She says that Chanel’s new curler, makes a great upgrade on older models thanks to the flatter curve, which means it gets right to the root of the lashes. “It can be held quite flat against the eye, making it easy to use to help create that fresh, open-eyed look,” she says.
Hourglass Cosmetics’s new, also features a flatter curve, to ensure it fits all eye shapes, as well as angular handles for better grip. The brand’s director of global artistry and education, Marc Reagan, says that a curling mascara will only get you so far, whilst a great curler will ensure the look goes the distance.
“A curler gently lifts the lash to maintain the curl throughout the day,” he says. “Most curling mascaras work best to hold the curl in place, but can never achieve the same results that you get from a lash curler.”
But what’s the best technique? Jamie Coombes is an international pro make-up artist at Dior, which recently launched its own complete with ergonomic, padded handles.
He recommends working your way up the lashes for a graduated, curved curl, rather than risking the “crimped” effect that can come from using the curler only at the roots. Here’s how to do it best: