Eyelash curlers can be a game-changer for your makeup look. Image via Adobe Stock.
Unless the beauty gods blessed you with naturally curly lashes (boys, we’re looking at you) an eyelash curler is a game-changer in achieving that sky-high, curled lash look. But that’s not to say that every eyelash curler is a one-size-fits-all scenario. With every eye shaped differently and eyelashes being unique, you need to know what eyelash curlers are best suited to you. So we have put together a list of game-changing eyelash curlers that will fit most eyes and budgets.
But first, how do you use an eyelash curler correctly?
Start by cleaning the eyelid and make sure to remove any remaining eye makeup, once your eyelashes are dry – then you are ready to curl. While your eyes are open, place your eyelash curler and sit it on the base of the lash line, get as close to the base as you can without pinching the lash line. Close the clamp on your lashes and hold for a few seconds. Once you’ve done that, walk the lash curler up your lashes and clamp again in the middle of the lashes, hold for a few seconds and repeat again at the top of your lashes for a full lash curl.
Eyelash curling don’ts:
Never curl your lashes after applying mascara, not only can it dirty the eyelash curler, but it can also stick to your lashes, making them crack and leaving them stiff and rigid. Also, don’t forget to work the eyelash curler up the lashes, curling three times from start to finish – this will ensure your curl lasts all day long.
Half lash curler – MAC Cosmetics $40
This lash curler gets the smallest, most inner parts and the most inaccessible parts of your lashes.
Pro tip: Make sure your lashes are clean and dry before using, as wet lashes won’t hold a curl. Always tap your finger on the lash curler before applying to your lashes to make sure the curler isn’t too hot. Wiggle the curler up your lashes starting from the bottom and then apply mascara once finished, never before you curl. Only use the curler once a day to avoid damaging the lashes.
The curler for wide eyes – Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler – $37
This award-winning curler is said to be perfect for round, wide eyes, as it’s as close to as universally usable as you can get. It still has some flatness, but with a slight curve, so it works well on round and wide eyes.
The curler for almond-shaped eyes – Tweezerman ProMaster Lash Curler – $35.95
This curler has a 38-degree angle, which fits perfectly for almond-shaped eyes. It creates an intense curl without sticking to or creasing the lashes.
The curler for small, deep-set eyes – Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler $33.95
This curler is shaped at an angle that will fit pretty much every eye-shape, but especially those with smaller, deep-set eyes. It is different from the traditional cage shaped curler – it will allow you to reach every lash, section by section.
Best drugstore curler – Manicare Eyelash Curler $12.99
The Manicare lash curler is top-rated and is a best-seller for affordable eyelash curlers.
Best luxury eyelash curler – Dior Backstage Eyelash Curler $46
For those who want to splurge – the Dior Backstage eyelash curler is the way to go. It’s ergonomic handles make it super easy to use and it is universally shaped, so pretty much every lash type can use it.