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10 Best Tried and True Japanese Heated Eyelash Curlers in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)

A heated eyelash curler can be a savior when styling your eye makeup. Not only are they being released by electronics manufacturers such as Panasonic and KAI Corporation, but brands like Nitori and Daiso are producing lines of heated eyelash curlers.

However, functionality varies from product to product, such as those with an adjustable temperature setting and those you can use with eyelash extensions. Things like charging types and cleaning methods also vary, so you want to choose the curler that‘s most convenient for your individual preference.

To figure out which was the best Japanese heated eyelash curler, we gathered the 32 best-selling products on e-commerce sites popular in Japan (such as Amazon, Rakuten and Yahoo! Shopping) and tested them all. 


We tested each of the products for the following:
  • Finish
  • Keep
  • Feel
  • Functionality

Then, based on our tests, we ranked the 10 best Japanese heated eyelash curlers in 2022. We also put together a buying guide to help you choose the best heated eyelash curler for you.

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Naoko Shinohara
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  • Last updated: 08-22-2022
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What are the Benefits of Using a Japanese Heated Eyelash Curler?

What are the Benefits of Using a Japanese Heated Eyelash Curler?

A heated eyelash curler uses the same principle as hair curlers, applying heat to give lashes a long-lasting sky-high curl. Curls produced by heated eyelash curlers give the eyes a glamorous look befitting models and actors.


The greatest advantage of the heated eyelash curler is that the curls will last much longer, staying firmly in shape for an entire day without needing to be touched up throughout.

However, using a heated curler on eyelash extensions can be dangerous, especially if the glue isn't particularly heat-resistant because the glue can melt, potentially burning your skin. If you have eyelash extensions, check with your salon beforehand to see if you can use heated curlers.

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Naoko Shinohara

Personally, I recommend using stick-type curlers, as the curler-type tend to tug on the eyelash extensions, potentially making them fall off. 


When curling eyelash extensions, make sure that you only apply the heater towards the roots of your lashes before where the extensions are glued on. By curling your lashes at the base, your eyes will really pop and shine without having to re-curl the entire lash line.

Does Using Heated Eyelash Curlers Damage Your Lashes?

Does Using Heated Eyelash Curlers Damage Your Lashes?

Using a heated eyelash curler for extended periods of time can potentially damage your lashes. If you're using a curler, only leave it on for three seconds. Leave it on for around five seconds if you're using a stick-type.


While there's no problem with using heated eyelash curlers daily, your eyelashes will get slightly damaged with continued use, so we recommend using eyelash serums to minimize damage.


If you find that your lashes just won't cooperate, instead of continuing to force your lashes to point upward with a heated eyelash curler, try using a regular eyelash curler first.

How to Choose a Heated Eyelash Curler – Buying Guide

Here are three essential points to keep in mind when choosing a Japanese heated eyelash curler to purchase. 

Choose Between a Curler or Stick Based on Your Desired Finish

Heated eyelash curlers generally come in two types: curler or stick. Each has different properties and respective pros and cons.

Curler Types: Curl Lashes From the Roots For a Stylish Finish

Curler Types: Curl Lashes From the Roots For a Stylish Finish

The curler type works by clamping the lashes and applying heat to make them hold their shape. They're operated similarly to regular eyelash curlers, making them easy to use and are recommended for beginners.


These products are best for those whose lashes tend to droop and don't last long enough when curled with a manual curler. This type will increase the volume of the roots of their lashes, and the curls will keep for a long time.

In our tests for how long curls were kept, the curler type produced results that lasted firmly even after 8 hours. The curls were created from the roots to the ends of the lashes by force and heat, so they did not easily droop over time and remained upright.

One thing to note is that the strength of the curler is not adjustable, so this product is not suitable for creating a gentle moderate curl or for those who want to change the angle of the curl depending on their mood. Also, those with shorter eyelashes may find it difficult to fully clamp their lashes with these types. 

Naoko Shinohara
Hair and Makeup Artist
Naoko Shinohara

Curler-types raise the lashes firmly from their roots, making the eyes really pop and look bigger. I recommend them to those who want to make their eyes appear larger.  

Stick Types: Requires More Technique But Gives More Flexibility in Curling

Stick Types: Requires More Technique But Gives More Flexibility in Curling

Like mascara, the stick type is used by pressing the heater against the lashes to curl them in sections. It is excellent for carrying around with you since it can be applied directly to your lashes for quick touch-ups.


The advantage of the stick type is that you can adjust the curls according to your mood and makeup that day to create curls that perfectly match your preferences. Since it does not have a fixed shape like the curler-type, it can be used regardless of the specific shape of your eyes or eyelids.

