Heated lash curlers are hardly new on the beauty gadget scene, yet they tend to fly under the radar. They’re not dangerous (unless you really try to singe yourself), and in most cases, fairly inexpensive… so why haven’t they caught on? After all, beauty trends are hardly ever limited to tradition – just take talon-shaped nails for example – so are the old-fashioned lash curlers really that superior in terms of function? I’ve rounded up a couple takes on the heated curler so you can be the judge – are they a suitable upgrade from your clamp curler?
The one obvious con to heated curlers in general is that you actually have to wait for them to heat up… and of course, make sure they’re equipped with sufficient battery life. Assuming that’s all in order, the wand-style heated curler like the Japonesque version is the most common (and usually the most affordable). Once it’s warm enough, simply brush through your lashes, making a “curling” motion. It can be a bit awkward (especially if you have thick, dense lashes that won’t fit within the curler’s wand), but it does eliminate any unsightly dents or painful pinches on your eyelid. It gets hot enough to curl your lashes significantly (and keep them curled!), but not too hot to burn or damage!
Blinc’s take on the heated wand is similar, but with a more sophisticated angled design, granting you more control as you curl. With a built-in temperature control mechanism, you know when it’s hot enough to use, and its slim wand is designed to help you reach even the tiniest lashes in your inner and outer corners. Again – it’s pinch-free!
Lastly, Talika Heated Eyelash Curler is the priciest one I’ve seen at about $30-36, and it’s also the only heated curler I’ve seen in clamp form. It’s designed to function similar to the traditional curler, while using mild heat to deliver a curl that actually holds. It looks state-of-the-art, but without the pinch-free simplicity of the wand versions, I’m not convinced it’s worth the significantly higher price tag.
What do you think, beauty mavens? Are you a fan of heated lash curlers? If so, what’s your favorite?
- Alexandra Gambardella