Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Are Heated Eyelash Curlers Worth It?
One of the newest and hottest gadgets in the beauty industry is the heated eyelash curler. Sephora's Professional Heated Lash Curler boasts their product as a can't-live-without product that is "perfect for curling stubborn straight lashes anytime, anywhere." As someone who inherited ridiculously straight, impossible-to-curl Asian lashes I have struggled to keep a curl with my lashes. Using a traditional eyelash curler my lashes would fall flat after applying mascara. So do I think a fancy eyelash curler is worth it?! ABSOLUTELY NOT!
I'm about to let all of you know one of my favorite beauty secrets! In high school I struggled to keep my lashes curled for longer than 5 seconds. No exaggeration. I discovered if I use my blow dryer to heat my eyelash curler, then it would hold the curl like a curling iron for your hair. The difference is huge ladies. I put my mascara on immediately after curling. The heat helps the wax in the mascara to form
exactly how I want it to be.
Obviously I don't suggest directing the heat of the blow dryer to your face. I hold my FAVORITE Shu Uemura eyelash curler in one hand and hit it with 5-10 seconds of heat. I suggest testing how hot your eyelash curler gets on your hand or forearm before placing it near your eye. You want it to be warm not hot! Curl your lashes and apply mascara as you usually would and VOILA! Beautiful, flirty, curled, sexy lashes in seconds.
Do you guys want to see more beauty tips? Would you want to see before and afters?