In our tests, stick-type curlers that were shaped with a gentle curve and had thicker heaters were easier to apply directly to all areas of the lashes with consistency. On the other hand, those with straight, small heaters had difficulty getting the roots to rise fully, failing to create a voluminous curl.  

The way the heater is moved and the angle at which it is applied determines the finished look, so some practice is required until you can master these types and create curls precisely as you imagined.

Naoko Shinohara
Hair and Makeup Artist
Naoko Shinohara

Just like regular hair, eyelashes also grow in unique patterns. Using a stick type can help you curl individual sections of your eyelashes that tend to droop.


By raising the lashes only from the middle to the tips while keeping the roots low, you can create natural-looking J-curls.

For Easy Use, Check For Features Such As Heating Time and Adjustability

Often you may want to curl your lashes quickly during busy mornings or as a touch-up during the day, making it important to check the functionality of each product. Additionally, for long-term sanitary use, it is important to look at how easy it is to clean the product. 

For Efficiency’s Sake, Look For Products That Heat up in 10 Seconds or Less

For Efficiency’s Sake, Look For Products That Heat up in 10 Seconds or Less

Regardless of the shape of the eyelash curler, preheating times vary from product to product. Check the preheating time before purchasing, as it is a crucial point that determines whether they can fit in your busy morning routine. 


If you are looking for something quick and easy to use, choose a product that heats up quickly in around 10 seconds. These products can be used in the mornings when you don't have much time or when fixing your makeup during the day and can operate smoothly.

In our functionality tests, we felt that a less than one minute preheating time was generally acceptable. Curlers that were ready under this time were ones that we best recommend for easy daily use.

However, those with a preheat time of 2 to 3 minutes received a low rating, with our testers saying that they felt the waiting time was too long.

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The best curlers have a notification function when the temperature is ready to go. They usually signal this by the tip of the heater or a part of the rubber handle changing color. These are highly convenient since you can tell at a glance when it has warmed up and is ready to be used.


Curlers without any notification require the user to check the temperature by holding it near the hand or touching it, which can be unsafe and unclear.

Curlers With Adjustable Heat Settings Allow For More Flexibility

Curlers With Adjustable Heat Settings Allow For More Flexibility

Curlers equipped with a temperature control function allow you to freely change your curled lashes' angle, shape, and look.


Using a low-temperature mode (around 104-149°F) is best when you want to gently shape your lashes or create a natural curl. It allows for a moderate curl and is less likely to damage lashes, making it ideal for beginners and for when you want to reduce the risk of damaging your lashes.

The high-temperature mode of 167°F or higher is suitable for when you want to create a precise, fancy curl or when you want to lock the curls in shape.

Naoko Shinohara
Hair and Makeup Artist
Naoko Shinohara

Higher temperatures are going to curl your lashes with a shape that will keep for longer, but as a downside are also more likely to damage your lashes so I recommend not taking too long on this setting. 


A heat set at around 158~176°F should give you no problems when shaping your lashes. 

For Stick-Type Curlers, a Cleaning Brush Makes For Easy Maintenance

For Stick-Type Curlers, a Cleaning Brush Makes For Easy Maintenance

Generally speaking, heated eyelash curlers cannot be washed with water. Mascara and eye shadow stains, if left on the heater and rubber parts of the curler, can make the heat less likely to transfer to your lashes. This is why an ideal heated eyelash curler should be easy to wash. 


Stick-type models with minimal grooves on the heater are easier to be cleaned, especially if it has a cleaning brush as an accessory, even if not, you shouldn't have much trouble finding a tool to clean them.

Since the curler type does not come with a dedicated cleaning tool, you should pay attention to the shape of the curler, checking whether it has a simple structure that is easy to wipe clean.

Rechargeable? Or Battery-Powered? Choose Based on When/Where You Need It

Among heated eyelash curlers, there are two types of power supplies, those that are battery-powered and those that come with a rechargeable battery equipped. Choose one based on operating costs, as well as when/where you'll need to use them. 

Rechargeable Types Have Lower Running Costs And Last Longer

Rechargeable Types Have Lower Running Costs And Last Longer

The most significant advantage of the rechargeable types is their low running cost since batteries are not needed. It can be used immediately by simply recharging when not in use, making them suitable for people who want to use it for a long time.


On the other hand, since a USB cable and power supply are required for charging, it can be difficult to deal with sudden battery failure when you are out. If you want to use it for fixing your lashes when you are out and about, it is a good idea to check how long the battery will last on a single charge and how long it can be used continuously.

Battery-Operated Types Have Higher Running Costs But Are Dependable For When You are Out and About

Battery-Operated Types Have Higher Running Costs But Are Dependable For When You are Out and About

Battery-powered types can be more dependable when you are out and about, since you can simply replace the batteries when they run out of power. Making them good for use when traveling as well as when you are at home. 


