As many Asian women out there will understand- our eyelashes can be a b*tch. The main issue for me is that my lashes naturally point downwards- and even after giving them a good squeeze with my (MAC/Shu Uemura/NARS) eyelash curler, the curl never holds for more than about 30mins. I’ve tried a number of mascaras in my time, and they all just weigh my lashes down further.
I had resigned myself to a life of sad down pointing lashes and given up caring, until I started taking close up photos of my eye makeup for FOTD posts. There’s nothing like a close up for forcing you into action.
I came across the Eyecurl II heated eyelash curler on www.makeupandglow.com.au while I was hunting for a new Z palette, and decided it was worth a try. From what I’ve read it seems to be a hit with professional makeup artists (including Koren from Enkore Makeup).
I’m so glad I gave this a go, because it is nothing short of amazing. Used after applying mascara, I get a decent curl that STAYS ALL DAY. It’s also great for targeting those hard to get lashes on the inner and outer corners of my top lashline (which never really got any love with standard eyelash curlers).
I also like how you can use it again if you’re going out after work to touch up the curl (you can’t do this with traditional curlers without risking damage to lashes).
The heated coil is housed in the wand in a way that prevents you from touching it accidentally, so it’s quite safe. I do find that the indirect heat so close to my eyes makes them water a little but it’s never painful.
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These picture were taken approximately 8 hrs after using the Eyecurl. I know they are not dramatic Kim Kardashian lashes, but they are still pretty amazing compared with what my normal lashes are like.
I like to curl my lashes first with my normal Shu Uemura curler, apply two coats of mascara (I’m currently loving Clinique Lash Power mascara), wait for it to dry, and then use the Eyecurl II heated eyelash curler.
When the Eyecurl II has heated up (takes about 20 seconds), I hold the wand underneath the base of my top lashes so that the heated coil is underneath the lash fringe. I then rotate the wand upwards so that the lashes are pushed almost against the top lid (I do this about 3 times, working from inner to outer lid).
I’ve included Enkore’s youtube video demonstrating and reviewing this particular heated curler for those that want to see how it works in detail.
note: I’ve tried using the heated curler on bare lashes and then using mascara, but I find that this does very little for my lashes.
This product is a real game changer- we’re finally cooking with gas! I loved this so much that I bought a backup at lehved.com.au (they were on sale).
I would probably limit the use of this heated eyelash curler to weekends and nights when I’m going out because I don’t want to subject the skin on my lids to too much heat on a daily basis.
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