Most woman have classic eyelash curler in their personal/professional make-up bag…and many of us have found small problems in using it, and even Make-up Artists are getting big stress when using it on clients – as angle of hand is different and often very awkward. Probably most common problems are: pinching the skin, missing shorter or corner eyelashes.
I know from my experience that depends on your eye shape , you should buy matching shape of curler – flat, bigger, curved, wider etc. Due to different eye shape of my clients – I was always stressed when used regular eyelash curler…my curler never had fits too all my clients… Also most curlers designed are to use on yourself – but when you want use on someone other – you may find the angle of tool and your hand becomes hard to use and awkward – so I started looking for more comfy curlers.
Shu Uemura have mini lash curler called “S curler” (about 2cm wide) – £20.00
I recently ordered another ‘made in china’ tool – mini lash curler by Koji model nr 100 accent. Accent curler is specifically designed to curl hard to reach areas like the corner lashes, the short lashes. According to manufacture and seller – Metal curler coated is with an anti-metal allergy layer to prevent irritations (?!). Comes with a replacement silicon rubber pad. Replace rubber pad when worn out to prevent lash damage.
My first try – Ups …I put it in to my eye! It works slightly different way to classic curlers.
Second try – I quickly found best technique and I managed to curl all my lashes. The key is to stick/put the top side (with engraved logo Koji) of your eyelid, close to the lash line, then gently squeeze your eyelashes between. Some of you may find this tool slightly too narrow – it’s only 9,5 mm. But I found if great for my extremely straight eyelashes – it’s catching even the shortest and all corner lashes (usually my classic curler have missed some). It’s also seems be better tool to use for my clients – better control, easier to hold and squeeze – no moving edges that could pinch the skin!
You can buy Koji at Ebay, seller & delivery from China – prices start from £4 incl. Delivery!
Photo on the left side – after using Koji. The right hand photo shows how straight are my eyelashes.
conclusion – tool is very easy to use, it just works different way than regular curlers.