However, the downside is that since you will have to keep purchasing batteries to re-power them, over time the running costs can add up when compared to rechargeable types

10 Best Heated Eyelash Curlers

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Maxell  Angelique Eyelash Curler MXEL-200WH 1

Maxell

2
ANLAN ANLAN Electric Heated Eyelash Curler JMJ01 1

ANLAN

3
Alplus Hot Eyelash Curler 1

Alplus

4
Panasonic Matsuge Kurun Natural Curl EH-SE11-E  1

Panasonic

5
Hitachi Eye Crie Hot Eyelash Curler HR-550-P 1

Hitachi

6
Goodsman Hollywood Eyes Heated Eyelash Curler 1

Goodsman

7
Panasonic Amyure Eyelash Curler EH2385P 1

Panasonic

8
Simple Mind FESTINO Hot Eyelash Curler  1

Simple Mind

9
Hitachi EYE CRiE Eyelash Curler HR-530-PV 1

Hitachi

10
Yazawa Corporation Hold Type Eyelash Curler CH205PK 1

Yazawa Corporation

Name

Angelique Eyelash Curler MXEL-200WH

ANLAN Electric Heated Eyelash Curler JMJ01

Hot Eyelash Curler

Matsuge Kurun Natural Curl EH-SE11-E

Eye Crie Hot Eyelash Curler HR-550-P

Hollywood Eyes Heated Eyelash Curler

Amyure Eyelash Curler EH2385P

FESTINO Hot Eyelash Curler

EYE CRiE Eyelash Curler HR-530-PV

Hold Type Eyelash Curler CH205PK

Features

Creates Long-Lasting Curls, Well Over 8 Hours!

Curler that Fits Any Eye Shape

Brand New 2-in-1 Model that Grips&Lifts Lashes

Creates a Mild, Natural C-shaped Curl

Creates Sky-High Lashes with Ease

Creates Cute Dolly Eyes but Hard to Curl the Corners of Lashes

Curler with a Fine Tooth Comb

Time Consuming, Finished Curl is So-So

One Step Short of a Beautiful Upward Curl

High Functionality but Couldn’t Lift Lashes Very Well

Price$16.72$22.40$18.66$12.84$74.77$22.82$16.02$22.29$19.29$10.39
Japaneseマクセル  Angelique まつげカーラーMXEL-200 WHANLAN ANLAN ホットビューラーJMJ01AIplus ホットビューラーパナソニック まつげくるん ナチュラルカールEH-SE11-E日立 まつげカーラー アイクリエ ホットビューラーHR-550-Pグッズマン ハリウッドアイズ ホットアイラッシュカーラーパナソニック アミューレ まつ毛カーラーEH2385Pシンプルマインド フェスティノ ホットアイラッシュカーラー日立 アイクリエ まつ毛カーラーHR-530-PVヤザワコーポレーション ホールドタイプアイラッシュカーラーCH205PK
TypeCurlerStickStick typeStick typeCurler typeStick typeStick typeStick typeStick typeCurler type
Power sourceBattery-operatedRechargeable (USB)Rechargeable (USB)Batter-operatedBattery-operatedBattery-operatedBattery-operatedBattery-operatedBattery-operatedBattery-operated
Heating time10 seconds10 secondsN/A60~120 seconds10 secondsN/A60 seconds60~180 seconds120 seconds60 seconds
Size 1.2x 1.1 x 5.9 inches0.7 x 0.7 x 5.1 inches0.7 x 0.78 x 5.9 inches0.7 x 0.7 x 5.5 inches0.9 x 0.9 x 5.9 inches0.9 x 0.9 x 4.9 inchesN/A0.9×0.9×4.5 inches0.5×0.5×5.9 inches1.4×1.1×5.3 inches
Weight2.1 oz.1.1 oz. 1.1 oz.0.5 oz.2.1 oz.0.7 oz. 0.5 oz.0.5 oz.1.0 oz.0.9 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingNoneYesYes (3 levels)N/ANoNoNoYesNoNo
Temperature158°F (70°C)140-185°F (60-85°C)140-176°F (60-80°C)N/A158°F (70°C)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
AccesoriesInstruction manualCleaning brush, instruction manual ,USB cableCleaning brush, instruction manual, USB cableCleaning brush, instruction manualInstruction manualCleaning brush, instruction manualCleaning brush, instruction manualCleaning brush, instruction manualCleaning brush, instruction manualInstruction manual
ColorWhite, blackN/ABlackMisty blue, silky beigePearl pink, pearl brown, pearl whiteN/AWhitePink, whiteVivid pink, pink goldPink
How long battery lastsWhen used once a day for about 2 minutes, 4 weeks at temperature of 77°F(25°C), 2 weeks at 59°F(15°C).Can be used for up to 2 weeks with 5 minutes of use once a day.N/ACan be used once a day for 2 minutes for about 3 weeksCan be used for about 2 minutes a day for 1 monthN/ACan be used once a day for 2 minutes for about 3 weeks.Can be used for about 1 month with 2 minutes of use a day.Can be used for about 2 weeks with 3 minutes of use a day.Can be used for about 1 month with 2 minutes of use a day.
Overall score3.993.933.893.883.863.813.773.733.713.68
Finish3.63.63.93.64.04.23.53.63.63.6
Keep4.54.24.54.23.53.54.03.83.63.5
Feel3.93.73.33.64.23.63.53.74.03.6
Functionality3.94.03.93.93.93.94.13.63.54.2
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※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.
1

