Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best heated eyelash curlers. We then chose the 15 most popular products and tested them.
We focused on two things: the finish of our eyelashes and how it felt to use the product overall. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese heated eyelash curlers available online.
Top 15 Best Heated Eyelash Curlers to Buy Online
We picked out 15 of the most popular products and tested them for the following: how nice of finish it gave our eyelashes and how good it felt to handle the device.
Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we graded and ranked the top 15 Japanese heated eyelash curlers available online.
※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.
1. Kobako Heated Eyelash Curler
The Must-Buy Heated Eyelash Curler
Kobako’s heated eyelash curler tops the list because it gave us an adorable C-shaped curl and it stayed that way until evening. We also found it easy to hold and operate, and we thought the design of the product was simple and cute.
This curler also has two heat settings (low and high) so you can control the amount of heat you’re putting on your lashes to an extent. The comb teeth are also thin and can heat each individual lash.
|Japanese||KOBAKO ホットアイラッシュカーラー||Heating time||100 seconds|
|Size||1.0 x 0.7 x 5.3 inches||Finish||5.0|
|Weight||1.02 oz||How it felt to use||3.0|
|Power source||Battery||Overall score||4.2|
2. Goods Man Hollywood Eyes Heated Eyelash Curler
The Heated Eyelash Curler with a Flawless Finish
This curler received top marks for its finish; while the comb teeth were a bit thick, they were supportive and gave us long-lasting and lifted lashes. When the curler is ready to use, the end of the comb turns a different color, which makes it a bit more user-friendly than some other heated eyelash curlers.
This curler does get a little hot, though, so take care not to singe yourself! Also, the “on” button is the same color as the body (red), which means you have to be cautious about leaving it on.
|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||Heating time||30 seconds|
|Size||0.9 x 0.9 x 4.9 inches||Finish||5.0|
|Weight||0.8 oz||How it felt to use||2.8|
|Power source||Battery||Overall score||4.1|
3. Panasonic Matsugerun EH-SE10P
The Best Panasonic Eyelash Curler
Panasonic has a few different models of eyelash curlers, but we noticed the best results with this EH-SE10P model. It gave our lashes the greatest lift and fanned them out perfectly. We will say, though, that it comes with a straight-tooth comb, which you either love or hate.
|Heating time||1-2 minutes|
|Size||0.8 x 0.7 x 5.6 inches||Finish||5.0|
|Weight||0.6 oz||How it felt to use||2.3|
|Power source||Battery||Overall score||3.9|
4. Leefe Heated Eyelash Curler
The Best Rechargeable Eyelash Curler
The setup of Leefe’s heated eyelash curler is easy to understand; when the red light turns on, it’s ready to use. One push of a button sets it to low heat, and two pushes sets it to high. If you’re looking for a great plug-in curler, this a top candidate.
While we loved the finish this device gave our lashes, the thick and long comb teeth made it difficult to reach the corners of our eyes, and testers said it was hard to tell if they were actually reaching all of their lashes while using it.
|Japanese||LEEFEホットビューラー||Heating time||10 seconds|
|Size||4.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches||Finish||5.0|
|Weight||0.7 oz||How it felt to use||2.3|
|Power source||Rechargeable (cord)||Overall score||3.9|
5. Ansoro Heated Eyelash Curler
The Most User Friendly Heated Eyelash Curler
Ansoro’s heated eyelash curler is full of color, and we love it. Its adjustable temperature settings allow you to set the heat level to high or low, and a light on the device will turn yellow or blue (respectively) to let you know what temperature it’s at. When the curler reaches the appropriate heat, the tips of the comb turn white to let you know. If you want a curler that’s easy to understand, consider the Ansoro curler.
What we weren’t so happy with was the size of the comb teeth; since they’re on the larger size, it can be difficult to comb all the way to the corner of your eye. It might also not be easy to do touch ups in concentrated areas.
|Japanese||Ansoroホットビューラー||Heating time||10 seconds|
|Weight||–||How it felt to use||3.8|
|Power source||Rechargeable (cord)||Overall score||3.9|
6. Kai Heated Eyelash Curler
A Heated Eyelash Curler That’s Easy to Use
This eyelash curler gave our eyelashes significant lift, especially when used directly after mascara was applied, and this lift lasted throughout the day. Our staff also found it easy to use; all you have to do is press a button and the device will start heating.
The only drawback we found is that while the package says the device takes about 100 seconds to warm up, there’s no feature to tell you when heating is complete. As long as you’re okay with that, then this is a great curler for you to consider.
|Japanese||貝印ホットアイラッシュカーラー||Heating time||100 seconds|
|Size||1.2 x 0.7 x 5.6 inches||Finish||4.0|
|Weight||1 oz||How it felt to use||3.3|
|Power source||Battery||Overall score||3.7|
7. Panasonic Matsugerun EH-SE60
An Effortless Heated Eyelash Curler
We absolutely loved using this curler! The whole tip of the device is a comb that can be set to rotate, so you don’t have to put any manual effort into the actual curling part. This made it a breeze to operate.
However, considering the amount of heat we felt, our staff would have liked their lashes to be a little more lifted.
|Japanese||Panasonicまつげくるん 回転コーム||Heating time||100 seconds|
|Size||0.7 x 0.7 x 5.9 inches||Finish||3.0|
|Weight||0.8 oz||How it felt to use||4.8|
|Power source||Battery||Overall score||3.7|
8. TOUCHBeauty Heated Eyelash Curler
A Great Heated Eyelash Curler for Single Eyelids
This TOUCHBeauty eyelash curler gave our staff with single eyelids a beautiful curl, but our staff with double eyelids didn’t have the same results. However, our testers unanimously agreed that the device gives great lift without much heat, and they liked that the tip of the comb turns white when it’s ready to use.
|Size||6.1 x 1.5 x 1.3 inches||Finish||5.0|
|Weight||–||How it felt to use||1.5|
|Power source||Battery||Overall score||3.6|
Products That Didn’t Make the Cut
And why they didn’t quite make it.
