My eyelashes have lived a life of neglect, they've been forgotten, cast aside and treated with a significant amount of unbothered-ness. I've never had long lashes, they're very fine and almost baby hair like and I'm actually, not that concerned as that's why we have false lashes.
I wear said lashes on a daily basis, hence my natural lash neglect. But, as I've been going a bit more low-key of late, wearing a full set of fluffy lashes for a video call at 9am is a bit much, even for me.
So, I've been diligently dusting off my mascaras and found a Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler aka one of the best in the game. I used it and was so impressed by how much lift and curl it gave my lashes. Clearly my lashes aren't the problem, I just don't treat them very well. If you're looking to open up your eyes, add dimension and elevate your mascara, curlers are your best best. They're also pretty underrated.
Shu Uemura have the go-to curlers of makeup artists and most eyelash owners, but it's pretty impossible to find in the UK. But, hope is not lost, so here's our top picks of the best eyelash curlers around.
Tweezerman Classic Eyelash Curler (£16)
The rounded, thick silicone pads (you get three refills) are where it's at for a defined curl. Designed to grasp every single lash this will curl lashes without any irritation. It's a bestseller for a reason.
Hourglass Lash Curler (£28)
Eyelash curlers aren't the most exciting tools to look at, but this one is worthy of display. Most importantly, it's designed to suit all eye shapes and the curl it gives? Next level.
MAC Full Eye Lash Curler (£17)
If there's anyone you can trust with a makeup tool it's MAC. So, consider this your new makeup bag staple. Simple, effective, hardworking.
NARS Eyelash Curler (£15)
The perfect match for straight lashes with a sturdy tool to keep every lash in its place without creasing them. It'll also look wonderful with the rest of your NARS goodies.
Shiseido Eyelash Curler (£20)
This most beloved of eyelash curlers doesn't "bend and snap," (every day requires a Legally Blonde reference)but it certainly curls and lifts. Its army of fans will attest to its ability to work with every eye shape, too.
Dior Backstage Eyelash Curler (£20)
Talk about sleek. The handle game is strong on this one and it makes a difference in how easy it is to use and gently pinch lashes. A must for longer lashes that are seeking a bold curl.
Suqqu Eyelash Curler (£19)
Eyelash curlers are not made equally and the way you can tell? A lot of them will crease your lashes or leave a giveaway crimp mark. Not a single person likes that, luckily with this one you needn't worry. All you'll be left with is a false lash-looking curl without the hassle.
Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler (£17)
Oh, hello. That's what you'll be saying to your new eyelashes when they come up to greet you once you've used these. These curlers are slightly wider to make sure that all eye shapes and sizes are catered for. You'll be wondering why you don't curl your eyelashes as often as you could, when you try these.
Surratt Relevée Lash Curler (£32)
Easy does it is the name of the game here as your lashes won't be crimped into submission, instead the soft pad will give you the curl you've been trying to create with a mascara.
Natasha Denona Eye Lash Curler (£17)
With curved edges, slim handles and silicone pads, your lashes will feel right at home in this genius curler. You'll probably find yourself skipping the mascara with this one.
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