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! 😉
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.
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.)
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.