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My old eyelash curlers had gotten quite old and their pad was a bit worn down and they weren't really working as well as they should do. I knew I had another pad somewhere but couldn't find it at all so had to buy another pair in Boots recently. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on them so ended up buying the Boots own pair which costs me less than £5 if I can remember rightly.
Eyelash curlers are an essential for me as my eyelashes are quite straight but I love the curled look so really have to curl them before I put my mascara on. Once I curl my lashes they look great so I do need to use these every day and they need to be hard working.
This pair are made of quite a basic metal if I'm honest and they do feel cheap compared to some other brands I have used in the past. I was initially concerned that they would not curl as well or that they would pull at my lashes but I didn't need to be worried as these curl just as well as more expensive curlers so I'm glad I paid less for the same product.
The curlers look like a regular pair of curlers, instruments of torture my husband calls them! They are easy to use once you get used to them. You basically put your finger and thumb into the loops and then place your lashes between the pad and the other side of the curlers. Then all you do is press your lashes and hold it for about 30 seconds and voila, you have lovely curled lashes that look a lot longer and fan out really nicely. Then you can put on your mascara and really give your lashes some length and definition.
What I really like about these curlers is that the spare pad that comes with them is attached to the side of the curlers so when you need to replace it, which will probably take quite a few months as the pad is quite solid, you know where it is and can easily access it to change it, a great idea considering that I wouldn't find my last one for my old curlers!
All in all a good pair of curlers that work well.
My eyelashes are extremely straight and have absolutely no curl or curve to them whatsoever. Using an eyelash curler is part of my every day make-up regime and I cannot live without this product. When I lost my make-up bag, the first item I went to repurchase was an eyelash curler and I ended up with the Boots eyelash curler.
This eyelash curler comes in very simple packaging which consists only of a little plastic bag. This hangs on a hook on the shelves in the shop. The front of the plastic bag is see through with the Boots logo printed on it as well as the name of the product. The back of the bag has the barcode and a little description about the eyelash curler and how to use them. The packaging is far from exciting and I'm sure it could be something nicer like a box maybe.
The eyelash curler itself is made from black metal with two finger holes at the bottom and the curler part at the top. You also get an extra little foam pad with this eyelash curler for when the one already in use gets flattened. This extra pad is attached to the handles of the curler but can easily be removed as it tends to get in the way if you leave it on.
Eyelash curlers are designed for use before using mascara so be sure that your eyelashes are both dry and clean. By opening up the curler with the finger holes, you then proceed to clamp them over your eyelashes, starting right at the roots, for 15-30 seconds. I find 30 seconds is plenty of time to get the desired results. After only the first use, I could tell that I was going to love this product. These eyelash curlers work so much better than my old ones (I can't remember where they were from though). My eyelashes were curled wonderfully and looked even better once I had mascara on as well.
These eyelash curlers cost £4.50, which I did think was a little expensive considering they're Boots on brand. However, they work really well and are worth the money to me.
This is a metal eyelash curler with rubber pads. Its from Boots own range and is priced at £4.50. They are designed to curl lashes and make eyes appear wider and make lashes look longer.
Well I was attracted to these because of the price, and I needed to quickly replace my old ones. I find metal ones better than plastic one and I think they metal onces last longer. This pair from Boots are about 4-5 inches long and are actually blacky/grey in colour. The packaging it came in is very basic, just a clear bag with a hook. Nothing special, but its good because you can see the curlers. The curlers also come with an extra rubber piece incase you need to replace it.
1) make sure your eyelashes are clean and free from old mascara.
2) open the curler and insert over lashes near to the root.
3) hold the curlers closed for 10-30 seconds. Repeat if more curl wanted.
4) apply mascara.
I like to heat my curlers with the hairdryer for a few seconds as I find it keeps the curl longer.
Never apply mascara first- it will make the eyelashes clump together and stick to the curler.
You can use a make up wipe or cotton bud with make up remover on to wipe the curlers clean and to clean the rubber of any eyeliner.
You can replace the rubber if it becomes unfirm, by using tweezers to pull on the corrner, that will pull all of the rubber out. Then just place the new one in and firmly push down.
For me these curlers have little figer and thumb holders, making it difficult to hold to them and use, and also after a few weeks of use I found the metal arms to be bending which makes them less efficient and lead to not curling the lases so well. I also find the gap to put your lashes in too small. Meaning that some of the lashes dont get curled. They do however work dispite these little flaws. They do give a nice effect and do curl lashes well.
