I am shocked at the low reviews for this product, I actually own several pairs of heated eye lash curlers, I adore them and I was away around 2 years ago and having forgotten mine I popped into boots to get a normal set only to notice these were on half price sale for £7.50 so I grabbed them and they are what I call my handbag ones.
The Product ....
The product is a pen shaped brownish golden tube that houses a heated eye lash curler. The curler runs on a single AAA battery and I find this works for around 3 months before I need to replace it. To replace the battery you simply pull the head upward and the base section opens to reveal a small hole to drop the battery in. There is arrows on both the top and bottom showing where to line up to put back together.
Once in there is a small switch on the side that you simply press upwards and allow to heat up, I find that these work best as hot as you can get them so I always turn mine on as soon as I start putting my make up on. There is a small light that turns on to show that the curler is on.
Unlike regular curlers these do not crimp the eye lashes into place they heat them into place.
Through trial and error I have actually found these curl better if you apply a layer of mascara, allow it to dry and then use the curler although the instructions say to use prior. I do find my way I am always ending up with mascara on the curler but it wipes off no problems and the curl is much better.
To use you simply place the small heated side under the eye lash and gently slowly move it up the lash, I find mine just curl upwards and outwards no problem, really opening my eyes. Because the mascara is already on I find they set and hold really well and I never need to re do them.
These retail for £15 but I paid £7.50 and I have seen them reduced a few times although they are very much worth the £15 in my opinion.
I can not do without my heated eye lash curlers, while I do not find these any better than my other 2 pairs they are as good and do an amazing job. I have no problem giving them 5 out of 5.
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In the New Year sales I was lucky enough to pick up one of the eye care sets from Boots for £6.50 when it should have been £15.00! The set contained an eye liner, mascara and these heated eye lash curlers. The gift was also still under the three for two Christmas offer which I took advantage of, making my eye lash curlers more of a bargain. Full price they retail at £15.31 and are currently in the half price electrical promotion for £7.65.
My eye lashes are a constant source of irritation to me. They are short and stumpy with no curl to them. I often curl my lashes to give it that extra dramatic look and make them look fuller than they actually are.
I've always preferred heated eye lash curlers to just regular conventional ones. I think that heat is necessary to create a good curl on the similar principal to how heated rollers work or curling tongs. Before discovering the world of heated eye lash curlers I used to blast my conventional metal curlers under the hair dryer for a few minutes and then proceed to put them on my eyes. This had the desired effect but goodness did they get hot; if they touched your skin, you certainly knew about it!
These heated curlers are a lot safer in design. They come in a sort of pen design with a lid on one end that covers the curling section. The barrel of the product is easy to hold which helps application and the whole thing feels rather robust and durable. I like the size of it; it is just a couple of centimetres longer than a bottle of mascara and fits in my make up bag a lot easier than then conventional curlers.
There is a switch in the middle for off, low and high so it is pretty straight forward to use. I also stick them on high because I find the low function doesn't have much use. The instructions state that the curlers heat up in 30 seconds. I've left them on for longer thinking I would get better results, but in actual fact the optimum temperature is reached at 30 seconds; albeit a disappointing one.
The heated section glows softly red with plastic dividers to prevent the eye lashes clumping. You use them in the same way you would apply mascara; simply stroke the eye lashes upwards in a curling motion gently applying a bit of pressure. It takes a fair few strokes to get a curl and they still do not look as impressive as when you grip them in a conventional curler. After use you can simply put the lid back on and thrown back in your make up bag. When the lid is applied it automatically pushes the switch to turn the curlers off.
The curlers run on one AA battery and the product already comes with one so you are ready to go. The battery doesn't seem to last as long as I thought and only lasted one month. Also supplied is a tiny brush to clean the heated head but I have never felt the need to use this.
The product comes with a 24 month warranty which is fantastic however I've given up on my curlers as prefer using my conventional ones. I get quicker, more impressive results from my regular conventional curlers. I find this disappointing as I really wanted the heated curlers to wow me and they failed.
I bought this a few weeks ago and hadn't really had the chance to use it until the other night when I had a day off and was able to hit the town! I've used eyelash curlers before but never heated ones so I was very interested to see how it was.
It definitely did lift my lashes to some extent and I think gave my eyelashes a bit more definition. I did find a few problems with it however. I have quite long eyelashes anyway which may have affected how well it curled my lashes. I found that the curling/definition that it gave me didn't actually last that long and I felt a bit like I may as well have just pushed up my lashes with my finger, which would actually have been a lot cheaper and easier...
This product did work to an extent but personally I wouldn't recommend it overly, though my already long lashes may have affected how good it was.
I have the shortest eyelashes in the world and so am always looking at ways to make them look thicker and longer. I usually use the scissor type ones but find that they sometimes leave a sort of kink in your lashes, so was really pleased when I spotted these heated curlers. To top it off they were half price in the Boots Electrical sale. They normally retail about £15 so I got them for £7.50ish. Personally, having now used them, I would have been miffed if I had spent full price on them as I dont feel they are worth that money.
The curlers are used by brushing them up through your lashes, across the heated element, instead of the usual pinching and curling. They heat up fairly quickly and there are 3 different heat settings. On my first use, I put it up to full heat, big mistake, far too hot for the delicate skin around the eyes. On the lowest setting it is much better and I am able to brush my lashes numerous times without burning. I did find that they didn't curl as well as my scissor curlers but they do separate the lashes nicely, and curl the tips of the lashes well, so used in conjunction with my scissor curlers I got a nice look. Would not recommend them at full price though personally.
I am what you call an addict when it comes to Boots, and it has been great since most stores now have a front and back door I can now use it as an excuse out shopping saying it is a "short cut"
As I said an excuse just to get through their doors and walk amongst their goods.
