Misc Beauty Tools -Sephora - Mini Heated Lash Curler
smile4kimmy 4/28/2011 5:21:00 AM
This is the second heated curler I have purchased (the first being a Japonesque), and I must say I like this one much more. Since I am half asian I have longer lashes but I do have the issue of them being very straight and not holding curl very well. I will not be going back to a regular curler because of how effective heated curlers are for long lasting curl. Its the same principle as curling your hair, you get much more definitive curls from using a heated tool than from using pins/rollers, assuming you start with straight hair. Things I liked: It was cheap ($12) Small and portable No pinching or pulling lashes It works Things to note: The directions say to use AFTER applying mascara. I use it on my bare lashes BEFORE applying mascara because (a) I don't want the heat to melt off/remove any of the mascara I apply and (b) I don't want any of my mascara clumping up or clogging the curler. As an experiment I did try on one eye curling first and then applying mascara and on the other eye mascara first and then curling. The results were almost the same (there was a bit more curl when I applied mascara first but I noticed the lashes that were curled first had a more natural sweep and shape). Also there is a small indicator on the back of the curler to indicate that it is hot and ready to use. If you look on the back of where the heating element is there is a little oval that is green when the curler is cool and yellow when it is hot. Make sure it is yellow (about 60 sec) before using. I usually turn it on as I'm finishing up my eyeshadow and its ready when I need it. I promise it is worth waiting a few more seconds for this to get to max temp. Replace battery every 3 weeks or so (depending on the quality of your battery) if you use it regularly. You can tell that it needs to be changed if its taking longer to heat and if its not curling like it did when you got it. Bottom line: This is better than the manual hand crimp curler, and I would buy it again. Best on the market? Probably not, but you could be paying $30-$50 for something that gives comparable curl.