I give these curlers 3/5 because the durability isnt very good in my opinion, because of the metal arms. They are easy to use but the sizing could be better to make them more effective, and the lash gap could be bigger. They work so I havent needed to buy new ones, however I wouldnt recommend them, I would say its better to spend your money on a better pair.
Thanks for reading and rating.
~ Thanks for this great post!....I am always looking for tips about eyelashes, mascara, as I have really such super straight lashes and when a curl lasts makes my eyes look bigger and gorgeous..I so love sharing with others about great products I have tried ~ The best ever`` eyelash curler I have ever found is the Hot Lashes eyelash curler, makeup Artist kit. Loved the reviews on Amazon and was impressed. There is also a site of the same name Hot Lashes and also on QVC UK as Luminous Lashes...love then, best ever.This curler is exactly like the gold Shu Uemura curler with a great 24K gold plated curler and this small pink heater base. Keeps my straight lashes curling till the next day....and no crimp, only a curl..I so HTH~
The packaging on these Eyelash curlers is a bit on the tacky side, it is a plastic see through bag with Boots on it.
I did find the curlers a bit on the cheap side but they do still do the job. They are a black/dark grey colour thin metal with a rubbery strip that you use to curl your lashes. It comes with a spare rubber strip to replace the original one when it is worn out. They are easy to use and the instructions on the back of the bag are really a bit pointless.
They are not the best made one I have ever used, they were not that cheap either, I would have expected slightly better quality that these were. That said they do the job they are meant to, they curl the lashes with no problems, they don't pull the hairs out so I can't complain really.
~ The Eyelash Curler ~
The eyelash curler is boots own brand so is only available to buy in their stores or online. The eyelash curler defines and lifts lashes helping to make your eyes look wider and more beautiful. The eyelash curler is black in colour and comes with an extra rubber pad for when it needs replacing. The packaging of the product is very simple and it comes in a plastic bag which hangs on a hook. You can see the eyelash curler through the bag. On the back of the bag are instructions on how to use the product to achieve best results. The eyelash curler was £4.50 which I thought was a reasonable price and it was also the cheapest eyelash curler in boots. I wanted a good eyelash curler; how-ever I didn't want to spend lots of money on one which is why I went for this one in the end.
~ Using the product ~
The eyelash curlers work best on clean eyelashes, so ensure they are free from any mascara or other make-up. You can use ye make-up remover to remove any traces of mascara. Simply open the curler and clamp the lashes near the roots, hold for approximately 10-30 seconds and then repeat on the other eye. Never curl your lashes after applying mascara. I used the product according to the instructions on the back of the packaging. I did remove the extra rubber pad which was attached to one of the handles by a piece of metal before using the product. I slipped my finger and thumb into the holes and held the eyelash curlers up to my lashes and as close to the eyelid as possible. I then squeezed the eyelash curlers gently but firmly for about 15-20 seconds before releasing them. The eyelash curlers were a little thinner than what I was used to using as my last eyelash curlers had slightly thicker metal. I used the eyelash curlers on the 2nd eye before popping them back into my makeup bag. The eyelash curlers were easy to use, although they were thinner than what I was used to using. The product really did help to curl my eyelashes and this was a great help when applying mascara as the mascara helped to curl the lashes a little too.
~ Overall Opinion ~
I did expect the eyelash curler to be made of slightly stronger metal as they were £4.50 so I did expect slightly better quality than much cheaper brands. The eyelash curlers are really easy to use and give a nice curl to my eyelashes which looks natural and not over the top. It's great that they provide a spare rubber pad for when the one in the curlers starts to go slightly hard. To help my lashes curl a little more I do blast them with a little heat from the hair-dryer which helps to make your lashes curl a little more, how-ever you do need to be very careful if you do this and ensure that the eyelash curlers don't get too hot. I do give my eyelash curlers a wipe every now and again using a facial wipe to ensure they stay clean and to get rid of any dirt or bacteria that could easily get into my eye. The rubber pads are really easy to change and they pull out from the curler easily and then the new pad can simply be pushed into place. They are great eyelash curlers and aren't too bad for the price, how-ever due to the thin metal used for them I think they could probably be dropped in price a little. I give this product 4 out of 5 stars. I would probably spend a little bit more money on another brand to ensure I got stronger eyelash curlers next time.
(review also on ciao)