And one particular Saturday , at the beginning of January I managed ot put the excuse to work and get inside the fantastic store, Being January they like most shops had sales galore and I managed to pick up a few treats for myself for a change this.
The Heated curler cost me £7.50 in the sale, not a large amount but still a highish price for a "Sale" product. anyway when I managed to get home and take in all the goods I had bought I eventually located the curler and so wanted to try it.
Off I popped upstairs grabbed my make up bag tore of the packaging took out the curler , which is in similar design to a mascara tube and inserted the battery that came with it, which is the really small ones the triple A size don't get confused and go out buy pencil batteries like I do it is the smaller size you will need but obviously not straight away as one is supplied with the curler.
So after putting in the battery I set to work I , I had my mascara ready and waited around 45 seconds for it to be heated up properly then set about curling them, I must admit I was a bit worried that it may be too hot and burn off my eyelid, but I need not of bothered as it does not really get that hot
After curling the eyelashes which took about 3 attempts to get a decent lift on the lash i applied my mascara and must say i was rather impressed my lashes looked more defined and lifted but i also have to admit I have also had the same results using the metal curlers, the ones in similar design to a pair of scissors.
Overall I do like the curler but it is something i would not scream about, yes it is good and yes it curls, but then so do a lot of cheaper alternatives on the market, my sister recently visited and went shopping in poundland and managed to buy a very similar curler that looked similar to mine, it did the same job in the sense that it curls but it also looked alike in the design and also took the triple A batteries.
So rating this I'm afraid will have to be low, despite it being an ok curler I just thought for the price I might of got something a bit more like a "Glam" look , than what i got with my metal ones.
And after discovering my sister had purchased a similar one for a pound I think i ended up with more of a "Glum" Look!!!
Sorry No7 you really are letting down your market if another company can sell a very similar product for just a pound!!!
I gave up curling my eyelashes a number of years ago as I grew tired of nipping my eyelids in the scissor type eyelash curler I used; however, when I saw the No 7 Heated Eyelash Curler on offer at half price I decided to treat myself and give it a go.
The Sales Assistant told me (as per the Boots marketing line) that this eyelash curler would make my eyes look brighter and wider by defining and curling my lashes !! This sounded good, although I wasn't quite sure I believed it but at half price and the fact the eyelash curler came complete with battery and a two year guarantee it was sold.
The unit comes apart quite easily for the battery to be inserted to the base. When you turn the eyelash curler on, a red light shines ... I have to admit this red light is quite useful when using the eyelash curler on dark mornings - it helps me see what I'm doing ! I tend to give the eyelash curler 30 seconds to warm up before using it, it warms up nicely but it certainly isn't hot so I don't think you'd be at risk of burning yourself with it. Boots recommend that you use the curler before applying your mascara and I'd have to agree, although it does come with a little brush to clean the wand with. The wand is so different to what I've used in the past, I really was doubtful whether it would work but I have found that after several sweeps through my eyelashes they do curl and they do make my eyes look wider. Once I've applied my mascara I have on occasion given my top eyelashes another sweep with the wand just to help lift them some more. The results are really good and the eyelash curler really is effective, my eyelashes stay lifted and curled all day.
I have finally got my hands on this little gadget.
Seriously, it has taken me weeks to find one. Boots.com had sold out; every Boots store I visited had sold out! I really wanted it to take to Paris with me and the day before we were due to go I thought I'll have one last go and went in the Boots store opposite my work, there on the shelf was one, the last one, so I grabbed it and ran for the tills!
At least with waiting so long I saved a little bit of money. All along they were reduced to half price; £11.99 to £5.99 but then with the VAT reduction they cost me £5.87.
The eyelash curler comes in a little white box with a clear plastic window on the front, through this you can see the silver eyelash curler.
It isn't like your usual scissor mechanism eyelash curler (if you know what I mean by that) It looks like a mascara but a bit longer, the top pulls off and inside is what looks like an eyelash comb; its grey plastic with little ridges all the way down it; in-between the ridges are metal bits which are the bits that heat up to curl your lashes.
There is a switch below the comb part and when you push this upwards towards the comb a red power light will come on. It's made so that when the lid is on the switch can't be turned on so it can't burn anything!
The bottom half of this gadget is the battery compartment, it takes 1 AAA battery and one is supplied with it so you're ready to curl straight away!
How to use
Once you have switched it on you have to wait 30 seconds for the curler to heat up....as all the bits that stick out are plastic and the metal is set back inside you cant burn your fingers or eyelids with it so that's good for clumsy people like me!
After 30 seconds the gadget is ready to use, you simply comb it through your top eyelashes from root to tip. I do it quite slowly spending maybe 10 seconds on each eye, you can repeat this as often as you like/need...I'm presuming (hoping) it won't harm your eyelashes as it doesn't feel red hot.
Of course you need to use this before you apply mascara or it could get pretty messy!
Does it work?
Thankfully, after all the effort I put into finding this, yes it does!
It's pretty fantastic, I'm not a gadget person; I leave that to the boy but I love love love this! It doesn't feel too hot as you use it, it's easy to hold just like a mascara wand and it curls my eyelashes beautifully. Somehow and I don't understand this but my lashes look fuller too, I could rival Cheryl Cole and her bambi lashes when I use this :)
Its now a part of my beauty regime I really wouldn't want to be without, I used it every time I put my make -up on in Paris and recommend anyone who uses normal eyelash curlers gives this a go.
Guys it would make a great stocking filler for your wives/girlfriends and its still £5.87, last time I checked they had them in stock online too.
** Keep the receipt as this acts as your 12 month guarantee **
Define and lift eyelashes