It all started when the makeup artist working on Hiba’s latest photoshoot put the traditional eyelash curler under his lighter flame. He was, thankfully particularly careful and didn’t burn her eye or anything. The result was a perfectly curled lash that lasted longer than if it weren’t heated.
Technically, this makes all the sense in the world, because heat on our hair is more effective if you want to curl or straighten it, so the same is probably true of an eyelash curler. After searching through You Tube, a hair dryer was also recommended for heating up a traditional eye lash curler. The thing is, we don’t recommend either of these techniques, if you are doing it for yourself. Having a professional do it for you is entirely different, simply because they have more command of your eyelashes and they have had much more practice.
Enter, the heated eyelash curler gadget, yes they do actually exist and thankfully are less dangerous than clamping your eyelashes down with a heated traditional curler and risking a burned eyelid (although the heated clamp curler does exist but isn’t popular at all). The heated eyelash curler gadget is not a clamp at all, its a wand with open facets. These open facets heat up, and are where your should rest your lashes.
When comparing the curl created by the traditional lashcurler and the heated one. The most important difference is the angle at which the lashes are curled. Because the traditional curler uses a clamp the lashes are bent at an angle, which at times may appear unnatural. The curl may or may not last very long, depending on your individual lashes. With the heated lash curler, it takes longer to curl the lashes, but they do appear more natural, and last longer, because of the heat applied.
Here are some of the most popular heated eyelash curlers on the market, happy curling!