Here are the key areas to look out for before you invest in your next eyelash curler:
1. STURDY HANDLES Sounds minor—like, you use this thing for only a few seconds, who cares if it’s a little flimsy? You. You care. Because if your fingers can’t get a nice firm hold, you could lose your grip and also a bunch of lashes ().
2. A METAL FRAME Metal not only lasts longer than, say, plastic that could crack, but its weight also provides more stability. Meaning, no more shaky tools millimetres from your cornea.
3. A WIDE-ENOUGH OPENING Pinched eyelid skin = stuff of nightmares. Your curler should be the width of your full lid and easily fit all your lashes inside.
Lash Star Stardust Lash Curler, nordstrom.com, ₹1,780 approx
4. THE RIGHT SHAPE You know how you shop for shoes that support your high arches (or total lack thereof)? Same thinking goes for these babies: the flatter or rounder your eyelid shape, the flatter or rounder your curler needs to be.
5. SOME BOUNCE That mini rubber strip embedded in the frame must be ~cushiony~. The flexible material helps your lashes absorb pressure and allows the curler to spring open quickly after each use.
Also Great? These guys...
1. Tweezerman Curl 60º Eyelash Curler, amazon.com, ₹1,150 approx
2. Dior Backstage Eyelash Curler, price on request
3. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, amazon.in, ₹1,990 approx