A Little Too Hot
Though heated eyelash curlers will obviously get hot, sometimes they can crank up the heat a little too much. That’s what we found with Hitachi’s Eyecrie Heated Eyelash Curler, Panasonic’s Matsugerun EH-SE50P model curler, and Koizumi’s KLC-0950/G model eyelash curler. While they all gave us a stunning finish, we were worried about singing our eyelashes, eyelids, and sometimes even our eyeballs in the process. Consider these options only if you can handle the heat.
Not an Ideal Finish
Despite the assistance of heat to make and keep a nice lash curl, some heated curlers didn’t give us the results we were looking for. audorx Matsugerun RH-1802 model eyelash curler was quite easy to use, but even when heated to its maximum level, our eyelashes weren’t as sky high as we would have liked. We enjoyed Koizumi’s KLC-0960/VP model eyelash curler’s 2-way comb settings, but these combs didn’t produce ideal lashes.
Unique Designs, but Maybe Not for Everyone?
Unique features can make or break a quality heated eyelash curler. For instance, Panasonic’s Matsugerun Double Action EH2331PP model requires you to press up and hold a switch in order for the device to heat up. When you let go of the switch, it cools down. This level of manual labor may not be for everyone, but those who want to be in control of heat levels may appreciate it.
In the case of Nitori’s Heated Eyelash Curler, we found the comb shape to be too curved to accommodate those with both single eyelids and double eyelids. However, we liked that the comb turns from pink to clear when it’s ready to use.
How We Tested the Heated Eyelash Curlers
We put the 15 most popular heated eyelash curlers through two tests, each designed to gauge a different factor. One was to gauge the finish of our lashes, and the other was to gauge how the whole product felt to use.
Test ① Finish
To test each heated eyelash curler, we applied clear mascara to a set of false lashes and stuck them on a clear cup. We then used the curlers to curl up the fake lashes and compared to how they looked before and after; we paid special attention to not only how high they were lifted, but also whether or not the lashes fanned out.
Test ② How it Felt to Use
Next, we asked staff to rate how it felt to use the curlers. We asked them to pay attention to how easy it was to lift lashes, how long it took for the curler to be ready, and how easy it was to tell when the curler was ready. They then rated the devices on a scale of 0 to 5.
Tips on How to Choose a Heated Eyelash Curler – Buying Guide
Here are four big things to look out for.
① Go with a Curler That’s Easy for You to Use
Heated eyelash curlers generally come in two types: stick or curler. Each has different properties and respective pros and cons.
Curler Types are Easier for Beginners to Use
If this is your first time using an electric eyelash curler, we recommend starting off with a curler type. The reason we say this is that it has the same general shape as a traditional eyelash curler, so it’s a shape you may already be accustomed to.
Curler type eyelash curlers will use both pressure and heat to lift up lashes all along your eyelash line fairly easily. These devices tend to be a bit too large to be portable, though, so they might be better suited for home use.
Stick Types are Portable and Safer to Use
Stick type heated eyelash curlers are more akin to mascara wands than traditional eyelash curlers. They’re slim and portable, so you can take them with you on the go.
Some people worry that curler types will catch onto their eyelid and cause burns, but there’s no fear about that with stick types. However, since a stick type curler requires that you manually create your own curl, this would be better suited for those who are already used to using a heated eyelash curler.
② Check the Heating Time
Almost all heated eyelash curlers require you to press a switch to begin the heating process. Most curlers will take between 2 to 3 minutes to be ready, but some can take as little as 10 seconds. If you know you’re going to be using this in a rush, a curler with a short warm up time is what you should look for.
③ Look for a Curler That’s Easy to Clean
You’re most likely going to be using a heated eyelash curler when you already have makeup on. This means that not only will oils from your skin and lashes get on the device, but makeup may get in there too. That’s why you should check to make sure you’re able to clean your curler easily before purchasing it; not only is it unhygienic, but it also will prevent you achieving maximum lash lift.
④ Do You Prefer Battery-operated or Plug-in?
Heated eyelash curlers are often battery-operated or rechargeable (“plug-in”). There are even some you can use with a USB charger! Each type is great for different situations. If it’s for home use, a plug-in curler would save you money since you don’t have to buy replacement batteries, but you won’t be able to use it without an electrical outlet. Battery-operated ones are great if you’re on the go and need a quick touch up, but you’ll have to purchase new batteries every time. Before deciding on your curler, consider what situation you’ll be using it in.
When to Use a Heated Eyelash Curler – Warnings
We’re not here to tell you about what situations you may want a heated eyelash curler; we’re talking about how to use it safely. Since heated eyelashes curlers can get, well, hot, there’s a potential risk of burns to your lashes, eyelids, and even eyeballs.
The most effective way to keep your lashes from becoming damaged is to limit the amount of time your lashes are touching the curler. Your lashes are much more sensitive than your hair, so don’t compare eyelash curlers to a hair curler or straightener.
If you wear contacts, you’re much better off using a heated eyelash curler before you put contacts in. The heat from these electric devices can give off enough heat to potentially warp the shape of your lenses.
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We learned that the best of the best heated eyelash curlers are easy to use and fan out lashes as well as lift them up. We also found that curler types are better for beginners to use while stick types are portable and suitable for those with more heated curler experience. Consider these factors and more as you embark on your search for the perfect heated eyelash curler.
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