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.