I am quite lucky in the fact that I have quite long eye lashes so I have never really had to use eyelash curlers but a couple of years ago my parents gave me a No 7 gift set from Boots which had a set in. For many months, the curlers just sat in my makeup box for several months before one day, I decided to give them a try.
===Price & availability===
The curlers are part of the No 7 range which is only available from Boots and they cost around £5 which I think is in line with the range. I tend to but quite a lot of No 7 products and I find that frequently there is an offer of some kind running whether that be 3 for 2 or a free gift when you spend over a certain amount.
The curlers measure around 5 inches in length so are quite compact and take up very little room in my makeup bag, they are a light bronze colour and feel quite well made and sturdy when in use. The curlers have a thumb and a finger hole to one end and the ‘clamp part’ which goes over your lashes at the other. To open the ‘clamp’ just place your finger and thumb into the holes (they work similar to a pair of scissors), I would recommend if you are a novice like me that you have a bit of practise doing this as it is a little tricky and the first few times I do this, I always end up clamping down on my eyelid.
Before using, you need to ensure my lashes are clean from any mascara, open the curler, insert over your lashes (as near to the root as possible) and them clamp down. Hold in this position for around 20 seconds, release, (repeat if you feel the need to) and then apply your mascara as normal.
I have heard people say that you can heat the end of the curlers for a few seconds with a blast from your hairdryer but because I keep trapping my eyelids, I have yet tried this.
Overall, I quite like these and I can definitely tell the difference when I have used them, although my lashes are long, they perhaps didn’t curl as much as they could have and these definitely help that. I now use them on a regular basis when I go out so they get 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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Crikey, these were good!
Here we have another quality product from BOOTS own range. Having lost my curlers [only to tun up once I had purchased a new set -naughty borrowers out there!] I purchased these in the hope that they would be as effective as any other brand out there.
This are pretty bog standard in terms of appearance but is great quality and well packaged tightly and cleanly in a strong plastic bag which although not resealable I still keep them in to protect them.
These are easy to use and really do a fantastic job of curling those lashes of ours that need a boost before adding mascara.
These were brilliant and really effective. They felt like good quality and were a little more springy when realized which I preferred once I let go I have other brand which are a little stiff and it makes you nervous with this contraption near your eye!
These did not come with the extra cushions that you change and reapply with but still they were worth buying.
This at the time retail £3.99 and a year later they still work.
My Boots No 7 eyelash curlers are a make-up bag must-have. I have had my most recent pair for about 12 -18 months now and am probably due to purchase another set but I wouldn`t have any problems in re-purchasing these as I believe in the brand and the product.
I use my eyelash curlers every morning when my eyelashes are dry and before I put my mascara on. They are simple to use but for a first time buyer of any eyelash curler you may find this difficult looking in the mirror at the same time as the mirror can make you go a bit kak handed but keep persevering as the results are great and it gets easier in time.
Just start with one eye insert your lashes and press down for the recommended 30 seconds although I normally only do 20 seconds, hopefully you will not get a crease along your eyelashes but a beautiful upwards curve ready to then be loaded up with mascara.
Even though you use these on clean dry eyelashes you tend to find that after an amount of usage you may get a slight mascara build up but this can be easily removed by using a eye make-up remover wipe and gently rubbing it off of the eyelash curlers.
Boots No 7 eyelash curleres are well made and reasonably priced at £8 and make a dramatic difference in how your eyelashes look and I know I couldnt be without mine.
Once you start using these you wont want to stop.
Maybe you'll think that I'm a greedy person, but I found myself regularly borrowing these eyelash curlers from another family member until I managed to buy my own; so regularly in fact that after finishing with them, they'd be stuck in my makeup bag for the next time! The ones I own now, however, are not No7 but Shu Uemura. I no longer use the No7 ones and I'll tell you why now!
