The Heated Eyelash Curler: I Tried It!

FlickrI've been hearing a lot lately about heated eyelash curlers. Many beauty product addicts and makeup artists swear by them and they're actually not that expensive, ranging from about $16 to $40.

Add to this the fact that I've sworn off manual eyelash curlers after one too many incidents involving accidentally-ripped-out eyelashes and I was eager to try one out.

Luckily, Panasonic came to my aid, offering to send me a sample of its Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler. Well, I tried it! Click through to see what I thought.

First off, this is a product that definitely lives up to its hype. I let the eyelash curler heat up for the recommended two minutes, followed the (very simple) instructions to curl my lashes, and in seconds my lashes curled more than they ever have before. Once I'd applied mascara, my husband thought I was wearing false lashes! He sees me in false lashes quite a lot since I wear them for TV and video appearances and car rider pick-up, so that's saying something.

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Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler

Another plus is that this eyelash curler operates on one AA battery and is about the size of a tube of mascara, fitting easily into your makeup bag. Also, this thing doesn't heat up like a curling iron, so don't worry about burning your eyelid (or the house down)! While warm to the touch, the wand doesn't get so hot that it hurts.

For those of you who'd take the extra couple of minutes to curl your lashes (thus potentially saving on false eyelashes or extensions), a heated eyelash curler is totally worth the money. I predict that you'll become addicted to it.

I do wonder about the effects that constant heating could have on one's eyelashes ... If you use it regularly, you might consider also using a lash conditioning treatment.

I should add that Panasonic also sent its precision facial hair trimmer, which I gave to my husband to try. He loves it and says it works great!

That's my two cents. What do you think about heated eyelash curlers? Is this something you'd try?

 

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nonmember avatar FranklinMom

Save your money - I hold my hair dryer to my regular eyelash curler for 3 or 4 seconds and voila! Same effect.

purvi... purvislets

@Franklinmom -- That's exactly what I was going to say!  Hair dryer + regular eyelash curlet = beautiful lashes.

tinyp... tinypossum

I'm actually pretty intrigued by this thing. I've tried the hairdryer trick before, but the problem I have with the pinch type curlers is tha tI can't get all the way to the lash root and they tend to only curl from the middle of the lashes. This looks like you could get all the way to the root without pinching. This is going on my Christmas list. 

nonmember avatar Krystle

I'm traumatized by eyelash curlers since a good friend of mine was an avid & habitual user of the heated curler. She burned her eyelashes off and they used to be sooo long & full. They haven't grown back nearly half the same. Call me neurotic but I'll stick to falsies.

Tashinha Tashinha

@franklinmom and purvislets ; just naked lashes, or with mascara? lately im obsessed with my lashes and always trying to make them fuller and longer and beautiful

nonmember avatar kiri

I've used a heated eyelash curler in the past- they do work great. I'm not sure if the Panasonic one is rechargable, but the Sephora one I used went through batteries like mad, especially when using it everyday. Removing the battery after each use will extend the battery life, but it got so annoying that i just stopped using it altogether. Spend the extra dough on a really good mascara and you won't need this. I recommend Chanel Inimitable.

Alexandra Roberts

~ Thanks for this post!....Heating a lash curler with a blow dryer, Not a good idea!
I am always looking for tips about eyelashes, mascara, as I have really such super straight lashes and when a curl lasts makes my eyes look bigger and gorgeous..

I so love sharing with others about great products I have tried ~ The best ever`` eyelash curler I have ever found is the Hot Lashes eyelash curler, makeup Artist kit. Loved the reviews on Amazon and was impressed. There is also a site of the same name Hot Lashes.com.

This curler is exactly like the gold Shu Uemura curler with a sturdy 24K gold plated curler and this small pink heater base. Keeps my straight lashes curling till the next day....and no crimp, only a curl..I so HTH~

Torra... TorranceMom

I do the blowdryer + eyelash curler too. It really works!

mandy... mandyhornbuckle

Okay, I am VERY intrigued by this because I don't use eyelash curlers either. Really curious how much better the $40 version is than their $13 version.

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