Dermatouch Heated Eyelash Curler on the left and Japonesque Heated Mini Lash Curler on the right.
I had been wanting to try a heated eyelash curler for some time but just had not really taken the time to look around for one. Received an email from the online retailer choxi one day and they had the Dermatouch Heated Eyelash Curler for $10 so thought why not? and ordered it. Packaging states 15 seconds to heat up but it’s more like 1 minute for it to be fully heated. It operates just like your standard eyelash curler only it has a button that presses the pad up and not the little scissor type finger grips. It did seem to do an adequate job and considering that before now I had never even used an eyelash curler, appeared to work rather well even though I still pinch my eyelid on occasion. Choxi shows retail list price on this item to be $18.00.
I did 2 pictures so you could get a close up look at how this one is designed. It is a heated comb, much like a curling iron for your hair. In the right picture, if you look closely, you can see the metallic heating elements underneath the comb part. Here is the description lifted from the Ulta website: The Japonesque Heated Mini Eyelash Curler creates a sweeping, deep, natural curl for hard to curl lashes. Unlike traditional curlers that can pinch or break lashes with pressure, the Heated Mini Eyelash Curler lifts and curls the lashes with heat. Use before or after mascara application. The sleek all-in-one design is battery powered, slipping neatly into your pocket or purse. Style #MT-037. It retails for $15.99.
Now, it states that you can use this after mascara application but I personally do not like to do this. It seems like after I apply mascara that my lashes are rather stiff and prone to break easily. Therefore, as a personal preference, I do not practice this method. It takes the Japonesque Lash Curler about 2 minutes to fully heat up but boy does it heat up. It gets so much warmer than the Dermatouch Lash Curler. I will use this liberally from eyelash roots to tip repeatedly, holding it at the bottom until I feel the heat and then sweep it up the entire lash. I have found that this works really well if you have your eye open and use your suborbital foramen bone as your guide, in other words the bone just above the crease of your eye. That bone is a great guide to get a really good curl. I will continue this process until I have achieved the curl I am looking for.
So, for ease of product usability, results and cost vs value, I choose the Japonesque over the Dermatouch Heated Lash Curler. Especially if the actual list on the Dermatouch is $18.00, then I most definitely choose the Japonesque at $15.99. Japonesque does an excellent job at separating and curling every little lash and I don’t pinch my eyelid like I do with the standard operating one, that is what has always kept me away from eyelash curlers, the pinch. And, the pinch is worse if your as blind as a bat without your glasses which creates a problem….