Short + Curlies

I have rather short, needle straight eyelashes that wont budge for nothing! Traditional lash curlers won't even put a dent in them....not even the famed and much acclaimed Shu Uemura ones.

While in Japan, my friend's girlfriend recommended heated lash curlers. Acknowledging her own perfectly coiffed lashes, I bought a couple on special offer to try myself.

The very idea of using a heated appliance anywhere near your eyes send shivers up many a spine, and the 1st few attempts at using these were no less intimidating. However, with some practice, I have got there and can now achieve a decent upward wave with the help of a good mascara and these heated curlers.

There are various styles of heated lash curlers available in Japan, many claim to help in achieving a different style of look. I know that these do not work for everyone, but they certainly help me and I like them for the following reasons:

  1. This achieves a gentle natural looking upwards wave without the angular kink that I get from battling with a traditional curler.
  2. Works well to rid applied mascara of clumps for a sleek look.
  3. Ability to style lashes - though I am not very good at this! But my friend seems to be able to achieve a very elegant looking winged look.

I don't use these curlers regularly as I am a little but frightened of damaging my lashes. I know that a good application of mascara does it's bit to help these along in terms of heat protection and effect so it is important to use one.

I suppose they pose the same risks as my hair straighteners. Still, I can't help loving these!

Note: Both curlers are battery operated and are made by Panasonic. National is the old school name of a branch of Panasonic that specialised in personal and home appliances. 


  1. I heard that Dolly Wink Long Mascara is the best one to work with those heated curlers, for example Eki from ekiblog.com, everytime I saw her result I'm blown away. Don't know why but it's extremely hard to get the Panasonic one in UK :(

  2. Oh!!! YOu know what? I am going to try it with a host of different mascaras!

  3. I heard a lot of good things about the Panasonic curler. :3 I got the Japonesque one but it wasn't that great... :/ Hopefully I can get the Panasonic one soon. ^^

  4. I'd love to hear how you get on with these and your fave mascara combo. I'm scared to try them, too!

  5. Wow! I always wanna try this lash curler. I have such small eyelashes.


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