Everyone oohs and ahhs about eyelashes and the consensus seems to be that men come out better on that score. So what’s a woman to do if nature short-changed her in the eyelash department?
Of course there is mascara to darken the color and thicken the lashes. However, many women use eyelash curlers to enhance nature’s framework. Do eyelash curlers really work? Which kind is best? How do you use them? And, bottom line, what do they cost? Over the years eyelash curlers have made some vast improvements. While the traditional curler has maintained somewhat the same style, the materials used today are lighter weight.
Products now are made from plastic or steel and the hinge mechanisms move smoothly thus making the curlers easier to use. They are also more durable. The pads – some being silicon treated – are softer and more gentle on the lashes. But keep in mind, that the pads should be changed approximately every two months depending on how often you use the lash curler. A worn pad can damage the eyelashes. If the classic curler is difficult for you to use, you might consider using the wand style. Lightweight, compact and easily portable, these battery operated curling wands can be tossed into a purse or cosmetic bag for that instant refresher.
These handy little curlers will increase the curl without overheating and burning this delicate hair. While most of the curlers today boast being “pinch proof”, developing the technique of curling your lashes takes some practice. Don’t wait until you’re ready to go out to try it out. Experiment when you have some time, to really get a feel for using it. With the classic or traditional curler, it is recommended to apply the mascara last. With the heated lash curler, some brands recommend applying the mascara first. Read the directions that come with the curler before you practice.
To get that wide-eyed glamorous look simply place the curler at the base of your lashes. Remember to start with clean lashes! Gently grasp a section of lashes between the pads. Apply gentle pressure. Now open the curler and release the lashes. Remove the curler and move to the next section. Then apply mascara, if necessary. The cost? Lash curlers no longer pinch your lashes or your wallet. Good eyelash curlers range in price from ten to thirty-five dollars. Not bad for getting great-looking lashes.
Lights, Make-Up, Action?
Unless you’re a movie star or runway model, the headline reads just right. When was the last time you even gave a thought to your bathroom lighting? Most of us think of lighting as an afterthought.That’s the last thing you choose when you redo a room. And for those of us who are not renovating.