Maxell Angelique Eyelash Curler MXEL-200WH

$16.72

Japaneseマクセル  Angelique まつげカーラーMXEL-200 WH
TypeCurler
Power sourceBattery-operated
Heating time10 seconds
Size 1.2x 1.1 x 5.9 inches
Weight2.1 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingNone
Temperature158°F (70°C)
AccesoriesInstruction manual
ColorWhite, black
How long battery lastsWhen used once a day for about 2 minutes, 4 weeks at temperature of 77°F(25°C), 2 weeks at 59°F(15°C).
Overall score3.99
Finish3.6
Keep4.5
Feel3.9
Functionality3.9
2

ANLANANLAN Electric Heated Eyelash Curler JMJ01

$22.40

JapaneseANLAN ANLAN ホットビューラーJMJ01
TypeStick
Power sourceRechargeable (USB)
Heating time10 seconds
Size 0.7 x 0.7 x 5.1 inches
Weight1.1 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingYes
Temperature140-185°F (60-85°C)
AccesoriesCleaning brush, instruction manual ,USB cable
ColorN/A
How long battery lastsCan be used for up to 2 weeks with 5 minutes of use once a day.
Overall score3.93
Finish3.6
Keep4.2
Feel3.7
Functionality4.0
3
JapaneseAIplus ホットビューラー
TypeStick type
Power sourceRechargeable (USB)
Heating timeN/A
Size 0.7 x 0.78 x 5.9 inches
Weight1.1 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingYes (3 levels)
Temperature140-176°F (60-80°C)
AccesoriesCleaning brush, instruction manual, USB cable
ColorBlack
How long battery lastsN/A
Overall score3.89
Finish3.9
Keep4.5
Feel3.3
Functionality3.9
4

PanasonicMatsuge Kurun Natural Curl EH-SE11-E

$12.84

Japaneseパナソニック まつげくるん ナチュラルカールEH-SE11-E
TypeStick type
Power sourceBatter-operated
Heating time60~120 seconds
Size 0.7 x 0.7 x 5.5 inches
Weight0.5 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingN/A
TemperatureN/A
AccesoriesCleaning brush, instruction manual
ColorMisty blue, silky beige
How long battery lastsCan be used once a day for 2 minutes for about 3 weeks
Overall score3.88
Finish3.6
Keep4.2
Feel3.6
Functionality3.9
5

HitachiEye Crie Hot Eyelash Curler HR-550-P

$74.77

Japanese日立 まつげカーラー アイクリエ ホットビューラーHR-550-P
TypeCurler type
Power sourceBattery-operated
Heating time10 seconds
Size 0.9 x 0.9 x 5.9 inches
Weight2.1 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingNo
Temperature158°F (70°C)
AccesoriesInstruction manual
ColorPearl pink, pearl brown, pearl white
How long battery lastsCan be used for about 2 minutes a day for 1 month
Overall score3.86
Finish4.0
Keep3.5
Feel4.2
Functionality3.9
6

GoodsmanHollywood Eyes Heated Eyelash Curler

$22.82

Japaneseグッズマン ハリウッドアイズ ホットアイラッシュカーラー
TypeStick type
Power sourceBattery-operated
Heating timeN/A
Size 0.9 x 0.9 x 4.9 inches
Weight0.7 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingNo
TemperatureN/A
AccesoriesCleaning brush, instruction manual
ColorN/A
How long battery lastsN/A
Overall score3.81
Finish4.2
Keep3.5
Feel3.6
Functionality3.9
7
Japaneseパナソニック アミューレ まつ毛カーラーEH2385P
TypeStick type
Power sourceBattery-operated
Heating time60 seconds
Size N/A
Weight0.5 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingNo
TemperatureN/A
AccesoriesCleaning brush, instruction manual
ColorWhite
How long battery lastsCan be used once a day for 2 minutes for about 3 weeks.
Overall score3.77
Finish3.5
Keep4.0
Feel3.5
Functionality4.1
8

