Not sure why there are any negative reviews! I've been buying these since I first saw them featured on a local morning TV talk show when I lived in Dallas when I was 17 years old. I'm 32 now! Eventually, everything breaks, so I end up buying a new one every 2 years. I've tried other heated lash curlers over the years and this one is the best! It gets really hot and my lashes stay curled even after the mascara goes on. If you want to curl your lashes with this thing after putting your mascara on, you can, but mascara will get gunked up on the tiny heating coils and reduce the heat that gets through when you go to use it the next time. Therefore, I usually keep two of these on hand...one for curling clean lashes and one for curling after I've applied my mascara (for if I need super-dramatic, betty-boop, date-night makeup).I've attached a photo so you can see the difference in the curl on clean lashes... The lashes on the left have not been curled. The lashes on the right have been curled. I couldn't live without this thing and I hope they never stop making them!
This eyelash curler has been a Godsend! I have super curly lashes and I tried to use the traditional eyelash curlers upside down for years to uncurl them. It would just crimp them and make them look funny so this little gadget was very much needed.Now, I put on mascara and use the traditional eyelash curler upside down to get my lash pointed down, then use this heated wand on the tops of my lashes to uncurl them and smooth out the crimp that the other curler has left.It does go through batteries quickly so I keep a stash of AAA on hand.
I will never use another eyelash curler again!!! This is a fantastic product that can be used with or without mascara already on & it works in seconds. Doesn't burn your eye even when you get super close & the results last forever-or at least for me they were still pretty curled the next day!
This was my first time buying a heated eyelash curler, as I was encouraged to do by a makeup artist friend who said my regular Shu Uemura curler was breaking my lashes. I've used this several times since receiving it, and by golly, this thing works. It feels great, warm and relaxing on my eyelids. My eyelashes are naturally thick and straight, basically pointing downward, and a regular curler would just crimp my lashes. This does not create a major curl, but it does open your eyes up nicely and naturally. It takes about 10 seconds to warm up, which is about how long it takes to put on my eyeshadow anyway. As for battery drainage, I notice that it stays warm for another 5-10 seconds after you turn it off, so you don't need it to be switched on the whole time you're using it, to save power. I haven't run out of battery juice yet, but I already stocked up on AAA batteries just in case.
Luv this little tool, this is my second one, works good