Beauty 101 – The Eyelash Curler

“Goodness, what big eyes you have,” said Little Red Riding Hood

“The better to see you with,” replied the wolf.

From the classic red cape to the woodsman who saved the day, this famous fable, unbeknown to the author, brought me back to beauty 101 – the eyelash curler.

The invention of the eyelash curler, a device that leaves your peepers forever a-flutter, is a beauty marvel that is always a treat for the eyes.

A one step process adding seconds to your beauty routine, this wonder tool is a safe purchase to add to your makeup bag essentials. And now, Spring has sprung and with it calls for you to declutter, reorganise, and make peace with the tools of the trade.

The eyelash curler, $11.99, by Manicare is as affordable as it is effective to create a natural curl. The slim silver design embossed with the Manicare lettering makes for a fuss free curl, set to deliver the bold and the beautiful. An extra silicon non-stick rubber pad is also included, perfect to add definition and provide a long lasting curl. Alternatively, the celebrated Shu Uemura eyelash curler, $40.00, is similarly designed and to my surprise, is equal to that of the Manicare curler – the difference being Manicare’s rubber pad wears more quickly.

Not impressed? Well, neither was I until I learned the trick of the trade and began to press firmly (once at the base and at the middle of my lashes). The rule of thumb here is to ‘lift and curl’, but ever so gently – works every time.

Once curled, apply your mascara of choice to keep the shape.

A big hurrah for the eyelash curler, an indispensable favourite, that will leave you forever bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Do you curl? Please tell.

P.S Released earlier this year, Hypnôse Star, by Lancôme was released, fronted by Daria Derbowy and Betty Boop. A clever campaign to showcase the brand’s latest mascara, this ad ties in well, now that we’re talkin’ eyelashes – and who wouldn’t want lashes like Betty? Boop boop be doop!

Lady G’day X


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