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Best Eyelash Curlers for a Longer Lasting Curl

Updated on February 21, 2013

The best eyelash curler is the one that works the best for you and your eyelashes. It's about the same with hair dryers and our hair ... we all have different lashes - some are short yet thick, others naturally long and curly, fine and straight and so on. In short the right curlers for you depends upon the shape, length, and thickness.

I'm often asked how to use an eyelash curler - and the answer to that is a simple one: coat your lashes with mascara - allow to dry. Then place the curler as close to the base of your lashes as comfortable - and squeeze the curlers. After a few seconds do the same again, about halfway along the length.

Once you've got the curl right (you may need a second pass) simply add a second mascara coating. Don't overdo it - natural looking is best! The five best eyelash curlers are featured below - they're all good enough, affordable and one of the five will suit you and your lashes.

Revlon Eyelash Curler with Cushioned Grip

I love this product - it's definitely one of the best eyelash curler models, plus it's incredibly cheap at less than 5 bucks. It's a solid little design, the mechanism closes tight yet comfortably on the lashes and if you use the technique above to curl your lashes - you will get ample curl and a gorgeous lash effect.

It comes with a spare rubber - don't lose it as they are useful and it's something you will need to replace now and then. Most rubber pads do come in handy as a good curler will outlast the amount of use it takes to go through the first one. Cheap, effective - recommended.


This is a great eyelash curler that's available in a choice of three colors - red, gold or black. The eyelash pads are silicone rather than rubber, which some prefer as they feel they pull less on the lashes.

It fits the contour of the eyelid comfortably and you can get in good and low to the base of your eyelashes. It comes with two replacement pads and it's particularly effective if your lashes are fine and delicate. Providing you sue the right technique - luscious looking lashes will be the desired result.

Zhen Professional Detail Curler

This is the best corner eyelash curler - a professional standard curler that gets those hard to read lashes that nearly always escape a standard pair. If you prefer you can use it as your main curler - simply curl along the lash line a little at a time.

That said I think you get a better curl when you use the larger ones but - some prefer this method. This one also comes with a set of two replacement silicon pads and - being a plastic manufacture - it's good for those that can only use nickel free products due to allergies. Nice little make up tool - useful and easy to handle.

Rucci Heated Eyelash Curler with 10X Suction Cup Mirror

This is the best heated eyelash curler - a great little kit that includes the heated curler and a fab little mirror that has 10x magnification. This is especially handy when applying makeup or working around the delicate eye area - and it comes with a suction cup so you don't have to hold it.

The curler is battery operated and heats up just enough to add definition and hold the curl. The mirror obviously helps and for the price - it's a great value for money kit. This is a good choice for those that have stubbornly straight eyelashes - heat will always encourage curl in hair and providing you apply mascara straight after you've curled - your eyelashes will get a definite boost.

Tweezerman Super Curl Eyelash Curler

This is the best selling Tweezerman eyelash curler - a company that generally produces some good quality beauty products. I'm not so convinced about their eyelash curlers but - they're still a popular selling item.

As someone that's had the chance to use them on clients - for me they don't allow you to get close enough to the lash line. If you want a plastic eyelash curler that doesn't pinch, you might find that they work for you. I agree with other reviewers about these ones - they're a little bulky and awkward to use. Otherwise - cheap enough and some women swear by them.


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