Curlers For All Lash Shapes

My one beauty must-have…?  Eyelash curler.  NOTHING – sorry! – wakes you up faster.

For me, though, I’ve always had trouble finding one that doesn’t snag or pull.  I typically use the Tweezerman clear, open-ended one, which works like a miracle, but back in January I saw these.

 

ProCurl and ProMaster Lash Logic are designed with different eye shapes in mind – round or almond.  

BRILLIANT!  And…might I also say…FINALLY!

Because we all have a different shape, it isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal – literally.  Instead, we are generally forced to use the same tool, setting us up for potential snags and pulls – and lost lashes – along the way.  OUCH.

This new breed of curlers take angles into account, allowing for a beautiful lash curl, minus any pinching.  Hallelujah!

I have been meaning to post about this for ages – a recent post from ReallyRee reminded me that I needed to share (albeit in a horribly delayed fashion!)

Tweezermen Curl & Go

So this is one of my lady-directed posts…as this happens to be one of my “girlier” fetishes.  I like to kick heavy bags and curl my eyelashes…but, in my defense, I look half dead when I don’t do the latter! 😉

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My mother always told me to protect my lashes, so I’ve been conditioning them for probably two decades – moisturizer, petrolatum, lash conditioner, hair conditioner…you name it.  I need them to stay flexible!  It’s become a “thing” over the last few years, I’ve noticed, with a proliferation of products designed for natural lashes, or to boost ones own flooding the marketplace.

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When you compete, perform, and train in ballroom dancing, figure skating, and ballet, stage makeup and falsies (false eye lashes, that is) are par for the course.  Still, I’ve always HATED the false lashes, refusing to wear them the majority of the time (much to my dance partner’s chagrin.)

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Can they look gorgeous?  Absolutely!  But I didn’t like having them so close to my own….forget about all the times the glue decided to let a wayward edge go flying – not a good look.  So I stuck with the exaggerated liner, which you could always see far away, and used the curler and some black coats to keep them defined.

Anyway, I probably own a dozen curlers…but my favorites are always tweezerman.  For whatever the reason, these have worked the best for me – sorry, Shu Uemura (the generally considered “gold standard.”)

I have never seen this new version, Curl & Go, in person – at first I was very intrigued.  But I’m not 100% whether it is actually a step up and substantially easier to transport (in the video, it still looks sizable.)  Still, the prospect of having one nestle better in your bag is always a nice thing – I’ve got them all over the place (car door, bag, gym bag etc…) so compact is compelling.

Does it look a little too creepy-torture-device?  To most of the guys I know, probably.  I give Tweezerman credit for the innovation though, and will be curious to see this in person.

Holiday 2015 – Tom Ford Noir

The Tom Ford Noir Collection is inky and gilded, by the looks of it… The ad is uber dramatic, much in contrast to the site, which is neatly laid out, and seeming very “pulled together.”

I love the contrast of the pinky, nude lip with the sooty, smoky eyes…  Plus that dash of indigo!

 

 

 

 

Tom Ford’s products AREN’T on the inexpensive side, but I’ve not heard one negative word since he’s been on the beauty side of things.  The quality is there, and the packaging is impeccable.  If you are looking for a splurge and are head over heels for these colors (the colors in the ad really are fabulous for a sexy Holiday look!), then maybe this is worth the splurge!