Simple MindFESTINO Hot Eyelash Curler

$22.29

Japaneseシンプルマインド フェスティノ ホットアイラッシュカーラー
TypeStick type
Power sourceBattery-operated
Heating time60~180 seconds
Size 0.9×0.9×4.5 inches
Weight0.5 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingYes
TemperatureN/A
AccesoriesCleaning brush, instruction manual
ColorPink, white
How long battery lastsCan be used for about 1 month with 2 minutes of use a day.
Overall score3.73
Finish3.6
Keep3.8
Feel3.7
Functionality3.6
9

HitachiEYE CRiE Eyelash Curler HR-530-PV

$19.29

Japanese日立 アイクリエ まつ毛カーラーHR-530-PV
TypeStick type
Power sourceBattery-operated
Heating time120 seconds
Size 0.5×0.5×5.9 inches
Weight1.0 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingNo
TemperatureN/A
AccesoriesCleaning brush, instruction manual
ColorVivid pink, pink gold
How long battery lastsCan be used for about 2 weeks with 3 minutes of use a day.
Overall score3.71
Finish3.6
Keep3.6
Feel4.0
Functionality3.5
10

Yazawa CorporationHold Type Eyelash Curler CH205PK

$10.39

Japaneseヤザワコーポレーション ホールドタイプアイラッシュカーラーCH205PK
TypeCurler type
Power sourceBattery-operated
Heating time60 seconds
Size 1.4×1.1×5.3 inches
Weight0.9 oz.
Adjustable temperature settingNo
TemperatureN/A
AccesoriesInstruction manual
ColorPink
How long battery lastsCan be used for about 1 month with 2 minutes of use a day.
Overall score3.68
Finish3.6
Keep3.5
Feel3.6
Functionality4.2

How We Tested the Heated Eyelash Curlers

We gathered the 32 best-selling Japanese heated eyelash curlers from Amazon, Rakuten and Yahoo! Shopping and then tested them all.


We tested each product for the following:

  • Finish 
  • Keep
  • Feel
  • Functionality

Test ① Finish

Test ① Finish

First, we tested one of the most important factors in selecting a heated eyelash curler, the finished look of the curled eyelashes. 

We tested each heated eyelash curler, applying them to the base of the lashes for 5 seconds and from the center to the tips for 5 seconds each to curl it. Our hair and makeup artist Naoko Shinohara reviewed the results.

We gave a perfect score of 5.0 to the products that, from a professional's perspective, created a beautiful C-shaped curl.

Test ② Keep

Test ② Keep

There is no point in using a heated eyelash curler if your lashes don't remain curled for long enough. That is why we tested how long lashes curled by each product could keep their shape. 

We applied clear mascara to a set of false lashes and stuck them on a clear cup. We then used the curlers, applying them to the base of the lashes for 5 seconds and from the center to the tips for 5 seconds each to curl it. After that, we stuck the transparent cup to a wall and left them there for 8 hours. Then we rated the devices on a scale of 0 to 5, with 5 being the perfect score for curlers producing curled lashes that kept their shape for 8 hours

Test ③ Feel

Test ③ Feel

To achieve stunning, sky-high lashes, the ideal curler would need to be easy to use and be able to curl even the most minor details, such as the corners of the lashes. Safety is another factor that must be considered, such as whether the curler gets a little too hot and could potentially cause burns.

For this test, we had three testers each with mono-lid, double, and inner-double-eyelids use each product to check for the following points: 

  • How easy it was to use the product when curling lashes 
  • The curler’s heat levels

Test ④ Functionality

Test ④ Functionality

Finally, we tested the functionality of each product by having three of our testers use the products to check for the following points: heating time, heating completion signaling, and ease in cleaning the devices.

Tips on How to Best Use a Heated Eyelash Curler

It can be a pain to redo the curls for your lashes, so it can be a big time-saver to learn how to get them right on your first try. Here we will outline some tips on best using both the curler and stick-type curlers for the best looking curl. 

With Curler Types, Start From the Root, Move Towards the Tips, and Finish With Mascara

With Curler Types, Start From the Root, Move Towards the Tips, and Finish With Mascara

When using the curler type, curl lashes first and then finish with mascara to prevent them from sticking together.


1. Clamp the lashes starting from the middle and hold for 3 seconds. If the lashes at the inner and outer corners of the eye don't fit easily in the curler, slant the curler at an angle to create a "C" shape and pinch the lashes similarly.
2. Lift the curler up at the base of the lashes with your fingers and let it cool to let the curl finish.
3. Clamp the lashes in the middle and at the tips for about 1 second each. Do the same for the inner corner of the eye and the outer corner of the eye. 

