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It’s 2020 and we’ve all come to terms with the fact that one size does not (and never did) fit all, so why
aren’t we applying the same logic to our eyelash
curlers? MECCA makeup, hair and artistry education manager Jennifer Horsley refers to eyelash curlers
as ‘push up bras for the eyes’, but notes that to get the very most out of one (boosting the results of your
favourite mascara tenfold), it’s important to use a curler with a curve that’s actually suited to your eyes.
It’ll also make the process a whole lot easier—especially if you find curling your lashes a little daunting.
To help, Horsley is giving us the low-down on the best eyelash curlers for round, monolid and almond eyes.
KEVYN AUCOIN EYELASH
Like Katy Perry and Ashley Olsen, you have large, prominent eyes in a more circular shape, and can
typically see a lot of white around your iris. You need an eyelash curler with a strong curve to ensure
you’re curling evenly and from the root. For rounder eyes, Horsley recommends the Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash
Curler. “It has a rounder curved edge to really lift the eye, and the curve makes it easy to
lay at the root of the lash for maximum curl and lift on any length of lash.”
If you have a straighter, elongated lid shape like Awkwafina or Chrissy Teigen, a flatter curler will
ensure you’re catching all your lashes in one go, rather than having to try angle your face or curler in a
finnicky manner to ensure your lashes are going in the same direction. Horsley suggests reaching for Shiseido’s Eyelash
Curler; “it has a remarkably flatter shape and is great for straighter, shorter lashes—it
really creates a natural looking curl and lift, and is easier for a smaller eye to navigate.” Plus, she
mentions that the eye pad itself is “super cushy,” perfect for catching hard-to-reach lashes.
SURRATT BEAUTY RELEVÉE LASH
Similar to Mila Kunis and Kim Kardashian’s eyes, yours have an almond-like shape, resembling the smooth,
oval nature of the nut itself. Unlike that of a rounder eye shape, the tops and bottoms of your iris graze
your upper and lower lash lines, for a naturally sultry look. If you can relate, Horsley recommends the Surratt Relevée Lash
Curler, which is “much wider and flatter with a slight curve,” making it easy for almond
eyes to “lift certain areas to create a cat eye or wing effect with their lashes.” The eye pad is “so
cushiony on this,” says the MECCA makeup guru, “that you feel supported when using it.”
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