….”all my other eyelash curlers” sounds excessive, yes, but when you have straight hair and far straighter lashes, eyelash curlers are not a luxury; they are a bit of a dependancy. Suffice to say, I’ve tried them all: the drugstore cheapies (one area the drugstore brands flunk miserably), the heated wands (no oomph to the curl), the plastic giant ones, the miniature designs made just for getting those least few corner lashes (these work! unfortunately it’s an extra step), along with every brand and material of the good old basic contraption still puzzling husbands today. The tool looks peculiar, if painful, and it can be of course. If you’ve had an eyelash curler in your life for any amount of time, you know the idea is to get a good grip, a deep set, but not too deep, and a nice long lasting curl while avoiding all pinching, kinking, pulling, plucking or tearing. Are you cringing yet? Eeesh, eyelid and lash pain is to be avoided at all costs.
Now, onto greener pastures. I had settled into a routine with some old standby curlers for quite some time, and I usually had one or two of the most popular versions on hand and figured that was a good as it gets, and it was pretty good. So I didn’t rush to try this curling machine from Kevyn Aucoin even amongst all the claims that it was “ergonomically optimized” and blah blah blah. Then one day I knew I needed a new curler, and I grabbed it. How I grossly underestimated this perfect tool. Because, take it from the straightest lashed girl around, this curler is an instrument of perfection. It’s faster. It’s easier. It clamps down so tightly close to the lashline and sits perfectly in the eye area making a beautiful natural curl with no adjusting, pumping, squeezing, or any other unpleasant activities. It amazed me because it doesn’t really look that different at all, which is why I was not in any hurry to try it. But. I. Am. So. Glad. I. Did.
One word of caution, it sits so quickly right at the lash line, that you have to be a little careful not to clamp your eyelid the first few times. If you’ve been using conventional versions, it will comes as a surprise how easy it is to get a big huge curl right at the lash line, but don’t let it go a millimeter further, or it can clamp or pinch the lid. To perfectly curled lashes…all the time.
Finally, you can turn this curler upside down and curl your bottom lashes down for a full blown baby doll eye. Crazy architectural beauty tool!