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One of the first things I notice about people is their eyes. You can tell a lot about someone from their eyes and as a girl I like to use dramatic eye make-up to exaggerate the eye area and play around with lots of different coloured eye shadows and creams.
When it comes to my eyelashes without a doubt I have to curl them using an eyelash curler, a weapon of torture a former boyfriend once called them, having no clue what they did I decided to show him and the look of horror on his face I think put him off me for life, however he may have gone but the eyelash curlers live on. Over the years I have had literally hundreds of different styles, shaped and priced eyelash curlers. I have tried the heated ones, the mental ones, the cushioned one and more recently the plastic ones but none of them have ever given me the eyelash curling that I have wanted, the kind you see on supermodels. Then I read an article in a magazine about the Japonesque Professional Lash Curler
For anyone who's not seen an eyelash curler before then they do look quite scary and to describe it can be quite tricky, essentially they do look like a deformed pair of scissors with an odd blade for cutting with. In fact you don't cut with the eyelash curlers, although you do sort of mimic the actions of using scissors. The Japonesque Professional Lash Curler is sold on the basis that they are quick and easy to use and leave you with curled lashes which will last all day long.
When it comes to using eyelash curlers it can take a bit of practice to get it right, so try to persevere as much as you possible can. The Japonesque Eyelash Curlers are made from plastic so are slightly lighter to use than the previous Tweezerman variety that I have owned in the past and they are also non-slip when holding which is really important, especially if you have clammy hands. The blades which curl the eyelash have a silicone base
First of all you have to make sure that your eyelashes are totally clean. If you have applied make-up during the daytime and are using these at nighttime you will need to remove all traces of mascara from your eyelashes because they could stick to the curlers and you will pull them out or they could break due to the pressure applied to them. You can re-apply your mascara after using the eye lash curlers without a problem. Once you have done that you will need to be in front of a mirror and if possible one which has a lot of light so you can see exactly what you are doing. Then simply place your fingers into the allocated slots which again if you think of holding a pair of scissors, this is very similar and then hold the curler open and on these curlers you can open them quite wide to watch what you are doing. Once they are open with one hand carefully place your upper lashes onto the silicone pad. The silicone pad on eyelash curlers is used as a base to place your eyelashes on in preparation for the curling effect; it allows the two ends of the blade to come together without cutting the eyelashes in half and for those people who want to use their hairdryer on a low setting to aid the curling effect, this silicone base is perfect for holding the heat.
The silicone pad should reach to the base of your eyelashes but remember to take care not to trap the skin of your eyelid when you close the curler because it does hurt and can cut your eye lid, however it shouldn't be a problem with these eyelash curlers because they are really wide so you can see exactly what you are doing. When you do close the curlers, do it slowly and keep the eye open. Hold it carefully in place with a steady hand and count to 5, then very gently open the eyelash curler and remove away from your eye and what you should have is a perfectly formed arch of curled eyelashes. This eyelash curler has been designed to curl even the toughest of lashes and as someone who is lucky enough to have strong and long eyelashes, I sometimes find that I have to repeat the entire process to get an even curl, with the Japonesque curlers I only ever have to do the application once and the effects last all day. Once I am happy with my eyelashes I simply add mascara to them and when doing that I am happy that the shape is not compromised in any way.
I paid £10 for these eye lash curlers a few months ago and I have to say that they are honestly the easiest and most affective ones that I have ever used. I know a lot of people will be shocked that they cost so much when Boots sell their own version for as little as £2 but I needed something that worked on my eyelashes and that kept them curled throughout the day without having to remove my mascara to re-curl them. In the long run I suspect I have actually saved money on buying mascara and eye make-up remover because I am now only applying once a day instead of two or three times a day. You can purchase these eyelash curlers online from most beauty stores and they do range in price so have a good look around before you purchase.
I love these eyelash curlers and I will never need to buy another pair because they are made from durable plastic and so far seem to be pretty indestructible and in my eyes it is definitely money well spent.
Quickly curls lashes without pinching or pulling /