I've used 3 eyelash curlers in my life on a regular basis before chopping and changing for the next ones. The first was a cheap, cheap pair that actually functioned as a pair of scissors; it did not curl, it snipped off the hairs and left you with sparse looking patches. So when I moved onto the No7 ones, I felt so happy to be able to curl my lashes and not cut them! The curls were ok, but many times I was left with a rather harsh line where the curlers had bent my lashes. The results varied, but I couldn't really get consistency; Should I press harder? How close to the lash line should I be? If I came too close to the lash-line, the hairs would get rudely pulled out. Even with a nice upward curl though, by the end of the day the lashes would be a lot like they were before I used the curlers. With mascara, the lashes stay put for longer, but I am not really a fan or a regular user of mascara. I would say that theses eyelash curlers are average more than anything. They retail at a little over £7 each on the Boots website and I would give them about 3.5 stars out of 5.
We are told as ladies to always curl our lashes and the importance of doing so. me, well I don't bother with it everyday unless I'm going out of an evening or something and not wearing falsies which I can never seem to get on with so this is what I prefer to do!
These I bought recently in Boots costing me £4.50. I didn't think that was a high price to pay and needed them as I had been trying to use a pair I had bought from Boots that were plastic things and a completely different shape and design from these that I couldn't get on with and ended up having to bin them in the end.
These came in a clear hanging bag that was see-through and found at the large Boots No7 counter and on the bag we are simply told what they are and who they are made by and contact details for Boots are given on the back of the bag. Then in the bag you get the eyelash curlers which already have pads on them where you curl your eyelashes and a spare pair which I think is great and offers great value!
The design of these is like an odd, bent pair of scissors really. You have the section where your fingers go to 'tweeze' then where you pop your eyelashes and you simply and gently squeeze them together when you have your eyelashes popped on the black rubber pads which is meant to cushion them, hold them for a few seconds and thats it job done and don't forget the other eye lol!
You are meant to use them on clean eyelashes though I know of people who do that then pop mascara on them and redo the process though I don't find that works for me cos my eyelashes go stiff and clump together and all I want to do is lift my eyelashes and when thats done pop some colour on them.
These are really easy to use and very lightlight. The holes you put your fingers through are more than big enough and the pads are easy to pull out and replace when and if you ever need to and you can rinse them or wipe them clean, just be sure to make sure all wet residue is off or they will rust as they are made from metal.
Durable and easy to use, these give a great and natural eyelash lift to my eyelashes and I have had no issues with them at all and they have turned out ot be a lovely little gem of a buy for me!
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I wear mascara every day, and curl my eyelashes everyday, still using a cheap pair i bought years ago from primark until about two weeks ago when i decided to buy a pair of higher quality eyelash curlers. After all i'm putting them around my eye and squeezing!
Before buying them, i've read numerous reviews about these curlers and how they compare to the she umera eyelash curlers, which seem to be the holy grail of eyelash curlers in the blogging world, but honestly eyelash curlers are just not something i could justify spending £25 pounds on.
These where bought using a boots no7 voucher, making them £2.50, i mean really, how can you complain? A sleek design, of silver metal and black pads make them look quite lovely and streamlined. They came presented in a clear plastic box, and no7 also provide replacement pads, so i won't need to replace these for a long time.
I use them before i use mascara. You simply need to put them around your eyelashes and close down, almost clamping them. Basically the eyelash curler works by bending your lashes into shape. I use it once at the base of my lashes, and once midway and tbh by that point i really don't need the extra mascara. They have really curled up, but also seem to be lifted, giving the illusion that they are longer. I tend to apply mascara and i LOVE the effect. Honestly these are so much better than my old ones, i never seem to catch my eyelids with them, and i never damage my eyelashes. I really have no complaints.
Although I use mascara everyday, I thought I'd give some eyelash curlers a try to give them a bit of extra curl and length. I'd used them years ago, but not for a while, so I was browsing for a while to find some that caught my eye. When I got a No7 voucher after shopping in Boots, I thought I'd try theirs because I'm quite a fan of the No7 cosmetics so I assumed the eyelash curlers would be good too.
