“ Brand: ELF / Suitable for: Eye / Type: Eyelash Curler „
I picked up my eyelash curlers from the Elf website last time I filled a basket there. At £3.75 I didn't think these were too expensive and they came with a spare rubber curl strip so I thought that was very handy.
+ The Look +
These are pretty much bog standard curlers. They are silver and shiny, with black features on them, like the rubber strip that comes inside them and the little bits on the handles. The design seems to be good for me, it fits against my eye comfortably and doesn't pull on my lashes at all.
+ Does it function well? +
The short answer is yes. The design is comfortable, the rubber strip which is used to actually curl the lashes is replaceable, which is really very handy. It gives my eyelashes a nice, natural curl, when I do it right. I try to walk the curler up the lashes, instead of only clamping down at the base, which tends to make the lashes stick up into the air almost at a right angle! This eyelash curler manages to achieve a really good, even curl and is very comfortable and easy to use. Personally, I think many eyelash curlers are interchangeable because they all work in pretty much the same way. But I would recommend these ones because I have not had any bad experiences with them and for the price, they are really good quality.
+ Verdict +
Like I said, I would definitely buy them again. I keep them on hand all the time and I think they are gentle, but give a really great uplifting curl to the lashes.
This is the first eyelash curler I have ever bought about 7-8 months ago and I have got my good use out of it so now it's review time!
So when this comes through the post it comes in a clear plastic box (if my memory serves me right) and inside you find your eyelash curler and a replacement rubber (to insert into the bottom lip between the curler in a plastic paper. It also comes with a plastic lock which is removable to make sure that the place where you insert your fingers (take your mind out of the gutter people!) kept together and quite compact (as much as an eyelash curler can get), so it is ideal for travelling. The ends to hold it with are black. One is normal however the other has an extended flick which is good for grip and helps to keep the eyelash curler against your lashes steady. It is good that it is made of a silver metal (not sure which one if I am honest) as it is very easy to clean with just a makeup wipe, so there is no excuse for mascara build up!
The part where you insert your eyelashes is neither too curled/bent or it is not straight, as I can even get my outer eyelashes in to curl. So it works on long eyes (me and my cousin have tested this) so then it will definitely work on more rounded and shorter eyes and will enable you to grab hold onto each lash to curl. It does not make the job of eyelash curling any harder and for someone like me who using an eyelash curler for the first time I was pretty apprehensive that I didn't poke my eyeball out our pull my lashes out. The edges of the curler on the top are slightly rounded so it is much safer. It extends your lashes really well and the curl lasts all day with a regular mascara but if you prefer waterproof it works just as well. The curl, however does not last if I do not put mascara on but some lashes would stick up and some would stick down and it honestly was not a good look so I suggest to use mascara after using it. All in all to review a eyelash curler is not that hard, does it curl your lashes. YES IT MOST CERTAINLY DOES!
Elf online for £1.50 and you get a rubber replacement pad.
Overall, a very good eyelash curler considering the price so therefore there is NO excuse to start purchasing £20 eyelash curlers as there is simply no need if there is a cheaper and also a good quality alternative. Go get it!
Hope this helped! x
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People like to wear different makeup styles but one thing is a must for me with whatever makeup I am wearing and that is to have nice lashes. I love having curled and full looking eyelashes. To achieve this I have found my perfect mascara in the L'Oreal voluminous mascara but to really emphasise this look I use my eyelash curler from elf cosmetics before applying mascara.
**What elf say:**
"This innovative eyelash curler has a special curved design which angles to suit all eye shapes. Its silicone rubber pad applies the appropriate amount of pressure to curl lashes naturally and allows for damage-free heating. Get long-lasting curled lashes both easily and safely."
What drew me to this eyelash curler originally was that it is made out of metal. It feels very well built and robust. All of the parts fit together nicely and nothing about it feels flimsy. The plastic handles make the eyelash curler easy to hold and are of a good size to fit your fingers in and get a good grip.
**Using the eyelash curler**
Using this lash curler is much the same as any other eyelash curler. You place your lashes into the holder and squeeze the handles in order for the rubber pad to press your lashes to give them extra curl.
I really like the shape of this curler as I can fit my lashes in easily without having to press the tool right up against my face, this might sound like a strange observation but my first eyelash curler was quite cheap and nasty and wasn't a good shape at all.
I can fit all of my lashes into the designated area at once however I have found that if I curl my lashes one half at a time I can get a better curled effect for when I want really full lashes.
When using this tool I hold my lashes in the grip for around 10 seconds and the results are great. My eyes have a bit of an extra flutter to them which is also a great if you want a more natural look and do not fancy wearing any mascara.
I have had this eyelash curler for about 6 months and the rubber pad is still intact and in no danger of falling off which I know can be a problem with some eyelash curlers.
**Price and availability**
This product is priced at £1.50 and can be found online from elf cosmetics at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk
For the extra few seconds in the morning that it takes to use this product the results are definitely worth it. This is a great product for a really great price that I would recommend to any one
If you're interested in make-up and trying new brands, then you must have heard of ELF and its amazing eyelash curler. So is all the hype true? In short, yes. All you ladies who can't afford the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, here is a pretty good alternative: The ELF Mechanical Eyelash Curler.
What ELF says
This innovative eyelash curler has a special curved design which angles to suit all eye shapes. Its silicone rubber pad applies the appropriate amount of pressure to curl lashes naturally and allows for damage-free heating. Get long-lasting curled lashes both easily and safely. Add a swipe of e.l.f. Water and Earth Mascara and curled lashes remain in perfect shape all day.
So what did I think?
This is the best eyelash curler I have ever used. It is incredibly easy to use, and is great for beginners AND professionals. The curved design allows the curler to fit my eye perfectly, and makes it really easy to get all my lashes in the curler without pinching my lid. The curler comes with 2 rubber pads, which will eventually get worn out so you will have to replace the curler, but it's pretty cheap so that's ok. Some people have complained that the rubber pad falls out, but I haven't had this problem. And finally the performance: It gives my straight lashes a gorgeous natural curl. My eyelashes don't look clumped or stick out at odd angles. I curl my lashes in 3 steps: I start at the base, hold for 3 seconds, then hold for 3 seconds at the middle of the lashes and then hold for 3 seconds at the tip. I think this leads to the most natural looking curl.
I know some people like to heat their eyelash curlers with the help of a blow dryer before using them, but I don't do this, as I personally feel that these curlers do a fantastic job even without heat.
Price and Availability
This eyelash curler is available at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk for £1.50 . I definitely recommend this eyelash curler and I will be repurchasing once my rubber pads get worn out. Plus ELF almost always has some sort of offer running: free delivery, 40% off, etc so that should make buying this eyelash curler even more tempting. ELF has some other really great products too, which I will review soon.
Word of caution for the eyelash curling newbies
You should never curl lashes after applying mascara as this will cause your lashes to stick to the curler and break. Always curl clean lashes, before applying mascara. If you've never curled your lashes before, DO IT. You're really missing out. Mascara looks so much nicer on curled lashes, and this is the best eyelash curler to start with since it's so easy to use and inexpensive.
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