Image Credit: Japonesque
This baby is my HG eyelash curler along with my Shu Umera one. My eyelashes are so short, puny and fine that curling my eyelashes is a double process. I think this is the perfect tool for girls with short straight lashes and if you have long lashes it will give your lashes that extra “pow” which is all the better. A heated lash curler creates and holds a strong curl for lashes that are very hard to curl. Unlike traditional eyelash curlers that can pinch or break your lashes this heated curler lifts and holds curl with heat. There is no risk of pinching your eye lids accidently either! It is almost like perming your eyelashes. You can use this before or after mascara (unlike tradition lash curlers, when you use it after mascara you can risk breaking your lashes). I like to use this after mascara to create and maintain the curl.
I mentioned that curling my lashes is a double process: first I curl with my Shu Umera curler, which makes my lashes stick up straight; then I put on several coats of mascara; and finally, I use the Japonesque curler after applying mascara. You use the curler exactly like mascara: in a up and down sweeping motion. I like to use this after my mascara because I find the heat melts the mascara a little bit to create and shape the curl better. The mascara acts has a “hairspray,” to hold the curl. It is also a bonus that the mascara melts a bit because it un-clumps the mascara when it does clump. The curl maintains the whole day, until I wash off all my eye makeup. The only criticism I have for this tool is that it is hard to clean the mascara off because dirt and eye makeup tend to settle in the crevices. I recommend soaking a cotton pad with eye makeup remover to gently clean the curler. This runs on an AAA battery.
I know many girls are concerned about putting a heated device near their eyes, but it is just like any heated device, such as flat irons, you should never let it over heat. Once it gets too hot for comfort you will know when to stop. For me, the curler never overheats or gets hot enough to hurt myself. This eyelash curler does not have a heat setting. I usually let it heat up for about 10 seconds before using it and I keep it on for about 45-60 seconds to curl my lashes for both eyes.
Above: Japonesque Mini Heated Eyelash Curler. The curler is supposes to light up when turned on. Although my still is functioning fine but the light doesn’t always turn on. I have had this device for over a year now.
Above before pictice: My eyes are pre-curled with the Shu Umera curler and wearing MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer with MAC Dazzle Lash Mascara Dazzle Black
Above after picture: Eyelashes curled with Japonesque Mini Heated Eyelash Curler. I am probably not the best candidate for modeling mascara and eyelash curlers because my lashes are sparse, fine and short, but I think this eyelash curler really makes a difference, even if it is subtle.