4. Once lashes are cooled, apply mascara base and then mascara.

5. If you wish to separate the lashes, comb through the lashes to finish.

Naoko Shinohara
Hair and Makeup Artist
Naoko Shinohara

Since the shape of the lashes will become fixed as the heat cools, a cooling process is necessary for the best-lasting curling.


If the above steps do not give enough lift to your lashes, try applying a colorless curl-holding primer first and let it dry thoroughly before curling. The key is to use a colorless primer because using a black primer will create noticeable clumps of mascara.  

With Stick-Types, First Curl the Lashes at the Base, and Then Shape the Rest To Your Liking

With Stick-Types, First Curl the Lashes at the Base, and Then Shape the Rest To Your Liking

When using a stick-type curler, apply primer and mascara on the lashes first, then use the curler. 


1. Apply mascara primer and mascara to lashes and let dry
2. Apply the heater to the base of the lashes for 5 seconds to firmly raise the lashes. 

3. Gently move the heater to the tip of the lashes to create the curl you desire. 

4. If lashes are sticking together or there are clumps, hold the comb vertically and wiggle the tip of the comb tip to break up clumps and separate lashes from each other.

Naoko Shinohara
Hair and Makeup Artist
Naoko Shinohara

When you want your eyelash curls to really pop from the base, try using the curler before you apply mascara


Like the curler-type, using the stick-type curler to raise the base and then letting them cool before moving on is another effective method. 

When to Use a Heated Eyelash Curler – Warnings

When to Use a Heated Eyelash Curler – Warnings

The most important thing to remember when using a heated eyelash curler is to avoid burning your eyelids. Some products have heaters that get pretty hot, so be careful not to accidentally apply them directly to your eyelids.


For curler types, lightly pinch them before applying them to your eyelid to make sure it does not hurt or feel too hot.

For the stick-type, it is important to use it at an angle that allows you to see the heated part. To raise the base of the lashes, hold a mirror to give you a line of vision, and apply the heater from an angle that allows you to see the hairline. When moving from the center to the tips of the lashes, hold the mirror directly in front of you.

