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Mascara is brilliant but if you really want to get the most out of your eyelashes, an eyelash curler is where the magic really happens. If you're unfamiliar with using an eyelash curler we wouldn't blame you for being a little bit put off by the sight of them.
Often made of metal, the clever little contraptions can look pretty terrifying to use – let alone clamp your eyelashes between! But, when used before mascara, they have an amazing ability to curl and lift your lashes to new heights – giving the illusion of much longer, thicker and va-va-voomy eyelashes. Then, once locked in place with mascara, your lashes will hold their curl and lift for much longer and your eyes will appear much more 'wide awake' looking, which is the key thing really, isn't it?
So whether you're in the market for a new curler or are a complete novice and looking for the best eyelash curler ever – we've rounded up our pick of the very best, no matter what your eye shape or size is.
But, before we dive into the good stuff, a quick 101 explainer of how to use eyelash curlers to achieve the best looking result. Eyelash curlers work best on clean, dry lashes – pre mascara.
Eyelash curlers don’t come much more legendary than Shiseido’s. These cult classic curlers are perfect for wider eye shapes, gently gripping every single lash hair from root to tip.
Perfect for beginners, these curlers feature rounded, non-slip silicone pads that gently grip lashes without tugging or pulling, and ergonomic handles for ultimate control.
The rose gold Procurl Lash Curler features a 60-degree angle designed to help get the best curl, hypoallergenic silicone pads for optimum hygiene and a double-barrelled body for ultimate strength and control during application.
Cheaper than others on the market but still a dream to use – these handy curlers have a plumped cushion crafted from flexible silicone, ensuring maximum comfort as the clamp adds gentle pressure to your lashes.
Featuring a curved design to fit various eye shapes and avoid pinching eyelids, this trusty device allows you to create an elongated curl instead of a crimped finish right from the lash root.
These clever curlers leave behind zero tell-tale crimp or crease. As the uniquely-curved body and flat panel securely blankets your lid, each lash is supported from the very root, lifting hairs upwards for maximum curl and comfort.