what your eyes await. Good luck!