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    Your lips are worth taking good care of, especially because they’re tender and prone to aging, just like the rest of your skin. And in Japan, as in America, lip balm is cheap and plentiful, so you have plenty of choices–choices between brands like Kao, DHC, Rohto, and KOSÉ, as well as between medicated, tinted, or organic balms. Moreover, Japanese lip balms are also popular for their high moisturizing abilities as well as their subtle scents.Which Japanese lip balms can give you plump, supple, and moist lips? To answer that question, we ordered the 10 most popular lip balms from e-commerce sites popular in Japan (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:Moisturizing abilityFeelKeep on reading to find out which are the best Japanese lip balms!
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  • We Tested the 10 Best Japanese Face Powders in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    We Tested the 10 Best Japanese Face Powders in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    Face powders help create a longer-lasting foundation and give your skin a smooth, silky finish. From loose to pressed powder, each brand offers unique products. However, with so many brands, such as ACRO, Shiseido, Kao, and Kosé, offering products at varying price points that focus on different aspects, as well as with varying finishes, like dewy, matte, or glittery, it can be difficult to find a powder that suits your skin type while giving you the finish you desire.To figure this out, our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping, and @cosme Shopping and gathered the 40 most popular Japanese face powders available online and tested them all.We tested each product for the following:FinishDurabilityFeelWe then ranked the 10 best face powders based on the results of our tests and summarized what we learned into a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese face powder available online.
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  • Cezanne BB Cream Review - mybest
    Cezanne BB Cream Review - mybest
    Cezanne BB Cream gets a lot of love for being easy to wash off, easy to spread, and easy on your wallet. However, there are also others that claim it comes off easily and frequent touch ups are necessary. That's why we decided to purchase this BB cream and test it out for ourselves, specifically looking at its texture, durability, and we felt using it. Here's what we learned.
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  • 10 Best Hand Lotions for Dry Skin in 2022 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Hand Lotions for Dry Skin in 2022 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    Using hand lotion is something everyone should make part of their daily routine. Not only does it address dry, cracked skin from dry air or the use of hand sanitizer and soap, but it can provide sunscreen to protect from cancer-causing UV damage, and helps prevent your hands’ skin from aging. When your hands are dry, it can be hard to know which ingredients to use We've researched the best hand lotions available and chose O'Keefe's Working Hands as our favorite. It's fragrance-free and concentrated, so you only need a small amount. We've also put together a list of 10 of the best hand lotions we found online and a buying guide to help you choose.
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  • 10 Best Foundation Brushes in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Foundation Brushes in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    Nowadays it's easier than ever to obtain that coveted flawless makeup look! Due to the huge amount of information and the number of products available online, a professional look is no longer something reserved only for those in the industry. Makeup brushes often play a vital role, with some makeup artists even going as far as to say that the brush a person uses to apply foundation can have an even greater impact on the finish than the foundation itself.However, choosing the right foundation brush can be a truly daunting task, especially considering the huge array of brush options available and their various uses. But there's no need to feel intimidated! The key factors to pay attention to are the brush shape, brush materials, and overall finish you want to achieve. We've done our best to condense everything you need to know about choosing the right brush into an easy to understand guide reviewed by a professional makeup artist, as well as giving you our top ten picks for the best brushes available online.  
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  • 10 Best Korean Night Creams in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    10 Best Korean Night Creams in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    If you're a K-beauty fanatic, you know that ingredients in Korean skincare can do a body good. When it comes to your nighttime routine, night creams are the perfect tool for ensuring a great beauty rest! That's why we went out of our way to research and compile a list of our absolute favorite Korean night creams.In our opinion, Neogen x Joan Kim VitaDuo Day and Night Cream is among the great Korean skincare products that provide great hydrating and moisturizing effects. Aside from being effective, it's also very innovative as it contains two creams - intensive day cream and night cream - in one container. Check out what more skincare products are a good addition to your night skincare routine! And if you're still full of questions, check out our buying guide with tips from aesthetician Devan Jesmer.
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  • 10 Best Wall-Mounted Makeup Mirrors in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Wall-Mounted Makeup Mirrors in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    Want to make doing your makeup a little easier? Wall-mounted makeup mirrors have long been a staple of fancy hotel bathrooms and spas, but there's never been a better time to buy one for your home! With magnification, lights, and flexible angles, they can help you achieve that perfect makeup look.We've looked at the best wall-mounted makeup mirrors available and chose the Wall-Mounted Double-Sided Vanity Mirror by Ovente as our favorite due to the quality of the light and mirror. We've also put together a 10 best list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide, reviewed by a professional makeup artist, to help you make your choice!
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  • 10 Best Foot Filers in 2022 (Amope, Liberex, and More)
    10 Best Foot Filers in 2022 (Amope, Liberex, and More)
    Do you suffer from dry skin on your feet? Then you'll probably like a foot filer! Foot filers help you remove dead, hard skin from your feet, or anywhere on your body. They can look like cheese graters, electric rollers, porous stones, and more. Unlike razors, they are gentle enough to only shave a tiny layer of your skin at a time, so they're unlikely to cut you.We've looked on Amazon and found 10 foot filers that reviewers love. Our top pick is the Foot Files Callus Remover from Fu Store since it comes with two durable tools for dry skin of all severities. For more of our favorites, keep reading! And don't miss out on our buying guide for some tips on how to choose the right foot filer for you.
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  • 8 Best CC Creams for Oily Skin in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    8 Best CC Creams for Oily Skin in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    It’s nice to have a full coverage foundation for that flawless finish, but it can be too heavy for people with oily skin. An excellent alternative is CC cream, which has a lighter formula. It comes in with light to full coverage, packed with skincare ingredients and SPF for sun protection. It’s a quick way to get coverage and protection when you’re always out and about.To help you pick the right CC cream, we put together a list of our favorite products. We choose It Cosmetics' CC+ Cream for its oil-free, mattifying, and protecting formula for our number one pick. It is made with collagen and peptides that are beneficial and nourishing to the skin. Check out the rest of our favorites and the buying guide reviewed by a professional makeup artist that we prepared for more tips and information on picking the right one.
