Anyone who knows me will tell you, I am not much of a make-up person. I really only wear it on special occasions or when I am getting professional photos taken. It’s not that I don’t like make-up. Make-up takes a lot of time, time that I could be using to do more important things like sleep. It occurs to me however, that at thirty one, I am approaching the age when I might need to start wearing make-up in order to avoid scaring small children in public.
I am not completely inexperienced in the make-up department, as I said I do wear it on occasion, but when I want to look really good, I usually have to have my sister help me. I am absolutely hopeless at doing eye make-up. Eyeliner, is a huge struggle but the thing that causes me the most trouble is the eyelash curler. My sister is a firm believer that one cannot wear mascara without curling your lashes first, especially when you have stick straight lashes like me. The problem is, I am terrified of that thing.
Seriously, I think the eyelash curler, high heels and bras were all invented by the same sadistic individual, running an experiment to see just how far people would go to obtain that ever changing idea of beauty. While avoiding bras is not something I am willing or able to do, I have gotten pretty far in life while managing to avoid the first two. Still, I do love the way my eyes look when my sister does my make-up, so overcoming my fear of the eyelash curler seemed to be my only option. Then my sister sent me this link. That’s right, while millions of people curl their lashes every day with something that looks like a medieval torture device, heated eyelash curlers exist.
To be honest, I tried this eyelash curler for the first time about five minutes ago and I have to say that thing is genius. If you can apply mascara, you can use this eyelash curler. It uses heat to curl your lashes, but don’t worry, it doesn’t get too hot.
For comparison, I used the curler on one side and mascara alone on the other. In this picture the eye that I used the curler on, is on the right. The lashes on the outside of my eye have a little more curl, but that is because I had a little trouble reaching the inside lashes. This was not because of the curler itself; I always have trouble with that area. It’s going to take a little practice to perfect, just like everything else.
I don’t know if this eyelash curler is going to motivate me to do my make-up more often or not, but at least now, when I do my make-up, I will be able curl my lashes on my own.