The eyelash curlers are £7.25 which is the average price really in Boots for eyelash curlers. Wiith my £5 discount and staff discount, I got them for about 48p which I can't complain about.
The curlers come in a nice little box with a free pair of the rubber linings that go on the end you put on your eyelashes. The curler itself is sturdy and almost like a pair of scissors so they're easy to hold and use. There are instructions on the box that tell you to use the curlers before applying mascara. I used to use mine afterwards but followed the instructions and used them before.
I put my eyelashes between the rubber bits and shut the curlers tightly. I held it for about 40 seconds, then released gently. I couldn't see any difference really but thought I'd probably see it after using my mascara. I repeated the process on the other eye and applied my mascara and my eyelashes looked the same as they always do. I wasn't really impressed initially.
On a different occasion, I used the curler the same way after applying mascara instead and didn't see any noticable difference at all again.
These curlers are good in the sense that they don't pull your eyelashes or seem to damage them but they don't really curl them at all. I don't know if it's something I'm not doing right, but I've tried using them lots of times but can't seem to get them to do anything to my eyelashes at all. I also tried just using them on the ends of my lashes and that didn't work either. I replaced the rubbed bits on the end, this also, made no difference. I've also tried holding them on for longer but can't seem to make my eyelashes any more curly.
I'm really disappointed with them. I've been on the Boots website and the curlers have really good reviews on there, so I don't know why they don't work for me. I wouldn't recommend these eyelash curlers to anyone as they didn't work at all for me. I certainly wouldn't recommend paying full price for them.
I have quite long eyelashes that stick out and I don't really like it when they stick out so as part of my everyday beauty routine I use eyelash curlers. I think they are quite a funny looking contraption and give them to any bloke, my husband in particular and they will be quite confused by them and wonder what they do. They are a bit like a torture looking item if you look at them closely but used properly they are very safe and very effective.
I have a pair of eyelash curlers from Boots. I think they cost in the £5 region so they were not very expensive. I'll admit, probably when you first use them having never used a pair before they take a bit of perfecting but after you have the trick then it's simple. Eyelash curlers are a great invention as they are just a simple tool that make the eyes seem wider and your lashes longer. Something that can do this without being an actual make up product or using heat or anything, they are just using what nature gave you and improving it a bit. I always find even if I don't wear any other make up if I curl my lashes and then apply a little mascara I instantly look better already and like I've actually made an effort.
Eyelash curlers, like I've said above are easy to use once you get the hang of them. I would suggest not using them on your eyelashes once yoga re straight out of the shower or have just washed your face. I find if your eyelashes are a little bit damp they do not take to being curled well. Leave it a few minutes until they are dry and you will get much better results. Also I find it is much better if you use them on clean eyelashes, i.e. eyelashes that do not have any mascara or make up on them.
To use the tool, you basically put your thumb and forefinger into the two holes on the two handles. To open up the eyelash curlers you spread your fingers as wide as the mechanism will let you. Then you place the curlers over your eyelashes. It's best to place them right near the root of the eyelash, right by the eyelid as if you put them only half way down the eyelash you will get a funny kink in your eyelashes and not the nice smooth curl that you are looking for. Thankfully,e ven though I have done this a number of times you can always get the kink out by replacing the curlers in the right position again.
These No.7 eyelash curlers are metal and have a nice strip of padding on the part you put in-between your eyelid and eyelashes. THis way the eyelashes curl and lift rather than just get squeezed by a thin bit of metal. I think they are really quite effective and soft on lashes and I have never had any problem with these curlers pulling out my eyelashes or anything like that.
Once the eyelash curlers are in the right position you squeeze your fingers together which squeezes the mechanism together and hold for about 5 to 10 seconds. Then release and you should have lovely upturned curled lashes. I find the curl does last quite a while. I generally always put mascara on after I have done this and the added length that this gives you gives your eyelashes a wonderful look. If I just use the curlers and no make up throughout the day I would probably use th curlers again nearer the evening to give my eyelashes a bit more lift but with mascara they stay nice all day.
An essential make up bag tool.