[REVIEW] by M: Eyecurl II Heated Eyelash Curler


There was a time where I was obsessed with wanting eyelashes that are actually visible. After a lot of google searching I came across the Eyecurl II heated eyelash curler. This was my very first heated eyelash curler (and probably my favourite) but I have a love/hate relationship with it. There were issues that made me turn to my Panasonic one.



Packaging:
The first thing that I noticed about this was how cheap it felt in the hands, especially when there is no battery inside. The plastic makes it feel like a toy in your hands, especially the horribly spray painted flimsy battery lid. The overall weight is only from the battery that you have inserted

Performance:
Out of all my heated eyelash curlers, this is/was my favourite for many reasons. The coils get very hot very quickly and hence gives me the most amazing curl that actually lasts all day. The heat indicator actually works on this despite it looking like a random blob on the tip. It turns from a red to a white colour when hot.


But there were problems. Because it becomes very hot, this is the one that tends to cause watery eyes. If you don't have stable hands, do not get this. The bare coils will burn your eyeballs. There isn't a separating comb on this so a lot of mascara builds up and lashes can sometimes clump because of this. It'd be better if the gaps between were not so far apart.

I actually have 2 of these and guess what? Neither of them work. That's why there aren't any close up eyelash pictures here. The first one died after a few months of amazing usage. But after getting very unsatisfying results from other curlers, I ended up buying another one. This also died on me very quickly. Even after using brand new batteries. Sighhhh.


Pros:
  • Very hot which means amazing curls that last all day
  • Heats up very quickly
  • Heat indicator to show when it is hot enough to use
Cons:
  • The bare coil can accumulate a lot of buildup (and be a little intimidating)
  • Lashes can clump because there is no separating comb
  • The heat causes watery eyes
  • Drains battery very quickly

Final thoughts?
So after all that I did decide to settle on one that didn't work as great. But if this had a better build quality and stop randomly dying on me, I would definitely head out to buy another one.

<3 Mary

6 comments:

  1. This sounds scary LOL. I don't trust myself to keep my hands steady enough to use one of these.

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    1. It's like learning to use any new thing, the more practice the better. I don't think it's any harder to use than using a traditional eyelash curler and the whole heat thing is like using any hot tool...just maybe not this one if you're unsure. It's freaking hot. Haha.
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  2. Thanks for the review! I've never tried a heated curler before. I'm scared I might burn my eyelid by accident or something. :P

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    1. That's how everyone seems to feel. There are easier ones out there which are really hard to burn yourself with. i.e. the clamp ones. Just sayin', it would be an eye opener. ;)
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  3. I've tried the model co heated lash curler, it didn't do much for my lashes at all. I'm scared to put anything too hot near my eyes so I've settled for manual curlers

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    1. Does that one heat up quite hot? I have another one which is useless because it just isn't hot enough. There are a couple of ways to use the heated curlers and it's a bit of trial and error to find a technique that was well for you. I find they're great as an additional step to manual curlers but definitely not enough to replace them.
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