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My ritual lash curling dates back to age 13, when I first started wearing mascara. I was not nearly as nimble with a curler as I am now, but my stick straight lashes have always needed a little curl. A near and dear friend of mine even got me into heating my lash curler with a hair dryer first to make sure the curl holds. Not sure if that method really works (mostly due to lack of motivation to actually heat my curler every time – I am a self proclaimed Lazy Beauty Addict) – and I’ve since let the heating step fall to wayside, but my normal curling routine remains. Trying many a lash curler in my time, I seem to always come back to the same tool.
While a curler may not offer a wide array of possibilities, it has one job and it is commonly highly overlooked. Our curlers can actually make a big difference in drawing the eye upward and give us that length and volume that we are always so desperate for in our mascaras.
My All-Time Love
I stumbled upon this curler by sheer luck. I forget where I purchased it from, but it was the only one they had at the time, and I have never been able to find much better. This tool gives a natural curl without the crude bending point – it always does the job.
At Home Lash Perm
I know my friend wasn’t completely crazy for heating her eyelash curler. I am still a bit weary of effectiveness (or even simply burning off all my lashes), but people swear that heated lash curlers keep the curl held for longer. This tool works by gently pressing against the middle of your lash while it creates the curl.
The Deep Curl
With its high arch in the center of the curler, you get a deeper curl in the middle of your lashes. If you have longer lashes in the middle, this curler will really open up your eyes. Its shape also makes for a little breathing room between our eyeball and the space where it clamps down.
The Affordable Option
This tool will give you more bang for the little bucks you are spending. It may not be as expensive as the other options, but it is a handy and always reliable option.
The Little Guy
Whether you have fewer eyelashes than you would like to admit or want to get at your lower lid or inner eye, this tiny eyelash curler helps you get to them with carefulness and delicacy.
If your eyelash line is a bit flatter or wider, this Shisheido curler will fan out your lashes and even get the shortest lashes on your line. Its flatter shape is sure to get even the most stubborn lashes.
The Makeup Guru
We all know that the Kevyn Aucoin team knows what they are talking about when it comes to makeup, so only natural to follow suit with their tools. This tool has a perfect curve, which is ideal for rounder eyes, but still allows you to reach the smaller eyelashes. Other makeup artists boast that this gets the curl with just one clamp.