I'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.
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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