The 11 Best Eyelash Curlers

Eliza Barlow
August 20, 2019

When it comes to beauty, the eyes have it! And you can get the lashes you want with just the touch – or rather, the curl – of a wand. Don’t overlook this tool as it can really make your eyes pop. And with tons of lash curlers on the market, it would seem like beauty has never been easier. But if you want the bang for your buck, some believe you have to wade through hundreds of products promising to give you the curl you love. You don’t have to spend hours of your time poring over page after page. We’ve compiled a list of the 11 best eyelash curlers around. Read on to get perky, curled, and lifted lashes!

Eyelash Curlers We Love (Our 11 Picks)

  1. Revlon Eyelash Curler: If you’re looking for an affordable curler that does the job without a hefty price tag, this curler is for you. We’ve found that it not only gives you great curl but the product itself lasts. It’s durable, light-weight, and at $5.99 a pop, if you’re a diva on a dime, this is an awesome pick.
  2. Sephora Collection Lashcraft Curler: Sephora not only sells some of the world’s best makeup and pretty amazing false eyelashes, but it also sells a rockin’ curler! This curler is not only hypoallergenic, but it boasts comfy silicone pads, great for keeping away germs and bacteria. It’s a little on the pricey side (it retails for about $15), but if you’re the kind of person that has sensitive skin, this would be a great pick!
  3. Scuddles Stainless Eyelash Curler: This stainless steel curler is one of our faves! It gives you a spectacular curl, is pretty easy to use, and is comfortable for most eye shapes. It also gives a naturally curved curl versus the strange crimpy curls of other curlers. Even though it is also on the more expensive side ($12), it is made to last.
  4. CoverGirl Makeup Masters Eyelash Curler: Covergirl’s got some great things going on, and for a fashionista with a love of style, they’ve included this nifty eyelash curler. It’s cute, good to use in a pinch (no pun intended) and incredibly affordable (you’ll pay less than $5 for this baby – score!) It’s good to have on-the-go, but don’t think you’ll have this one for years to come. It’s not as sturdy as some other curlers on this list. Despite this, we think it’s still a good option, especially for those who love to look beautiful on a budget.
  5. Japonesque Go Curl Eyelash Curler: The great thing about this curler is that it not only lasts, but it comes with a promise of a lifetime supply of lash pads! That’s right. If any of the other pads wear out, this company will replace them for free. With its small size, it’s great for an overnight stay with a friend (or your crush!) and will be a pick-me-up for tired lashes after a long flight.
  6. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler: This is a great curler for those who desire a nice, full, natural curl. Even though it does a pretty good job and is comfortable, it is also specially designed for anyone with almond eyes and/or a monolid. This curler retails for about $20 but lasts for a while, so it is worth the money.
  7. Lancome Lash Curler: At ten bucks a unit, this curler is decently priced and doesn’t grab, yank, or pull at lashes. It curls in no time at all and is pretty simple to use. However, for those with shorter lashes, it may not work as well. It is good for those who have a bit of a lash already.
  8. Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Eye Lash Curler: This curler’s not only inexpensive, but it is wonderfully curved and gets to every eyelash. You’ll get a smooth, nice swoop rather than an awkward upward crimp. It’s comfortable to use and is ergonomic. It’s good for many eye shapes.
  9. Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler: Although this is the most expensive curler on our list (its retail price is about $34), it’s worth every penny. It is by far the most comfortable curler with a curved form that doesn’t pinch or grab lashes but softly encapsulates them, giving them a gentle, but intense curl. The curling mechanism is very cushioned and spongy, and we love how it doesn’t hurt and feels effortless.
  10. Chella Skin Care Heated Eyelash Curler: If you’re looking for a heating option, this one is a sure pick. It doesn’t get too hot and it makes the curl last for a while. It’s only about $20, and it was amazingly simple to use. A bonus was that we didn’t have to wait forever for the unit to heat up. It was ready to use in about 20 seconds.
  11. Shiseido Eyelash Curler: This curler has been certified gold by makeup and style experts. It has a fat curve that makes curling the lashes easier and more natural-looking. Its flat edge will work with most eye shapes and most users agree that it has an ease of use that is great for beginners and beauty gurus alike. You can get this curler for about $20.

Quick Eyelash Tips

Some Quick Eyelash Tips:

  • Clean your lashes before curling. This will go a long way in making them curl properly.
  • Don’t apply mascara before curling. Using mascara first and then curling could cause the lashes to become sticky or tacky. The lashes could then get pulled or yanked by the curler.
  • Clean your curlers regularly and keep them in a cool, dry place. This will discourage eye infections.
  • Replace the pads on your curlers about every three months or so.
  • Use gentle force when clamping your lashes. You don’t want to cause any undue damage and using too much pressure can make the process uncomfortable or painful.

Eyelash curlers are seldom appreciated, but they can give your lashes the lift they deserve. You can use them to accentuate your lashes or use a combination of falsies to give your eyes a bit more wow. Whatever you decide, choose a curler that works for you, your budget, and your eye shape. Eyelash curlers are a great accompaniment to any beauty routine and if used properly can give your look some sizzle. A little trial and error works when it comes to finding what you need, but taking a look at any of our 11 best eyelash curlers may give you a head start.