Eyelashes that stand out really complete your look. A lot of us would love to have naturally long, thick, upturned lashes. Unfortunately most of us don't. But there are ways to make your lashes really pop, and one of them is using a heated eyelash curler. We have had a go at many of the best heated eyelash curlers around, and they make a huge difference. Read on to find out more.
We loved all of these products and each one definitely gave our testers longer lasting curled lashes.
Hitachi HR 550 W White Eyelash Curler
( 4.2 out of 5.0 )
Panasonic Double Action Heated Eyelash Curler
( 3.8 out of 5.0 )
Eyecurl II Heated Eyelash Curler with Brush
( 4.0 out of 5.0 )
There are numerous ways that you can try to achieve the perfect curled eyelashes. We've had a look at the options here:
So although there are other options, our favourite is definitely the heated eyelash curler. You just need to get over any fear about heat being near your eye. But don't worry, it's not like your eyelash curler will heat to the temperature of your hair straighteners. This is a much more gentle process.
Eyelash curlers are all battery operated, but there are some differences in design. Much of this will be down to personal choice.
You also need to consider the best way to use your heated eyelash curler for long lasting results. We've got some tips below.
Firstly make sure you apply all of your make-up, and eye make-up before you use the eyelash curler. (With the exception of mascara if you go for a curler which is to be used before mascara).
If using a wand heated eyelash curler, place the comb onto the lash line above lashes and lightly lift and pull the comb through the lashes in the same way that you apply mascara. One the curler wand reaches the tips of the eyelash it should be held there for three seconds. You can repeat this process until you get the desired long curled lash look. No pinching, tugging around the eye and very easy to do. You can use the wand style curler again if you need to refresh your look in the evening (and want to look extra sexy) and do so with mascara on.
For the lever or clamp style heating eyelash curler, this work in a very similar way to the traditional clamp style non-heated curler. One difference though is the way that the curler closes. Instead of squeezing your two fingers together to seal the mechanism (scissor-style), you slide the lever on the front of the curler upwards until the pads are clamped on the eyelashes. Then just wait for 10-15 seconds, release and remove the devise from your lashes. Again, you can repeat this process until desired look is achieved.
We recommend going for rechargeable batteries, and maybe having two sets so when your batteries run out you're not left having to wait for them to recharge.
Like we said, the design is up to you and your personal preference. We've reviewed the heated eyelash curlers and considered ease of use and how long-lasting the look created is.
A clamp style curler that gives brilliant lasting results and we found easy to use.
Of all the products, this one was the one that we found curled the best. So one go on each eye, no need to repeat for the look to be achieved. It lasted about 4 hours without mascara and 6 hours with. A great product.
Really only the price. It was the most expensive, although not unfairly. It is worth it but is a slightly larger investment.
A clamp style curler that gives great results. To get the extra oomph in your lashes, we used it a couple of times before being happy with the look.
Very similar in design to the Panasonic. And it was easy to use and long lasting. The main difference is that we found we had to use it twice to achieve the look we were after.
The product comes with a user guide. And it isn't the best written. It's a little over complicated and not that clear. This could definitely be improved. If you go for this one, check out guides online with videos to see how to use this style of heated eyelash curler.
This wand style heated eyelash curler comes with a brush and is battery operated. If you're looking for a wand style this is the best we've found. Great results and long lasting.
It's designed to give your lashes a very natural, gentle upwards curl. You apply after mascara (once completely dried) and brush your eyelashes upwards. We did really love this product, but found it to be not quite such a dramatic look as with the others in our top three. If this sounds like the look you want, you won't go far wrong with this heated eyelash curler.
Perhaps due to the slightly more subtle look this product creates, we did find that our reviewers with thinner eyelashes struggled to get a long lasting curl.
We would recommend any of our top three, depending on your own preferences. They all give a great look, and if this is the first time you've bought a heated eyelash curler, we think you'll never look back! The Panasonic is our number one for ease of use, effectiveness and longevity. A great product.