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  • 10 Best Solid Colognes in 2022 (Duke Cannon, Cremo, and More)
    10 Best Solid Colognes in 2022 (Duke Cannon, Cremo, and More)
    Are you looking for a way to smell good throughout the day, but you find liquid perfumes and colognes are too strong? Finding a good, subtle-smelling cologne doesn't have to be difficult if you consider a solid cologne when shopping. Solid colognes are a great alternative to liquid colognes, and also have moisturizing ingredients. Solid colognes come in many different scents, so it's important to know which scents appeal most to you.Finding the right scent for you doesn't have to be hard. That's why we've researched all the different types of scents, as well as what moisturizing ingredients to look for in solid colognes so that you know what solid cologne is best for you when shopping. Our top pick for a solid cologne is Duke Cannon's Solid Cologne - Bourbon. This solid cologne has a warm, woodsy scent, and is easy to travel with. To learn more about different solid colognes that made our top 10 list, scroll down to have a look!
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  • 10 Best Korean Night Creams in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    10 Best Korean Night Creams in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    If you're a K-beauty fanatic, you know that ingredients in Korean skincare can do a body good. When it comes to your nighttime routine, night creams are the perfect tool for ensuring a great beauty rest! That's why we went out of our way to research and compile a list of our absolute favorite Korean night creams.In our opinion, Neogen x Joan Kim VitaDuo Day and Night Cream is among the great Korean skincare products that provide great hydrating and moisturizing effects. Aside from being effective, it's also very innovative as it contains two creams - intensive day cream and night cream - in one container. Check out what more skincare products are a good addition to your night skincare routine! And if you're still full of questions, check out our buying guide with tips from aesthetician Devan Jesmer.
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  • We Tried the 10 Best Japanese Whitening Serums in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    We Tried the 10 Best Japanese Whitening Serums in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    Whitening serums are essential for those who want to suppress melanin production and reduce the appearance of freckles and dark spots. However, with a wide range of products available, from brands such as HAKU, Chifure, and MUJI, to high-end brands such as Sunstar and Albion, as well as a dizzying number of active ingredients like tranexamic acid, kojic acid, and arbutin, it’s difficult to tell which ingredients are actually effective and which aren’t, as well as which products are best for sensitive skin.To determine the best whitening serums, we gathered the 48 best-selling whitening serums on e-commerce sites popular in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping, and @cosme SHOPPING and tested them all.We tested each product for the following:IngredientsMoisturizing abilityFeelIn addition to our buying guide on how to choose a whitening serum, we'll also explain what you can expect from a whitening serum and answer your questions on whether or not they work on hyperpigmentation. Keep reading to find out more!
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  • 9 Best Tried and True Japanese Hair Dyes in 2022 (Hair Stylist-Reviewed)
    9 Best Tried and True Japanese Hair Dyes in 2022 (Hair Stylist-Reviewed)
    Dyeing hair has been on-trend recently, but it can be expensive to do. Why not try an at-home kit instead of heading out to the salon? They're perfect for trying out different colors and getting a feel for dyeing hair in general. Japanese hair dyes, though formulated with dark, black Asian hair in mind, can also work great for other types of hair, but always make sure to conduct a patch test in case!To figure out what's best to use, we evaluated and tested 9 of the most popular hair dyes found on popular e-commerce sites in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping. We tested them based on three criteria: FinishHow long the color lastedHow it felt after dyingKeep on reading to find out which was our top pick for best Japanese hair dye!
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  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Body Washes in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Body Washes in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    Have you ever wanted a body wash that doesn't have a strong scent? Or something that can moisturize your skin? Well, why not both? Japanese body washes are known for their gentle scents, formulas, and great feel. That's why we scoured popular e-commerce sites in Japan like Amazon, Rakuten, and Kakaku.com to find the best body washes available online. Then we purchased some of the most popular products and tested them for the following:Cleansing abilityMoisturizing abilityIngredientsFeelKeep reading to find out our 10 best Japanese body washes available online.
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  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Toners in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Toners in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    The Japanese skincare routine has quite a few steps. There’s cleansing; then the first step after cleansing is toning. To help you ease into Japanese skincare, we ordered the 10 most popular toners from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited a specialist and had her compare the following:Moisturization AbilityIngredientsFeelThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese toners. We also consulted our specialist about skincare–for example, we asked about how to properly put on toner and the order in which we should apply toner, lotion, and essences. We share all this information at the end of the article, so stay tuned.
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  • 10 Best Korean Sunscreens for Oily Skin in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    10 Best Korean Sunscreens for Oily Skin in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    Frustrated with all the sunscreens with rich consistency that won't sink into your skin and make your skin feel even oilier than it already is? Consider using a Korean sunscreen! Most have a lightweight consistency that can absorb quickly into your skin and provide optimal protection against the sun. Besides, some even contain ingredients that can help regulate oil production to balance out your oily skin and leave it feeling much more refreshed.After combing the internet, we've found 10 Korean sunscreens that can work like a charm for your oily skin. One of them is COSRX's Aloe Soothing Sun Cream, which is formulated with aloe leaf extract to soothe and lightly moisturize the skin. There are other products that are equally effective on our list, so give them a look as well!  And check out our buying guide and additional tips from aesthetician Devan Jesmer.
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  • 10 Best Contour Sticks in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Contour Sticks in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    If powder contour palettes aren't your thing and you want a sculpting tool that you can take out and about, consider a contour stick! Once you get the hang of using these cream contours, you'll be able to add perfect shadows to your face in minutes. That's why we researched the best contour stick out there and made a list of our 10 favorites.Take a look at the top pick on our list, Bobbi Brown's Skin Foundation Stick. It's water-resistant, made with good ingredients, easy to apply, and comes in many inclusive shades. For more options, check out other suggested products on our top 10 list! Don't forget to read through our buying guide where we've provided you all of the things you need to know to get the best contour stick that matches all your needs. 
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