There’s something about full, long lashes that make you look so put together, even without any other makeup on. Eyelash curlers further amplify the look, so it’s no surprise that it’s a coveted beauty tool in one’s arsenal. But—if you’re looking for an even more intense curl, then consider the heated eyelash curler your new best friend.
Think of this device as a hot tool for your lashes—the heat causes the lashes to curl upwards and has a longer staying power than a regular curler. But, just like you would with a traditional eyelash curler, you need to seal the look with a few coats of mascara.
Below, the best heated eyelash curlers that really deliver.
Best Overall: Chella Heated Eyelash Curler
Distributes heat evenly
Easy to use
Who else recommends it? Harper's Bazaar also picked the Chella Heated Eyelash Curler.
Evenly distributed heat, simple to use, and a compact design make this heated eyelash curler one of our absolute favorites. The device features a comb with heated teeth. Start by combing from the middle of your lashes outwards, keeping the comb pressed against the hair for up to 10 seconds so that the heat can penetrate. Continue with the sides of your lashes, pressing and combing until you’ve got your desired look.
Features: Temperature indicator light
What Our Testers Say
"The Chella Heated Eyelash Curler immediately lifted my lashes and resulted in a more eye-opening look." — Joline Buscemi, Product Tester
Best Rechargeable: Lash Star Heated Lash Styler
Can be charged almost anywhere
Works on natural lashes, falsies, or extensions
Reviewers note curl doesn't hold for long
This curler looks suspiciously like a flash drive, which makes it super portable and a breeze to tote around. Equipped with a USB port, this can easily be charged almost anywhere—at home, at work, or abroad. Within the comb is a ceramic rod that evenly heats all types of lashes, especially unruly strands.
Features: USB port, nickel-chromium rod
Best Double Duty: Remington Reveal Lash & Brow Kit
Includes a tweezer with a light
Works on bare or mascara-coated lashes
Takes a while to curl lashes
A heated lash comb that comes with a precision tweezer? Your lashes and brows are in for a treat. This curler has heated prongs, that when combed through, don’t pinch or tug at your lashes. Once the indicator light turns red, the device is ready to use on naked lashes or lashes coated with mascara. And the tweezer is equipped with a light, so you won’t miss a single spot.
Features: Temperature indicator light, protective cap
Best for Short Lashes: Acavado Heated Eyelash Curler
Heats up quickly
Won't damage lashes
Cannot use on bare lashes
This highly-rated Amazon product delivers thermal heating in just seven seconds. Unlike other heated curlers, this particular comb is wider, so it’s ideal in getting every lash at every angle. By pushing the wand into the lashes and brushing, you can create a deep curling effect. Reviewers enjoy that the device is temperature-controlled, so there’s no burning or breaking of your lashes.
Features: 30-second heating, 2 heat settings, auto shut-off, rechargeable
Best for Lash Extensions: ZLiME Heated Eyelash Curler with Comb
Works on extensions
Can be charged almost anywhere
Reviewers note results aren't drastic
With two temperature settings, this heated curler works for everyone. Use the lower setting for thin, fine lashes and the higher setting for thicker lashes. Bonus: The comb is safe to use on lash extensions, just make sure you’re not keeping the heat on the extensions for too long. Plus, the addition of an LED light helps make applications even more precise. Reviewers like the convenience of the rechargeable battery, so no need to run out for more batteries.
Features: 2 heat settings, temperature indicator light, nichrome heating wire, rechargeable
What to Look For in Heated Eyelash Curlers
Even, Controlled Heating
Even heating is one of the top considerations when choosing a heated eyelash curler. You want an even distribution of heat so all of your lashes will curl the same amount simultaneously. Also, heat features such as an indicator light and automatic heat control will ensure you know when to curl and that your lashes won't burn or break.
Some heated lash curlers will curl only natural bare lashes, while others are safe for use with mascara or with extensions and false lashes. Consider what type of lashes you will want to curl and make sure your heated lash curler is safe to use with them.
Choose a heated lash curler that provides the desired results and has a long-lasting effect. Of course, results are paramount. You don’t want to bother taking the time to heat-curl your lashes if the results don’t match your effort.
Do heated eyelash curlers really work?
Heated eyelash curlers work as long as you use effective and safe ones. Reading reviews and doing some brand research will help you decide if the curler will work as expected for the lashes you wish to curl (natural, with mascara, falsies, or extensions).
Do heated eyelash curlers damage eyelashes?
Heated eyelash curlers can damage eyelashes if you use one that gets too hot or if you do not use them as directed. Be sure to read instructions and follow them carefully, only using eyelash curlers that have positive reviews designed for the lashes you are curling.
Can you use a heated eyelash curler without mascara?
You can use a heated eyelash curler without mascara as long as the brand says so. Most often, you can use one without mascara as a rule. Others may be able to curl eyelashes with mascara, false lashes, or extensions.
The 11 Best Eyelash Curlers for Sky-High Lashes. Harper's Bazaar. https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/makeup/g39673987/eyelash-curlers/