Get the perfect clamp for the perfect curvature.

By Hana Hong
February 12, 2020
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Eyelash curlers are often neglected in a beauty routine. For one, they look like a medieval torture mechanism, and unlike buying a 50-shade eyeshadow palette, there’s nothing really glamorous about them.

But using mascara without curling your lashes is one of the biggest makeup mistakes you can make. Personally, my lashes grow straight as a stick, and one very important thing I've learned in my many years of curling is that that not all curlers are created equal. Some will give you crimped lashes, an unflattering 90-degree bend, or worst of all, cause your lashes to break off entirely. If you’re looking for the perfect glamorous swoosh while keeping all your lashes, you know, on your eyes, try our top picks below. 

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For beginners: Troy Surratt Lash Curler

According to Troy Surratt, the award-winning Relevée curler has an arc that’s about one-third less U-shaped than traditional curlers, so there's a softer curvature which fits across the eye more comfortably. The silicone pad also provides a bit of bounce, so you can get a graceful lift without having to press down too hard.

To buy: $34,

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For wider eyes: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

This is the cult curler for every celebrity makeup artist, and for good reason. The clamp has amazing tension so it curls lashes perfectly with no crimp, and fans out lash hairs in just one pump. It even has a longer opening that’s perfect for wider peepers.

To buy: $18,

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For almond eyes: Tweezerman ProMaster Lash Curler

Everyone with almond eyes knows the struggle that is getting all your lashes to curl at once. Well, Tweezerman’s innovative ProMaster Lash Curler was specifically designed for almond and deep-set eye shapes (thanks to its 38 degree arc), so you can seamlessly curl all your lashes in just one squeeze, sans pinching.

To buy: $22,

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For short lashes: Tweezerman Champagne Every Lash Curler

Nope, it’s not a nail cutter. The shape is a bit funky, but its unique design makes it super easy to reach even those teeny-tiny lash hairs that refuse to curl, making it the optimal choice for anyone with stubby lashes. It’s also great at curling lower lashes so you can circumvent any mascara mess-ups.

To buy: $19,

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For straight lashes: Lash Star Beauty Heated Lash Styler

If your lashes refuse to hold a curl, take your lash curler one step higher with Lash Star Beauty’s heated version. Simply position the rod at the root of the top lash and slowly sweep it upwards to the tips of the lashes. You can charge it from a USB port if it ever runs out of juice, and its slim, portable size is perfect for on-the-go touch up. Bonus: it’s a great alternative for people who cringe at the concept of placing their lashes inside a metal clamp.

To buy: $24,

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