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I love mascara. It was my second beauty love (after lip gloss, of course.) It's transformative powers never cease to amaze me- longer, blacker, more voluminous lashes- all just a coat or four away. My relationship with mascara got a bit rocky though. As I got older, my lashes started to grow in with less curl than they once had, less pep in their step, if you will. Sure, a lash curler can pep them back up, but most mascaras drag them back down again. So sad, but what's a girl to do? Waterproof mascara. But we all know it's a bitch to remove. No, the answer is Chella. The Chella Heated Eyelash Curler is the answer!
"Hello lashy lady. Here;s a real eye opener for the girl who would love to have the curl but has had it up to here with the crimping, pinching, and breaking of traditional hinged eyelash curlers. Now you can warm your way to eyelashes that really get noticed. This sleek, safe, and gentle heating wand delivers maximum curl where you want t without damaging you eyelashes." - Chella
Where has this gadget been all this time?! The Chella Heated Eyelash Curler is a pretty amazing little tool that is designed to be used after mascara. Yup, after. While Chella says it can replace your regular hinged lash curler, I use it in addition to. I curl my lashes as per usual (with the old-school type curler) then apply my mascara. Once it's dry I use the heated curler to pump up the curl that I lost when I applied mascara. It's an extra step, but it works wonders at adding back lost curl and is quick and painless.
The eyelash curler uses one AAA battery, and is super simple with just an on/off switch and green indicator light so you can easily see if it's on or off. The cutler takes about 20 seconds to heat up, and once it's ready you just push it up under your top lashes (at the root.) A lift and hold movement (similar to the action of applying mascara) applies the heat and sets the curl. Voila! Lifted lashes. I should also mention, the design and low heat level makes it virtually impossible to burn your eye or lashes in anyway, making it completely safe.
If you can't tell already, I love this thing! It's a great solution to limp looking lashes and if you don't have curl issues like I do (lucky you!) you can skip the hinged curler all together. What do you think? Could your lashes use this?