If you want to maximise your lash appeal, you should use an eyelash curler. They really open up the eyes and boost the effect of your mascara. But are all eyelash curlers created equal? Will one do the job as well as another? Actually, no - not only are some brands better than others, but there are different types. So how do you choose the one that's best for you, and why bother with curling your lashes anyway? Here are four types of eyelash curlers, and why you need one in your makeup routine …
1. Regular Curlers
The traditional type of eyelash curlers looks rather like a pair of scissors with a clamp on the end, and comes in two versions: plastic and metal. Plastic curlers are good for anyone with sensitive eyes or who is allergic to metal. Metal curlers are better if you want a more durable curler, but will be more expensive than the plastic version.
2. Heated Curlers
If you're intimidated by the thought of clamping your eyelashes, you could try a heated curler. These are often like a mascara brush; the heat works to set your lashes without the need to crimp them in place. You simply hold the brush against your lashes without moving it; if you do, you risk breaking your lashes off.
3. Mini Curler
If you have small eyes or short lashes, you may find that most eyelash curlers are too long for you and you can't get it to hold on to all your lashes. Try out a mini curler instead. These have a smaller clamp so that you can easily get all of your lashes in. They're also very portable for when you travel.
4. Metal with Spring Tension
This is like a regular metal curler, but closes with a spring mechanism. This means that it's a good curler for anyone who tends to be a bit too heavy-handed, as you need more effort to close it. If you've had a mishap with curlers before and ended up pulling out lashes, the spring type could be just what you're looking for. They may also suit you if you find scissor-type handles uncomfortable to hold.
5. They Enhance Your Eyes
But do you really need eyelash curlers at all? Well, they're not an essential part of your makeup, and you probably wouldn't want to use them every day. However, they do enhance your eyes and the way mascara makes them look. Curling your lashes really opens up your eyes and makes them look larger.
6. If You Have Straight or Thin Lashes
Think of how false eyelashes look, with their exaggerated curve. They really draw attention to your eyes and make them look open. While you don't want that look for everyday, if you have straight or thin lashes then curling them will make your lashes look thicker and fuller. You'll see a real difference to your eyes.
7. They'll Give You a Professional Look
Using eyelash curlers is part of a makeup artist's routine. They know how effective it is in giving their clients a professional and flattering look. Master the art of using eyelash curlers and you'll be able to give yourself a professional makeup look for parties, weddings and other special occasions.
So don't be daunted by eyelash curlers; invest in a good pair and give your eyes a super-flattering look!